Tuesday, February 26, 2013

An injury means some stitching time

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Around 18 months ago I dropped a can on my toe and sliced a piece of bone off the top…..  It fused itself to the side of my toe and healed ok without any surgical intervention  which was optional at the time…..

Last weekend I tripped over Toby and stubbed it.  To say that it hurt is an understatement it was swollen, very inflamed and very injured.  Under doctors orders I spent a week with it elevated which enabled me to get some hand stitching completed. 

There is a bright side to everything isn’t there?

My 44” wide wall hanging is finished and hanging on the wall – I took some pics of the frugal quilt hanger I made last weekend which I will blog about over the next few days if you are interested.

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I managed to do some work on “Angel Story” again.  I would really love to get this one finished this year. This one is Becky Bookworm.

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And Dimity the Dreamer.

I have prepped 4 more blocks because I go into hospital today for day surgery on my injured toe and I have to be off my foot for 10 whole days.  That is some serious stitching time and I would love to be on the down hill slide of these blocks by the end of it.  Here’s hoping I am in a stitching mood.

Hugs,

Fee x

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The start to a lovely weekend

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I don’t often enter blog competitions but recently watched a video on Kathy Schmitz’s blog of how she designs her fabric – It was just gorgeous watching the drawings become paintings which then become fabric.  I couldn’t help but leave a comment and I won this sweet little 2 1/2” charm pack of her new range “Round Robin”.  Kathy also sent me some adorable little gift cards featuring 2 of my favourite things – A Kitty Cat and quilts.  Thanks so much Kathy !

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It seems like ages since I have been treasure hunting so on my way home from work yesterday I decided to stop in at one of my favourite thrift stores and found this gorgeous work of art.  Someone has spent many hours on this beauty.  I was more than happy to pay the $1 to make it mine.  I think I will paint the frame white and hang it in my bathroom which is currently undergoing a mini makeover.

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Last night we took Miss Amy and 4 of her friends bowling and out for some dinner for her birthday.  Whilst they were bowling hubby and I made a quick trip to the hardware store for some tile paint – That is another story for another day.

I passed these Sweet Williams on our way into the store and just couldn’t resist buying some for the pots at the front door.  They always remind me of my grandma who adored them so now I have some planted and I will think of her every time I see them.

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This gorgeous bundle of fabric arrived in the mail this week

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Along with this pattern.  I fell in love with it when I ordered it and now that I have it here I love it even more.  Hubby and I wanted matching quilts for our recliners and I have been looking around for the perfect quilt so now I think I have found it.  I have ordered a second kit so that we each have one.

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I have cut it all out and have started the process of putting it all together

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It is going to take awhile but I am hoping to have the first quilt top finished before the second kit arrives – I wonder how I’ll go?

This year of crafting and sewing is all about gift giving and items for my home.  I have lots of projects in mind for different rooms of our house.  Next up will be a sweet little bathroom mat from scraps.

Hugs,

Fee xxx

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Getting back to normal

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The busy time at work is now over after 4 months of long days and little time off.  I am looking forward to catching up with you all and getting some sewing done as well as spending some time in the garden whilst the days are still nice.

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Before we know it Autumn will be upon us and the sunny days will begin to turn cold.  Working in the industry that I do the warmer months are the busiest months so I never get to spend much time lazing around in the sunshine but this weekend I am making no plans whatsoever and will be doing whatever my heart desires.

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Relaxing will definitely be on the agenda.  I am dreaming of a laze around on the settee in the sunshine in our breeze through with a good book on my lap and a nice chilled glass of wine beside me.   Hmmmm  hurry up Saturday !

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What about you – What is  ultimate relaxation to you?

Hugs – Fee x