Thursday, January 26, 2012

Meeting New Friends and Birthday Presents

On Tuesday I collected Vicki (who had come to "Sunny Queensland") and we headed off on a road trip in some torrential rain to meet up with some of our Friends in Stitching buddies.

Me, Vicki, Helen, Tereasa and Teresa
(photo borrowed from Teresa)

I think I even managed to get some stitching done in amongst the laughter!

While we were there Vix and I swapped our birthday presents from last year......

(photo borrowed from Teresa)

How different do these clocks made from the same pattern look?

I also decided that I would be much better organised and give Vix her birthday present for this year a bit early..............

A cover for her embroidery machine as featured in the sneak peak of last post!

It was great to spend the day with a wonderful bunch of people.

I am off on Sunday for a few days at a stitching retreat ......... lets hope the weather improves for the drive there.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

A sneaky peak

A bit of blanket stitch..................

and sewing on the binding...............

Wonder what it will be? (I really should clean up the clutter behind my sewing machine)


Friday, January 13, 2012

Lisa's Birthday Present & Cracker Swap

Inspired by the lovely bags received by Helen in the Advent swap, I wanted to make something similar for my friend Lisa (no blog) to take with her on her upcoming cruise.

I hope she likes them and can get some good use from them.

Its also another 6 finishes for me for January.


I participated in the New Year Cracker Swap organised by Lisa and this is what I sent to Naomi

Naomi has a love for owls so this little guy is a needle case......... Im quite pleased with how he turned out.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Last Project for 2011

I whipped up this dress yesterday for an event that hubby and I have to go to on the 14th. Photo doesnt really do the fabric any justice at all.

The fabric was gifted to me by an Auntie of hubby's who is no longer sewing.

Happy 2012 to everyone!