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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sort of Stitching & a New Blogger

Hi all. Before I get on to FNWF stitching I wanted to tell you about a lovely lady I met out in the middle of the Northern Territory on our trip last year. We had a nice site and we were all set up when a van pulled up on to the site beside us. After some mutterings from my co-traveller about the NSW number plates and such things like "great cockies bet he's a blues supporter" which of course the gentleman was and was just as polite about us Cane toads in Queensland. The men found some common ground....their cars and football  and we had the best time sharing a meal and lots of laughter together that evening. Sharyn and I exchanged email addresses so we could keep track of each others adventures as they were going North and we were going South. Sharyn started reading my blog and then all of your great blogs  and really loved it so and after a teensy bit of encouragement ( bit of nagging really) from me I am very pleased to announce she now has her own blog. Woo hoo!!
Now she is a newbie and so needs lots of encouragement and advice and also some new followers and friends so please pop over and make her feel very welcome. Her blog is Sew Sharyn. You will love her she is the sweetest girl.
Last night what did I stitch?? Weelll! I cheated really and did some stitching in the afternoon because my little Brother was having a birthday so we joined him and his family and friends for dinner at the Brisbane Lions Club. We had a great night and It was a wee bit late when I got home to stitch.
But if "arvo" stitching counts I sewed my strawberry blocks together.
There is still borders and bits and pieces to do on it yet but I like it and it makes me feel all summery and like I want to go on a picnic somewhere. I also had 3 letters left to stitch on a Christmas block so I did that too.
I am really liking these blocks too and I am supposed to be doing quite a few other things besides these but I can't seem to help myself. I just think I am a lost cause as far as Christmas stitching is concerned.
The other thing I wanted to tell you was the postie bought me a "fabric" postcard all the way from Canada from the gorgeous Sheila. It was such a wonderful surprise. Sheila is so clever with her fabric postcards and now one lives with me.Thank you so much Sheila.
I have been de-Christmasing the house today and am what I would describe as a bit shattered. Thankfully the nice man I am married to gave me a hand. I still have a little bit to do but we are all polished and vacumed and just need to finish putting the non Christmas things back. It is times like these when I think it would be nice to have a huge slice of "minimalist" in my nature instead of the little pack rat I seem to be.
Ok that's it from me I am off to sink into my chair and then go visiting to see what all you non-cheating Friday Night Stitchers got up to.
Blessings Michelle xxx

42 comments:

  1. Popping over to visit Sharyn now. Loving the strawberry quilt! I am yet to put the Christmas things away....its on the list of things to do tomorrow.

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  2. Gorgeous stitching and I will pop over and visit Sharyn soon.

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  3. ooo just love the strawberry quilt. Off to visit Sharyn. Hugs,xx.

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  4. Strawberry project is looking great and I must say I cheated too and sewed before my day turned revoltingly busier than it should have been. Always worse when it is so hot! Will pop over to visit your friends blog now too.

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  5. Popping over to visit Sharon now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs

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  6. How gorgeous are the strawberries! Sharyn can't be too bad if she is a NSWelshman!!! LOL.

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  7. OOhhh those strawberries are so yummy looking! Will pop in and visit Sharyn and make her feel welcome to blogland :) Barb.

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  8. Im blushing. Thank you my friend. Love your strawberry blocks too. Sharyn:)

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  9. I love your quilt and the Christmas mail is so cute. Great post card. I am off to visit Sharyn's blog now. She sounds lovely.

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  10. What a wonderful post! Love your quilt and stitchery, and aren't you the lucky one to receive a gorgeous postcard from Sheila!

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  11. Oh Iam pleased you are married to a nice man

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  12. Your projects are lovely Michelle, I love your christmas stitching.

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  13. lovely pics of your projects.
    I love christmas stitching all year round too.
    Off to say hello to Sharyn!

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  14. Nipping over to say Bonjour right now, F x

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  15. Sounds like a productive afternoon of stitching. Of course we will go welcome another "blues" supporter (or at least the wife of one) :)

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  16. Pretty strawberry quilt! I shall visit Sharyn's blog now.

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  17. I love your Christmas stitchery Michelle. Now I'll go visit Sharyn. Tracee xx

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  18. Sounds like you had a great night Michelle and lovely pic of you and your brother,i will go and say hello to Sharyn.xx

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  19. Lovely to meet your new friend...
    Love the strawberry quilt....
    I've got to search out a new stitching project to do soon....
    Mama Bear

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  20. The strawberry quilt does look perfect for a picnic in the park ,gorgeous. I love the Christmas mail box , such a delightful stitchery . Glad the card made it in one piece .I will pop over to visit Sharyn now . hugs Sheila

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  21. Your stitching is amazing. The strawberry quilt is so beautiful. Off to visit Sharyn.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  22. Love your strawberry quilt and your Christmas stitching.

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  23. That's a lovely photo of the two of you Michelle.

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  24. Love your sb quilt...your stitching is beautiful as always...will go over to your friend to welcome...thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love your Strawberry blocks but am in love with the letterbox stitchery. New pattern Michelle? Will pop over to your new friend's blog and have a look. Hugs....

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  26. Glad to see you are leading others astray.. the more of us the merrier... I just love those strawberries and picnic was exactly my thought before I read what you said....
    Hugz

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  27. Definitely no minimalism allowed Michelle, all those lovely items make a house a home - well that's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it, LOL!
    The strawbs are coming along beautifully, can't wait to see it all finished x

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  28. you certainly got a lot done.
    cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  29. Popped over to say hi to Sharyn, she has no idea what fun she's in for! Happy Birthday to your brother, he's a handsome dude. Your strawberries are just gorgeous, Michelle, and I love your Christmas stitching.

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  30. Love love your strawberry quilt. Looking forward to your new Christmas pattern. Still working on the snowman. Just can not seem to get back to him. I am going to pop over and pay Sharyn a visit.
    Hugs
    donna

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  31. Strawberries and cream - perfect little taste of summer.
    Love the oldie look of the Christmas stitching. Beautiful.

    Enjoy stitching.

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  32. I love your almost quilt top, it definitely makes me think of lovely picnics in lovely gentle weather somewhere green and shaded, lol. I so enjoy what the 'cheaters' get up to :)

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  33. Maybe I should start my Christmas preparations soon too. Lovely little stitchery. The strawberry blocks do look happy and summery, a very pretty little project.
    I received that Kate Morton book too and and look forward to a good January read. Will pop over and say hi to Sharyn.

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  34. Love your Christmas stitching and the strawberry quilt. Makes me think of cooler weather and picnics!

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  35. Love your stitchings; that quilt is gorgeous!

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  36. Lovely photo of you and your brother! Your strawberry quilt is gorgeous, loving it. I will pop over and visit Sharyn too.

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  37. Ohhh "arvo" stitching most definitely counts! WooHoo and Happy BirthdAy to DB. :)

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  38. Hi Michelle I popped over to sharyns blog and left a message

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  39. Congratulations with your brothers birthday !
    Your strawberrie quilt is so lovely, love those white yoyo's... never make some myself.
    The christmas stitcherie is again a beauty and you recieved a very nice postcard from Canada.

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  40. Michelle I've come to your blog from QuiltNQueen. You have beautiful stitcheries! I love embroidery and especially red work so I'm going to enjoy seeing all that you do. blessings, marlene

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  41. The red work is looking gorgeous Michelle. You managed to do enough for FNSWF to get a pass I think!

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  42. Your strawberry blocks are very cute Michelle. Keep those xmas projects coming lol. Have resisted putting away my xmas goodies yet - the house always looks so bare when I do (which of course its not - I just have twice as much xmas)

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