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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Swaps and then some & OPAM

This year I joined into 2 swaps, My House My Home Swap with organised by Karen from Mrs. Martins Quilt Shop and the 12" Mini Swap organised by our wonderful swap mamma Cheryll.

First the My House My Home Swap, I have Karen (no blog) from Victoria, we get to swap with each other 4 times this year and a Christmas Ornament, just because.  This swap was for our sewing room/nook


This is the lovely parcel I received from Karen, wonderful project folder with little hexie flowers on it, utensils bag, lovely little tin, beautiful Cottage Garden thread, Gail Pan card and a little block of chocolate, with a self printed Red Brolly wrapper on it.  Love it to bits Karen, thanks so much.


I sent Karen a wall hanging from Natalie Bird, Stitching Angel and 2 thread catchers.  Karen likes  read that as loves French General fabric, so I found some to make her project with, now guess who also likes it....thanks for that Karen.  Trying now to think of what next to make for her.....any hints Karen?????



This is my lovely 12" mini I received from Ondrea, sew very cute, and now residing in my foyer.  Unfortunately mine is running late.....Sorry Cheryll......Doctors orders.  I had a scare just under 2 weeks ago with the possibility of Carpel Tunnel, Doctor told me no sewing until I had a scan, did that on Thursday, now waiting for results, hoping that they will be ok, hand is feeling alot better.  My swap will be expressed posted tomorrow to my recipient.

OPAM for March is 

1.  Ipad bag
2.  Rosalie Quinlan Quilt Giving Bag
3.  Natalie Bird True Friends Tote
4.  Cinderberry Stitches Bunting House project folder
5.  Natalie Bird Sewing Angel Wall Quilt
6 & 7 Thread Bags

Well that's enough from me

Happy stitching

Pam xx


Monday, 24 March 2014

3 finishes = happy girl

I was lucky to have 3 finishes this week, makes for a happy camper, also doing some secret squirrel stuff can't show you.

First finish is another from my weekend away in Melbourne last year and the mate to my pin cushion called Bunting House by Cinderberry Stitches the sewing pocket Room for Friends.  It is so cute.



My next finish is The Birdhouse True Friends Tote, for Natalies book Red Home.  BFF Rhonda and I stitched the panels and swapped.  Rhonda has had hers made for months, I'm just a bit slower......read that as slack.  I have just been introduced to French General fabric, and I love it .....this is made with that.  I also decided to use lace instead of ric rac which looks a bit different.

 Front 

 Back





 Rhonda's Version
 
My next finish is Rosalie Quinlan's Quilt Giving Bag.   Rhonda and I are heading over to the Barossa in May to do a 2 day workshop at Maggie Beer's Farm with Rosalie Quinlan and Bronwyn Hayes, so we have both made her bag to take with us.

 Front

Back

Totally out of my comfort zone with this fabric, I purchased 2 charm packs called Family Tree and some yardage to finish it but didnt realise how much orange was in it.  Mind you I love the finish but not an orange fan.


Rhonda's version

Well that's enough from me

Happy stitching

Pam xx

Sunday, 2 March 2014

A FINISH & SNEAK PEAK

Had one finish yesterday, thanks to Sarah. I saw this bag on Instagram and wanted to know what pattern it was, and it was Sarah's own measurements.  She organised a kit for me from her shop and I made it yesterday.  I have made many of these bags in the past in the small size, just never thought about making it bigger.  Just shows I'm not much into design, never mind everyone has their own talents.

 This is the back with a great pocket for storing things


The front, I will use it to carry around my tablet.

As I said I have alot of these bags, I usually take them with me on cruises, to carry round my sun glasses, i-pod and whatever I need for the day when I'm on the ship.  Think I will now look at the size and make on for hubby's Kindle.

We have also had a sneak peak from the photographers of wedding pictures, the photographer was Nigel Unsworth.  If you want to see wonderful photography check out his site he takes the most amazing pictures




Anyway that's enough from me

Happy stitching

Pam xx

Monday, 24 February 2014

4 finishes this week & 5 for the month

I managed 4 finishes this week, something I'm happy about.



My Favourite Sewing Basket - Hatched and Patched


Joy by Ramona Hermann


Gail Pan from Vignette Magazine, cant remember what this is called


And the last another by Gail Pan from her book 

So for OPAM this month I had 5 finishes, including the Valentine Heart Swap from last post.

Well that's enough from me

Happy Stitching


Pam xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

VALENTINE INITIAL SWAP


I joined Swap Mamma Cheryll's Valentine Initial Heart Swap, my swap partner was Lisa and this is what she sent me.

 
A lovely heart pillow, with my initial cross stitched onto it.  This is Lisa's first attempt at a heart with her new sewing machine and didn't she do a great job?  I think so, thanks so much Lisa I love it.  Lisa also included some fruit jellies, role of ribbon and hand dyed thread.

 

I sent Lisa a small wall hanging with a Michelle Ridgway initial on it.  I also included a large packet of jellies the kind that Lisa likes :)



I have been doing a little embroidery through the week, Gail Pa from the Vignette Magazine should finish this today and the panel from Rosalie Qunilan's Quilt Bag, will finish this one off with charm squares.  

Well that's enough from me

Happy Stitching

Pam xx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

FNWF & WEDDING (HEAVY PICTURES)

Well unfortunately my Friday night with Friends got hijacked, with last minute wedding preparations, so nothing to show I did trace something, and attempted to sew but the mind was elsewhere






Well that's enough from me

Happy stitching

Pam xx

Friday, 7 February 2014

OPAM, FNWF & ONE MORE SLEEP

I had 8 finishes for January which I'm very happy about


Started the year off great, but of course will slow down now that I'm back at work and busy as usual.
I'm sewing tonight with Friday night with Friends, are you?  Pop over to Cheryll and register.

One more sleep to the Wedding!

Well that's enough from me

Happy Stitching

Pam xx