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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What Was I Thinking!!!

Today was stitching with the girls day and before I headed out to my friend Anne's who was hosting for today I took a side journey to Spotlight for some whisperweft and threads. Yes the plot thickens!
When I was at the craft show recently with my bestie Ann without an "E" I was making noises about wanting to make an Advent calendar with the little draws and I saved myself from disgrace by the stall not having the style I fancied in stock.....Well today I had several moments of brain fade and bought this.....
That Sound you just heard is my friend Ann falling off her chair in astonishment and laughter.
Of course then I had to have some lovely papers to go with it to finish it. (ha ha)
Just the name got me in "Twig & Berry" how cute is that. Anyway when I perform this miraculous box building and cutting, gluing and painting (2 of which I failed) it is supposed to look something like this....
While I was driving up to meet the girls I thought " I'll ask Kay" another lovely friend of mine who is also very fond of all things gorgeous paper and card related. My hopes were dashed when she told me that she indeed had one but it was still in it's wrapping. So watch this space. It could be gorgeous or a complete disaster!!!
I did as promised do a little stitching on my "Beyond the Garden Gate" blocks and I do mean a 'little' as I was too busy talking as usual. But! A little is something.
I did have a lovely day as I always do with my girlfriends. They are such a special group of women.
I am off to rustle up something for dinner....my least favourite thing. I decided long ago in the culinary arts I was an "appreciator" of others skills rather than the "provider".
I would like to leave you with a little saying that I love and has been shown to be true for me over the years.
Blessings Michelle xxx

21 comments:

  1. I do hope yours turns out better than mine Michelle. I bought something similar last year and it is still in the midst of creation as I was not happy with the outcome. Hopefully I can pick up some tips from your blog.

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  2. G'day Michelle. Good luck with it, it does look interesting though. Will look forward to seeing the end result. How true is that saying. It's lovely. Take care. Liz...

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  3. Good luck with it, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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  4. Don't you just love it when distractions like that pop up in front of you! Have fun!

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  5. Hope you get the box done it's gorgeous.
    that little saying is one of my favourites.

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  6. A little crafty spontaneity is a good thing. It should help that it's such a pretty project.

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  7. Love that saying. Might have to make it into a stitchery.

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  8. I think with your talent the box will be wonderful! Gorgeous saying to live by! :)

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  9. " "appreciator" of others skills rather than the "provider"."

    Haha, brilliant! I'm going to adopt this idea myself.

    Fiona

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  10. That reminds me I started an advent calendar last year. It is wooden with some heavy cardboard drawers and I did start painting it but that is as far as it got. Now where did I store it? Glad you had a lovely day. I like your friend verse. Hugs.....

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  11. Can't wait to see your advent calender. Hugs,

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  12. I bet you just needed another project to get done before Christmas!! I'm sure it will be lovely when its done.

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  13. cant wait to see this made i recken you will do a wonderful job of it,love the papers.xx

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  14. Hmmm!!!! Will look forward to seeing how you get on amking it Michelle..

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  15. Good luck with the advent calendar it really looks very sweet . Your stitchery is looking great and glad to hear you had such a special day with your friends. Love the little quote!

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  16. Im sure you can do it! Laughed about your appreciator comment! That is so me! Hugs

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  17. Good Luck with the Advent Box Michelle, I will look forward to seeing it finished. Love that saying, it is so true.Hugs from Rosalie.

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  18. Michelle you make me laugh. I just love to read your blog. I think you advent calender is going to be gorgeous. Love your saying so true.
    Hugs
    donna

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  19. Oh dear you are crossing to the dark side aren't you lol. I'm usre you will do a fantastic job.

    Helen

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  20. I've seen those advent calendars and they are gorgeous. You are going to have no trouble making yours beautiful. I have absolute faith in you xx

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  21. Can' t believe I missed so many of your posts. The paper range you chose is gorgeous. Although I don't want to do scrap booking all the beautiful supplies are hard to resist. Hope you get to finish you delightful advent calendar.

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