....ohh and pencils and paper

Monday, November 11, 2013

First Block Started

Good Morning and welcome to another week. I hope every one had a lovely weekend. Mine was very quiet finishing with a visit from this little chappy and his cute sister.
Showing us his new recently learnt skills in the pool which was interrupted by a huge garden is smiling as are my newly planted lillies gifted by my friend Cathy.

Sewing wise I have completed all the hexies needed to finish Red Fancies although I am not sure whether I need to add some half hexies along the top to even off the top and bottom edges....hubby says yes. Me I like the look....but you know how it is when someone makes a comment and then you wonder..hhmmm???
So I am still thinking about that one.

I have however begun "that project" with 2 blocks under construction. Here is a sneaky.
Ohh! I love the beginning of new projects!!!
I also have some show & tell from our friend Joy who I am excited to tell you now has her own blog called
Joyful Stitching. I am sure she would love to hear from you and give her any hints and help on our blogging world. Joy bought my Alphabet Noel and has made this lovely placemat using the letters which just happen to spell her name as well.
The bottom stitchery is a free little design Joy recieved from me when she bought another pattern of mine.
I love all the gingies together. Thanks for sharing Joy.

Today my thoughts and prayers go out to all those in our Defence Forces who have defended our Country, gone to the aid of other nations, paid the ultimate price, lost loved ones or suffered as a result of war.
Blessings to all,
Michelle xxx


  1. your grandies are gorgeous Michelle and your little GD is growing so quick.
    Oh i love this little birdie,very cute and how clever is Joy,i will pop over for a visit and yes lest we forget,have a lovely day my friend.xx

  2. Gorgeous grandies. Cute little birdie can't wait to see the project it is in. Hugs,xx

  3. A lovely sneaky there, Michelle. And a gorgeous pic of your Grandies.
    Hugs xx

  4. Little grandies are so sweet! I just love your new project especially as I have some of that beautiful fabric(Sentiments by Moda),and I have been waiting for something that extra special to make with it. Thank you too, to anyone who posts on my blog, I am slowly learning the tricks. At the moment I am working on your sweet You are my Sunshine design Michelle, that is featured in the latest Country Threads ,its a nice design to stitch and the colours you chose are just so perfect. Cheers Joy.xx

  5. What a lovely photo of your two grand children. Your little bird is so sweet.

  6. Is that a Christmas stocking with a red bird I see before me? Very nice... and beautiful photo of two special little people.

  7. how cute is that grandies picture.... the rain was lovely ... we got a little more today. love love love the look of the new project...

  8. Love the sneak peek. That birdie is very cute.I'm sure it was a happy visit with those two cuties.

  9. Lovely photo of the grandies Michelle, looking forward to seeing the rest from the sneak peek project.

  10. Oh "my" little birdie <3 is starring again....oh so gorgeous. Hope to catch up later this week. xx

  11. Lovely photo of the grandies.
    And I am so pleased you had some rain.
    Obviously some lovely stitching happening.

  12. Can't wait to see more. It's great spending time with the grandies!

  13. your babies are so gorgeous!
    lovely sneaky peek and Joy has done a great job.

  14. Two little cuties to brighten your weekend Michelle. Loving the look of your new project. will go over and say hello to Joy. Enjoy your week xx

  15. Oh I like that sneaky peek Michelle. Looks fabulous!

    Grandchildren always make me smile. Yours are cuteness personified.

    Joys table runner is beautiful.

  16. Aww such cute grandkiddies!!!!! Yay Joy has her own blog!

  17. Gorgeous photo of the grandies Michelle. So cute. Love your stitcheries and Joy has done a wonderful job.


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