Friday, 25 May 2018

Friendship


The last couple of days i have been full up with a head and chest cold ,so i havent been doing much at all.


I finished these stitcheries when i had my broken ankle so i picked one to finish.


I chose this lovely stitchery that i got at a retreat many years ago and i got to meet Rosalie for the first time,what a beautiful lady she was always smiling and she signed the bottom of the stitchery for me.
I finally found a frame i knew i had bought one a couple of years ago it was just a matter of going through my sewing room to find it,lol.


I laced it up and all was going well till i decided to iron it before i put it into the frame .


Yep you guessed it that rotten  thread bled around the birds tail feathers on the left hand side,buggar ,but i am leaving it.


I had stitched it in purple so that i could hang it in my bedroom,one UFO down,many more to go.

Hope you all have a lovely day xx
Cheers Shez xx


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

New Books & Craft Group

 I had 2 new books arrive this week and i cant wait to start the table runner in this book of Kathy Schmitz called Stitches from the Harvest.

 And my 2nd book is Magnolia Table ,oh i love watching Chip and Joanna Gaines on their fixer upper show and its a lovely cookbook full of recipes that Joanna cooks for her family,if i get the chance to go to America again i will do everything i can to go and visit their home town Waco ,Texas,,i would love to visit their homeware silo's and their little bakery,love this couple.


Had a wonderful time at craft on Monday with the girls,Robyn has finished her knitted blanket,this is so lovely and soft .

 Cathy finished a cloth book for her niece,it was so cute full of cute bunnies.

 Barb and Claire were knitting,but i think they were being very cheeky ,lol,lots of laughs with this group.


It was a full house on Monday with many new members ,there was not a seat spare,this group is proving to be very popular.

Hope you all have a wonderful day .
Cheers Shez xx



Monday, 21 May 2018

Dilly Bag


I have had these hexies finished for awhile i stitched them up when i had my broken ankle in the early days when i couldnt move,so i thought it was about time i got this project finished.


The pattern is by Judy Newman called Judy's Dilly Bag.


I went to Gail's Patchwork Emporium and Gail helped me chose some french general fabric to go with my French General  hexies .


This is the inside of the bag and it has 2 great sized pockets.


Now it is all finished and ready for gifting.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Cheers Shez xx


Saturday, 19 May 2018

FNSI


For Friday night sew in ( FNSI ) i decided to stitch one of Michelle Ridgway's cute Alphabet letter's ,first off i decreased the size to 80% and traced it out.


I was so pleased i got it stitched while watching a couple of movies with hubby. Such a sweet design by Michelle,the pattern is called stitcher's alphabet.


Before i started stitching i got 4 bunny pouches cut out ready for quilting.


I also got out the fabric and pattern to make another fox for my other grandson,but that is as far as i got with these,i was getting tired.
A big thankyou to our lovely hostess Wendy for hosting FNSI and to see what the other ladies got up to go here.


I have made these bikkies a couple of times since last week ,lol,they are really so nice,i feel another batch being made on Sunday,lol,recipe is here and i promise you wont regret making these. They are called the best chocolate chip cookies ever and they sure are RECIPE here.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Cheers Shez xx



Friday, 18 May 2018

Folkart Penny Mat and a 5km walk



I was so pleased ,yesterday i walked 5kms for the first time since i broke my ankle in 3 places 7 mths and 1 day ago,such a milestone for me and boy its amazing how well the body heals,i can still see my ankle with 2 bones sticking out,now to keep my walking up.


Thought it was about i got this project started and finished,it was a kit given to me a few years back.


Love using the big stapler to tack all the pieces down ,one face done.


Hooray its finished i do love working with wool. Its a lovely pattern by Buttermilk Basin called January.


Another gift for the pressie box,now to get some of those stitcheries finished off that i did while recuperating with my ankle.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Pouch


This is the next UFO on my list to finish i am going to make a pouch with the Nikki Tervo stitchery,i plan to make 4 of these for my Grand daughter's for easter next year.


When my mum passed my DD2 chose to keep one of mum's beautiful hand knitted jumpers and she was proudly wearing it the other day.

 Had another wonderful day at craft on Monday most of the ladies were knitting,one of the ladies made a anzac wreath and Cathy was working on a xmas decoration.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Cheers Shez xx


Monday, 14 May 2018

May's Bunnyhill Heart Deco


I have finished May's Bunnyhill heart Deco and i think this one is rather cute.


I have been making all my hearts in Tilda fabrics.


I have 5 done now and i think these should look lovely hanging on my white xmas tree.
I am linking up with my buddies  Karen ,Jeanette and Joan who are all doing the hearts as well.


I made a double lot of these yesterday ,these are so yummy and the grandies love them and so do we,lol.
If you are interested in making these Healthy Chicken and Veggie rolls,recipe is here.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx