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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Where We Love Is Home

 Hello out there! Coming to you from "Cabin Fever Central".....

My efforts on Where You Love Is Home has been looking at me everytime I walk in my sewing see I had piecing bits to do...sigh! The main thing bugging me was I had lots of small bow tie blocks to make and I have never really liked the "chop off the corners" style. I remember reading somewhere that you could sew a four patch and applique a square for the I gave it a go.....

Which led to this.....
And after this......
As I was on a bit of a roll I added the side strips to the centre house block....
And the flower row to my washing line...
This meant that I was able to sew this whole row together and attach it to the top row....
So feeling quite pleased with myself and I feel now it may actually become a quilt!
I also sewed two extra rows of hearts on so its growing too!
We are so blessed to have caring children who have been dropping off supplies at our door and treats too.....books and chocolate cake!
I also had some lovely mail. Designer Kim Diehl had a fund-raiser for the victims of the terrible tornado that struck Western Kentucky in early December. Proceeds from the sale of lovely scissors went to assistance. I chose the sweet butterfly version.....
I love them and they are quite a good size too.
Well folks 2 posts in the one month......winning!
Take care and stay safe........some visitors for breakfast this morning.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Sunday, January 9, 2022

January 2022

 The arrival of the new year  passed by behind closed eyelids for me. Enthusiasm on my part was severly lacking I'm afraid. The air con here has been getting a work out thanks to Cyclone Seth lingering off the Queensland coast and delivering showers and heavy cloud cover.....resulting in very high humidity amongst the ahowers. He decided to hover over a rural  area 4 hours north of us and delivered 650mms of rain in 24 hours, causing bad flash flooding and loss of life....before he cleared out.....good riddance Seth!

The grass and weeds seem as if they grow up behind you as you mow lol!

With the plague exploding now in our State with borders opened to all without having to quarantine and taking self responsibility meaning for some....... party like there is no tomorrow.......gather together in groups as large as you can.....masks are just a suggestion......we are staying in except for essentials and hospital treatments.....anxiety inducing folks! I  never thought that I would become a grumbly old lady but there you go!

Family visits have been at a distance.......from the driveway! Family down up here!

Over the Christmas break I completed several more blocks for Letter to My Daughter. 

I decided  to also substitute 2 upcoming star blocks with 2 EPP they are made and waiting.
The last of the little stitcheries are also traced and waiting to be completed.....soon!
Santa's Elves had all sorts of trouble with the post this year.....I had several items that definitely took the scenic tour to their destinations. So it seems did others. I was delighted to open this lovely card and decoration from friend FIONA did get a turn on the tree for a while so I could enjoy darn cute!
The drizzly afternoons have seen me reaching for the chocolates, coffee and a favourite reread.
I loved this book so much and admit it's not my first reread!
Pencils are cooler than stitching, so a bit of that has been happening too.
A  friend sent me a photo from his trip to Canada....when you could trip to Canada....asking me if I would like to draw it.....ummm? Yes please! It's a Coyote snapped in one of the national parks.
I loved the rich tawny colours.....

I also have a work in progress....."Beautiful Athena The Wonder Cat"  She belongs to my Daughter and is a rescue cat.....some despicable person threw boiling water on her and she was takeni to care, nursed back to health and adopted by my Daughter......she is now throughly spoilt and she deserves to be. 

I had forgotten all the different colours in the under layers of drawing black fur......blues, purples.
Starting to lay down the darker shades on her head and face......she has the most beautiful eyes!
Lots more shading and a bit more darkening on her black collar and body. So my pencils will be busy for a little while yet.
So dear friends my first post for 2022......stay home if you can and stay safe and several of my friends who've caught this rotten thing, feel better soon thinking of you......
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx