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Monday, November 11, 2019

Busy, Happy Days

Not a lot of sewing has been done these past few days as I have been out at the Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens for the Queensland Wildlife Artists Society exhibition.
Which you can read about HERE****
I love our Botanical Gardens......a walk around is always a must...bottle trees home town is renowned for them!

I always visit these two charming chaps....entitled the "Butterfly Chasers"

I do have a hope that one day my yellow Clivia will deliver some blooms like this *sigh
Even though it is very dry, lots of swathes of delicate colour to admire...

And my favourite.....the Sacred Lotus pond.....
Here is what I had been stitching before I went up the garden round on 1797Revisted quilt. It is taking huge amounts of willpower not to get distracted lol!

I think perhaps today I shall be doing a bit of what my bronze friend is doing...
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Saturday, November 2, 2019

FNWF November

Wow! That has come around so fast...or is it just me!
Our lovely hostess was CHERYLL from Gone Stitchin
My efforts were secret squirrel stuff which involved some handquilting.....
After that some ornaments for my Grandkids....not at all Christmasy but for me Christmas always centres on love and love went into these.
For the girls.....rainbow unicorns...
Thanks for the sparkle arkle Fiona.
And for my boys....lovers of creatures of the ocean.....Sharks!
Hope they don't frighten Santa!
So my  Christmas tin is full to the brim with little goodies now.
I finished off my evening by stitching a few more pieces on to 1797.
Ok I must to the hospital as my Mum ended up having surgery after all, last evening so I am going to go and keep her company for awhile.
Enjoy your weekend folks.
Some more Hippeastrums to finish...these are smaller and very delicate...first time flowering......

They really are "Happy Hippies"
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Lots of Hearts

I began with lots of slicing left overs and gathered a little pile....
Began stitching them together.....and sewing them on to the plain borders...
And finally 2 finished Heart I Spy quilt tops.....
Blue....Miss E.
Pink...Miss C.
Backing to sort and then off to our clever quilting Faerie...FIONA
As  Hearts is the subject of this post....yesterday my dear stitching friends and I took our stitching day and morning tea to the hospital where our friend Denise has had a long stay recovering from a serious illness and undergoing lots of rehab. Our hearts were full to be together once again and we shared a few tears, lots of hugs and much love and laughter. We even did a stitch or three!
We hope to be able to repeat this more often in the future.
Our gang.....missed you Jacky xx
Sandra bought along a lovely quilt by a friend of hers for us to admire and admire we was exquisite...the quilting wonderful, so bright and happy...a real treat to see it. Apparently the lady enjoyed it so much she has embarked upon another!
My stitching efforts were a few more pieces basted for my next round of 1797.....trying to keep momentum going....
A special day.
"Let us remain friends in Sunshine and Shadow"
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Monday, October 28, 2019

Bits and Pieces

My stitching has definitely been a bit of this and a little of that this past week.
I started to put my girls heart quilts together.

A small pink border for Miss C.
And bright blue for Miss E.
I am planning a scrappy final border with the I Spy leftovers and binding the same as the little nearly there!
The next border....a cream one is going on to 1797Revisted quilt.
 I have 2 more Postcards for the pile....the last I managed to stitch whilst keeping my Mum company in hospital, where she will be for the next little while.
I think I have 13 more to go.....and then I can get stuck into assembly.
So that is about it for me.
Hoping you find some stitching time to enjoy.

Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Monday, October 21, 2019

Sunday Stitchers October

Our theme for this month was Breast Cancer Awareness. I was on morning tea with Susan and Inca....we were pleased with our efforts and the message.

Susan made us all lovely pink embroidered ribbons.
October is also Halloween and Sandi made us all themed treat bags...
She also gave me a little birthday I was away at the time...
So darn cute....
Show and Tell was inspiring from the girls as usual.
Helen had some beautiful finishes
Two more from Helen plus beautiful quilts from Susan (L) and Sandi (R)
Alison has also been a busy little bee.....
Marilyn shared her lovely cushion covers and sweet bags with Alison.
I shared my Charity Circles quilt.
Also my completed Ruth's quilt.
Both beautifully quilted by FIONA The label is a vintage doiley gifted by a friend.
Lovely to catch up and see all those beautiful projects....a happy day!
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx