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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday's Treasure with Melody

Good Morning everyone. It is time  to visit my lovely friend MELODY who hosts Tuesday's Treasures where we get to share a place, thing, experience or special person whom we consider our "treasure". You also get to see other treasures being shared. So pop over and join in....share a treasure. I promise it makes you feel good.
My treasure today is very new. Well new to me anyway. I am not sure how old he is. When I was up the mountain with Fiona next to the Teapot Exhibition there was a little jumble sale and I found this cute little fellow amongst the bric-a-brac and as I have a passion for these furry Aussie people I had to bring him home with me......

And now for my side on view.....
He has initials EJB stamped on him at the front but I have no clue as to who that is.
I thought I would share a couple of pics of real wombats for the overseas girls. We have to types here
one is the Common Wombat...
You just gotta love that face!! The other is the Hairy Nosed Wombat. They are both Marsupials and carry their live young in a pouch which faces backwards so they don't get dirt in their face when Mum is digging a burrow to call home. They are nocturnal and sleep all day.
So there you have my treasure for today. Wombats! Who by the way are having health problems here on the mainland due to habitat clearing which allows weeds to grow which the starving wombats are eating which is making them really sick or they starve to death......very poor show humans!!!!!!
Don't forget to pop over to Melody's for a visit.
My hexies for my Mum are coming together and I now have 4 of the 7 rows together.
Stitching the black is nearly sending me blind but hey that's what loving daughters do for their Mum's.
I also have my stitchery row by row in the hoop and have started quilting it. I have shown you snippets of it and I will share a big pic when it's done.
Do remember these hexies....
Well looky here....this project is featured in the latest Country Threads Magazine.
I never cease to feel excited and extremely grateful when I see a project of mine in print.
As I did lots of chores yesterday I am free to get back to my quilting after a quick jaunt out.
Wishing you all a lovely day,
Blessings Michelle xxx

30 comments:

  1. I saw the hexies in Country Threads
    Lovely
    Funny I have been admiring your work in magazines for a long time and so pleased I finally decided to check out your lovely Blog and follow you

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  2. oh my Michelle your mum's quilt is looking awesome,love it and i need to go out and buy the new country threads as i love the table topper,well done Michelle and loved the pics of the wombats,have a good day my friend.xx

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  3. I love the wombats, ornamental and real. Must race out and buy Country Threads mag just so I can make that lovely little hexi mat.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  4. Michelle ... mums quilt is coming along and looking just great....
    Congrats on your item being published.... will check it out a the local newsagency

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  5. Your wombat has a lovely character about him. A great find.
    Your hexies appear to growing quickly and are coming together well. Love the fabrics.
    Congratulations on being published again. You put a lot of effort into your work and it is great to see some recognition in this form.

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  6. so much loveliness to look at today Michelle! love your mum's quilt it is coming along beautifully. Your table topper is so beautiful and I love the peeks of your row by row projects. Is that the one you brought to the meet with you?

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  7. love both the hexie projects... your mums is growing quickly .... wombat looks well settled at your place..... congrats on another publish.... my famous friend...
    Hugz

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  8. Have to go and treat myself to the Country threads magazine. Love your wombat treasure... wonder who he belonged to!

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  9. Congrats on the hexie project in the magazine , hope I can find that here , your mums quilt is looking fantastic and those wombats are super cute , too bad the humans don't respect their habitat .

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  10. Cute little wombat treasure, Michelle! Love your hexies for your mum, so lovely, but oh I know what you mean about stitching on black - and congrats on your project in the magazine, how thrilling!

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  11. Your Tuesday's Treasures are so cute...never seen one of these in real only in pictures so I don't know much about them. I love the quilt for your mom. I really am having a hard time seeing how you are sewing it together doesn't look easy.

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  12. Cute little wombat Michelle. Last week when Nelson and I drove up the driveway a wombat ran out from the garden bed, up our drive, across the front, under the trampoline and down the side to the creek! There's nothing like having your own wombat at home! The only problem is, he sometimes pushes through under the fence up the back and Molly has discovered it as a way to get out. We have to check each morning before we let her out! I saw your gorgeous project in Country Threads. Added to the "to do list"!

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  13. I'm sure it's a wonderful feeling to see your work published - it's a lovely project. Wombats are funny little creatures, your new one is very cute. I know what you mean about stitching with black, but your Mum will love it.

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  14. Ooo off to buy Country Threads now. :) Your Mum's quilt is looking stunning. Cute wombat figurine. Hugs,

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  15. I think your passion for stitching is shown in both your examples today Michelle. Congratulations! Sharyn

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  16. There are so many gorgeous things in this post. I adore wombats, such cheeky little creatures and quite naughty. I met someone who had raised one and he tunnelled through a kitchen cupboard door one day and gobbled all the food.

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  17. Those wombats are just sew cute !!!!
    Always love your stitcheries..
    Congratultions on the project in Counrty Threads.. Will go down town and buy a copy...

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  18. What a gorgeous little wombat! Your mum's quilt is coming along beautifully, does she know about it or is it a surprise? And your little hexie project is sweet - decorated tables are back, aren't they.

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  19. The hexies are lovely Michelle, sadly my subscription to Country Threads has now expired, I shall have to go to the newsagent and purchase this one. Congratulations, very exciting. The quilt for your Mum is so gorgeous. The row by row stitchery is looking like something I would love to do :-) xx

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  20. Your projects are beautiful. It must be a proud moment for you to see them in a amagazine. Well done.

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  21. Cute wombats both the real ones and your little statue - nice find.

    Lots of lovely work happening at your place.
    The black is very effective on those Japanese blocks - lucky Mum.

    Enjoy the quilting

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  22. Loving your new projects Michelle as always - will look out for country threads mag. Your little wombat find is soo cute.

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  23. Always something interesting when I visit. Thanks Michelle. :)

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  24. wow michelle. i was just over at my mum's and was looking at this issue with your gorgeous project in it. it looks fantastic! silly me didnt realise that it was the same michelle who visited my little blog lol. love those lozenge hexies too and your tuesday treasure is such a sweetie.

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  25. wow michelle. i was just over at my mum's and was looking at this issue with your gorgeous project in it. it looks fantastic! silly me didnt realise that it was the same michelle who visited my little blog lol. love those lozenge hexies too and your tuesday treasure is such a sweetie.

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  26. Gorgeous stitchery, If only I had the time I would do more projects like this.

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  27. Thanks for sharing the photos and info on the wombats. I thought the treasure was a Squirrel.
    I enjoy hearing about life in Australia.
    Mama Bear

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  28. G'day Michelle. Lovely photos. The wombats are gorgeous animals. I just love them. I have a friend who is a wombat carer and I visit her whenever I can. Nothing nicer than holding a baby wombat. Love your stitching, it looks terrific.Take care. Liz...

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  29. What a wonderful pictures of the wombats. I love the hexies you are making for you mom and that new sticthery is looking great !!

    BTW I send you an email saying that I recieved my pattern Christmas Bakeshop and a question about the seam allowances :-)

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  30. Love the wombats, they are such cute animals. Congrats on being published again, your table topper is beautiful and your hand quilting is looking so lovely too.

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