Thursday, 29 October 2009

10 Down ~ 2 to Go!

That is ... 10 months of my Calendar Quilt completed which leaves November and December to go.
All fabrics are compliments of a lovely friend who had a spring clean of her fabric bits and pieces, thanks Ruth.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sharing Time

Seems like ages since I've been here ... what a week! Deadlines ... Mail ... Bugs

Bugs, seems once you get sick this year, it keeps returning for another bout. Everyone I talk to has been experiencing the same thing. You get sick, you just get over it and then either the same one or another bug grabs hold. DH has been fighting something for a couple of weeks and now my throat infection from a few weeks back is returning. Grrrrrrrr!

But enough of that, you don't need to share my bugs. I am going to share with you the high points of my week. A little while back, Fiona of Mothers' Cupboard had a sale and I found myself placing an order quick smart for ...
Fiona was also holding a giveaway and never did I imagine that I could be so lucky ... YIPEE!
Then this week when I was starting to feel yuk, this little pink parcel cheered me up toot sweet!
Thankyou so much Fiona for the chance to win this delicious jelly roll ... perfect colours for me ... and a charm pack to top it all off. More dreaming now of how to put them to good use.
Fiona is also one of the lovely Gum Tree Designers. If you haven't checked them out yet then you don't know what your missing. More goodness tomorrow with their next free Christmas design.
Deadlines ... yes. As usual finished this one Tuesday night to be delivered Wednesday morning for entering in the textile section of our local Art Exhibition. It's Deborah Baines' "Floral Fancy" found in 'Creating Country Threads'.
Couldn't help myself, I was enjoying this pattern so much. I also added some beads to the centres of three flowers and little yo-yo centres to three. I even did some hand quilting around each appliqued flower.
While not a winner on Friday night, it's a winner for me. Congratulations to the clever ladies who won placings with their entries and to the other ladies who entered.
Now it's on with the next deadline ... paperwork today and to finish off my Holiday Quilt Swap and Christmas Ornaments.
Is anyone else daunted by how quickly the end of the year is coming?
Happy Sewing and keep well.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Trying New Things

Having a quick hop around blogland this morning, I came across a 'new to me' widget on Kristie's blog.

If you look down my sidebar your will see 'Visits from my Friends' by the blogfrog. I'm just dipping my toe in the water here and would love to invite you to show up here.

My thought is that it's one more way of spreading the wonderful friendships that exist among bloggers. I would also appreciate your thoughts.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Boy Does Time Fly

Ummmm ... where did the last two weeks go? Anyone who finds them, please send them back to me!

Sewing deadlines .. more and more paperwork .. dust .. smoke .. dry weather. These are the things keeping me busy at the moment and it looks like October will be gone before I know it.
I've been grabbing snippets of time here and there to see what everyone else is up to.

This photo was taken by me before 6am the other morning when were expecting the second lot of dust to roll in. There has been a third time since.


There is a shining light at the end of October. I'm off for a weekend quilting and dying retreat ... hopefully I can get my fabrics etc ready in time.

I have also managed to post off two PIF gifts and my Stitchers' Angel parcel. My current deadline is for this Wednesday so hopefully I can share that next weekend.

Keep well and keep sewing.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

A Giveaway and Gum Trees

Can you imagine making 1000 posts? Julia has done just that! This Wednesday the 7th also marks the 4th year of blogging for Julia.

To celebrate she's having a giveaway and invites us to join the fun. So please visit Julia and be part of the celebrations. She has some lovely Christmas goodies ... and while there check out her recent finish "Inspired by Jane".

Don't forget ... tomorrow ~ Monday 5th ~ is the day the Gum Tree Designers share the first of nine free Christmas designs. If you click on their logo on my sidebar, you will be wisked away to the tree tops.