I have lots to catch up on in blogging.... Tuesdays have been continuing with the girls and they are always fun days with lots of laughing, eating, sewing and catching up.... We take it in turns to bring morning tea and Norreen brought this pavlova beauty a few weeks ago.
The same Tuesday I finished another Lucy Boston block and
worked on a little Tilda stitchery.
I've also been working on a project for the By Hoki quilt group challenge... which is "Cats".
Happy mail recently included this gorgeous necklace, with 'wish' charm and tiny seed inside a glass dome.
The Tilda stitchery has been finished and I played around with some Tilda fabrics, lace and buttons to make a gift for someone special.
My youngest son has been working at our local school as a primary school teacher as part of his Uni studies. He's enjoying every second and I couldn't be prouder or happier. We celebrated his first day with a trip to a new Cafe, "Mondaze", in town that specialises in Loaded Shakes.... My masterpiece was caramel, with chocolate and pretzels and a donut (and loads of cream!)
I have made a start on some Christmas decorations. I loved the idea of playing with patterned wool felt, vintage lace and buttons. These little vintage mittens were the result.
I have to admit that after uploading the first loaded shake I had with Jack on social media, I was forced to go again with my girlfriend Selina (this time was a chocolate, mint creation)......
And then the Tuesday girls forced me again for a third trip..... Back to the caramel!!!!
Love this photo of my eldest, James, and Tegan who are dressed to the nines for a Peaky Blinders party. They look so cool.
My niece celebrated her 21st and had the most wonderful photo taken with her sister and brothers and I just love it. They all look so happy in this pic.
So I've almost caught up to date with todays stitching....I am enjoying working on these gorgeous Eiffel Tower stitcheries. Two are for a table runner, and there is a third, but I haven't decided what to do with the single one.... yet.
Today was another great day for happy mail. I have been following Jennie from A Little Vintage for ages. She makes the most amazing brooches, bags, dolls, jewellery...you name it. I am now the proud owner of one of her works of art... well two actually. I bought this gorgeous clutch bag with Frida Kahlo on it. The detail is incredible.. Inside was a lovely surprise... one of Jennie's fabric embroidered cactus brooches... I was thrilled to bits.
Today was also opening day for our No Fuss Swappers latest swap "Road Trip". My partner Jan (Little Red Hen blog) sent to me and I love what she made and sent. The laundry bag is fantastic... so big and will be so handy. There was also a gorgeous french heart tag to put on my suitcase and it's already on my bag ready for the next trip. The fat quarter is gorgeous and two bags of treats which won't last long for sure. Thank you so much Jan... everything is perfect.
This is the laundry bag I made, luggage tag, fat quarter and treats I sent to my partner. Hope she likes them. Have a great week