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Saturday, 2 February 2013


Apologies for not blogging last week for FNSI, spent most of it in bed with some sort of virus, not nice, and dealing with a stressed out #1 son whose girlfriend is at the moment in another state, being rushed to hospital and having her appendix removed.  She is home with her parents recuperating but they are still apart, get well soon Jasmin :)

This is what I achieved last weekend being a long one.

FNSI.  I managed to get some more of my Merry Bunting by Rosalie Quinlan done, I work on this when I've got nothing to do, so its 75% finished, then onto the Christmas Bunting.  Think I will use these in my office for Christmas this year.

I blogged in my last post of my adventures with Michelle Ridgway's Miss Mistlemouse's quilt A Christmas Tail, well I started to assemble my quilt on Saturday and got three blocks in and discovered I'd read the instructions wrong, and cut the final two too small.  So at some stage I have to retrace these two blocks and re stitch them to finish the quilt.  I will be using the two wrong size ones to make into little quilts.  Hopefully I will get them done this weekend. I love the way its looking :)

My Gail Pan Christmas quilt I showed you the last two posts was also put together and I'm very disappointed in what it looks like.  No. 1 said to me, Mum you know you shouldn't pick fabric on your own!  Hes not far wrong, I thought I did a great job in picking the candy cane fabric, but who would have thought I picked exactly the same colour as the background fabric on the stitcherys, it wasn't until it was put together that I noticed it and its just flat, no depth in it at all, so back to the LPS and pick up some more, this time I think I got it right, I picked some more of the green stripe pictured above, some red stripe the same and in stead of the green HO HO HO fabric I got some red.  Hopefully it will go together this weekend, but first I have to unpick what ive done.  Being unable to pick tones and colours is a pain in the neck lol. 

During the week Flyboy's life was knocked for a six when one of his mates was killed in a car accident.  He has experienced death with his Grandparents, and an Aunt taken to early with cancer, and of course great aunts and uncles, but this is the first time he has had to deal with someone his own age, who is also a Flyboy.  Mate ship is a big thing in the Defence Force and he will be afforded a Military Funeral, I send my condolences to his family and to the family of the Unit, I hope he rests in peace and I hope the boys and girls find peace in the memories they have of this lovely man.

I have also a finish which I forgot to show you for this year, Rosalie Quinlan needle book, was fun to make and I think cute.  Made in Tilda fabric and cosmo threads.

Well off to the Post Office to send my secret valentines Parcel, which is what I finished last night in FNWF nearly forgot to blog about that lol....thanks for hosting again Cheryll :)  Hope you all had as much fun as I did.

Well that's enough from me

Happy Stitching

Pam xx


  1. You are doing some beautiful stitcheries. Hope you will be happy with your new fabric. Not always easy to pick fabrics, it's a bit of trial and error sometimes. Hugs.....

  2. Love the stitcheries, especially the Needle case - I think I have that one, you gather so much you forget sometimes. Ive had many trial and errors with colour too :-).

  3. lovely projects Pam..the needle case is gorgeous...

  4. So sorry to hear about your son's friend...so confronting
    when it is a contemporary. Sorry to hear you have been so under the weather.
    Miss 'M' is looking good and i love your needle case. Well done.

  5. Beautiful stitching! love your needle case.

  6. You have been so busy. The needle case is delightful, I love anything in Tilda fabric. So sorry to hear about all the illness and other sad parts of life.

  7. I love all your stitchery work and the fabric on the needle case is perfect.

  8. Hi Pam,
    Your stitchery is really lovely. I'm
    a bit sad when it comes to putting colours
    together and admire people out there that
    seem to have the knack of matching fabrics
    just right. Love your needlecase too, it's
    Cheers, Anita.

  9. Pam, oh the Christmas Tail looks so cute, I ordered it just recently because I had seen yours!
    Bad luck with the Gail Pan fabric doozy, what will you do?

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