Sunday 25 April 2010

Who stole it????

........the time, that is!!!  I know I've been missing for a little bit (and haven't I noticed it!?), but I just looked at my calendar and discovered it's been  over a month since my last post!!!......I'm sure some nasty thief must have come and stolen some of that time away....I couldn't possibly have been gone THAT long!!!!!

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!!) 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 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'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)


Dawn said...

So glad your back Wendy...the table runner is so swell... Love it...your friend must have been wrapped.. what an inspiration you are....and yep I am salivating just with the sound of your dinner...enjoy...
Hugs Dawn x x x

Joy said...

Awww .... missed ya hon!!! Glad you're back :o).
Dinner sounds great .... any leftovers???? ;o)
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Fee said...

So nice to see you back sweetie - Sewing is most definetely stress relief !!
Hugs - Fee XX

Vicki ♥ said...

I missed you too Wendy and I am glad you are going ok. :) Love your table runner and the kingfisher is lovely too...I do love wildlife visiting :) Hugsss Vicki xoxoxox

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Glad you're back! The table runner looks great, the rose is beautiful and it sounds like you are eating at a restaurant! Lucky you!

Barb said...

I have missed you...glad you are back and love your little runner.

Narelle said...

Nice to see you back in blogland ... I've been a bit quiet myself this month.
I agree that stitching is a great stress reliever along with all the wonderful people in blogland!
Great looking runner and very pretty flower.
I'm off to raid the fridge for leftovers for dinner tonight ... but I'll be thinking of yours. :-)

Andrea said...

So glad to see you back with us Wendy, missed you. What an action packed post!, love the runner.
Dinner sounds divine.