Friday, July 29, 2011

Bee Blocks

Hi all,

Wow, where has this month gone?

We have been struggling with sickness in our house. TP bought home a flu bug from school, which of course got us all and gave me a bad chest infection. We are slowly mending now so hopefully things can get back to normal soon.

I have managed to get a couple of bee blocks done, first is Munaiba’s block for June. The tutorial is here.

Next is Kate’s block for July. The tutorial is here.

I have been slowly progressing with the blue and cream quilt, I have made about 100 of the 210 broken dish blocks. I will take some pictures soon to show the progress.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Mug Rug Adventure Swap and Other Incoming Goodness!

Hi all,

Today has been a fantastic mail! I had 3 great little parcels all arrive together, I found them partying in my letter box!


This is the mug rug I received from Uberstitch! It is so cool, thank you Pam!

And there are a couple of pieces of really nice fabric included in my present!

I don’t think I have shown you a front picture of the mug rug I made….


And with the coffee cozy I threw in for my partner…

On to the other goodies! I won a giveaway over at Wendi’s blog….

This is the cutest little mini charm pack! And now I have some Little Apples!

I won a $20 gift voucher from the Haby Goddess and these are the goodies I picked off the website – a button making kit, some binding with crocheted edge and ‘camp out’ stitchery pattern, the Extra Curricular mag was thrown in for free – how good is that!

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PS. If you live in Brissie and want a nice romantic night out I highly recommend the restaurant we went to on Friday night! It was so beautiful with our table next to the open fire place and the food was superb! What’s it called you ask….Birches at Mt Mee!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Holiday fun!

Hi all,

Let me tell you these school holidays did not start out fun. Every time we tried to do something it would rain. We tried to go to the beach – it rained. We tried to go to the mountains for a picnic – it rained. I gave up on the outdoors and thought mum and I would try taking the boys to the movies. Everyone does it so why not us….we will not be doing it again for a long time. They actually did not enjoy it, I think the movie ‘Cars 2’ lost them a bit and they are the ultimate outdoors boys who can’t sit still for even half an hour.

This 2nd week of the holidays has been better, we have had a play day with friends and rides at beach.

This is at Bribie Island, we rode across the island to the surf side were the boys had a play.
And picked flowers for mummy!

Then we went back to the calm side of the island for fish and chips for lunch. It was a beautiful day!

The only crafty thing I have been up to is finishing off the 800 odd half square triangle units for the blue and cream quilt. I think I should give it a proper name!

Can you see the little mountain of ears I have been trimming off? And there is still quite a lot waiting to get to this stage!

And Hubby and I are having a “date” tonight! The first night out without the kids for years! Yay!

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