Tuesday, April 15, 2014

From E. Bunny????

Well I always suspected that anyone who was lucky enough to have long velvet ears, a soft powder puff tail and a twitchy nose and whiskers was bound to be a generous soul! Yesterday I received a very mysterious package in the mail.....no return address....only this...
Inside was a little cache of delicious Easter eggs and the most beautiful spray of flowers made from very artfully folded fabrics and paper...
As yesterday was an extremely stressful day, this joyful act of kindness was such a blessing. Definitely made me smile! So big hugs and thank you "E. Bunny" bless your little cottontail...whoever you are xxx
We have some good news with regards to our granddaughter Erin. Her brain activity has normalized and she can be slowly weaned off the drugs she has been on. Her MRI showed that she has an asymmetrical brain and because of her age and the fact it is still growing and developing we don't know what or if this is significant.
Nothing sinister was found for which we are extremely grateful. But the why??? is still unknown.We just have to hope and pray the seizures don't return. It is very much a wait and see affair now.
Thank you to all of my dear friends out there who have shown me such love, concern and support during this very worrying time.

Yesterday I had a little visitor while his Mum and Dad were at the hospital....Lego Master Builder extraordinaire Lachie!! He built his helicopter all by himself...cool job!
So while Lachie was busy building I started sewing my hexies together.
Shame you don't get to see much of the cute fabric.
Ok that is it from me. I have to dash to the post office to get this parcel away....
Wonder where it is off to FHFS people?????
I wish you a joyful day.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I Have Made it Back AGAIN!

Good Morning! Well we have lift off....slow but I am not complaining better to be here than not.... technology is so wonderful when it works. That is all I shall say on the matter.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I also hope all my FNQ friends are safe and have not fared to badly in the wild weather dished out by Cyclone Ita. Bit of a wild girl was Ita!
I don't have a lot to show you as a lot of time as been spent running hither and yon with my computer. I have fancied however making some more Framed Hexies. I had been doing some little stitcheries for them and was all set to go. I do love them.

Last night I cut out the backings and managed to complete one Hexie.
I think I feel a little table centre coming on. I know it is far too early for Christmas stitching but hey...it makes me feel happy.
I know I am probably boring you to tears with my Cooktown Orchid photos but I just find them so delightful. They are giving a very nice show this year.
My darker one(a cutting gifted from my lovely friend Kay) just gave me a little tease last year of what was to come. Look at her this year....

The paler one (from my Grandmother) is very delicate looking.

Ahh! Mother Nature does show us her beautiful creative side when flowers bloom.
That's it from me folks,
Remember to embrace your own special kind of beautiful! Unique creation that you are.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hi nice blogging friends. Just a few words to let you know that I am still having computer issues and you know how frustrating that can be. Hopefully it will not be too long before I can do a decent post for you all.....so until then I guess I will just have to keep on stitching.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Portobello Friendship Quilt And A New Blogger

Do you remember me working on this..
Well Portobello Friendship ended up in here..
The latest issue of Country Threads magazine. I really loved making this quilt. From beginning to end and I think that the fact that I had some of my lovely friend Fiona's (BubzRugz) fabric generously gifted to me in it has made it even more special. Fiona came to my aid when I could not source anymore of this range anywhere (of course I saw it everywhere after it was made) which really helped me complete it as I had imagined it. So if you want to make it too, now you can.
I have been diligently working on my next swap item for my Friend's stitching group...but just a sneaky because you don't know who's lurking!!!
I have also been enjoying my redwork. I find it very therapeutic. It is like drawing with thread instead of a pencil.
Now I was really excited to hear that my very talented friend Tracey White (nee Bormann) has after all these years of saying she was going to......has finally got her blog up and running. Tracey is a beautiful artist and is 100% responsible for throwing me into the arena of having my work published. Boy what a wonderful journey it has been so far. Tracey's blog is called Rose Petals Past  and if you click on the name it will take you there. She is currently working on mixed media work but she also has an etsy shop you can check out as well. Many of you who have visited the craft shows at Mt Tambourine would have seen Tracey's lovely work. Lots of upcycled vintage items beautifully given a new purpose.We just have to hope we can pull her away from her canvases and brushes so she remembers to do some posts..lol!

Lastly thank you everyone for all your Prayers and kind thoughts for Erin. She underwent a series of tests yesterday...not very pleasant for her. Now we have the hard job of waiting for the results and possible outcomes for her. Extremely hard on her Mum and Dad as you can imagine.
We are holding positivity uppermost in our minds and hearts for her.
I wish you a wonderful day,
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Saturday, April 5, 2014

FNWF

Last night it was again time for...

I had a very quiet evening watching the Broncos get beaten :( So I indulged myself with a cuppa and just "one" Tim Tam. You see I have been trying very hard to be a bit healthier so They are now a rare treat.
I was pleased with my stitching. I finished my last little redwork stitchery.
And I prepared another Lucy Boston block.
I really like this one...but then again I really like them all!
Thanks to our lovely hostess Cheryll for gathering us all together. I hope everyone enjoyed their stitching.
I am going visiting after I finish some chores.
I just wanted to share the lovely page on my Diane Phalen calender for April.
It's called A Quilted View. Isn't it pretty!
That's it from me folks. I wish you a lovely weekend.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This and That

Good Morning all. I have at last finished my "bright" Dresden Plate project...but only a little sneaky for you.
I do hope it's new owner will like it!!!!
I have a little bit of new redwork in my hoop which I am enjoying stitching.
Now whilst I was doing my Domestic Goddess duties lately and flitting here and there amongst my china( I know hard to imagine) it occurred to me that I would like to share these two sweet little dishes that followed me home from my holidays last year. The first has the most gorgeous little "Posy" shop on it.

And the other a pretty Colclough Floral sweets dish. Colclough is a favourite of mine.
I picked up both dishes at the Collectibles shed at the Bendigo Pottery and they were a bargain. Ahh! Don't you just love old china???
On the weekend I took this book I was reading by Tony Parsons away with me.
I am a real lover of dogs and any story that combines the relationship between dog and human...particularly working dogs has me hooked. This is a beautiful book. An Aussie tale about family, life on the land and the breeding and love of Kelpies....I loved every page. I have read all Tony Parson's books and loved them all.
Well as I said this post was a bit of This and That.
A heartfelt request please?
I wonder if I could prevail upon all of my lovely blogging friends and Yoga sisters out there to send Reiki, healing, prayers and love to my youngest Granddaughter Erin who is facing a huge health issue and whom we are extremely concerned about.

Many Thanks,
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Back To Reality and Giveaway Winner

Well after being cossetted away up on a misty mountain for the weekend it has been very hard to come back to reality but come back we must.
I had a great weekend with a great group of like minded women. The Yoga sessions conducted by my 3 very special Yoga sisters pictured here with me, Janeen, Helen and Dawn were wonderful.
The theme of the weekend was "Ahimsa" (non violence to self and others) and "Self study and Self awareness" including nourishing oneself. Mind, body and spirit.
Janeen who is a beautiful artist, art teacher as well as a yoga instructor conducted two fantastic workshops....one on 'creative journaling' (my new pretty journal) Did you know that all you beautiful bloggers out there are the best journalers especially if you get them printed.

and the other a watercolour, pen and ink art class. We were asked to include several elements in our piece....our version of the The Tree of Life, Our Favourite Yoga Pose, a Mandala and the Paisley Motif.
No pencils could be used. You had to draw your design in permanent pen...eek! Very hard for the Eraser Queen here. But once I got over my terror and adapted my oops! into the design I just loved it. There were some wonderful pieces created. In case you wondered my favourite Asana is Pigeon Pose!
Want a little peek at mine???
I had such a good time I am going to play with these techniques some more in the future.
Just down the path from my room was the meditation room...
and with all manner of bird calls including the beautiful Whip Bird to keep us company and these beautiful grounds to wander around in...
it was serenity in the extreme. So huge hugs and gratitude to Janeen for being the creator of such a fabulous retreat xxx
"Giveaway Winner"
Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway and as I said before I had many No Reply Bloggers but I did include you all in the draw...OK Drum Roll Please!!!! the winner is .....From across the ditch in NZ
JULIE FROM A THREADBEAR LIFE!! Congratulations Julie! Please email me with your snail mail address so I can send your parcel to you. I hope you enjoy it.
I thought I would finish today's post with the meaning of my sign off at the end of each of my posts..
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx