My year in pictures

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

TNBX Block 1

Well I finally received my rhinestones and was able to complete the block by embellishing the trees. I had been told that you needed to invest in a $50 bejeweller applicator & a $44 pack of stones but I did some research and found a company called who for $14.90 plus P&P sent me my pack of 100 stones & advised me how to put them on with the iron! Far more cost effective & I was most interested to know that you could use an iron. All you need to do is place the stones where you want them, cover them with a piece of cloth and put the iron on top. Just make sure they are well stuck and you are away laughing. With Easter around the corner I hope to make headway on the others - I have three just waiting for hand embellishing & another three waiting to be done!

I hope you all have a happy and blessed Easter.

Live Happily.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Weekend Blues

Well driving home on Friday night took me an hour and twenty instead of the usual 20 minutes so I had lots of time to sit - just as well I happened to have my Bugs with me. I managed to almost complete the rest of the handstitiching on the binding that needed to be done. Saturday I ended up with an earache and felt miserable so was able to sit and finish the Bugs off. It looks great and I am really pleased with it. Now back to my Xmas quilt which has been severly neglected over the last month - I have made great headway with block number three. Roll on those dark winter months where my evenings will be spent whiling away the hours on it :) We had friends for dinner last night - an unexpected last minute call which was very nice - sometimes the spontaneous things are the most delightful. Anyway I hope you all have a great week. Take care & live happily.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ice Warrior

Well all I can say is TGIF - it has been a particularly long week. I am hoping to chill out and get stuck into some of my quilting. I have got all the bugs onto my Bugs quilt now and just need to do the beading and then put it together. I now have four blocks sitting waiting for my attention for my Xmas quilt - even though I got one last month and Lorraine was kind enough to send me two - my March one arrived in the post this week. Guess i'm gonna be "Busy as a Bee with a bum full of honey". I must say that having my machine serviced was just the best thing. it is running like new and the chappie that serviced it said that they were a really good model.

It is also hard to believe that it is 6 months on Sunday since we had our precious boy put to sleep. It still breaks my heart when I think of him. I have him on my computer at work and home as the wallpaper - he was a beautiful boy. We recently discovered that his full pedigree name was Tobolsk Ice Warrior - I think this was very fitting for him - he certainly was our warrior. Hope you all have a happy weekend. Take care & live happily :)