Monday, 14 August 2017

FNSI signups for August

Can you believe it's that time again?  FNSI rolls up so quickly, every time I go to post about it, I find I haven't really posted about anything else!  Time to rectify that!
Sign ups are below, so link in with your blog details and join me and fellow stitchers (of every kind) craft up a storm this Friday night.
Meantime, here's some of what's been going on at my place.....
coffee outings with my dear Dad-in-law -
organising a quilt cabinet, newly acquired from the local charity store.....
catching up for lunch with Vickie from Humpty Doo on her way home from Mackay with Dianne....
(wouldn't it be lovely if we could all meet up like this each week????)
Giving Ralph a much needed haircut now this warm weather is heating up.....
playing with blocks....
enjoying nature all around us....
and doing a darn good cleanup of my sewing room!
I'm off to work, but in the meantime, don't forget to sign up below....can't wait to stitch with you!

xox Sugary hugs :o)

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Christmas in July and OPAM

A big sugary hug to the wonderful Cheryll for hosting the Christmas in July swap this year.

I had such fun making my gifts and just as much fun opening the ones I received.  Here are the gifts I sent to Kaye

I forgot to take a photo of the finished mug rug but this gives you an idea, and a big hearty Christmas mug was included!
A Santa pouch was filled with Christmas goodies (and some sewing ones too!). 

I hope Kaye likes her gifts.   My swap sender was Illene.  We've been friends for quite a while so it was a lovely surprise to receive her parcel in the mail.  I was good and didn't open them till the 31st July (even later than we were meant to!)   Here are the lovely gifts I received from her -
a handstitched gift sweet!

This gorgeous little hexi basket was filled to the brim with chocolate santas.....nom nom nom! and had the prettiest glass brooch inside too.

I love this makes me happy just looking at it.  It will be going up on the front door this Christmas that's for sure!
Can't wait to add some Christmas patterns in here..... it will certainly make it easy to find something to make for swaps in the future. 
Thank you Illene, I love EVERYTHING! You really did spoil me. You are one of Santa's  top clever little helpers, that's for sure.  
I was light on with OPAM finishes for July but I did manage Santa Pouch above and this gorgeous vintage cushion cover.....

I've yet to get the cushion 'inner' to put in it but the floral border is the flange and the purple inner border is the edge of the cushion.  You can see it in the next photo...
I did have a cushion insert but it was far too big.  I'm taking hubby up to Townsville for an ultrasound on Thursday, on his calf, ankle and heel.....he has a suspected tear in his achilles tendon - we really are a clumsy couple!  While we're there, I might pop in to Spotlight and see if I can pick one up there.
Thanks to Peg and Kris for all their hard work with OPAM.  It really is a good motivator.

xox Sugary hugs :o)