Sunday, 17 December 2017

Swaps & A Recipe


Our fat 1/4 bloggers group had a 12 days of  xmas  swap this year and the person i was to  give to was my buddy Lyn.
This is the first gift Lyn was to open on the 14th of Dec,oops didnt realize it still had a price on it.


And this was the 15th of Dec gift a mug rug and xmas cup.


And the 16th of Dec gift was a Natalie Birds wall hanging.


I also joined in Chookys secret santa xmas swap and the person that i sent to was Denice in America,and these are the ornaments that Denice could open up straight away.


I also made this yummy banana bread and i will definitely be making this again,recipe below.


Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.
Cheers Shez xx


Friday, 15 December 2017

Elfie The Elf


I found another kit that i had from a Debbie Busby workshop called Elfie the Elf.


These pieces were already precut which was fantastic,so i stapled the pieces where they were to go.


There is a front view and a back view,i had to unstick the collar on the back piece as i didnt have it centered.


All finished a lovely elf to sit on your shelf.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Cheers Shez xx


Thursday, 14 December 2017

More Lovely Mail


I am very lucky to have received this lovely tree ornament from my friend Maria,thankyou Maria.


The postie also bought this lovely card,coaster and tea bag from my lovely friend Liz,thankyou Liz.


And how lovely is this handmade card and beautiful wooden decoration from my lovely friend Karen,thankyou Karen.
My tree isnt going up this year but i am going to buy a smaller one this year just for my friends decorations.
Thankyou ladies for my lovely cards and gifts.


I also managed to get another owl decoration finished,i realized after seeing the first one on my blog that i forgot his beak,well there wasnt a pattern piece for it so i just cut a triangle of orange felt out and stitched it on.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

What was in Those Bags,lol


First off this is my purchases from Gail's Patchwork Emporium on Saturday,i got a mt of this lovely red with a green spot,perfect for xmas projects and some hexies,i also ordered Natalie Bird's new gingerbread man wallhanging pattern that i saw over at Jeanette's blog and some apple core papers and Gail gave us all a tin xmas decoration.


And look at the beautiful gifts that Lyn had bought me back from America and
I love them all thankyou so much Lynnie.


Lynnie had also sent me these gorgeous pumpkins while she was in America as she knew that i was disappointed that i couldnt go to America because of my accident,god bless her.


Lynnie also got me this gorgeous Tilda ballaerina doll from Ukrainian and she also bought Barb and Anne one each in red and Kim one in Aqua,Lynnie is so kind hearted,thankyou Lynnie .
A lady made these lovely Ballaerina's and embroidered our names on the heart,so cute and clever.


And my lovely friend Anne (no blog) bought me these goodies back from America,so many beautiful things,thankyou Anne i love them all,that cross stitch santa cushion is amazing such fine aida cloth.


And my buddy Barb bought these gorgeous goodies back,thankyou so much Barb,i am going to have fun playing with these.
So you see i have been very spoilt,the best thing is that these girls are my buddies and they felt sad that i had my accident just before we were to leave for America so they bought a bit of America to me,how special are these girls,so proud that they are my besties,thankyou girls .xx


Barb and i have a one on one swap and this was what Barb had made for me,such a beautiful piece,thankyou barb for my awesome gift.


I also received this beautiful xmas table runner from my friend Kim and the fabric is so cute,lots of tiny gingerbread men,thankyou so much Kim,i love my new runner.

Hope your day is a good one.

Cheers Shez xx


Monday, 11 December 2017

Awesome Catchup


How lucky am i that i got to catch up with my buddies Barb and her sister Anne,oops not the best selfie.
We decided to meet at Gail's Patchwork shop and we were lucky that she was having a 20% off sale for the month of December.


Omg there was so many beautiful things to see.


Anne felt the need for a new hat,lol.
And i think i caught Barb getting into some mischief,lol.


I just love looking in this shop,lots of bling and pretty things.


I really loved this reindeer trim ,so many beautiful xmas things.


 This was one of Gails trees decorated for xmas.


Oh these polar bears were adorable,love them,we spent about an 1 hr and 1/2 shopping and chatting and laughing with  Gail and Melissa.


Then i showed the girls the way to Such'n'Such for lunch and a well earned cuppa.
Lol our lunch lasted for 3 1/2 hrs,i have missed these girls so much and was awesome to catchup and have a few laughs and to hear about their trip to America.


 This was the xmas tree in at Such'n'Such.


And i might've been a tad spoilt by the girls,lol,and the pic of the 2 bags are goodies that the girls bought me back from America,thankyou Barb and Anne for the best day,it was so good to give you girls a hug and to spend the day with you both,i look forward to our next catchup.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Cheers Shez xx


Saturday, 9 December 2017

FNWF


For Friday night with friends i decided to finish stitching  this cute xmas Bauble.
Sending my buddy Chez a big hug for hosting and go here to see what the other ladies got up to.


I am so pleased with the designs on this xmas banner it tends to lend itself to a bit of a retro feel,well thats what i think anyway.


Here it is all finished and trimmed ready for the stripy binding.


This is a gorgeous pattern designed by The Lets Get Stitched Team & More Dawn Hay,Fiona Ransley and Joy Coey its called Bauble Bunting to find the pattern go here.
How cute is that little deer.


Friday, 8 December 2017

A Couple more Finishes


While sitting around i went through some old mags and came across this one and wanted to make the xmas owl.


 Another project that kept my hands busy and i have one more cut out to make yet.


I received this cute kit from my buddy Fiona.

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I think i will put this one in a frame .i love it,thankyou Fiona .


Some more wonderful mail its been like xmas when the mailman arrives,thankyou ladies for your wonderful gifts,cards and thoughts,i feel very special.


I am so excited i get to spend the day with these two tomorrow,see you bright and early Barb and Anne.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Cheers Shez xx