Monday, 28 July 2008
Monday, 21 July 2008
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
Here is a close up of the Pandora. I received the bracelet and 3 charms for Mothers Day. ( From the right they are a bible, a cross and a cup & Saucer.) The new charms are (from the left) a little frog, my birth stone charm and a tiny teapot (it is super special as it has gold on it).
Here is a close up of the amazing bookmark my sister gave me. It is metal with a tiny glass frog on the end. I think I am too scared to use it, I would be sad if he broke.
And then from my dear friend Nic, an amazing apron. Very retro in style, made from one of my favourite Thimbleberries fabrics. She has done an awesome job with all the bias binding. Thanks again, I really do love it.
Today is my DH's 40th birthday, and he is stuck in Q'land working!! But we will cook him a lovely birthday dinner when he gets home tomorrow. Then my baby turns 11 on Monday, yes 3 of us in 4 days. But it doesnt end there. Today is also my sisters husbands birthday, (his 40th also) and on Sunday is another brother in laws birthday AND his son, (my nephew) on the same day. So that is 6 members of our immediate family celebrating in a 4 day period!! FUN!
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
Monday, 7 July 2008
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Well maybe not miles and miles but certainly metres and metres. What a chore it would have been without my trusty 1" bias maker from clover. What you see piled before you is the cover strips for the QAYG I started on Mrs Martins Quilt Camp; yes I am going to finish it and the plan is for it to be done by tonight. Maybe not the binding, as the pattern calls for a wavey edge and I am not sure whether I want to do that or not. I also have plans for the rest of the Chelsea Boutique fabric and there was no way to judge accurately if I would have enough for my next project without finishing the QAYG first; didnt want to leave myself short. Show you the finished item SOON.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
This is the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on. So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on the blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.I look forward to creating something special for the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post. Good Luck.
A few months back I was lucky enough to be one of the 3 to sign up for "Pay it Forward" offered by Sandra of Foothills Fabric & Threads. Today I got a parcel, from Sandra, with my lovely gift. I am very pleased, the bag is EXACTLY fabrics and colours I would have chosen myself. Thank you Sandra, so much. This has been fun, and now it is my turn.