Tuesday, December 11, 2012

my sscs parcel has arrived!

The mail man delivered my sscs parcel last week, but I havn't  had time to do a post about it.  It is from Kris of tag along teddies.  She has made me a lovely ornament . She is a christmas  angel and is hanging in my sewing room at the moment as i still haven't put up the tree yet!!  Then she can live on the tree ." Thankyou  kris,  she's beautiful."  I haven't  opened  peeped in  the other package  yet, it will be going under the tree. Thanks chookyblue for hosting the swap, you do a fantastic job each year.  It's heaps of fun.!

mail has arrived.
my sscs ornament from Kris
I bought a few kaffe fabrics on trademe (like ebay).  And I found a basket full of patchwork fabrics in the hospice shop today and bought them home with me too! I might go back tommorrow and get some pink as I couldn't make up my mind about it,...if it is still there. I know it is there as I was there when they closed the door at 4pm and opens up at 10am. It is within walking distance for me, only 5 mins up the rd. I found a couple of books too.
some Kaffe fabrics
fabric finds in the hospice shop.

I also found a "U.F.O" forsale too....only $15.00  ....It needs a bit of work....It is 'trip around the world
' pattern i think. Looks like it has been strip pieced but not matched up very well in places and the seam allowances are all over the place(maybe why it doesn't match up so good) and there is a tear in the side and a small stain.  I'm thinking of taking off the end rows and trying to replace the stained bit and add some borders to make it wider....quite a bit to do but i like a challenge .
a u.f.o. 
the rip
stain to fix
I have also nearly finished Chey's star quilt too. I want it done before christmas . I just have to do  some fm stars  on the border. I have finished binding it last night, it took me a couple of nights to do that and now i have a sore finger. Oh and I want to make up a label then I will give it to him.  It's only about 6 months late!! lol!  "Better late than never I say".  I'm sure he will love it. Kids don't look at crooked stitching! lol!

chey's quilt 

binding going on.

a cute bag.

this bag is knitted calico in the blocks

some books 

one very smug "Norbitt" ..what a poser!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

some buys from the hospice shop...

Well I went a hospice shop down the rd where i work and saw these bags and thought I would like just the handles to put on some other bags i will make and they were only $3  for the red one and $2 for the other one.  I would never use them as they are so I shall pull them apart soon.  I also found a book on' bullion stitch embroidery. It has a few lovely projects in it to make. I love doing bullion stitch. It is amazing just how many things you can use the stitch for.

I have sort of started a new project. (shouldn't really...)  but I was looking at a blog of Jan mac'sand saw her Joseph quilt (sorry can't think of the proper name but you will know what I mean from the pic, I think)  I have been wanting to make one of these for quite a while now and then I found the roll of florani stitch and wash I had stashed away quite a while ago and so have started to make some petals.  I don't think I will make a huge one ,maybe just a smallish size , then it might get finished!!. Keep you posted.

A couple of weeks ago I got given these drawers ...full of wool  mainly soft pastel shades but there is heaps of white which will be very useful for the next crochet project I start but probably not till after the summer...when it gets here.!   Some of it has' fontana' on the label...don't think they sell that one anymore!  It was from Wayne's ,bosses wife, they were having a clean out. We also were given a brand new wall heater still in the box and a floor heater  too and some other bits and pieces.

I have been driving with
Conor nearly every other night , he is getting better each day. He doesn't stall the car now and a lot more confident. I got him to put some new wheels on my car today too. We take chippy for ride each time to get her use to the car as she use to get car sick! (yucky) but she is good now.

chippy admiring the view.

another sunset

the teatree is flowering now..it looks like snow when it drops its petals

I best go and start the dinner or it will be  a really late dinner and boys always moan they are hungry! bye for now.