Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Sewing

Hope you all had a great Christmas, we had a very relaxing day and since then ive spent a couple of quiet days doing some sewing.  Ive got a new quilt in mind and made up some blocks...

 they are quite addictive... Im trying to achieve a vintagey looking quilt with it, not sure whether ive done that , im having fun making it anyway...
great tutorial for this block here

I sewed up a quick top with 5" vintage sheet squares - i just wanna use up some of the fabric ive got!

and i made a pile of these as Christmas presents...

(teatowels by the way!)

at least they are practical!

 Hope you are enjoying your Christmas break
and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Mail!

Pinch and a punch for the 1st of the month! Yay, my internet has resumed normality,  its been VERY limited here this past week, but its all good now.

 Lots of Happy mail has arrived in the past couple of weeks.  I received my Pretty Little Pouch Swap from Eileen at Bluebirdluxe.  OMG it is so beautiful and perfect!  I am using it to hold my embroidery projects ( the Daisy Chain Sampler - yep im still going on it ) 

Eileen sent me some lovely extras like a pile of charm squares in Atsuko Matsuyama fabric - yum! and a sweet keyring she had made, an embroidery hoop and crochet cotton!  Thankyou Eileen - i do love it SO much!

An unexpected parcel arrived from Shay aka The Pyjama Queen.  Shay very kindly sent me a beautiful chenille bedspread with the intention of hacking it up - but i cant!
 so ive put it on my girls bed : )  She also sent a very handy shopping list to keep on the fridge and a beautiful card....Thanks Shay! x

And these lovelies arrived too! I bought these on etsy as my "reward" for completing the 12wbt.  This is the final week and I have proudly rid myself of 13kg (which was my goal ) and the other day i ran 2 kilometres without stopping.  Its not much but for me its pretty big, 12 weeks ago i couldnt even run 100 metres! LOL

Cant wait to wear them this weekend,  im heading to Melbourne for a short and sweet trip with my lovely sister...

Have a great weekend!