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Monday, November 21, 2011

Welcome to Monday.

My "Star" Jasmine in flower. A star it is. It does this all by it's little self. Never ceases to amaze me.
Good Morning one and all to a brand new week. I know one day is as long as another realistically but they seem to be flying by and hurtling towards the end of the year at a frantic pace. So I decided a quiet weekend was the ticket......a little baby sitting duty and lots of sewing. The binding is on and stitched down on my commission project for Country Threads...Yay! I also sewed the borders on my 'hexie' Flower Garden quilt.
It seems a little wavy to me on the  last border and I thought I was doing so well. I had been very afraid to sew through the hexies that's why I hadn't finished it. So now I am not sure if it will be ok once I add the applique to that last border??????? This is why I prefer to sew with a needle and thread because no matter how I follow the rules and do everything right with a machine I seem to have these sorts of difficulties...ARGHH! I also have to decide what to applique (thats the nice bit)....being a garden I thought of tiny 'hexie flowers', bees, butterlies, birdies....all of them. Hhmmmm! Still thinking.
I can say with absolute certainty that I have finished all my 'secret sewing'. I have most of them wrapped  even AND some are being posted today.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Blessings Michelle xx

13 comments:

  1. oh thats sounds nice Micheele.Its a good feeling to know that all your swaps are done and finished for the year.

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  2. Good morning Michelle, your hexagon quilt is stunning. Isn't it a good feeling to have all your christmas swaps finished and ready to post. Have a great day.

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  3. Good Morning Michelle. Hope you have a great week.

    Your Jasmine looks beautiful and I bet it smells divine?

    The Hexie quilt is lovely and I am looking forward to seeing it finished with all the gorgeous applique.

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  4. I'm with you Michelle. Love the hand sewing & stitching but put me on the machine & things do not go as well. Now the swaps are done haopefully we have more time to concentrate on beating that pesky machine. Good luck! Tracee xx

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  5. Your hexie quilt is lovely and I know when you add some applique it will be just stunning !

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  6. Your hexie flower garden is stunning Michelle....

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  7. Hello Michelle,

    The clock ticks by no matter what we are doing but I do think the new Energiser batteries ttry to trick us. I love jasmine,yours is growing beautifully. Hand sewing is the best I agree. Hope it all works out which I am sure it will.
    Have a great day.
    Bev.xoxo

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  8. Beautiful jasmine! Yes, I think you're right about the days moving faster, it's unreal how the time is passing. Your quilt is simply gorgeous, I think it will be fine...go for it. The applique sounds wonderful.

    Congrats on finishing all your secret sewing, wowzers!

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  9. looks fantastic Michelle! Well done. If you want to do butterflies, I have some butterfly patterns......

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  10. The flower garden quilt is looking wonderful. It will still be a few months away before it is in the mag so it is lovely to see it now.
    Congrats on getting all that other sewing done, too.

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  11. I love star jasmine too. Your hexie quilt is looking so lovely, I'm sure it will look beautiful when finished.

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  12. Your jasmine is magnificent. It looks just like a field of stars. Your hexi quilt is looking beautiful. The garden applique will really set it off.

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  13. LOVE that hexie quilt. You are too clever for your own good.

    Jasmine is one of my favourite garden flowers. Warm nights- the wafting smell of Jasmine in the breeze. Nothing better !

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