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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy Birthday and FNWF results

Good Morning! The first thing I would like to do is wish my dear and sweet friend Helen a wonderful birthday. I had lunch with her and our other lovely friend Janeen yesterday after Yoga. Helen was the reason I really wanted to make a special journal cover.
Helen was thrilled with her journal which in turn made me very happy. A close up of said journal.
I was really happy with how it turned out despite all the angst in the beginning.
Happy Birthday my  lovely friend xxx
FNWF:
I started in the afternoon and managed to hand quilt the last 2 blocks and one border of "Strawberries"
so I am now on the home stretch with just the last 2 borders to quilt. About 8.30 pm my fingers were a bit sore so I put it aside and did a little stitching on my last stitchery mini "Winter".
Whilst stitching I thinking about all those poor folk in Bundy and throughout Queensland and NSW affected by the fires and floods so as I don't drink beer (except Bundaberg's magnificent ginger beer) I raised a glass of one of my favourites....to you all.
Now I never said at any time I was a wild woman. LOL But seriously I hope your recovery is swift. I for one will be upping my purchase of my favourite "Bundy Beverages" and making an extra effort to support our Queensland growers buying their produce whenever I can.
I am off to do a little sewing hopefully on my Summer mini as my frame is bare and then I shall pop over to our lovely FNWF hostess Cheryll and then go and see what you all got up to last evening.
Blessings Michelle xxx

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful journal cover. Lucky Helen.Enjoy the rest of your weekend Michelle. Sharyn:)

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  2. the journal cover is lovely ... I can see a pretty alphabet in the future???? I am amazed at all that handquilting ... it is going to be such a lovely quilt...
    Hugz

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  3. You have some treasures here! Love the journal cover and that snowman is so cute! Your quilt looks wonderful too, and will hope for an end to the devastation in your part of the world.

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  4. The stitchery on Helen's journal is gorgeous Michelle. Sounds like you got a bit done last night.

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  5. Very productive! Your journal is gorgeous.

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  6. Lovely journal for your friend Helen. You certainly produce some gorgeous things.

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  7. That is such a beautiful design for Helen's journal. You also worked on lots of great projects too.

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  8. Love the journal cover. Beautiful. Cute snowman. Hugs,xx.

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  9. Lovely time spent with good friends by the look of it Michelle. I loved having your company last night too... and you did so much!!! Great work :)

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  10. Helen looks very pleased with the beautiful journal you made her, it's lovely. That's the only problem with hand quilting, the fingers can't keep going as long as a machine, but your quilt is looking good. Great idea to support Qld when shopping.

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  11. Each morsel of that quilt you show is lovelier than the last. Really can't wait to see it finished.
    Hugs

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  12. your gift for Helen is so lovely, lucky girl.
    wonderful quilty progress!

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  13. Helen would have been very pleased to receive the journal. It is gorgeous. Lovely lot of projects you worked on.

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  14. What a nice birthday gift she had to love her journal cover...it was lovely.

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  15. A beautiful Journal cover, fabulous Quilting and stitching Michelle.
    Gosh that Sarsaparilla brought back memories, that's what my Husband ( then boyfriend ) used to shout me when we were courting, ( last of the big spenders ) LOL.
    Good luck and big hugs to all our friends in Queensland and New South Wales. R.

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  16. Love your journal Michelle. Your quilt is coming along nicely. Not long to go now to the finish line. The winter stitchery is lovely also. Hugs......

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  17. Happy birthday to your friend Helen ... she must be lovely with a name like that lol.
    Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

    Helen

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  18. Lovely work on your strawberry quilt - and teh journal cover.
    I think the idea of buying as much Bundaberg stuff as possible is a great idea - and well worth promoting!

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  19. your projects are gorgeous, more gorgeous and even more gorgeous.....I love them all. Helen must have been really wrapped with her journal.
    Cath Bits 'n Bobs

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  20. the cover is beautiful, your friend Helen is a lucky one.
    Lovely stitching on your snowman and the strawberryquilt lookes georgious.

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  21. happy birthday Helen and Michelle the journal is gorgeous,so feminine,love it,well done,you had a great FNSI.xx

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  22. Beautiful journal cover for your friend a lovely birthday gift ! Your quilt is looking wonderful and I love the snowman . My thoughts are with all those affecting by the terrible fires . Hugs Sheila

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  23. Too sweet - those strawberries of course, oh and the notebook you made for your lovely friend.
    Gorgeous snowy for winter.
    Enjoy your toast of choice.

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  24. That journal cover is beutiful Bet Helen loved it
    Strawberries is coming along nicely

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  25. Love the journal you made for Heln, Michelle. And that winter mini is looking very cute

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  26. What a beautiful gift the journal is. Your quilting looks great.

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  27. The journal cover is beautiful, and very cute snowman. It is definitely sad reading the devastation happening in Aussie.

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  28. The journal has turned out really well. A gorgeous gift!

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  29. Mr. P will be right over...he loves Sarsparilla.

    That journal cover is gorgeous!

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  30. Your gift is beautiful, love that journal.

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  31. Such a lovely journal cover - perfect gift for your friend!
    Good luck with the quilting!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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