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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Back on the Air

Well what fun I have had....a sick computer that then decided to die completely!!! So consequently no posts from me :( Withdrawals definitely!
It also occurred to me whilst preparing to do this post that this post was number 701!!! So I thought that it was a bit of a milestone and perhaps a little giveaway was in order. I shall give you details at the end of the post.
Now last week I received some lovely and unexpected mail. I belong to a lovely Birthday swap club and one of our ladies the very lovely O'faigh has been having health issues and has fulfilled her obligations early so as to enable her to concentrate on getting well. These little beauties are my early birthday gift. I did promise to be good and wait but O'faigh really wanted me to open them ( very secretly pleased to oblige)
Aren't they pretty! Well wait until you see what was inside... we get to nominate a favourite range or colourway of fabric we may be collecting as a guide for our fat 1/4 gifts. Mine was anything French General (surprised?) look at my gorgeous gifts!!!
One person in the club also makes a special gift for you as well as your fat 1/4's. O'faigh made me a lovely thread catcher and pincushion which I was in desperate need of...
Can you see the gorgeous hexie box there too? There was also a matching non slip Mat for my sewing table, a work apron and the cutest little birdie.


And if all that was not being totally spoilt enough there was my fabric.....French General!!!! YUM!
Look at the lovely vintage lace tied around the fabric....I also was lucky enough to get the left over from my beautiful gifts. thank you so much O'faigh for your beautiful gifts, generosity and thoughtfulness. I adored every square inch of it.
Ok on to the giveaway. I decided on a bit of a "Teatime" theme. So there are 3 of my Tea inspired patterns, a piece of Tilda teacup fabric, some sweet buttons, thread and ric rac and a teabag so you can have a cuppa on me. Just leave me a comment to say you are interested in being in the draw.
I shall draw it this time next week. Good luck!
I have been very busy stitching but not a lot to show you. I am at the moment doing a little hand quilting.
Lastly I just wanted to share a piccie of my eldest grandson who has just started playing soccer and is loving it.
A very happy little footballer...
Well done Lachie!!
That"s all from me folks! You will have to be a little patient with me as I get my head around the new beast.
Take care,
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

72 comments:

  1. Good to have you back old friend,lol we have missed you.Love what O'Faigh has sent you,a lovely lot of gifts there,love your dresdens Michelle the colours are gorgeous,and well done Lockie,you look in great form.Please put me in for your giveaway pretty please,namaste my friend.cc

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  2. Love the gifts, so beautiful. You lucky thing! I love anything tea time so please enter me in the draw.

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  3. I would love to be considered for the tea time draw, thanks so much - just love your patterns.

    Thought you might like to know that I recently purchased 2 of your alphabet booklets. I'm using the sewing ones to stitch my quilty penfriends a birthday gift.

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  4. what beautiful early birthday gifties! lots of loveliness there.
    Your grandie looks like he has found a new passion.
    Hope you tame the new beast quickly.
    Congratulations on achieving your 701st post.

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  5. Lots of loveliness in this post including Lockie, although he'd probably like a more manly adjective. Such a brilliant giveaway - I'd love to enter.

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  6. Ive missed you lovley, so glad youre back. Beautiful pressies you lucky girl. Would love to be considered for your draw. Your little grand son looks like hes having fun xxxxx

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  7. Good to see you back
    What lovely gifts from the lovely OFaigh
    Would love to enter your giveaway

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  8. I'm in - thank you, Michelle. What lovely gifts.

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  9. What a lovely giveaway... and so generous. Please count me in as I would love to own all those goodies!

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  10. Beautiful gifts and gorgeous fabrics, you have been spoilt.

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  11. That is the most gorgeous set of French General goodies I have seen.....lucky you. Congratulations on so many wonderful posts.

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  12. O'Faigh always does such beautiful swap gifts Happy early birthday to you as well.
    Lachie does indeed look very pleased with himself. I hope your computer problems have sorted themselves out as well :) Barb.

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  13. Can sympathise with no computer Michelle - feels like you're cut off from the world lol. What absolutely gorgeous gifts from O'Faigh. 700 posts is a wonderful milestone and your so generous with your lovely giveaway as always

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  14. What a beautiful pile of goodies - lucky you! Your grandson looks so pleased - and I'm sure Nana was very proud! Congratultions on so much talking oops blogging - a lovely giveaway!!

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  15. Been missing you Michelle - welcome back to the Land of Blog. You have received beautiful gifts, all in French General - love that thread catcher! I love a cup of tea - would love to go into the draw, thank you. What a pretty selection you have made.

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  16. Your new Dresden Plate is interesting! Just as well your grandson's shirt isn't any bigger, or he would get lost in it.

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  17. The General ahhhh there is nothing more lovely and what beautiful gifts O'Faigh has made you.

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  18. Glad you're back Michelle! O'faigh has really spoilt you. Enjoy all those gorgeous French General goodies. Congratulations on 701 posts! Please enter me in the draw. Hugs, Christine.

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  19. Beautiful early gifts you've got!
    Please put me in the drawing, I love your patterns!

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  20. You are a lucky girl!! Lyn is so very generous and quite skilled. That she put together such precious gifts is no surprise to me. Glad you are back online. My computer is dying a slow death and I dread getting a new one and re-learning how to do everything. I would love to be in the draw, Michelle. Your stitcheries are so awesome!! Thanks for the opportunity!! ~karen

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  21. Whatever did we do before computers LOL! I'm green with envy looking at your early B'Day gifts.....I'd match your grandson's jersey!
    Thank you, I'd love to enter your tea time draw :)

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  22. Such a lovely set of gifts you received, lucky you!
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway please, thanks for the opportunity.

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  23. I love your French General fabrics!!
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  24. I have just started quilting and would love to be in the draw, I have just started stalking all these lovely quilting blogs too So inspiring

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  25. Sorry to hear of your comouter woos , that is never fun . O'Faigh sure spoiled you , what lovely gifts . Your dresdans are so pretty . Lachie looks like a natural at his new passion , great to see children enjoying sports:-) I'd sure would love to be in your draw , thanks for the chance .

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  26. I would love to have a cuppa with you...so pop me in the draw please. Computers can just be the pits some days...and how clever is O'faigh such beautiful gifts.

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  27. Beautiful gifts from O'Faigh. Gorgeous dresden. I would love to win your goodies. Hugs,xx

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  28. Computers certainly have little families of naughty gremlins inside them...glad you have it all sorted. I love looking at your site. I would love to be included in your teatime draw. Thank you xox

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  29. Wow...you have been spoilt...well done on your 701th...

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  30. Gosh Michelle what beautiful gifts you received from O'Faigh - I adore all the reds. I am ashamed to admit that I feel absolutely lost when my computer jams or crashes as it frequently does - who would've thought we would come to rely on the internet so much :-)
    I would love to be entered in your lovely draw please x0x

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  31. Hello Michelle, glad the gifties arrived safe and sound, a pleasure to make for you.congratulations on your milestone..Hugs O'faigh

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  32. Ofaigh was very generous as always! Congrats are in order..and I would love to win more of your patterns.
    I actually used one on my last post... so I really do love them. Fingers crossed xx
    Thanks Michelle!

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  33. wont' take you long to get to know your new beast!! what a lovely set of gifts... how special...
    I really don't need more things to do but I adore your patterns and things so of course I must put my name in the hat.... or the teapot ... well done Lachie... it's fun to watch the sports...
    Hugz

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  34. Look at all those lovely gifts you received! And more lovely gift to give away. I'd love to be entered into the drawing. Thanks for a chance.

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  35. Wow, what a wonderful lot of goodies for your early birthday. O"Faigh has done a amazing lot of stitching for you. Well done on your number of posts and lovely giveaway.
    Hugs xx

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  36. Congratulation on your 701st post - I'm only up to 7 have a long way to go....Love your FG quilt - I have a collection of FG fabrics but haven't quite made up my mind what to make with them...for the moment will just look at them.

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  37. Congrats on 701 blogging posts. That's an amazing amount of entries.Lovely gifts you received from o'Faigh. A wonderful giveaway, please put me in the draw.Shirley N.Z.

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  38. I thought something drastic must have happened to keep you offline!Glad your problem is sorted.Lovely gifts & that fabric is delish!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity... you are very generous.

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  39. Lovely birthday pressies. French General fabrics are one of my favourites. Also love Tilda fabrics so I would love to enter your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  40. All lovely gifts there, Michelle! Seeing the photos of Lachie brought back all the wonderful memories of the games I watch that my then little nephewscplayed in...they are now all grown up! Lol. Getting used to a new computer is a big thing, as things change so much in computer land! Lol. This holiday is a steep learning curve with only the iPad to use :-:

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  41. All lovely gifts there, Michelle! Seeing the photos of Lachie brought back all the wonderful memories of the games I watch that my then little nephewscplayed in...they are now all grown up! Lol. Getting used to a new computer is a big thing, as things change so much in computer land! Lol. This holiday is a steep learning curve with only the iPad to use :-:

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  42. Good to have you back but so sorry to hear about the computer. It really is an inconvenience!
    Congratulations on the milestone with your posts. That's exciting!
    Lovely to see your gorgeous gifts. All delightful.
    And good luck to Lachie with his soccer. Great fun.

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  43. Some lovely gifts. I love your patterns but as I have won some and bought some you can leave me out of the draw.... but it's a lovey thought.Welcome back

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  44. Always so pretty and nicely down ,,love your work !!!
    loveto take part on the giveaway please
    thank you

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  45. Hello Michelle,

    I hope you and your new computer are the best of friends! Lyn sent you some lovely gifts. You have a active grandie, which is great to see. Thank you for the chance to own some of your beautiful patterns.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  46. You were very spoilt ....and so deserved. Missed your blog and also tonight at group. Do hope the new computer is being good for you. Hope we catch up soon.
    Oh please enter me in the draw..:)

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  47. Nothing worse than being cut off from the blogging world..... So glad to see you back on the air!

    I love your FG gifts and fabric. Made my heart race to see such lovely things.

    Go Lachie! He looks like he’s having a ball. (pun intended )

    Happy 700th Michelle . Thats quite an achievement.

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  48. Hello! I just found your blog via QuilterBlogs and I am sew happy that I did. You do beautiful work.
    Now I am a follower so I can find my way back. Your French General gifties are all so wonderful.
    Lovely patterns. I would love to be in the draw. Thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  49. Michelle, your designs are just beautiful. Tea time, any time. And sweet generous you even included a cup to drink. How sweet are you? and sharing all your pretties :)

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  50. You are so blessed with wonderful, talented friends. They did spoil you! Thanks for a chance to win in your giveaway, too!

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  51. I may be too late for the draw but I wanted to say how fabulous your gifts and your giveaway look! Wendy xx

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  52. Happy birthday Michelle! French General fabrics are beautiful, lovely BD gifts (I'm so envious). Also congratulations on 701 blog posts, that's quite a milestone. Please keep up all your wonderful stitching. ;-> Toni Anne

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  53. O'Faigh was so very generous, and what beautiful gifts too. Last Sunday at stitching group, one of the ladies was stitching your new baby alphabet, so I had a good look at all the letters. OMG, so darn cute!!! I don't have a use for "J" at this moment, but I remember that was my very favourite one. xx debbie

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  55. I missed your musings while you were away! I have most of your patterns and have stitched many of them - love them to bits. I would dearly love to be in the draw for your goodies.

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  56. Congratulations on 701 posts! Very lovely gifts...Happy Early Birthday! A nice hot cup of tea sounds really good right about now. Thank you for sharing!

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  57. What beautiful presents and I would love to be in the draw!

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  58. Oh My!!! I am in love with all your early birthday presents... French General - that would be my pick too...just gorgeous. Love the photo of Lachie playing soccer... I miss watching my boys play so much. Congratulations on 701 posts!!! Lovely of you to have giveaway xx

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  59. Lovely giveaway, so please let me in the draw. Beautiful gifts you get and such nice fabrics. Your grandson is growing up nicely, he looks good and have beautiful eyes.

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  60. Welcome back to the land of blogging - not that I have managed a blog post in a very long time. Would love to be considered for the giveaway and what fantastic gifts you have received from O'Faigh.

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  61. Lovely gifts and so useful. They will bring you happiness every time you use them. :) Please enter me in your drawing. I just discovered your lovely patterns while reading a blogger who is a fan and I totally agree with her. Your work is wonderful.

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  62. Hi Michele, so glad you are back on line.
    Your gifts from O'Faigh are gorgeous, she is such a lovely generous person, I was lucky to receive her swap at the latest Mill Rosie get together, it was brilliant also.
    Great pics of Lockie enjoying his soccer.
    OH Yes!! I would love to be in your giveaway.
    Hugs R.

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  63. What gorgeous gifts you received.
    I would be so lost without my computer..
    A giveaway??? yes please...how generous of you.

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  64. What gorgeous gifts you received.
    I would be so lost without my computer..
    A giveaway??? yes please...how generous of you.

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  65. what great gifts you received! The handquilting is pretty. I'd love to be in the draw, thank you!

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  66. what great gifts you received! The handquilting is pretty. I'd love to be in the draw, thank you!

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  67. I just found your blog and I love it. I would love to be entered into the drawing. I am joining your followers and can hardly wait for the next post. Blessing, Jackie

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  68. I love your style and would be so excited to own some of your patterns. I live in U.S. and it's hard to find your designs. Thank you for the giveaway. I can only hope I get picked. Sharon Lozano slozano5 at earthlink dot net.

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  69. Hello Michelle, Just found your blog. What pretty birthday gifts to receive! And love the stitchery patterns too. Thanks for the opportunity for the give-away as well

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  70. What a lovely lot of pressies you received. Your work is amazing. I would love to be considered for your Give -Away thanks.

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  71. Would love to be in the draw to win some of your patterns, luv your designs.
    Kind regards, Tessa.

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  72. Your French General goodies are lovely! Lucky you!
    Please enter me in your drawing :)

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