Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Swap, A PIF and A New Addition.......


I am in a lovely on-line group of friends who recently had a Christmas in July stocking swap.  I was pleased to find out that my partner was Jeanette.


I know that Jeanette loves pretties so using some of my treasured Grand Revival stash I came up with this crazy patched stocking for her.


I adorned it with a gorgeous sparkly button and a tag with her name on it.


I also sent her some christmas buttons and a lovely little shabby keepsake tin.  I find nice buttons hard to come by so I usually grab them when I see them.  I know that Jeanette will put them to good use.  My stocking hasn't arrived yet but I will show you just as soon as it does.



Recently I participated in a PIF on Wendy's blog.  I was luckly enough to have my name drawn out to receive this book.  I have now read it and loved it !!  A great light hearted read.  This book started out with Dawn and is being sent on until 25 people have read it and then it will go back home to Dawn. 

 If you think that you would like to be next to read it and are prepared to do the same on your blog and send it on to another lucky winner then leave a message that you would like to go in the draw.  I will draw a winner tomorrow night.



Look who arrived at my place today?  Meet Neddy who flew all the way from Sydney this morning.  Take my word for it that he is a purring machine.  His 2 adoptive brothers aren't as thrilled as me but I am sure that they will grow to love him soon enough - Who could resist that cute little face for too long?

I have spent the afternoon preparing Block 3 of Berries and Bluebirds and will hopefully get a couple of hours of stiching in tonight.  It is wet and miserable here today so a perfect afternoon to spend in the sewing room.  I am off now to prepare dinner.  I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

Hugs - Fee XX

23 comments:

Sunnybec said...

I would love to read the book, and I promise I would PIF, I live in France though so not sure if you want to post it that far!!! Hugs Linda

Sue said...

I would love to read this book and then PIF.
Love the new addition although one would never come to live at my house, I allergic to their fluffy coats.

Jo in TAS said...

You didn't tell me you were getting another baby!! Neddy is a real cutie, I bet the other kittys are very jealous!!

retdairyqueen said...

Jeanette will be so happy with all her godies I just love the rose material to make a stocking

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

That looks like a pretty good read Fee, can you can pop my name down please?
That is one lovely stocking that you have sent Jeanette!

Maria said...

Looks like just the book to get me back into reading. so please pop my name in the draw Fee.
Lovely goodies you made and sent to Janette.
Oh you new furbaby is so cute.

Narelle said...

Lucky Jeanette to receive such a gorgeous stocking and goodies.
I would love a chance to read this book and then forward it on.

Jeanette said...

I would love to read the book Fee. I love the new fur baby. He's so cute. Hugs,

Marilyn said...

Oh such a cute little face. Who could resist that. Jeanette will love her goodies and the beautiful stocking.
I would love to go in the PIF draw - sounds a great book.

Maria said...

beautiful stocking Fiona and I adore your new 'baby'...so cute! Count me in the PIF draw as well...sounds fun! :-)

De said...

Gorgeous stocking and oh what a cutie is Neddy - give him a hug from me.!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh another cat! Neddy is cute though... HOpe she is very litter trained unlike our puppy (humfh again) What breed is Neddy? Are you planning to have baby kitten soon???

I would REALLY like to have a read of the book. I think it would make me feel pretty good about my house state!!!

Mistea said...

That sure is one cute little face - good to hear he is purring along.
Pretty stocking - Lucky Jeanette.

Isabella said...

Gosh Neddy is soo great got to just love him guess the other two boys will have noses out of joint for a couple of days if it takes that long :) I'm sooo sooo jealous :)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I adore Neddy!! He has such a sweet face but a determined expression - beautiful! You lucky thing, Fee. :-)
I'd love to be in that book draw! The title certainly got me curious to read it. ;-)
Hugs
Jen
xxx

Melody said...

Sweet little Neddy (love the name) is so cute.

Roseanne said...

Stocking is gorgeous I love the fabric you used it is so pritty. Your neddy is just so sweet. My cat will be going to the vets she has not been very well.

Sharon said...

The stocking is gorgeous! And Neddy is a cutie! I will pass on the PIF book as life is rather busy right now planning my daughter's wedding. It looks like a good read, though!

Sheila said...

Neddy is a cutie pie. Another helper in your sewing room? Hope you have a great day.

Lizzie said...

Put me in for the PIF for the book Fee, I haven't read that one and a good book is always welcome..
Lizzie
xxx

Allie said...

That stocking is so gorgeous!!! I know Jeanette will be well pleased! Fee, Neddy is adorable, he doesn't look happy in that pic but I know he's truly landed on his feet, coming to your home. What a darling!

Stitchin' time said...

That's a pretty stocking you made for Jeanette. Neddy looks a bit 'jet-lagged', he he. I would also like to know what breed he is though he does look Siamese or Burmese.
Cheers,
Robyn

Dawn said...

Absolutly gorgeous stocking...lucky Jeanette... it's adorable!....
Amazing read 'that book'...love it...he he
Oh Neddy - oh I just want to steal him away... he's lovely and I'm not normally a cat person
Hugs Dawn x x x