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Friday, April 20, 2012

Favourite things Friday

Why do I always want to  begin with "where has this week gone". So I shan't! But it is time for FTF with the gorgeous SHAY over at Quilting in my Pyjamas.
You are going to be very bored with my favourite but it is so true for me. I am also giving you right up front a 'schmaltz' warning so if you are not used to my soppy ways turn away now or read on at your own peril. I used to read and hear about people who said they loved the work they did and I used to think ...yeah! Sure! Lucky you! A few years later due to the alignment of all the planets, a host of guardian Angels and what ever other cosmic thing you want to think of, I tripped and fell on to this path I am presently roaming along. Nobody was more surprised than me I can tell you and I almost kept looking behind me to see if it was really happening to me and not some person I was accidently standing in front of. It just never occurred to me to show my drawings or scritchings as they were known to me, to anyone....even my best friend. I can still recall the punch in the arm I recieved the first time I let her look at my bear drawings. I have to say I feel so blessed and fortunate because I adore what I do. I love every minute of it. Especially when I see my patterns all wrapped in their shiny little packets ready to be posted off like this.
And yes they really are going somewhere!! I also had orders and posted patterns to Germany & South Africa this week which I find so exciting. I also still get a huge thrill to see one of my 'babies' in print like my birdie friendly Angel in this months Country Threads Magazine. I never take it for granted because it is such a priviledge to work with needle and thread and a host of sharpened pencils and the fact that others choose to want to stitch them goes beyond words for me (and that is saying something)

So I feel I do understand when others say now "I really love what I do" and being able to do it is truly my favourite thing today and everyday.
As I had plans to be completely frivilous with my FTF this week I had chosen a little bag of gorgeousness that our wicked hostess got myself hooked on after sending me a little gift of same. Choccy Froggies & Snakes from Menz sweets company in S.A.

I am sure I will be getting a citizens award any day now from the Sth Aus government for raising the economy there through purchases of these delicious, addictive and very moorish sweets. We even have a secret supplier where we can buy them here in Brissy town now. The best bit is they are made in oz and are completely Australian owned. Why aren't they on the shelves in the big supermarkets I ask myself??? Don't worry I am getting down off the soap box. So please excuse me but I just had to share the 'frivilous fav' with you as well.
I wish you all a great weekend,
Blessings Michelle xx

17 comments:

  1. Lovely post Michelle. I saw your angel hanging in Country threads. It's gorgeous. I like the sound of those choccy frogs. Sounds like something I'd like - jelly lollies with chocolate! mmmmm

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  2. lovely post Michelle,yummy choccy frogs.xx

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  3. So wonderful to love what you do and what you do is very nice too! Don't know about those choccy frogs ..

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  4. You know I haven't tried the choccy snakes, give me fruit chocs any day though and the chocolate fruit and nut mix is very yummy. I forget Menz is a SA company fancy not being able to pick them up in the local supermarket. Something we take for granted. GO SA.

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  5. You can be justifiably proud of your wonderful designs Michelle - I am completely hooked and you are in the top 5 of my favorite designers. Mmmm those chocolate froggies and snakes look delish - havn't had the pleasure of sampling those. Must see if I can track some down lol

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  7. Um... why haven't you identified the supplier of said choc frogs to me??????

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  8. Ah Shay sent me the choccy froggy stuff. so yummy. A good blog as usual...

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  9. I am thrilled to bits that you DID share your drawings, dear Michelle - as I prepare to start stitching your "Simple Joys" - I love what you do too!!!

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  10. I think it’s rare to be able to say you love what you do for a living so good for you Michelle ! I firmly believe life throws things in our path that are right for us , we just need to seize the opportunity . You were meant to use this creative side of your brain and to give others pleasure from the results.

    The people of SA thank you ...your contribution to our economy is greatly appreciated (you cheeky girl!)

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  11. yea.. but where's the link for us to order those???
    Your designs are great and I think it is just wonderful to be able to follow your dreams and do what you love doing... you go girlfriend..
    Hugz

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  12. A lovely post Michelle. It's wonderful that you are able to do what you want to do, and you should be very proud of your lovely designs.

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  13. It is a wonderful to be able to do the things you love in life...and I know there are many stitchers around happy that you get to do your fav thing! Chocolate covered snakes and frogs - OMG. I shall be haunting the lolly shops now trying to find my own secret supplier!

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  14. Great post. It's such a wonderful thing to love what you do.

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  15. I think it is wonderful that you do enjoy what you do. Some may say you are lucky but I think there is a lot of hard work in there, too.
    Now the idea of the choccy frogs and snakes is very tempting so I will have to look out for them!

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  16. I am so glad your friend gave you that nudge , your work is wonderful and it would be a crying shame not to have it out the for others to enjoy . You should be so proud of your talent . Those chocolate frogs look addictive , maybe it is a good thing they are not here ;-) hugs Sheila

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  17. Not that I want to brag, but I believe SA has them on the shelves in the supermarkets...will have to look when I go there next, just to satisfy my own curiosity now!

    Hugs Naomi

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