Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas is Coming and Fast!!

My Friends in Stitching group held a Christmas Ornament Swap and on Friday night we opened our goodies. I received from Dawnie and posted to Jan.
This is what Dawnie sent
Isn't it the cutest little stiched pocket! Thank-you Dawnie, I love them!!
Last week I posted off my parcel for Chookyblue's SSCS 2011, it's going to ......! I bet you thought I was going to tell you but it's a secret!
I'm also stitching for my Friends in Stitching Xmas Swap and it's a secret too.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Tag Book Swap

 Lilac Lane Livery is hosting a tag book swap. It is a shabby vintage cottage chic theme and you must make a tag book with at least 3 tags plus a package to store them in with a charm closure .  How about signing up?  The more the merrier.  You have until November 28 and post by 31st December. I've already started making mine, it's so much fun being creative and using my stash!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Welcome to Hagley Farm School!

Last weekend a bunch of us Tassie girls headed off for a bit of stitching R&R at Hagley Farm School. It also coincided with the Tasmanian Craft Fair at Deloraine. Unfortunately my batteries on my camera died so I can only show you a tour of the school farm. It's the perfect place to hold a retreat.
A warm welcome

 It's me here
Lovely School Grounds and View

Pond across the fence

Modern Architecture
Old Arcitecture

Modern Sculpture 
Vintage Sculpture

Gardens contained lots of beautiful flowers, including vivid coloured irisis

Farmyard Friends - Alpaca

Cows (The school has it's own dairy)

Cutest donkeys 
and Horses frolicking in the paddock.

Cathy, Leanne and Pauline were the other bloggers, the rest were all non-bloggers that stayed for the weekend, was lovely to catch up with them all again. We did a bit of stitching, Leanne even had a couple of finishes.
Some of us spent Saturday at the Tasmanina Craft Fair, it's a huge event and I'd recomment to any craft lover to visit. It was well run with free buses between venues and lots of entertainment. A must would be to take a bucket load of money!

Anyway it's be same place and same time again next year!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

More Buttons!

The tin of buttons I put together for the Button Floozies Swap has arrived at Mary's place.

This is the tin I decorated
and this is the inside, full of button loveliness!
Please visit Mary's blog to see more pics!