Thursday, January 24, 2013

Secret Sewing from before Christmas

I had some secret sewing on the go before Christmas and couldn't show one of the projects.  I showed a hint here  (Secret Sewing Project #2).

Finally my present arrived in the USA - it did take a while - but I have now heard from the recipient.  [Edited: - And she has now commented - telling me how much she really loved it - and so did all her friends at Quilt Guild!!!]


 I wanted something "Australian" without being too much and saw this lovely panel at the Craft show in Brisbane last October - then was lucky enough to find a perfect fabric to back and bind it with.  (Thanks Bargain Box! - ever been there?? they are not too bad...I know of the ones at Capalaba and Ipswich)



I included a few extra  bits and pieces in the parcel - my friend Marti is now a big fan of Caramello Koalas!  I included some Vegemite too - she is planning on having it on crackers - with Vodka.  I wonder if she will like it??
[Edited: - please read her comment - its #2 - and see why she will have it with vodka!! - Sorry Marti - I think most of us Aussie will get a giggle from that!!)

Also I have signed up for Friday Night Sew In -  here's the link


I would usually be sewing on Friday night anyway so may as well do it all properly and remember to post on Saturday...
I have to get "something" finished before the end of the month...oh! the pressure!!!

9 comments:

  1. Lovely runner. Let us know how she enjoyed the vegemite, not sure how well it will go with vodka though. Will be sewing along with you for FNSI. Hugs.....

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  2. Susan, tell everyone I love the table runner -- and so did my friends at quilt guild. Noela, I'm thinking of Vegemite as a sort of low-budget caviar. And one always drinks (Russian) vodka with caviar!

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  3. A bit different from us having toast and vegemite with our cuppa for breakfast. We need feedback as to how it goes with vodka. (because I dont think I will try it.) Lovely and very appropriate panel. I used to go to the Bargain Box in Caloundra when we lived there, till it closed down.

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  4. Susan, did you give her specific Vegemite instructions?! I wasn't raised on it either. It looks so much like chocolate but it could be a rude surprise if you use too much. I speak from experience HAHA. I know I hated it at first, but perseverance paid off and now I can't live without it. I've even had it has a hot drink on some of those cold, cold nights, but on toast with butter is still the best. debbie

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  5. Vegemite and Vodka........cant wait to hear from Marti about that combination! Great sewing Susan. Will be joining you for FNSI - probably all day here due to the rain!

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  6. Gosh the runner has come up so pretty... great fabric find ... and just perfect.... I do fancy Australian caviar with vodka.... hee hee.... "I'm a happy little fish egg!!"...
    Hugz

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  7. such a gorgeous runner Susan well done on such a beautiful finish,see you tonight.xx

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  8. Well done. You did a lovely job. Caramello bears yum! Maybe that's how we could make Vegemite more palatable for overseas folks give them Vodka. Lol.

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  9. Vegemite and Vodka....now that sounds like an interesting cocktail. The Caramello's were a good touch. Love your latest blocks too, you busy little Vegemite LOL

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