Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Resolution

I am always telling myself that I must finish some UFOs before I start something new - but then along comes a great idea and I am off again - so I have decided to join in the Sew have you finished it? project.  A look at my side bar will give you an idea of some of my UFOs but over the next few days I will make a proper list, prioritise it and organise myself.  I still have a week off work and I had already decided I was gong to get things cut & ready to sew or traced ready to stitch.  This is the hardest thing I find time to do while I am working.
I suspect I will end up with a shopping list of "extras" but hopefully not too much - thin waddings and bag bits will most likely be there.
From there I will just have to shut my eyes and NOT buy magazines - (after all they ARE only $3-$4 if you buy a pack of three!!!!).

Please leave me a comment if you come visiting!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Giveaway

The lovely Vicki Tucek who used to be Tozz'z Corner and is now ‘The Pickledish Patch’ is having a huge giveaway - over at her blog.  These are the goodies - including hand grown and dried lavendar:

And she has a great new banner to show off her new name:

and to top it off she is starting a free BOM in January - called Out of the Box.  You will be able to go there form my side bar.  But here is the clue:

Wow - a great start to the new year to win these goodies - thanks Vicki.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Christmas Giveaway!!

Found a fantiastic Christmas giveaway - here.  Some absolutely gorgeous fabbrics.  And look at her more recent posts to find a lovely famly photo and an interesting tale of how they got there - I am sure most of us can relate to her story!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Same Girl - New Name

I have just been over to Vicki's blog - it was Tozz's Corner - but she has renamed herself and is now The Pickledish Patch - and she has a website .  But also she is starting a Free BOM on 5th January - and if you go here you can read all about what you need to start.
Oh sew many projects - sew little time! 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Just relaxing on the computer - blogging around!

I have had such a tiring few days - a work Christmas party, Daughter #1's 21st Birthday party at home - for approx 70 people - and it rained a lot - and of course tidying up afterward - today.  I have not touched any sewing for days but was just too pooped to even think about it today, so I thought I would sit for a while and blog.

So I checked Shirley who is making quilts for the family members of the miners who died in NZ - she has plenty now so I will wait for the next call to help before I make any more.

Then I went "travelling" and found a clever tutorial to use an old metal tape measure (the handyman type) - and although I don't think we have one we don't need anymore - perhaps I can buy my husband a new one for Christmas and then use his old one for a very useful idea!  Well I think its useful.

I will be off to bed now so I can get back into sewing - still have some little angels to put together and our Christmas cards to be sent.

Cheers everyone