Friday, 29 June 2012

reality

I’m just starting to get my head back in its space after my trip to the big smoke and get back to reality….or should I say, normality!!!!

So, to get back into my routine that I’ve been out of for faaaaar too long, I thought I’d do some blog-hopping (something I’ve been really bad at lately….where does that time monster hide???).

I visited my friend Allie and felt a faint tinge of deja-vu…

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….Allie has stitched up my ‘good things’ design for her brother……..I got such a buzz seeing it made up by someone else….and Allie did such a great job, don’t you think???   If you want to stitch it up too, you can find the design link on my sidebar.

It’s worth a visit…going over to Allies blog….she’s doing some amazing things….and it’s gorgeous on her side of the world at the moment!!!!!….and her Mum will give you a bit of a giggle too!!!!

I did make something….shock, horror……before I left for my little family visit!   My sister-in-law and I share adjoining birthdates…..not birth years, unfortunately…..she is a little bit younger than me (by about 10 years!!!), so I thought I’d whizz her up a little bag to trip around those trendy Gold Coast shops!

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It’s a lovely little design by Rosalie Quinlan called Petit Project Bag, that I bought on my trip to Charters Towers for their quilt show!  She loved it, and it got many comments from shop owners too……thanks Rosalie for a great design….loved by all!

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When I got home, I had lots of mail waiting for me….one of the lovely ones that didn’t have a window in the front of it contained this gorgeous pile of goodies…..

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This was from my lovely swap partner Carol in our monthly Fat Quarter Swap…the theme this month was PINK!!!……I love everything Carol sent me. Thank you soooo much Carol……and no, the Lindt chockies didn’t last very long!!!!!!

….and speaking of the Fat Quarter Swap, Cathy has a link to a Christmas in July Mug Rug Swap that looks like fun……wanna join me???    The link is here.  It’s an international swap so we can all join in!

I’ve just finished my first ‘official’ pattern writing, for a library bag that’s included in Jen’s Elefantz Home magazine for June….the kid’s edition….  here are some of the lovely designs you’ll find inside…

…mine is the spotty book bag down the bottom…..here’s a close up…

photos courtesy of Jenny Reynolds…www.elefantz.com

I just love Wilbur Worm’s googly eyes!!!!……If you’d like to see more, details are here on Jenny’s blog and you can even download a free copy of issue 1 to see if you like it!  (I’m sure you will….what’s not to like????)

Anyway….off to do the three ‘h’s’…..housework, housework, housework…..then hopefully some sewing!  Hopefully your weekend is full of self-indulgent stitching too!

Sugary hugs xox   :O)

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6 comments:

shez said...

lovely post Wendy i enjoyed my visit.xx

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Great post Wendy! thanks for promoting the Mug Rug Swap 15 takers already in less than 24 hours ;-)

Diane-crewe said...

dont spend too long on the dreded H !! Dont you just love the postmans visits xx

Joy said...

Oh wow your library bag is SO cute!! Love that bookworm :o). Clever you :D.
Hugs,
Joy xx

Michelle May said...

So many wonderful things in this post. I'm loving that bag!
Looking forward to seeing you in Jenny's magazine.
xx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

LOVE the RQ bag you made your SIL...no wonder she got comments.
:-)
Glad you are home. Missed you heaps.
Hugs
Jen
xxx