Sunday, May 3, 2015

FNWF

I think Friday night was even tooooo wet for these folk! Boy did we cop a bucketing! Lots of flooding everywhere. Outside was not the place to be. With all good intentions I signed up for our monthly
I even got all my supplies ready....especially my new flash sewing companion...love it!
I had done a lot of tracing out before I got sick so I was all set to go.....but as I am still not well, you might say I faded pretty quickly....a few stitches and that was me done! I was there in spirit. Undeterred I continued on yesterday, stitching quietly and resting. I now have block 1 stitched of my new design "Tiny Teacup Teddies"....enjoyed this a lot!
ONLY 5 more to go! I got to try out some of my Threadworx threads I bought recently on sale too!Just perfect for your best little teddy frock. I hope you all enjoyed your FNWF and thanks Cheryll for having us over (hope I kept my germs to myself)
My little bears have certainly been keeping me company and I drew this little sweetie to send with my Mum's Mother's Day gift as she loves bears tooo!
I wish you a lovely day,
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FHFS Hexie Swap.

I have just dropped in to tell you that I have been down and out for the last week with a nasty little bug and that I will be back when I am feeling better....so no sewing to report.
I do however want to share the huge spoiling that I received from my beautiful friend Fiona in our FHFS hexie swap....oh my goodness! It made my day I can tell you.
It came in this gorgeous bag....
and within....
Inside that lovely parcel was three of my favourite things.
Hexies, French General and Anni Downs....just beautiful! I shall be the poshiest little stitcher around.
The cutiest little thread catcher matches as well...ooohh!
I even have some spare hexies already basted. I love the sweet book mark and little bunny too!
Would you believe that those yummy chokkies are still intact!!!! True!!
Thank you so much Fiona, I adore it all and feel completely ruined by such gorgeousness xxxx
I have borrowed a piccie from Shez of  what I sent to her as my partner...
My dear friend Ann made the lovely card especially before she got ill...So pretty!
Shez was pleased too. Such a lovely group of friends to belong to.

On a final note just had to share this happy Nana moment of Charlotte and her Grampy on her birthday scooter....which I might add she is off like a champ and scooting everywhere! I love my Granddaughters xx
See you when i feel more like my old self.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bluebird Wisdom

I gave you a little sneaky quite some time ago of this project that I was working on.
Well it is has made it to the cover of the next Country Threads Magazine. Can you see all that gorgeous quilting...feathers of course!!! Well it was so beautifully quilted for me by my lovely friend Fiona from Bubzrugz ....
I was so thrilled with how it turned out and have been itching to share it.
These fabrics were favourites that waited soooo long for the right project for them.
Thank you so much "Wonder Quilting Woman" Fiona xxxx

Today is a very special day.....our eldest little Grandie girl's birthday.
Love this photo.
Happy Birthday and lots of love Sweet Miss Charlotte xxx
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Saturday, April 25, 2015

We Will Remember Them

This beautiful wreath was made by my Daughter's class 3b at Runcorn State School. A beautiful tribute for the 100th Anniversary of the Anzac's landing at Gallipoli. Constructed of all their painted hand prints. Well done kids.
Namaste and Blessings
Michelle xxx

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Inspiring People

I wanted to do a special little post to introduce you to my very talented art teacher Sandra Temple.
Sandra is a very inspiring person and is an extremely talented award winning artist. Her love and knowledge of our natural world and it's inhabitants is amazing. Sandra is also a member of the Queensland Wildlife Artists Society.
I had been admirer of Sandra's work for a very long time and am thrilled to be now taking classes with her.
Sandra is also a very accomplished and well known Body Art painter (not sure if that's what you call it but it's amazing) and has also illustrated several children's books which are just gorgeous.
Her artwork is just beautiful....
the detail is incredible.
To see them in real life...stunning! We have so much talent in our own backyard. It makes me feel really proud. You can see now why I am loving my classes and learning so much.
Sandra is having a huge Stocktake sale of some of her art work as she is running out of studio space...I can only dream lol!
You can visit Sandra's website HERE  and if you would like to learn to draw or paint she holds classes at Beenleigh and Munruben here in the Great South East of Qld.
I hope you enjoyed meeting this very inspiring lady.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

More EPP blocks

I have been making a little headway with my EPP blocks for Remembering Roma quilt. I just love the Pentagon flowers and can't wait to do more with these papers.
and the baby hexie blocks are growing too!
They look so nice all together...
You will remember me telling you that my new little project I drew up over Easter was going to be waiting awhile...well I can't really see that happening.... I BOUGHT background fabric!!!!! I am so weak willed!
I think I got a bit too smug about using all my French General fabrics for "Roma"....ya gotta be careful else you'll get caught LOL!
After I do a seperate post about my art teacher I am off to the Doctor's as I have caught yet another bug. I cannot believe that I once worked with sick people all day long and got nothing. OVER IT!!!
Have a lovely day everyone,
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xx

Saturday, April 18, 2015

FNSI

Last night was
hosted by Wendy of Sugarlane Quilts. I got a little done in the afternoon as I knew I was going out to keep this little cheeky person company..
So after lots & LOTS of story books Miss E hit the pillow and Nana got a little stitching done.
This is the prep work on a little secret gifty type project I am working on.
I have to dash as I am actually making headway with the "Secret Michelle Stitching Project" I started what well over 12 months ago...
You may not even remember it's been soooo long! Wish me luck!
I will be going for a little visit to see what all the "Friday Nighter's" got up to later. Thanks so much lovely Wendy for having us over at your place once again x
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx