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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

More Lovely Birthday Wishes

I feel very fortunate as my Birthday has been continuing on since the day and special wishes and gifties ( what can I say I love them) keep coming my way. This week I received 4 more yummy fat quarters from my online friends group from the lovely Jeanette from Jeanette's Place  and Jeanette was sweet enough to pop in a big favourite of mine a yummy Toblerone...Thanks so much Jeanette. The other parcel was from Sandy from Sandy's Patchwork Angel   and she also sent me a very cute pair of embroidery scissors, a cute owlie charm, a babushka nail file and the sweetest notebook from Hatched & Patched....Thank you Sandy. I feel throughly spoilt girls it was lovely. I can very happily add some more fabric to  my stash for my Applique quilt.
I got a great deal of satisfaction from throwing the non co-operating project that I have been struggling with into a corner of my sewing room until it decides to play nice and tell me what it would like for it's borders. Why is it that you never have just the right fabric in your stash when you decide to be good and not buy any new fabric and then it is off to the fabric shop in search for something that will suit what you chose from your stash to use it up and thus creating more leftovers in your stash. Does this happen to anyone else???  Well until it becomes clear to me how to finish this project I am going to sit quietly and do some meditative hand quilting on "My Country Garden" quilt and continue stitching 'bossy mouse'.
Being with some very enlightened friends today made me realise pushing too hard for something is the same as setting up  resistence to it and so I think myself and the offending project will fare much better if I just allow it to sit for a while. Hindsight and all that. I am looking forward to doing some hand quilting and I do love this little quilt as I got to do more embroidery on this one and it made me realise how much I enjoy it.
And finally it was such a glorious Brisbane winter's day here 23 degrees and loads of sunshine. It certainly puts a little spring in your step even if it is not quite here yet. I thought I would share last years Azalea blooms and it might make it seem like it is not to far away. I know it's cheating.
Enjoy your evening,
Blessings Michelle xx
PS Don't forget my pattern sale on until the 19th August 2012. See earlier post.


  1. I think sometimes you could have a shop full of fabric and still not find exactly what you want! That's just the way it is. Yes, you do have to compromise sometimes. Good luck with your stitching and hand quilting.
    Can't wait for warmer weather here.

  2. Distance makes the heart grow fonder (and encourages inspiration?)
    Your garden quilt is so beautiful.
    Glad you had some uplifting weather!

  3. Sometimes a project needs to spend some time in the "naughty corner" - hope it behaves itself soon. Enjoy your hand quilting in the meantime, and bring on the warmer weather!

  4. what lovely birthday gifts Michelle and your quilt is gorgeous,well done.xx

  5. A light bulb moment Michelle! I think you're right Michelle - the harder you push, the more 'resistance' you meet. A much happier sewer I would be to let my creativity flow at its own pace :)

  6. G'day Michelle. Gorgeous quilt. Love the Azaelas, great colour. Take care. Liz...


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