Nothing like taking a forced break….
Not feeling great today- it’s been building up all week so I’m forcing myself to rest up. But while I’m in bed……
Nothing like tv and stitching to take your mind off it!
xox Sugary hugs :o)
Yesterday I had some lovely surprises. I have a tendency to plant the tops of pineapples in my garden….in my tropical garden, out the front….after all, pineapples are a member of the bromeliad family, right?…… so they fit right in! See my surprise little baby growing right there in the middle! I wonder how long it will take for it to grow into a pineapple?? A beeping mobile phone at 10am revealed a text message, asking me to lunch with a friend, whom I haven’t seen for AGES, and it was wonderful. It was sooo nice to catch up, and although we live only about 15 minutes away from one another, her work schedules and life, in general, kept getting in the way. So yesterday, we lazed away, spending time having an impromptu lunch at a local cafe and a long-awaited catch up. Just before we both left to do our grocery shopping (ho hum!!), she presented me with a little birthday package that she has been carrying around in her bag for ages (well…..about 4 months!!!!) Look at the gorgeous little key ring she picked out for me….. I love it, and it sits so well beside the one Peg made for me. We had a huge laugh though, because I have a bit of a ‘fetish’ for keyrings…..you’ll notice I’ve only shown you the two and not the rest of the bunch???? I’m almost embarrassed to admit the weight in my handbag is probably made up mostly of my keyrings!!!! Well, my logic tells me, in case I ever get attacked or mugged, let me just say, I could do quite a bit of harm with my bundle of keyrings!!!! LOL After shopping, I headed to the post office where I got this surprise parcel from Narelle….. I thought, “Hang on a minute…..my birthday was ages ago??!!!!” It left me feeling terrible that Narelle had gone to all that trouble to package something up for me and it wasn’t even my birthday!!! And then I opened the card…….. What a gorgeous girl she is!!!!……As part of our Fat Quarter Swap group, we send birthday gifts to each member when it’s their birthday…..and I love the fact that birthdays can come anytime of the year!!!!! Look at the lovelies Narelle sent me……a lavender sachet to hang somewhere special (it’s ‘fragrancing’ my sewing room right now!), a couple of fat quarters and some ricrac, threads and buttons all in blue…..just beautiful….Thank you sooo much Narelle, I love it all! Mmmmmm…now what to make with it….I have something in mind that I might start designing soon!!!!….secret squirrel stuff! I have been plodding away with my NPNT quilt. I’ve tried to organise myself a lot better so I’m cutting my fabric out first…..see???… This was the beginning of the week…. This is where I’m at now…. …and this is what I’ve got left to cut up from the “Love Is” range by Nancy Halvorsen….(an oldie but I just love it) So I’m nearly there……and I even got a second row stitched together last night….. all while Charlie slept blissfully unaware of my “great things come in threes” surprise package!!! Back to the sewing room today to finish that cutting out….(I’m sure I really should fit in some vacuuming …and a bit of cleaning too, somewhere during the day!!!) Sugary hugs :O)
Well…..maybe not totally……but while the machine is taking over the washing duties, I’ve got lots to catch up on in the sewing room…. Block 2 of my “Long Time Ago in Bethlehem” SAL is well underway and needing some attention… I have some “Nice People, Nice Things” to catch up on too….. and seeing spring is well and truly in the air up here in the tropical north….. …..I think I’ll design my block for the ladies from our “Sew It’s Finished” blog who manage to
eliminate complete a UFO, this month, from their ever-growing pile of UFOs ……..or does that just happen at my house!!??? xox Sugary hugs :O)
Weeeeell…..I never got as much done as I’d planned because organising all the information for our guild meeting on Saturday took longer than I expected but…..here ‘tis…… front, and back, two blocks done and…… one in progress…. It uses a quilt-as-you-go technique that I haven’t tried before so It has been messing with my brain, but I think I’ve got it under control now!!! So……..That’s three blocks of my Nice People Nice Things quilt done, only sixty to go!!!!!! *eek* sugary hugs
It’s time for Friday Night Sew In…… I’m planning on doing some work on sewing this together…. ….my Nice People, Nice Things Quilt…time to get some UFO’s finished!!! What are you working on??? Sugary Hugs xox
I have been doing lots of sewing……really!!!!!! Just I haven’t had time to scratch, let alone blog……come on, admit it…..you have weeks like that too, don’t you??? Well,I thought I’d just check in and share what I’ve been up to…. (or a bit of it…..without all the boring day to day stuff)……. I’ve been working on my ‘secret’ Name Game mini quilt for my ‘secret’ partner (hence my being M.I.A.). If you look closely, you’ll notice I’ve blanked out my partner’s name so I don’t give it away before she gets it……it’s very bright and cheery…..I’m liking it so far! It should be posted this week…and yes, I do work best under pressure!!!! I’ve also been working on some more of my Nice People Nice Things stitcheries, but haven’t got a current photo, but I can inform you that I only have 1 and a bit stitcheries left before I can put this beauty together…..it’s only taken me 3 years!!!!! Nothing like stretching it out!!! And this month it was a black and white theme for our FQ swap….me with my head in a spin, has mine ready to post…..tomorrow!!!….but my partner was very organised and I received mine from Barb last week….. Not only did Barb send me the two fat quarters, I got threads, ribbon and buttons to match!……beautiful, Barb….thank you! If you’d like to join us in the FQ swap you still can…..just email Cathy and the girls here. Amanda sent me these beautiful little fellows….they’re pins…..aren’t they just gorgeous???? she makes them herself…..such a clever gal! And she was uber-fast……I asked her to make me some one day and they were mailed to me and arrived by the end of the week. They must have ‘flown’ express!!!! bwah ha ha!!!Ok….off to my cave to finish tidying up and to start some machine quilting!!!!! Sugary Hugs xoxo