Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hexagon Lovliness

Here it is............
Yes it is finally finished at a size of 65" x 40" (165cm x 100cm) and it took me a total of 3 months, not too bad. My sweeties are glad that it is finally finished as they are sick of my bag of wool taking up residence on the couch. I did inform them that I am planning another blanket and they all gave a resounding no, but when it comes to craft projects I am afraid they don't get any say in the matter.

It was my birthday at the beginning of the month and I made my first purchase at The confirmation order said that the delivery date would be 20th August so couldn't believe it when I got home from work yesterday and found a package in my letterbox and it was these beautiful books..........
I think I will definitely use Amazon again not only for the prompt delivery but their prices really are very good.

I am making good progress on my stitchery of the month with the stitchery part almost done. I am looking forward to finishing off this project and putting it to use.
Lincraft had a 50% off all fabric sale last week and I bought this gorgeous piece of material..........This photo isn't so good. It is actually black with grey embroidery on it and it is quite a sturdy fabric. Some of it was used to make a tote bag, pin cushion and needle book for my beautiful SIL who lives in Melbourne and I think that I am going to use some to make this Buttercup Bag.

Back to reality this week as school holidays are over and everything starts again. I am looking forward to being the Coffee Queen at craft again this term after having a term off to teach, it will be great to be using this wonderful machine again..........
And finally, I would like you to meet Black Beauty.....
This is my brand new Hyundai Getz. I can't believe how we used to manage with only one car. Life has definitely been made a lot easier.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Some More Colour

This is the new Stitchery of the Month by the lovely Janelle Wind.
I have already started it and I must admit that it is looking very cute. The finished stitcheries are made into a Tea Cosy (which I am in need of) and two pretty coasters which I think I will be a little reluctant to use as I don't think I want any tea staining happening there.
Here is my finished stitchery from last month (I finished it just in time).
I'm really happy with how it turned out and am thinking of using it as a centre piece for a quilt.

I also had a visit to Spotlight last week and purchased these lovelies.....

I just love the spotty fabrics and I found some really nice calico that almost looks a bit like linen. The floral fabric I actually bought a couple of months ago and the spot fabric matches perfectly. I have a project brewing in my mind for these so will wait and see what turns out.

My crochet hexagon blanket is nearing the end and I am hoping to get it finished in the next week or so and will post a final picture soon.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'm Back and I Received my Very First Blog Award

Thank you to those who sent kind thoughts regarding my mum. She is doing a lot better now. The Doctors seem to think that she didn't actually have a stroke as her MRI was totally clear. However, she still gets tired really easily, has dizzy spells and at times has trouble remembering what word she wants (totally unlike her usual self).

A thank you goes to Clare who gave me this award:
It made me feel very special.
Clare was the winner of my Blogoversary give away and these are the things that I sent her:
hand made card, fabric, matching fabric basket, thread catcher, covered tape measure, I think that she really liked it. I had a lot of fun putting the things together.

Sarah at Quilt Fabric Delights also posted some new fabrics that arrived at her on line store.
This is called Mezzanine and is a Michael Miller fabric.
I do have a birthday coming very very soon so I think I may take the plunge a buy a fat 1/4 of each as a special gift to myself. I just love the colour combinations of this fabric, pink and green gets me every time.

I may be back later in the week as the next Stitchery of the Month has been sent out and I should be receiving it in the next day or two.