Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bits and Pieces for FNSI

Last night I settled in for a bit of stitching with other bloggy friends over at Wendys from Sugarlane Quilts. Nice to know you are stitching along with others from all over.
My efforts were bitsy. I sewed the binding down on this little cot blankie panel for my new great nephew...who won't need it if I don’t hurry.
 I also whizzed up a couple of burp towels to go with it. So finally his giftie is ready for wrapping....just loved those little leggings and pullover too.
I then wanted to make sure the next Blessings block was under way so some prep work done for the next circle.
I finally finished off with my little furry girl Beatrix. Her little face was starting to come to life in the hoop the night before.
I stayed up quite late stitching (sleeping isn't my friend these days ) and got a good bit done. I think she is very sweet.
Well we all think our children are the best.....my make believe ones are too lol!
Thank you  Wendy for having us at your place again. Also Happy birthday month xx
I am off to the shops as yesterday I managed to loose a bag with lovely cards, gift wrap papers, ribbons and other doings for a little party....quite a haul for someone! Don't even know where I  lost them. I tell you this aging caper is not for the faint hearted!
Enjoy your day,
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Getting out of Town

Today is Mr. R's birthday and he decided he just wanted to high tail it out of the city. So we headed south to one of our favourite haunts. Brunswick Heads.
We settled in for lunch. We are so bad at selfies...

A little drinkie....
Delicious food...
Birthday's require a little cake too.
A nice wander along the river helped walk off our lunch....so peaceful!
On the journey home we took a little detour to Cabarita beach...many memories from our youth lol! It is such a pretty spot and I had to snap a few piccies.
Beautiful beach!
Bit of creative photography lol!
I may not like their footy team but I  do love NSW northern coastline.
Such a nice day and a perfect "city slicker " mini escape.
Happy birthday to my beloved.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ACTUALLY Up to Date!

I am enjoying it! Yay! I guess it helped that Splendid Sampler  blocks 25 and 26 were right up my street as they say...
Block 25 - Pretty Dresden
Block 26 - a very cute sewing machine
I so wanted a black one but nothing in the stash looked ok. However I was happy with my choices in the end.
Attention lovely Bear folks: I'm about to do a little tracing out for my new Bear project. Backgrounds are cut and threads being chosen....
I know I say it about all my Bear people but I loved it when these cuties emerged from my pencil and I have been looking forward to stitching them. I am not in a rush to get them done and plan to enjoy seeing them come to life.
Mr. R. is cooking tonight.....our favourite Chinese food. So lightbox here I come.
Enjoy your evening,
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nearly Caught Up!

Catching up seems to be my new blog mantra! One thing working on all these teeny blocks has made me appreciate is how lovely it is to work on "bigger" Blessings blocks. I now have 4 completed...
and almost number 5!
Did I mention that I love this quilt!
Block 25 in Splendid Sampler was designed by Anne Sutton. I really enjoyed it.....so cute!
Block 26 is ready to go now..
May block for
was "evergreen with a hint of brown". I chose the more sage greens that are in our bush rather than the bright evergreen colourway. So May's Dresden Plate is done.
Another little Dresden plate awaits me...so happy stitching all.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A New Week.

I hope you enjoyed a little spoiling on Mother's day if it was your special day.
I had lovely messages, hugs and a little spoiling. My Daughter is a lovely cook and yummy desserts and cakes, a speciality. So we set the table with our pretty things..
And really enjoyed the delicious lime cheescake she made....ohhh! So lovely!
Pretty gerbera to plant, chocolates and a donation to the art fund added to my spoiling.
Speaking of art, my latest project, a sweet little blue faced honeyeater in the grevillea is finished.
For some reason I enjoy drawing grevillea....I do love them....especially as they attract the birds. I seem to be stuck in a little bird phase at the moment!
Sewing wise I stitched the bonus pretty little hat block for Splendid Sampler.
 Very pleased that the new block is applique. ...woohoo!
  Enjoy your evening.
  Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sewing! Sewing!

After some family obligations I spent the rest of the day catching up on my Splendid Sampler blocks....I had 3 to do.
The dreaded paper pieced block is done.....turned out a lot smaller but I am not redoing it...a border maybe in order!
It looks so pretty :(
I  really enjoyed this block...
And last but not least...
Nice to be caught up even if only for a day lol! I decided I liked the bonus block but it will be my "Cup Day" block rather than Derby day! So it's all ready for stitching.
I would like to wish all the wonderful Mums and awesome women who mother others children out there a very "Happy  Mother's Day" tomorrow.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Drive in the Country ...

Yesterday I drove out to a little country town, Gatton  about 1 1/2 hours from home to meet Fiona from BubzRugz. You see it's about halfway for us both.
Another friend Robyn just happened to be close by too....so she joined us too! It was lovely!
We met at the Lockyer Valley Cultural centre.
We had a very nice coffee and lunch at the Staging Post Cafe.
It overlooked a large lake with lots of birdlife.
We visted their Art Gallery and interesting cultural installations.....Fiona checking out the Lockyer Legends.
As usual time just flew by all too quickly.....time with good friends always does. Could have been all that intense conversation lol!
Fiona handed over to me a special parcel. Part of the catch up reason but she and I never need an excuse to spend time together lol! It features her extraordinary talent....can only show you a teeny tease......I am all set with my binding now though!
Oh it is gorgeous!  I  am thrilled out off my little sandals! Sorry but you will have to wait a wee while for a full reveal..... I know such a meanie!
We thought perhaps next time we visit here we might take a picnic, easy chairs and a spot of stitching down by the lake ....not to mention my camera for the beautiful birdlife.
Definitely a "diamond" day! Thank you girls!
I must away...the larder must be filled! Then it's home to work on Splendid Sampler blocks and Blessings. Number 5 Blessings block is now under the needle.
See I am trying to be good before I launch into the new projects.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx