Thursday, November 22, 2018

a social start to the week


Early this week Hubz had some business meetings in Brisbane so he dropped me off at the side of the road...… right outside Michelle's house!

The only evidence I have is a picture of her Wings and Pretty Things block....

I am working on the same thing and realised I had not done the circles around the Dresden plate.  Aren't her colours just lovely?



We had a lovely time of show and tell and cups of tea and chats and even a bit of stitching...

I continued with Block 4 of Flowerville .. the chain stitch takes me a long time...


… and I got gifts!!

Look at this sweet angel wall hanging... it is going to be perfect in my sewing room.  Michelle is letting go of some of her lovely samples..... aren't I the lucky one? 

Can you see the lovely bow at the bottom of this one?  little details like this are so great.  Of course I love the saying too.


… and another.... I love my home and always feel lovely and comfortable here so this is perfect for me...


I just need to get a couple of nice hangers and up they can go.....  Thanks Michelle, I love them.  xx

Of course I can't just sit in the car (though I did have a bit of a snooze) so I finished off the yellow dishcloth (crochet) and knitted the blue scrubby one.... 



Michelle has a wonderful selection of cards for sale …. and a number of them came to live with me...

Please forgive my picture... I'm not sure if it the cellophane that changed the light but the pictures here are much bolder.... I'm sure you can see them more clearly if you look at Michelle's 


These ones are more like what they are... they are lovely romantic 'with rose coloured glasses' on style.....- except the Kookaburra - he is a fridge magnet 


I'm thrilled with my selection of cards - some will be gifts and others are for when I need them...

When I got home there was a parcel waiting for me from Susan.... as you may know Hubz and I are enjoying doing some jigsaw puzzles and Susan kindly send me one of her very challenging ones.....  

I'm looking forward to trying this out... thanks so much Susan.....xx  Have any of you done one of these?


Tuesday was my sewing day with ChooseDay girlfriends and I worked on these foundation pieced blocks.... I made a bunch of them to go towards this years Christmas ornaments (they will finish at 3") - they still need a backing and ribbon... 


then I sewed more of my green batik strips together.... I have two identical pieces and am thinking through what I will do next.... I just want something simple.


I have started on doing the little circles to go around my Dresden plate and this is keeping me happy in the evenings.....


Righto, Gotto Go.... time for a cuppa……  



11 comments:

Cheryll said...

Oh how wonderful to meet up with Michelle... to enjoy good company AND sewing ideas too...
Not to mention a cuppa or two... xox

White Rose said...

Hi Fiona how awesome that you got to catch up with Michelle and the beautiful hangings she gave you will look beautiful hanging up in your home. I always love seeing your work,it inspires me so much,glad you had a productive day with your Chooseday girlfriends.

Maria said...

What a fabulous visit with Michelle and you brought home many beautiful cards and lovely stitched wall hangings.
Boy you sure have been very busy with all your different projects.
Nice of Susan to send you the puzzle for Hubz and you to do.I haven't seen that puzzle but have fun putting it together.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It was a lovely day with you....went by toooo fast! Glad some of mine has found a home with you. Is that really Christmas sewing I espy lol!

Michelle Ridgway said...

PS those puzzles seem like good brain teasers! Fun mail from Susan x

Lin said...

Such lovely gifts from Michelle and her cards are beautiful. Your Dresdens are looking gorgeous! xx

kiwikid said...

Glad Hubz dropped you at the right side of the road 😆😆 lovely to spend a day with Michelle and to come home with beautiful stitcheries and cards. Those cards are hard to part with!! You are working on lots of beautiful projects Fiona, enjoy that puzzle, it does get you thinking.

Karen S said...

Looks like a lovely time with Michelle. And how special to have those lovely pieces in your home now.
Well done keeping up with your own stitching, too. You look busy!
Enjoy the jigsaws. I have not seen these ones.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, you've been sooo busy!! Such lovely projects! xx

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Glad you & Michelle had a nice catch up & how special to have some of her lovely samples. My Dad is a jigsaw fiend & enjoys the challenge of the Wasgijs. It's fun to see how they turn out. Happy hunting! (For jigsaw bits. :0) ) Bear Hugs! KRIS xx

marina said...

sounds like a perfect day!
love both dresdens, they look so pretty with the little dots.

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