Well, I have missed you all, having quite a few things going on here, particularly work obligations that are taking up ALL of my time, with very little left to scratch let alone stitch and a computer that didn't like to work (extemes!!)....so it has been pretty barren here on the crafty scene.
But my dear lovely bloggy friends didn't forget me and emailed me to check that all was ok. It gave me the push I needed to get my priorities in order and get back into my blogging.....I have felt a little mmaaaahhhh, and couldn't put my finger on it but when I sat back and put some thought into it, I realised there is so much stress release in stitching, sewing and blogging.........and I'd been missing all three! Aaaah, I'm so glad I'm back! I've been popping onto a few blogs to see what you are all up to...just sneaking in to catch up, and boy oh boy...have I got a lot to catch up on......what can happen in a month!!!!!! I must add that blogland is the most wonderful place, full of the most wonderful, caring people......I love youse all !!!!!
I didn't NOT do any sewing this month.....I squeezed in two things, but only remembered to take a photo of one!!! Here 'tis:
Can you see my dove orchids flowering???....yes, it did rain soon after!
This was a birthday gift for a non-bloggy friend of mine. I used a Moda charm squares block and threw in two extra squares from my stash as there just wasn't quite enough! She said she loved it so much it had prompted her to get back into her stitching which she hasn't done for years.....now that's some compliment!!!
The other item I made was a small wall hanging which I made for a friend who was having a Relay for Life Cancer fundraiser. I was in such a hurry to get it to her that I forgot to take a photo of it (silly me!!) She did say she'd take a photo for me but she hasn't sent it to me yet so I can't show you......sorry!!!!
I had a lovely visit the other week as I looked out my window.........
isn't he beautiful?? This kingfisher stayed just long enough for me to take a photo of him and then flew away.....he must have known.....what a profile!!!!!
And I just have to end with a lovely gift one of our friends from Bowen grew for me from a cutting.....
.....isn't she clever????? It flowered soon after it arrived and is still doing very well.
Well, must prepare the rest of the roast chicken dinner we're making to share with some friends.......wish we had smell-o-puter.......you'd be salivating!!!!......smells yuuuuuuuummmy!
Hubby's made his bewdiful oxtail pasta sauce for spaghetti to accompany our meal, garlic bread and we're going to finish it off with a choice of chocolate bavarian or fruit salad, followed by a cheese platter! Oooooooo, I can already feel the bursting seams!!!!!
Great big sugary hugs......(got a lot to catch up on!!)
XX Wendy :O)