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Friday, May 27, 2011

Favourite things Friday and Floral Friday and a Sneak Peek.

Now it is the considered opinion of some that 'artistic pursuits' are irrelevant and that I wile away my days doing nothing very substanial....being a creative type and all and especially as now I am not employed in proper (paid) work. Extremely grateful as I am to be able to 'finally' do what I love on a full time basis it has to be said it is not without a certain amount of dedication (to the tiny spark of an idea that won't let you sleep), hard work and sometimes very late nights. I agree I have a great boss and she does let me come to work in my P.J.s but it is like anything worthwhile it takes a huge investment on my part. Soooo! I have 3 FTF's this week.
The first being, that after being available for all and sundry for so long "I" get to decide now how I will spend my days and whether or not it is in worthwhile ways. The second is after working fairly solidly since last October (when this little spark just refused to let me sleep) I have finally completed my 2011 Christmas designs instructions and all(I even scared myself).....that was in doubt a few weeks ago when I rendered myself useless after swinging my sewing machine up on to the sewing table and hurting my back. I have included a little sneak peek for your viewing pleasure. I'm keeping it under wraps for  just a little while longer.
My final FTF is also my "Floral" offfering. As you know My thumbs are 'wanna bees' in the green thumb department.....but I had been trying unsuccessfully to grow this little violet type plant (sorry no clue as to it's name) when my friend Gaye who has bright green thumbs gave me a piece from her thriving plant and GUESS WHAT!! I have photographic evidence not only have I got it to grow it even has flowers on it. Woo hoo!! You may be saying to yourself 'big deal' well to me it's a huge deal! Applause is probably not necessary but you can if you like....
Too see other FTF's visit Shay at http://fariybreadmusing.blogspot.com/ and then make sure you pop over to
Bronwyns for I'm sure will be more "Floral" delights at http://korumburraquilting.blogspot.com/

17 comments:

  1. I just love it when a plant does it's thing for us....the sneak peaks look just lovely.... I think I may fall in love again!!
    Hugz

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  2. Those sneak peaks are very intriguing - love the happy little snowman. And a delightful little plant - well done.

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  3. Sinningia! Member of the Africa Violet family. Hope you have it in a hanging pot 'cause they tend to send out runners. Always loved it.

    Liri

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  4. Love the sneaky peek. Congrats on growing the plant. I have them & the ticket say's "nodding violet". Happy Stitching,

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  5. Congrats on the Christmas designs! I can't even think about Christmas now .. just trying to get through May first. :)

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  6. I love the peek at the Christmas designs Michelle, gorgeous Snow Man, great fabrics also, I like Christmas fabrics that are not too Christmassy, if that makes sense, I'm not even sure if it is a word. Good luck with your lovely little plant. Cheers R.

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  7. You're doing better than me - my green skills extend only as far as mowing the lawn when I'm unlucky enough to be home when dad wants it done, and I grumble the whole time.

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  8. Love the sneak peak-snowmen are my favourite!
    Happy stitching, Michelle.

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  9. Love the look of the Christmas designs. You know I just read a piece in a past Stitches magazine. It said women don't allow themselves time to be creative because it isn't useful work and that this attitude is cultural. We are taught at an early age to offer support or clean up the mess after men and children have been creative. May take a while longer yet for this to change. Though the younger ones are probably not quite so bound by the old traditions.
    Great work with the flower :)

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  10. I'm impressed with your violet as my thumbs are the nastiest shade of brown. Kudos! Love all your favorites. Thanks for sharing. Happy FTF! :o)

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  11. Congrats on both departments. Your Chrissy design looks wonderful. I can see a bit of Christmas Fare there and Snow Men! Lovely - and the instructions are done! WooHoo Your back is getting beter AND your little violet is flowering too - Celebrations are indeed in order. Not to mention a cheer for all us chicks who work in our pj's!

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  12. Yay for your green thumb! And such a delicate looking flower too. The Christmas themed project is very cute. Very nice stitching! Happy FTF!

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  13. I love stitchery. I am working on a wall hanging with a Christmas theme. Great post.

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  14. Your Christmas designs are just gorgeous! Love them! Congrats on getting them all together seven months before Christmas! Great FTF!

    xo -E

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  15. Well done on finishing the instructions for the design. The sneek peek of the snowmen and ingredients are very cute.
    Glad your back is better now and wonderful that your flower is growing.

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  16. Isn't it fun working in jammies all day - I did that today! And the idea that won't let you sleep - oh yes - but who needs sleep when those ideas are coming to fruition! I love your sneak peek, I'm really looking forward to seeing it!

    Congrats on actually keeping a plant alive too, and having it FLOWER for you - I have a black thumb myself so I know how exciting that is!

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  17. Oh your violet looks lovely! They are supposed to be really hard to grow??? I have a black thumb as well so maybe its just me :-)
    Christmas looks lovely too!

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