One of our swaps for the Friends Having Fun Swaps this year is wool. I mentioned that I will have to start collecting some as I didn't have any in my stash. The lovely Fiona (Bubz Rugz) offered to send me some.
A big fat satchel arrived! I don't think Fiona could have stuffed any more in! Now it's got my mind working thinking about what I will make my partner. Thank you so much, Fiona. It was so lovely of you to start my stash!
Yvonne from Yvonne W Designs recently had a giveaway of a button set she used for her Triptrych that is in the January edition of Homespun. I was the lucky winner. How pretty is the paper the buttons were wrapped in!
Here they are. Yvonne makes gorgeous buttons and brooches, as well as designs lovely patchwork and stitcheries. You can see them here.
I finish the little sparrow stitchery for Operation Sparrow that Jenny of Elefantz told us about. You can read all about it here on her Operation Sparrow post. I'll give it a good press and then pop it in the mail.
I made this little wall hanging for my Great Niece, Ava,
for her Naming Day yesterday. The fabric is
so much prettier in person. This was one of the lovely fat quarters I won on Donna's (Donna's Lavender Nest)
On Friday when we took Molly for a walk, we went past
the Op Shop and I saw this out the front. Actually, there were two but the other one had a very big stain on the top. This one is in perfect condition. It doesn't even look as though it's been used much. I've been wanting to get a stool for sometime now for when I am sitting stitching.
It's even very comfortable to sit on.
Just ask Molly!
She decided that there was room for her as well!
After seeing the beautiful treasures Jenny of Elefantz found at her Op Shop, I went over the the linen section. There wasn't really anything that jumped out at me but I did find this gorgeous Christmas serviette(?).
It has the tiniest of cross stitches. I think they are done by machine but I don't care. I just love it! I plan to make something with this but I just don't know what yet.
I also found this beautiful new cream tea towel.
I do have a plan for this one.
So I think a very successful shop for only $12!
Ten dollars for the stool and $1 each for the other two.
I had a lovely evening of stitching. The little bird was appliqued on and although you can't see them, I stitched the ric rac on with lots of tiny French knots. The bird is one of Month 3's designs from Jenny's Stitchery Club.
Austin and Nelson joined me and we watched a couple of Adam Sandler movies, the silly Billy Maddison and
Fifty First Dates. It was a bit of light entertainment
and it wasn't the cricket! Yeah!
We picked the cricket tragics up from the airport
this morning. They had a wonderful time.
Watching the Aussies warming up.
Having dinner with my brother Neville.
Pop over to Cheryll's to see what everyone else got up to.