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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


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

  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.

  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.

  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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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.

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

  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.

  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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