Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Wait! What Day Is It?!

Well ... DAGNABBIT! Someone has been stealing my days again! I'm not at all sure how it came to be Wednesday evening already! Next thing you know, someone will be helpfully telling me how many weeks/days until Christmas ... In fact ... My own beloved Mother did that to me today! EEK! It's just as well I love her so much or I'd have had to gag her with tinsel! :0)

With my week doing its disappearing trick (David Copperfield eat your heart out!) I haven't managed to do much sewing, but I DID find time to catch up with Mum on Sunday for Mothers' Day. 

There was a gale force wind blowing so we both look a wee bit ruffled, but I like this photo. And as per Mum's request, her Mother's Day giftie was ...

... A dwarf lemon tree in a cool replica wine barrel pot. We gave GB's Mum a passion fruit vine in the same type of pot. Both Mum's loved them ... So I think we're back in the will this week! Tee! Hee! Hee! Family joke. :0P To go along with the lemon tree, I baked an afternoon tea treat ...

... White chocolate & raspberry cake with raspberry sauce. If I do say so myself, it was pretty darn YUMMY!! :0) It's usually Mum who takes the time to make people feel special & loved, with a home cooked meal delivered on a birthday or when someone is unwell, with a card or a bunch of flowers to mark a special day ... So it was nice to give her the treat this time. If I turn out to be half the woman my gorgeous Mum is, I reckon I'll be doing pretty well. Love ya heaps, Ma! 

Right ... That's it from me for now. I hope you're all having a great week so far ... The weekend is in sight ... I might actually catch up a bit! :0) Til next time ...



Friday, 11 May 2018

EEP! Winter Has Arrived!!

Here it is, almost midday as I write this, & the temperature is just 14 degrees Celsius, with 45km/hr winds giving a "feels like" temperature of 12 degrees! BRRRRRR! We went from 14-24 degree days to THIS! SIGH! I think the weather is finally catching up with the calendar & this weekend will see our fire lit for the first time of the year ... DARN IT! You all KNOW how I dislike cold weather!!

So ... When winter shows up overnight & it's your day off, what's a girl to do? Why make a cup of tea, of course! Tee! Hee! Hee! And sprinkle some lemon essential oil in the diffuser ...

... And have a little play with someone else's pattern ...

Looking at my supplies, can you guess what I might be making?? It's a birthday giftie for a nephew with a wonderful imagination. :0) Stay tuned!

And it's also time to tell you who the lucky OPAM prize draw winners were for April. Thanks to everyone who emailed their finishes through & updated their sidebar lists on their blogs ... It makes the collection task much easier for me & my GORGEOUS Partner-In-Crime Sweet Peg. The winners of the stitchery pattern for April were ...


Congrats gals! Email me & I'll send you the PDF pattern for you to get stitching. Have any of this year's winners started stitching their version of the prize stitchery yet? I'd love to see pics if you have.

But right now I'm off to huddle under my blankie & finish my tea before I go back to creating ... Til next time ...



Friday, 4 May 2018

Finally! A Finish!!

Happy Friday to all of you out there in blogland! I hope you've had a wonderful week. Mine has been a bit topsy-turvy at my grown up job, which is a bit unsettling, but on the plus side, I FINALLY had some uninterrupted sewing time & have a FINISH to add to my sidebar tally ... YAY! :0)

My designing mojo had been taking a break for the last few months, but last weekend I found myself back with pencil in hand, fabric all around me ... & STILL had to make a trip to the Quilters Angel for some supplies! :0) Remember this photo I shared ...

Well ... There was major progress, some head-scratching as I worked out how to get the look I was imagining & ...

...I'd like to introduce you to Holly Bear, one of Santa's BEARY special helpers! :0) I am SOOOOOOOOO happy with how she has turned out! While she took a slightly different turn during the designing process to what I had originally imagined, I think she is now my favourite design ... Though I say that with EVERY new design, don't I?! Tee! Hee! Hee! 

Her face has turned out to be so sweet & the holly leaf collar just finished off the dress nicely.

And I LOVE how her elf shoes turned out! I think I want a pair for myself! :0) I'm also really happy with her striped legs ... Don't you think they make it look like she's wearing stripy tights under her pretty lace-edged bloomers to keep warm? And a sprig of holly hikes up the hem of her dress just a little to give a glimpse of her pretty bloomers. :0)

Of course, now comes the not-so-fun part of writing instructions ... BLECH! But with a long weekend here in Queensland, I'll be making a start on that chore. If you think you'd like to make your very own Holly Bear to help Santa at your place this Christmas, stay tuned for the pattern being ready. :0)

Right now, however, I need to do a couple of grown up chores before I gather up all my BRAVE to head off to a dentist appointment. EEK! Did I mention I'm kind of phobic about dentists?!! At least I'll have a three day weekend to recover. :0P Whatever you're up to this weekend, I hope you manage to squeeze in some time to relax & create. To quote a well known skincare range slogan ... You're worth it! :0) Til next time ...



Friday, 27 April 2018

Still Here & Stitchin' !!

Hello to all you GORGEOUS creatures out there in blogland! Just thought I'd better quickly pop in to let you know I'm still here & stitchin'! :0) Sorry to be a bit absent, but there are a few things happening in both my & my Beloved Geek Boy's grown up jobs that have taken our attention in the last few weeks. Have I mentioned before how unqualified I am to be a grown up?! :0P

So, there hasn't been a lot of creativity being exercised around here lately, but this week my mojo finally showed up (possibly realising I was down to the last few marbles in my bag! Tee! Hee! Hee!) & I put my designer hat on. This is what I'm playing with ...

Can you guess where my muse has taken me?? :0) I'm hoping to sneak a bit more time with this new project over the weekend .. In between the have-to-do grown up chores ... BLECH!! :0)

Hopefully more of you lovelies out there have been creating more than I have ... Which reminds me ... OPAMERS ... It's nearly that time of the month again when you need to update your sidebar lists & email your finish tally to me or my GORGEOUS Partner-In-Crime Sweet Peg  Then stay tuned for the random prize draw ... Have any of this year's winners so far started stitching their version of the prize stitchery? I'd love to see them if you have. :0)

But right now, I'm off to follow my muse for a while before I get ready for our fortnightly Friday Night Sit N Sew session. Looking forward to seeing all my crazy stitching tribe! :0) Have a fantastic weekend everyone! Til next time ...



Saturday, 14 April 2018

A Rainy Saturday!

It's overcast, cool & drizzling rain, so how do you think we're spending our Saturday?

Yep ... MOVIE MARATHON! :0) And some relaxing stitching on my Butterfly Garden quilt blocks. Can you guess which movie series my Beloved Geek Boy & I are revisiting? Feet up, blankie tucked, kettle boiled & the diffuser going ...

... Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. :0) Poor GB has picked up a head cold so today's oil of choice is "Easy Air"  blend from doTERRA. Hopefully it will help GB's cold... & kill the germs before they catch me. :0)

I hope you've had a great week & that you spend time doing something you love this weekend. Til next time ...



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