Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
About time I show you the lovely goodies Valerie gave me. This gorgeous egg cupboard which is stylishly holding my fabrics at the moment was handmade by Valerie and her lovely hubby.
and a tea light holder that her hubby made from a wine barrel stave, I guess they come across a few of these in the Barossa Valley
Valerie is a very talented lady, she also does beautiful folk art, scrapbooking and is mother to three beautiful children. We met in High School and after over 15 years out of contact we found still have a strong bond. Maybe it was all those long hikes we did in Army Cadets where we got to share many laughs together that has made our friendship so strong, not too mention I think we're kindred spirits. Love you Valerie and I hope to visit next July!
Sunday, 25 October 2009
(This picture was bloglifted from Cathy's blog as I'm cameraless at the moment.)
The fabrics are gorgeous and her needlework is perfect. She kept her secret very well! Thank-you so much Cathy, I was very lucky to have you as my angel, I always love your work!
I promise next post I'll show you the goodies Valerie gave me for belated birthday and xmas but I couldn't wait until then I had to open them in front of her!
Sunday, 18 October 2009
and gorgeous reproduction fabrcis,
It's been hard to resist spending big, I have bought a few pieces of fabric.
Playing shopkeeper has been an experience, it's a world away from my normal day job but I've really enjoyed it and I'm so pleased the girls felt comfortable with me looking after their baby.
So that's a small glimpse of the shop, so if ever you're in Hobart pop in and say hello and if not you can always shop online.
Monday, 12 October 2009
flew over from South Australia especially to keep me company and geez we stitched up a storm!
I also had a suprise call from Sandy from Embroideroo which was lovely, always nice to chat in real life and I also got some mail, so definitely more posts coming.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
I was so lucky to win Elefantz's 500 followers giveaway and I received Tilda's Sew Christmas Homestyle, it's a gorgeous book and I could drool over the pictures for hours!
An update on my DS, he's almost 100% better and back at school.
I'm also about to take time off from my regular day job and you'll find me here for the next two and a bit weeks looking after the shop while Leonie and Deirdre trek off to Houston, Lucky Gals! So if I can help with anything just give me a call! I'm looking forward to getting to know all the fabric, inch x inch. Hubby thinks I'm nuts taking holidays to do this but only another stitcher would understand, so I guess you're all a wee bit envious!