Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Gifts....

On the first day of Christmas my mother made for me (my teachers)........
five lovely fabric mug bags.

On the second day of Christmas my mother made for me (my friends)..........
eight stunning crazy patch hangers.
On the third day of Christmas my mother made for me..............
a hairy wookee costume for the school concert.
On the next day of Christmas I'm back to joining the green minkee squares together so that that quilt will meet it's deadline and be finished for a Christmas gift. Then I have two more mug bags waiting in the queue to be made as well.
Still no takers on my PIF. I know we're all busy just now but we'll soon be looking for things to do and we have 365 days to do it. I'm getting lots of practice at making giftees.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Try, try again......

Yeh; I did it!! I have successfully uploaded the pay it forward logo. The rules I did last night. All I need now is for someone to sign up.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pay It Forward.....

I've done it! I joined up for Shelley's Pay It Forward; something I've considered but never done. I'd love for someone to comment and join in with me too. All I have to do now is work out how to transcribe the rules for you to follow. Here goes!

So, how does this work?
Well, for the first 3 people who will post a comment to this post, I will make you a lovely handmade gift each.
But, you must have a blog yourself, and be willing to pass the 'pay it forward' concept on. So you will then have to put it on your blog and make three gifts for other people.
Let's spread some happiness and have some fun!
So the rules state that I have 365 days (ample time!) to make a gift in. I'm more than happy to send something internationally - so everyone can be involved!!
What better way for everyone to join hands around the globe and share our crafty goodness!!!So... get typing, leave a comment and even if you aren't in the first three... it doesn't hurt to start your own chain of PIF's
So, I wonder who will be my 3 PIF recipients???

Alright, so I got the rules but not the picture! You can't have everything can you. But anyway, you all know what I'm talkin about, so I'd love someone to join in, just to prove I have visitors occassionally.

Friday, November 21, 2008

ALQS2 Swap

Here's the lovely quilt I received from Tina at needles-n-notions. I'm thrilled with my quilt and thoroughly enjoyed yet another swapping experience. I'm looking forward to signing up again next year. Once again I have been introduced to yet another fellow blogger - I wonder how many there are out there. My quilt is yet to be received by ??. I watch anxiously for an indication that it has arrived safely. Too much effort there for it to have gone astray!

This week has found us sweltering here. We have had some welcome rain but feel for our fellow Queenslanders who are almost being washed away. It has also been the last week of school for my oldest who has finished year 12 today. He's hoping to get into university next year. We hope sincerely that he can fulfil all his dreams and do well in life. As a Mum, I'm feeling a bit emotional about it all. Not sure why - fear of the unknown, getting old, just being silly I guess. He's still here, won't be going anywhere for months yet, so I guess I might get used to it. Have to make the most of our time. But in the mean time, while he's off to a party, I have to rely on my friends. I'm looking forward to hopefully spending some valuable stitching time with a valuable friend tomorrow.

For now - I might have to turn off the computer. The lights are inviting in bugs; perhaps a sign of more rain to come. I'm certainly not enjoying them crawling on me - and some of them bite!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


My angel swap goodies arrived at last and boy was I thrilled. Not only did I replace the "old" pincushion with several newies but I also scored some things that I had labeled as "I'm gonna make one of them". And - I received 6!! items, instead of 3. Talk about spoilt! These wonderful sewing necessities came to me all the way from Oklahoma from Debbie at Okie Needling. Now I'm all set - a pin cushion for anywhere I may want to sit. Thanks again Debbie!
And lookie here! Another finish. This is my ALQS2 contribution. I have sent it winging its way all the way over the seas to ???? I hope my partner likes it as much as I do. Made with lots of consideration and care and some of my hand dyed fabrics too. It has been a lot of fun being involved in these swaps and I look forward to doing it again. It is especially exciting watching everyone's creations everywhere and wondering which might be yours. Thanks to the hosts for doing such a wonderful job and adding a bit of fun to our stitching.