Monday, February 20, 2012

A Brand New Week.....


A brand new week has arrived and with that a new feeling of calmness and serenity.  That may well be because I have 2 weeks off work to get some R & R and I have pottered for most of the morning just doing what takes my fancy.


I have prepared meatballs for dinner


Which are cooking away in the slow cooker - I just love the smell of food gently simmering away - It helps to make a house a home......


As promised from my last post here is my newest furniture find - It is a gorgeous pedestal which is in need of some TLC and some shabbying up.  This will be my project for this week.


It was another busy weekend in our house but I did spend a few hours each evening to work on this Rosalie Quinlan stitchery. 


This is her National Breast Cancer Fundraiser Stitchery and it is a lot of fun to stitch.


I love the fact that there is no tracing as the pattern is screen printed onto the hanky linen as part of the pattern pack. 



Today I have a friend coming over to visit so I will be hand stitching these folded pieces of spotty loveliness and hopefully turning them into something pretty.


And I will be doing a little pattern writing too.

I am joining up with The Haby Goddess today in her Make Grow Thrift Monday.

Hugs - Fee X

13 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Must be the day for slow cookers as I have a yummy Chicken Currey slowly cooking away in mine :) Have a wonderful day xx

Margaret said...

Had to see who your friend was and as I guessed it was Jo, Friends make the world a happier place, something like that homely scent of good cooking . Enjoy life .

Lady Jane said...

I can smell those meatballs!!! Guess what I'm making tomorrow nite. You made me hungry for them, lol..

shez said...

lovely post Fee,enjoy your 2 weeks of R&R,take care.xx

Kelli said...

I love the smell of dinner in the slow cooker! Your projects look great, and can't wait to see what you do with the pedestal, and the scraps of dots. :o)
xo

By Hoki Quilts said...

enjoy your time hun, the stresses will just float away now you're on leave.
hugs xx

Tiff said...

What lovely embroidery! Those meatballs would go down very well here tonight! Yummy!

Allie said...

I love cooking in my slow cooker - everything smells so yummy and tastes so good! I can't wait to see what you're doing with all your projects. Your little quilt is darling!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

May you have a peaceful and relaxed two weeks off Fee, with lots of stitching and creative time. ♥

Jo in TAS said...

...and I made it home just in time!! It was a short visit but a sweet one!

Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

Wow Fee, how lovely that you get to spend your time off working on all these crafts and projects.
Hope you have a wonderful 2 weeks off.
Thank you for playing along this week and sharing what you're up to. x

Kelly Ingram said...

Mmm...meatballs - yum! Also, I love the stitchery that you are working on - such a gorgeous design. Enjoy your time off!

marina said...

looks like lots of yummy cooking happening at your place.
Great progress on your Rosalie quinlan stitchery. I have hit a wall with mine and was considering unpicking as I am unhappy with the colour cotton I chose.
Love your flower brooches.