Thursday, 25 September 2014

Catch up day

Phew….this week has gone by like a firestorm, hasn’t it?  I can’t believe it’s Thursday already……but, I must admit, I have had to work all three days this week so far, so really, this is my first day of catch up at home…and there’s so much to do!  (How on EARTH did I fit in full-time work before, I wonder?)

So here’s a quick rundown of what’s been happening here….

I sent off a parcel to Claire for her birthday this week……it was part of our Birthday Club swap and she was the lucky girl who I had to make a gift for and really ‘glam’ up her birthday, rather than just the normal fat quarter we sent each other…..

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Quite inconspicuous, and it really doesn’t give a clue as to the surprise inside…….fully charged with Claire’s favourite colours…..red and aqua…

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I really hope she likes it…..I just love a birthday, don’t you?

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Then I was the lucky one….I won a prize in the Patchwork & Quilting Celebrations…totally unexpected but very very happy…..it arrived on Tuesday and how surprised was I?

This HUGE box filled to the brim….

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I’ve got great plans!

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I received a couple of blocks in the Scrappy Bee Block challenge….

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…and I’ve even managed to make one myself…

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These blocks are soooo easy and quick to do and take very little fabric….good for using up the scrap pile, as each take only a strip, 16in x 2 1/2in fabric in 6 different colours.  NOICE!!!!The ‘recipe’ to make this block is HERE….a nice quick scrap buster! 

I have managed to keep up with these beauties

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Now, today will be spent sewing them up into a wall hanging….can’t wait to get behind ‘the boss’ again today!  It’s been too long!

xox Sugary Hugs :o)

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11 comments:

Edi said...

You have been very busy. All that goodness to share. I especially love your orange and pink block. Very pretty.

xoxo

Narelle said...

Great to have a catch up with all your lovely projects.
Congrats on that wonderful win too :)

Cheryll said...

Oh WOW...lucky you winning all those pretties. I bet you'll have FuN playing with them.
Wonderful scrap blocks too. :)

Lin said...

What goes around comes around. Lovely gift for Claire and congratulations on your win, how exciting. I think you have been very busy! xx

KERYN B said...

You have been very busy love the stitching..Good on you for your big win, enjoy your goodies.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Wow Wendy you have been a busy girl. Congratulations on your win can't wait to see what you're going to do with it all xx

Jo said...

Look at that win. The gift is lovely. You have been busy

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow! You have been busy. Great win! A lovely gift for Claire and all your stitching and sewing is lovely x

Barb said...

Wow!!!
Busy bee!!
Lovely stitcheries :)

Allie said...

Lucky Claire - and congrats to you on your great prize, Wendy!!! Love your scrap block and especially those stitcheries!!!

debbie said...

That was a great looking package, I bet it was fun to go through! Love your scrappy block too. The closest I've come to doing that pattern was Bargello years ago and it was fun to see the pattern emerge. xx debbie