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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


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

  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

  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

  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.

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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...!

  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.

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

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

  14. Lovely blocks. Catching up with FNWF.

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

  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,

  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.

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

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


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