24 July, 2021

Lucky Me!

Recently, Julie from My Threadbear Life 
had a giveaway and I won her first prize.
My parcel arrived from New Zealand beautifully decorated. 
Tony, my delivery guy, said I must be pretty special 
to get such a lovely parcel! LOL!
More lovely doily decorations!
Julie makes her own candles and puts them in 
up-cycled containers. I wish you could smell the scent. 
The fragrance is French Pear and it's beautiful.
There was a mug rug made with beautiful Tilda fabrics. 
This one now sits on the table next to my spot on the couch.
Julie also made a decorated tea towel.
Again she has used Tilda fabric and added a lovely trim. 
Look how beautifully she finished off the towel with a hanging loop
Little finishing touches.
There was also a knitted dish cloth, 
along with some chocolates, teas and tea infuser.
I found Julie's blog back in 2016 and we've corresponded
 every since. I hope to one day get back to 
New Zealand and meet up with Julie in person.
Thank you so much Julie. I feel very spoilt.
Head over to Julie's blog to see all her beautiful work.
You won't be disappointed!

18 July, 2021

Christmas Wishes

 
My Tilda Christmas Wishes stitchery is finished.  
I bought one of those cheap white frames from Kmart 
and gave it a light sand before painting.
  
The red was a perfect match for the thread.
 I'm so happy with how the frame came up with painting it.  
You may remember this was given to me by 
Karen of Sunburnt Quilts back back in July 2014. 
Well Karen, it's only taken me 7 years but it's finished! LOL!

17 July, 2021

Friday Night Sew In

 
It was lovely stitching along with everyone last night. 
I did a little stitching down of the binding on my hexagon quilt. 
When I got tired of binding, I worked on one of the 
projects from my Tilda Lovers Club mystery box. 
Well, we're back in lock down #5 here in Melbourne. 
Melody and I were supposed to be attending a stitching gathering 
in Ballan today but, of course, it has been cancelled.
I've just changed Mum's and my flights to Sydney for the fourth time. 
And it's looking very likely that I'll be cancelling Noel, his brother and sisters 
and my trip to Palm Cove in August in the next few days.
 
Thanks to Wendy for being such a lovely hostess. 
You can see what others got up to here.

14 July, 2021

A Baby Quilt

 
Now that it has been gifted, I can show you the baby quilt I made. 
I found this cute giraffe fabric and it was perfect 
as we didn't know the gender of the baby. 
As it turned out, we have a new great nephew, Jack.Inspector Rex gave his approval.
 
 

03 July, 2021

Friday Night With Friends

 
I managed to get a little bit of stitching in early 
before we headed out to dinner and the theatre.
 
Thank you to our lovely hostess, Chez. 
You can see what others got up to here.