Thursday, 19 January 2012

Let's Get Stitched in Tassie

My dear friend Fee has organised a retreat to be held in Tassie in March for bloggers and others to join us for some stitching, relaxing and shopping. Booking forms are now available so click on the image below to take you to the website with all the details!
We hope to see some of you there!

Friday, 13 January 2012

No More Procrastinating

Well today was the last day of my annual leave (sob, sob) I still have the weekend though but that'll go in the blink of an eye.
I chose today to buckle down and put my Gardener's Journal top together

I had joined in with Chookyblue's Stitchalong back in 2010 and I procrastinated so much about this quilt that I didn't finish it on time, so here we are in 2012 and I'm just finishing the top. I'll get myself some wadding and finish it this year, really I will!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Crafting Mojo

Yesterday I had the pleasure of Fee's youngest daughter for company. We had our crafting mojo happening and made altered tags, canvas art and even managed a few scrapbook pages. Here's the tags I made...

Thanks for the company Miss A, I enjoyed being creative with you. I'm sure Fee will show some of Miss A's work on her blog.

Talking about the lovely Fee, here's the xmas pressie she made for me
The chocolates vanished quickly and the pretty doily now sits proudly on my bedside table. The thread will come in handy on a future project and the babushka pencil case holds my treasured pens. Thank-you Fee!!

Only a few more days left of my annual leave, the new craft room is coming along slowly, took us three days to strip the wallpaper and the walls need replastering now. I've managed to read 3 books during the holidays, have done a little stitching but the next few days I plan to do more so I better get to it!
Catcha Later!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Friends In Stitching

You'll sometimes see in my blogposts as acronym FIS, it refers to an online stitching group "Friends in Stitching" that I belong to. It's a lovely bunch of likeminded stitchers who all do beautiful work and are the most lovely group of ladies. We held the annual Christmas Advent Swap where we count down the last 5 days to Christmas. I made pressies for De and chose a lovely sewing set called "Inspired to Stitch" designed by my friend Helen of Hugs 'N Kisses

You can see the other gifts I sent on De's blog.

I recieved pressies from Kylie, a beautiful table runner and cushion all these other goodies (the tray is my own).
I was really excited to receive a very cute Tilda ordnament!

Thank-you Kylie and to all my Friends In Stitching, I look forward to another fun filled year!

Monday, 2 January 2012


The last swap I participated in for 2011 was a Tag Book Swap hosted by Jean of Lilac Lane Livery. A bit of altered art is a fun distraction from stitching and helps to get those creatice juices flowing. My partner was Donna of Red Apple Junction, here's the gorgeous package she made for me including a bundle of buttons and other great pieces.
Oops the photo doesn't show the sweet charm closure on the bag, must get a photo!

The tags are all so very pretty! Thank-you so much Donna, they're now on display in my craft room.
(I'll have to get myself one of those crackle stamps, makes a fabulous background)

Here's the package I put together for Donna

Lots of fun putting these together!

Just one more post on swaps received, I'll do that tomorrow night.
Tomorrow I'm off to do a bit of stitching and catching up with these lovely Ladies, Fee and Helen.