Wednesday 29 December 2010

A Flirty Finish and SSCS surprises


Wow!!! didn’t Christmas bring a flurry of activity???

We weren’t sure whether to head for the hills, bring out the sandbags or start up the boat motor but luckily, none of the above were needed when Cyclone Tasha decided to make her appearance on Christmas morn, 400kms north of here!  We’ve had rain ever since, which did put a bit of a dampener on our Christmas plans… brother couldn’t get here to celebrate with us however, he didn’t get stuck on the roads either, which was good news!

So….what does a girl do when she’s housebound over the Christmas break??????

Yep…you guessed it……QUILT!!!!!

And here’s what I finished….My Flirting with Flowers, just in time for the last OPAM for 2010…


Not the best photo….due to the cloudy, overcast weather but here’s some close ups…




and, seeing I had time to ‘play’, I figured out how to use my new machine and created my label for the back too!


I was tickled…!!!!!

My SSCS parcel arrived in plenty of time….which I can’t say for my poor partner!  I sent my parcel in November and it still hasn’t arrived yet…….needless to say, it is going to Portugal where there have been storms and we’ve had the weather problems here, so hopefully it has just been delayed and it will be a welcome ‘bring in the New Year’ gift instead??!!!!   Fingers Crossed!!!!   So I can’t show you what I’ve made, but I can show you what I received…..

It didn’t take me long to rip this wrapping off to reveal…


these beautiful gifties from Kornelia


look at the detail and her beautiful stitching..


such perfect piecing…..look at those points!


and there was some yummy chocolate…what every girl needs to get her through the quilty process!!!!……And notice…….Ferrero Rocher’s overseas have 4…..yes FOUR in each pack, not 3 like here in Australia!!!!!!  How rude!!!!! LOL  Maybe they think we don’t need it as much!  So thank you from the bottom of my quilty heart Kornelia….I truly Luuuuurv your surprises!    And again, a huge thank you to Chookyblue for all the hard work she has put into making the SSCS happen this year!


And what’s next on the agenda???

I’ve started a new BOM for 2011 which I’ve linked on my sidebar if you’d like to check it out.  It’s called Snow Hearts….written in German but thank goodness for Translator as you can pretty much interpret it…..(I knew I should have taken German at school!!!!!LOL)

I finished the first block yesterday….





Cottage Garden threads…..mmmmmmmm!

What have you been stitching on your holidays????

Big sugary hugs and may your bobbins be full in 2011

XXX Wendy 8O)

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Dawn said...

Woo Hoo for you... it looks fabulous and well done... shame about the rain dear friend... but worth it to sit and sew... wishing you the best New Years 2011 and I am writing my list?... its so long
Hugs Dawn x x x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your BOM looks fantastic.....great gifts, love the runner...and I just love Cottage Garden your new have had some wild weather...

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh Wow Wendy....yOUr Flirting With Flowers has turned out so lovely :) I love your label clever are you!! Lots of goodies too and the new BOM looks so pretty. Lucky for me my MIL is German...might have to do that one too. Hugs Vicki xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

yes when to wet sew........lucky your brother didn't get caught........lots did.......

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Wendy sweets! :-)

I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas regardless of the weather! I love your gifties, truly scrumptious - in more ways than one!!! he he...
Wow - your F-with-Flowers BOM has turned out beautifully! Love the label too - that would have tickled me, too!
Hugs sweetness!
Vikki xoxoxoxo :-)

Narelle said...

Flirting with Flowers is beautiful...well done!
Your new BOM looks lovely.
Glad you didn't have too much trouble with that cyclone.

Maria said...

Wendy I just popped over from Dawn's blog to sign up to your UFO challenge.I must be too early. LOL
Love your finishes. WOW! finished your first Redwork block already.
You received some beautiful gifts from SSCS.

Chookyblue...... said...

me again.........I missed the SSCS presents.......I was worried about your brother travelling....
gorgeous runner by Kornelia...........thanks for being part of the SSCS 2010 and I am sure your parcel will arrive in time............