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Friday, March 2, 2018

Japanese Things

I have had a week of ups and downs with some health issues in our family. As my Mum has taken ill. We humans don't take the waiting and wondering well do we....well I don't. So I have been at the ready to go since last week. Still in that holding pattern waiting for more tests results etc.
So a good serving of stitching to ease anxiety has been the order of the day. No 10 in the UFO CHALLENGE was a single  block from this book.
I am doing the Vase of Flowers quilt from it. Definitely gives your little grey cells a workout not  to mention your fingers and needleturning abilities.
I am happy to say that I have completed Block 2.
I have even begun another block.....
My enthusiasm had slipped but I  adore all the fabrics that I collected for this quilt over time and  I hope to keep it in the foreground now.
I shall work on it some more this evening  with all my other bloggy friends OVER AT CHERYLLS
My little Brother has just had a wonderful holiday in Japan and bought me  home a gift of these 3 gorgeous handkerchiefs. 100% cotton so they may just end up stitched somewhere.
So very beautiful.
On the school pick up run I have a bit of reading time....just finished this lovely book.

The tale is set in and around the Sunshine Coast and somehow it added a little extra knowing the area it was set in. Being a huge fan of our very busy little honey bees added to my enjoyment too. I so loved it! Gotta love a good book!
I wish you a lovely weekend.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

19 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed for your mum, Michelle. What soft pretty blocks, keep at them - they will make a beautiful quilt!

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  2. Beautiful block & those handkerchiefs Michelle ... just gorgeous. Sorry to read about your Mum & hope it is a good outcome.
    Take care & Happy Weekend to you too Xx

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  3. Hi Michelle I really love your blocks,they really appeal to me,I look forward to watching your progress on them. I do hope your mum is ok,it's a worry as they get older,take care my friend xx

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  4. Good luck with all that is going on with your mum. I think a lot of us are in the same boat as our parents age.
    Good to have your stitching as a distraction if you can concentrate on that. Lovely blocks from the book.

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  5. Sorry to read your dear mum is unwell hope all goes well....love your projects ❤️❤️

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  6. Gorgeous block Michelle, hope all goes well for your Mother. xx

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  7. I do hope everything is OK with your mum and setles back to normal very quickly ......

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  8. Hoping things improve for your mum Michelle! That stitching is something quite spectacular and wow such pretty hankies - I can see lots of little hexies in them lol .....that book I think I've heard that title before - I do love sipporting our bees so perhaps it will beeee just the book for me to read at some stage!

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  9. Hope your Mum is ok. Your block is gorgeous. The hankies are so pretty. Hugs, xx

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  10. I"m sorry to hear about your mum Michelle, I hope everything goes well for her/you all. I can relate to the nervous stitching whilst awaiting test results, hospital visits and so on....your applique is beautiful - and your quilt will be gorgous. I've just pulled out my copy and have fallen in love with the book all over again...!

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  11. I'm not good at waiting,wondering. Hope the news is all good. What a good gift, the hankies will work up well in your stitching's.

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  12. Love the blocks...looking great.
    The hankies ..wow. Hope good news for your Mum. Have a great weekend. 😍😍

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  13. Wishing you all the best for your mum. How special are those hankies.

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  14. Lovely blocks. Catching up with FNWF.

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit Deb and your lovely comment x

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  15. I love the Vase of Flowers quilt (I have the book), I have been looking at it while thinking about the next project.....may be:-)
    I hope you get good news about your mum,
    xx

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  16. What a worry for you - good to have some stitching to ease the anxiety though. This quilt will be so lovely when its done.

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  17. Such a pretty block, love how they are so subtle and pretty.
    Hope all is ok with your mum

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  18. What a gorgeous block Michelle. I do hope your Mum is on the mend

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