This week I celebrated another revolution around our sun .... which has been scorching by the way!
This parcel was waiting for me when I got back from holiday...
Shez knows I love wool and made this gorgeous topper (the polar bear card was to add a bit of cool I think) Beautiful hand work.
Her work is just lovely and it is already in a spot where I had a blank space at our entrance. Thanks so much Shez... what a lovely kind friend you are.
Michelle knows I loved these animals from my birth land (Zimbabwe) and she found a picture and drew this for me..... the detail is amazing and it's a beautifully done example of the African Wild Dog
.. there were a couple of extra treats too... (the chocs didn't make it to the photo shoot!)
Thanks so much Michelle, very special.
My Hubz surprised me this year by bringing home flowers (he has never done that so I nearly fell over!!) aren't they gorgeous and they are looking even more lovely now they are opening up a bit
My daughter and widget came home and decorated these funny face cupcakes.... just perfect to bring a smile. She also found this lovely light board which will feature on blog posts (can change the wording so it will be fun - does need some batteries though!)
Heaps of messages from friends and family and calls from all my children so it's all worth being a bit older.
Bali has heaps of fabrics..there is a couple of streets dedicated to fabric shops..... I was aiming for just one though and had a list of batiks I wanted to get to do a couple of specific quilts. I might have got a bit extra!!
(I am not a holiday shopper so I go in and just get what I want and leave!!! sad isn't it????) However I was almost sorry I wasn't a dress maker too... so much lovely laces, silks, etc
These will feature this year, I want to learn using the curve ruler and so they are for having a play with that.
It hasn't taking me long to get back to some quilting. I am wanting to work more with rulers - this one is small scale (those little swags are 2" across) takes a bit of time but a lovely effect....
... and of course there is hand stitching to do whilst in front of the TV at night...
Bluebird tea time teddy (designed by Michelle) has come to life...
... the other thing I had to catch up on was the boring grocery shop.... this time I added some different things to the basket to try out some of the things I tasted and learnt in Bali....
Anybody tried making Malasian/Bali dishes?
So - lots to get working on.......
Righto, Gotto Go... best get to it!!