Tuesday, September 13, 2016

About time for a blog post.....

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
Teresa xx


Fiona said...

Lots of lovely show and tell to see.... you are sewing some interesting goodies...

I am said...

Hi Teresa a lovely big post so much happening,i cant get over those loaded shakes,i put on weight just looking at them ,but by gee they look tempting,lol.
Love your new necklace and clutch purse,they are amazing.
Wow lucky special friend your tilda project looks gorgeous.
Oh i love what Jan sent to you ,that fabric is so cute and i love what you sent ,that fox luggage tag is so cute.
I hope your day is a good one my friend xx

Jude said...

Hi Teresa, I do not have a blog but enjoy looking at others craft blogs and seeing all the lovely inspiring work and enjoy seeing all your beautiful work on your blog and am very interested in the Eiffel Tower stitcheries you have shown, they are gorgeous and I would love to be able to make something for a friend's special birthday end of this year. Is the pattern still available if so could you send me the details, thank you, would very much appreciate that. Happy crafting, Jude

Susan said...

So much loveliness...so many calories??? Love the swap goodies

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow .... What a post......lots of lovely sewing .. And Yummo 💖💖💖

Teresa said...

Hi Jude. The pattern is called Paris Blooms and is from Petals and Patches. I love it and it's fun to stitch.

Jude said...

Hi Teresa, thank you so much for response and information, I will follow that up immediately, I see so many good ideas on your blog, very inspirational.
Thank you, Jude

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lots of lovely things to share Teresa. I am sure I gained weight just looking at your treats...I enjoyed catching up on your doings x

Chookyblue...... said...

when I come to brissy we are going out for one of those works of art you call a drink..........