Monday, July 1, 2013

The Weekend that was....

Widget came visiting...

I found some old pillowcases and gave him a lit candle to drop drips all over....
(PS  it was Pirate Widget - which I was assured was a nice pirate.... not a scary one)


and whilst he did that I tied a few up in knots and string....

Whilst the pillowcases were in the machine with some blue dye Widget got to the other important stuff.....


Once dyed and dried we needed to do a bit of stitching....


Then stuff with some pillows....


.... and we have his very own special mattress ....


here are the tie and dye designs and his lovely candle wax drips ..... 


... he didn't even want to use the bed that night .....



SUNDAY TREAT
Sunday was Hubz and my 34th wedding anniversary.... I told him I was lucky to have him and made him a special cuppa coffeee...


.... then I said "Goodbye..... I'm off to lunch with my blog internet friends......"


Chookyblue was passing through the area so Kris and I managed to meet up with her.   Here we are.... in a quilting shop.... of course (that's one of Kris's designs behind us!) ..... Chookyblue first got me interested in blogging and gave me so much help getting going - she also hosts a magnificent swap and stitchalong so it was extra special to meet her......  A long road trip so thanks for stopping in here - fantastic .....

... I didn't forget my love and took him home a chocolate...



SWAPS COMING UP ..

I am trying to limit my swaps at the moment but I do love to do some... Here are a couple that require fairly small items coming up ....

Sheila over at Sheila's Quilt World is going to host a postcard exchange..... I am going to join in as it is a small item and  a bit different ....

I have had some postcards before... these are what I have received ...


Anyway, if you're up to something a little different go HERE and let Sheila know you'd like to join in...

Cheryll over at Gone Stitchin' is hosting another mini quilt (12" square) with a winter theme .... I am enjoying gathering a little collection of these for my stand too....



there is more information about these HERE... and sign ups are HERE on Cheryll's blog....

Righto, Gotto Go... July is here for us to enjoy.....


35 comments:

  1. Great post i enjoyed reading what pirate widget got up to,and boy that bought back memeries where you sew and have widget on your knee,my oldest 3 grandies started off sewing sitting on my knee,happy anniversary to you and hubby Fiona,and wow you got to meet chooky ,is that the 1st time you have meet her,i will get to meet her next year,cant wait.xx

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  2. How fun for Widget. Would've loved to have gone to the dinner last night to meet Chookyblue. Happy Anniversary. Hugs,xx.

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  3. Enjoyed hearing about your lovely weekend. You were lucky to be in the safe keeping of that ferocious pirate.
    Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  4. Glad widget was able to have such fun with his Grandma and some craft, making great memories there!

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun in your weekend. Cool new bed for widget. Love his spotty pillow.
    Ooh how nice to meet another blog buddy.
    Enjoy July.

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  6. Happy anniversary to you and our dear hubby ! Nice you got to meet up with your bloggy friends . Your little pirate had a fun time with you I would say and I love the pillowcases he helped you create , fun stuff! Thanks for mentioning the postcard exchange , hope we get some interest .
    Hugs Sheila

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  7. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby Fiona. It was so thoughtful of you to head out for the day so he could have the house all to himself! LOL! Widget did a great job on his cushions. Your postcards are lovely.

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  8. Ha ha the end of this post gave me a chuckle LOL Fiona...looks like fun with Widget! How cool to catch up with Chooky and Kris!

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  9. Widget is so cute, look like you wore him out! I had a giggle over the "I love you but I'm outa here, blog friends to catch up with!" reference. That is something I do to Glenn :) Hope hubby appreciated the chockie. Have a great week, hugs

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  10. Happy anniversary to you and mr Hubz, do I notice a new hairstyle too?
    You spend such great days with Widget, he is one lucky boy.
    A bloggy catch up too, my you fit a lot in
    xx

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  11. Love your little helper and the extra special pillows.

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  12. Happy anniversary to you both. Loved the pictures of Widget, concentrating on his tasks. That's what going to Grandma's is all about!

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  13. Congratulations on your anniversary! Looks as though widget had fun......

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  14. Happy Anniversary! How thoughtful of you to go out for the day and leave Mr Hubz in peace :-).... It's our 41st Anniversary today good heavens where has all that time gone. Love the pillowcases Widget made, I bet you are one fun Gran to be around. Hugs xx

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  15. a really lovely weekend for you - love that coffee you made and the chocolate.. That Chookyblue is a lot of fun...

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  16. What a great idea to do some dyeing. Fantastic end result. Love it!
    Big congrats to you both for the wedding anniversary. Always a wonderful achievement. And chocolate is the perfect way to celebrate.

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  17. Widget is such a cutie. What a great Nanna you are. How fantastic to meet Chookyblue...lovely photo.
    Hugs xx

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  18. Happy Anniversary Fiona and Dave!!! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend with widget ( love the pillows) and Miss Chookyblue!!

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  19. PS Happy Anniversary to you two love birds...congrats :-)

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  20. Lucky little widget to have such fun with you. Happy anniversary....I'm sure after 34 years he could wait for you to come home a stitching day.

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  21. Congrats on your anniversary! Love the activities you got up to, the pillow slip mattress looks great and really comfy!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  22. Happy Anniversary to you both!!!!
    what a fun post...
    Love what Widget got up to..
    Nice to have meet up with Chooky with Kris..

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  23. Happy Anniversary!
    I'm not sure how you would top a weekend like this one.
    A cute visitor who can help make his own special bed and a visit with two lovely ladies.
    Now I really do wish I lived a lot closer :o)

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  24. Congratulations on your Anniversary celebrations. And how much fun did you have with your little widget.

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  25. Pirate Widget is such a doll! What a fun time together. Happy anniversary to you and hubz. I love the coffee you made him. Of course meeting up with blog friends is always fun!
    xx

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  26. Loved reading about your weekend :-) happy anniversary, nice pictures ,
    .. Love seeing the little ones bed at night, and not to mention the pic of you three!

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  27. That is such a clever idea with the pillowcases, what a gorgeous mattress. Happy anniversary, looks like you had a nice day. Hugs xx

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  28. Happy anniversary! Love seeing the fun you had with Widget too.

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  29. What a wonderful post Fiona! Your widget is adorable, and doesn't he love to work on projects with Grandma. Happy anniversary to you and Mr Bubz! How neat to spend time with Kris and Chookyblue, and in a quit shop too, sounds like the perfect way to spend your wedding anniversary.....LOL

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  30. What a brilliant weekend! If you had as much fun doing as I did reading, then I am sure you are still smiling fit to burst :)

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  31. Hey Fiona! Happy anniversary to you and Mr Bubz! Lovely of him to allow Chooky and I to 'borrow'you on your anniversary to have lunch together. Can you imagine the mischief we'd all get ourselves into if we lived closer?! :0) See you Friday! Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  32. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend, I love widgets new mattress.......

    Happy Anniversary

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  33. A late happy anniversary to you both. Lovely to see Pirate Widget's work - a great bed for him. It was so lovely to meet up with Chookyblue wasnt it.

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  34. what a clever technique and how lovely that Widget could join in!

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  35. so pleased you were free to come to lunch....and Kris's quilt looks great in the pic behind us............you didn't mention the wedding anniversary......cute chocolate for hubby..

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