Sunday, August 24, 2008

Debutante Ball....

We seem to have such a hectic life at present, mainly keeping up with the commitments of our children. Last night we attended a "Debutante Ball", which is a traditional introduction of the ladies into society. Our eldest son partnered one of his high school friends and we were so proud of him, he looked very mature and handsome in his black suit. Above is a group photo of the fourteen debs and their partners. Royalty for a night!

And here's a sneak peak of my bag off to ??? I've visited my partners blog and tried to choose something I thought she would like, let's hope that I chose well.

I'd also like to thank all the lovely people calling by for a visit; its great to receive your comments.
Pop over and say hi to Helena at Syverkstan, she is having lots of giveaways as an opening to her new blog and sewing studio in Sweden. Another enjoyment of blogging - visiting other countries; seeing and sharing places that I otherwise would never have the opportunity to visit.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another giveaway...

Here I am with another dull posting - no photos - but I just had to pop on and spread the word about a couple of giveaways. Quilting with Debi has some great prizes to share for her 200th post and Calamity Jane's Cottage has a lovely bag to giveaway. Can't see that I'm going to reach any great milestones soon, might have to invent my own reason. I'm pleased to say that I have received the odd comment, proving I've had a visitor now and then. That's great! And I didn't even have to tidy the house! My bag for the bag swap is done and I'm sewing the pink minkee together. Promise I'll be back soon with some photos to share.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Just a quickie to let you know that there is a giveaway here and here. Oh and the bag is coming along just great, almost done in fact. Sneak peek when I get to the camera next.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The way is clear...

I did it! I tidied up the last mess and even attended to a basket full of ironing. The way is clear for more sewing! I also finished sewing on the binding on our group quilt; and have finished all the blocks for the pink and white minkee quilt. Next on the agenda will be to sew the said minkee blocks together and to make a start on the bag for the bag swap.

If you would like to venture over to Lise's Hobbyblogg, she is one our blogging friends from afar who is having a giveaway for her 100th post.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I'm still here....

It's so long since I've made a posting; and I can't show what I've been up to. I've been sewing like mad, some very late nights; to get a secret project in the mail by the due date. I made it, however have nothing to show but bags under my eyes and a big mess to clean up so that I have room to start again. Is it keeping out of mischief or creating our own? Oh well, there are worse things we could be doing.
On the minkee front, I'm afraid they were pushed to the backbenches; however the green bears get carted around when I'm sitting waiting for kids etc. so there has been progress on their faces, and there are only ?? of the flower blocks that require their centres stitched on and all those blocks will be ready to be sewn together for the pink and white quilt.
I uploaded a photo of a kaleidoscope quilt I made as part of a workshop my quilt group did. It was a great experience to share and we were all amazed at the designs we turned out. My quilt started out as a piece of fabric with ships on it. If you look closely you can see a whole ship floating amongst the swirls hence naming the quilt "Lost at Sea". I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt and would like to do it again.
On the blog front, Crafty Giveaways is having yet another giveaway in her attempt to make some room.
Hopefully won't be so long between posts next time.
Till then; "happy stitchin".