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Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July……

Today was our day to open our Christmas in July parcels and let me tell you I was blown away by all the gorgeous goodies my partner Lynda sent me. First out of the express parcel tumbled this little guy all dressed for Christmas……..he certainly gave me a good chuckle!

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Next up was “R” for reindeer…….

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A gorgeous Gail Pan Christmas wall hanging, totally gorgeous! Lynda’s stitching is so tiny and neat and I can’t wait for Christmas so I can hang this beauty up.

Next up was the letter “S” for stocking…….

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Two very cute felt applique stockings which will look lovely hanging from my tree this year.

Next up was the letter “T” for tree and Lynda made me this beautiful zippered pouch which I’ve decided to use for one of my smaller crochet projects to take to work with me….

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Inside the pouch Lynda also included some pretty Christmas ribbons and DMC threads which will come in handy with some of the Christmas stitching’s I’ve been prepping to start on soon……. But wait there’s more….

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Lynda also included a little bling for my Christmas tree in shiny pink, doesn’t ducky look happy nestled in beside them  Smile

I just want to give a big thank you to Lynda for my gorgeous swap parcel and to Cheryll our fantastic swap momma for organising such an awesome swap!!

I’m still waiting to hear if my swap partner has received her parcel yet so I wont post any pictures of what I made her till I get confirmation that she’s opened her parcels  Smile

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Uh Oh…….it’s Sharon’s fault!

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Yep……another addiction has just begun and it’s all SHARON'S fault!!!

I found I had a few smaller scraps of wool left over from my squares and since Sharon was very helpful and sent me a link to the tutorial I thought I’d try making one of these African-flower hexagons MMmmm let’s just say I don’t think this will be  the only one LOL. Oh well it’s just another great way to use up my even smaller scraps, thanks Sharon Smile

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I also decided to utilise Shez's birthday gift she made for me to store the squares for another small baby blanket  in it, just look how nicely they fit in there all those pretty squares sitting so nicely waiting to have there final cream edging added to them Smile Thanks Shez it’s the perfect size for this project and it’s lovely to be able to just zip it up and take with me wherever I go.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FNSI Results……..

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Friday night saw me babysitting and working on my scrap squares putting them together to make a small baby blanket. I just have to decide on the border and it’s done……another one for the present box. What did you get up to Friday night??? I’m about to make myself a cuppa and take a look at all the other participants blogs and see what they got up to if you’d like to have a squiz just pop over to Wendy's blog, our beautiful hostess for the evening  Smile

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas in July……

I wonder where these parcels will end up……..

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These were popped into the post today so they can be opened up on the 25th, I wonder who will be opening these up soon  Smile

Saturday, July 12, 2014

When life gives you scraps…..

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What’s a girl to do but make squares with them……..These will eventually turn into a baby blanket.

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I also received this gorgeous charm pack from Wendy for winning June’s FNSI, I can’t wait to see what these become Smile Thanks Wendy for hosting such a fabulous night it certainly motivates me to get some stitching done.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE!!

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I couldn’t resist making up another of these sewing pouches by Leanne Beasley but decided for Anne’s birthday gift to use cottage garden thread “Kangaroo Paw” so it could go with the French general fabric I selected to use for the lining.

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Here it is with the lining showing. Anne’s birthday was yesterday so I can now show these photo’s as she’s received her gift and I’m relieved to say she loved it  Smile I think I can see a few more of these popping up as I just loved making it and I need to really make one for myself as well.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

FNSI Results…..

Friday I had a chance to start early on these blocks….

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I know they don’t look like squares yet but in a little while they morphed into……

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See the square shape beginning to form and after the final couple of rounds they looked like this…….

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here’s a close up of the two blocks done in two colour combinations……..

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This is the Willow block by Jan Eaton made up in  Bendigo Woollen Mills 4ply cotton and while I love the colours you can get in these cottons I think these squares will only be multiplying to make up a couple of rectangle cushions as I’m not to sure how it will keep it’s shape with something big like a blanket.

So this is is how I spent my Friday and Friday night, now to pop around all the other participants blogs and see what they got up to  Smile

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Friday Night With Friends…..

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I’ll be working on some more of my crocheted “Willow blocks”  but this time I’ll be using some pretty 4ply cotton I bought while on holidays visiting my parents.

There’s still time to join in the fun just pop over to Cheryll's to sign up  Smile

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tilda swap…..

Today the postman brought me my Tilda swap parcel from Keryn and I found a “New friend” nestled in amongst shredded tissue paper as well some very lovely Tilda fabric and bling trim, Cosmo threads, applique needles, sparkly Christmas ribbon as well as some yummy almond bread and Ferrero Rocher chocolates which I have to admit have already been nibbled on over a latte.

I was very spoilt!

Now to meet my new friend…… RUDOLPH

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and here he is surrounded by all the gorgeous extras that Keryn sent with him…..

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Keryn had popped in a lovely card explaining how hard it was for her to locate Tilda fabric where she is living and could only find the one lonely fat 1/4, but you know what I think, I think Keryn made the perfect alternate choice when she chose to make me something Christmassy because anyone who knows me knows I love Christmas Smile Thanks Keryn you made my week!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

FNSI Results…..

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Friday night saw me crocheting up 8 of these squares and continuing to work on more over the weekend to end up with a total of 30 squares. I also took a photo’s of the four orange trees my parents have along their driveway, they were literally dripping with oranges, it was a beautiful sight to see Smile 

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Here’s a close up of one of the trees……..needless to say Anne and I have a few bags of oranges in the boot of the car ready to take home…..