27 November, 2014

25 November, 2014

What Came Home With Me From Mill Rose Cottage!

I've had so much news to tell you that I hadn't had a chance to show you what I brought home from our 
Mill Rosie Friends Get Together.

After all the swapping, re-swapping and swapping again,
I came home with gifts from Anne (Barb's sister).
Out of the 19 of us, there were 4 Anne's!
A brooch and a hanging cone (I think that's what you
call them) filled with yummy chocolate.
How gorgeous is this Santa brooch!
Shez spoilt me with these gorgeous gifts. Look at that beautiful Christmas keepsake pin cushion. Santa's tummy and pom pom lights up and changes colour! It's a bit hard to see but the gold is a cute elephant purse that Shez brought back from her recent trip to Thailand.
Barb also spoilt me with these gorgeous goodies. A crocheted doily, candle, mini cushion, mug and some coffee sachets. I just love the pretty crocheted doily. And there's more choccies in the hanging cone too.
I'm very lucky to have one of Chez' little bonnet girl
needle cases. The wooden pin cushion was made
by her brother and some more lollies.
Lucky I have helpers to eat all these sweeties with me!
Look at this gift tree from Mel. What a clever idea.
I have two more ornaments to add to my Bloggy Friends Christmas Tree. Thank you Tania and Helen. Barb had been baking and there was also a little bag of yummy things from Marg. O'faigh had some lucky dips and I received a decorated pine cone. I hope I haven't forgotten anyone.
Two little purchases. Some of the hard to find
Cottage Garden Threads "Mistletoe"
and spotty fabric for stitchery backgrounds.

Thank you to everyone and thank you for another
wonderful day at Mill Rose Cottage.

24 November, 2014

The Little Peach House Goes To . . . . . .

 
Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway to celebrate the 5th birthday of MacDonald's Patch.
I decided to draw the winner the old fashioned way. 
Everyone's name was put into a crystal glass bowl.
 Nelson then picked out a name.
 And the Little Peach House hanging goes to . . . . . .
 Maddy!

Maddy was the first to comment. 
So it just goes to show that number one can win!

Congratulations, Maddy.

23 November, 2014

Relay Champions!

 Yesterday Austin participated in the Northern 
Metropolitan Region Relay Championships.
Dominic (U14), Decklan (U15), Will (U16) and Austin (U16).
The boys won the Mixed Age Medley which consisted of 
2 x Under 16's , 1 x Under 15 and 1 x Under 14. Austin and Dominic ran 100m, Decklan 200m and Will 400m.

Congratulations boys. 
They now head off to the State Relays in December.

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway.
You have until 8.42pm AEST and then I'll draw out a winner.

22 November, 2014

FNSI And A Prize

 I didn't get to sew last night as I was running Austin and Nelson around but did get a little done in the car park at school.  I appliqued this little fellow onto his background and prepared it ready for making an ornament.

I plan to join the girls in the Northern hemisphere 
today and work on my Dresden plate cushions.
 Kim from Wisdom With Needle and Thread had a 200 follower giveaway recently and I was the lucky winner.
 It is the sweetest little Limoges box 
that Kim has decorated herself.
 
Look at the detail.
 Kim also added some extra goodies into my package. You can see how small the box is compared to the threads.

Thank you so much, Kim. 
Now to find a special place to keep it!

Tomorrow is your last chance to enter my giveaway. 
You can find it on this post.