Monday, December 19, 2011

I've been stitching a few of these...

Christmas sentiments for faraway families

folded up as a card... ready for posting....

they are a lovely design from Jenny of Elefantz


Are you looking for some last minute Christmas inspiration?

Kerryanne does a lovely blog and at this time of year there are so many wonderful ideas - there is baking, making, decorating, linky parties, guest posts

well, Fee did a guest post - a monogrammed lavender sachet... so cute
(I have lavender drying as we speak!)
- she also had a give away for a voucher for a book -
you guessed it
I won
so I ordered my book and look what arrived in the post last week

I have had Sarah's book on my wish list for a while... I am so going to enjoy this.. she does lovely little projects to practice a new technique before starting a large quilt - I love that idea

there was a bit of voucher left so I topped it up and got this little book too

Fee's blog is wonderful too... full of ideas, personal insights and prettiness - it is a lovely place to visit

Thank-you Kerryanne and Fee for a lovely prize - this will be hours of pleasure to me


Thanks to my SIL Mandy for this bit of Christmas Cheer


I am seeing 5 gentlemen (give or take) every day!. 

As soon as I wake up, 
Will Power helps me get out of bed.

Then I go to see John. 

Then Arthur Ritis shows up & stays the rest of the day. 
He doesn't like to stay in one place very long so he takes me from joint to joint

After such a busy day, I'm really tired & very glad to go to bed with Earl Grey. 

What a life! 
Oh, yes, I'm also flirting with Al Zymer;
or whatever his name is. I forget !

and I'm thinking of calling JACK DANIELS, Captain Morgan or JOHNNY WALKER to come over and keep me company.


  1. Fiona I just love your cards. They are so sweet. Maxine is my favorite thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Sweet cards Fiona ,cute idea. Thanks for the laugh,cute!

  3. They are so cute and such a wonderful idea when you need a special little gift.

  4. That is such a wonderful way to share with family, I love those. And thank you for a good laugh;)


  5. Loving the cards!! Especially the fabrics you've used in these!! ... Once again, congrats on the win ... Quilting from Little Things is one of my favorites. I got it a couple of months ago and can't decide which design I want to start with!! Hoping to make a few in the coming year!! ... Love the little joke, lol!!!

  6. Too funny. :) lol. Love the cards. Congrats on the win. Those books look great. Hugs,

  7. Having a little giggle at the end bit on your post .... thanks for sharing. Well done on the win, lovely books.

  8. The cards are a great idea and they look really pretty. The books look like they will keep you busy for a while. I think your boyfriends are two timing you though :D

  9. What darling little cards - I love Jenny's designs! Congratulations on your win, Fiona, you will LOVE Sarah's book, and the other one looks great too!

  10. That's a lovely gift idea.....and I love your boyfriends, a few of them visit here too! Congratulations on your win.

  11. lol,what a great idea with the cards Fiona you are very clever,you have done a lovely job of making them and i love the wording.
    And congrats you are on a roll Fiona when your hot your hot,well done my friend.
    I also received a beautifully made card with a lovely made ornament inside today,thankyou so much it was a lovely surprise and is now hanging on my tree.xx

  12. Why do we keep all these men in our lives anyway?

  13. Congratulations on your win! What a nice book to add to your library. Your little stitched cards are adorable and your stitchery amazing. You know, you could stitch up some cards with some of Maxine's funny lines and maybe a cute little dog similar to hers. Bet your friends would love 'em!


  14. Lovely books to wile away some summer days! The fabric cards are great! Off to check out the links- always looking for new ideas to file away! Merry Christmas, Fi!

  15. Love the cards...what a great idea. You must have been very good this year Santa keeps bringing you such wonderful gift.
    Hugs Tanya

  16. Your cards are lovely and I am loving the book, well done! Hugs xx

  17. Your cards are lovely and they'll last! Congrats on the win - I've had my eye on that book for a while - lucky Christmas is coming!

  18. What lovely gifts Fi.

    Enjoy your beautiful book.

  19. So much to read on your posts.Your BG on Dec. 9 is super looking! Glad to see it,I must get a move on:-)Sweet birdies,too, must get a move on there as well ... LOL... really want to be as quick as you! Lovely card and great book.

  20. Your little teabag cards are such a sweet idea and congrats on a lovely win.
    You can send Johhny Walker my way if you're not going to give him a call :)
    Merry Christmas

  21. Cute fabric cards. I've seen these done in card/paper but yours look more personal with the stitching and fabric.
    Thanks for posting the joke and thank Mandy for the belly laugh....this is why I don't drink beverages while blogging or I would have electrocuted myself or blown up the computer by now!!

  22. The Christmas tea idea is wonderful and they look so beautiful. Lovely books too ... enjoy! I'm off to check out the links you have given.

  23. The cards are an excellent idea - must remember that idea for next year.
    Enjoy perusing (or is that drooling) over your new books. Guess we'll see some more little things from you real soon, that is if you have time to sew between entertaining all your men. Very funny.


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