Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sharing Time

Seems like ages since I've been here ... what a week! Deadlines ... Mail ... Bugs

Bugs, seems once you get sick this year, it keeps returning for another bout. Everyone I talk to has been experiencing the same thing. You get sick, you just get over it and then either the same one or another bug grabs hold. DH has been fighting something for a couple of weeks and now my throat infection from a few weeks back is returning. Grrrrrrrr!

But enough of that, you don't need to share my bugs. I am going to share with you the high points of my week. A little while back, Fiona of Mothers' Cupboard had a sale and I found myself placing an order quick smart for ...
Fiona was also holding a giveaway and never did I imagine that I could be so lucky ... YIPEE!
Then this week when I was starting to feel yuk, this little pink parcel cheered me up toot sweet!
Thankyou so much Fiona for the chance to win this delicious jelly roll ... perfect colours for me ... and a charm pack to top it all off. More dreaming now of how to put them to good use.
Fiona is also one of the lovely Gum Tree Designers. If you haven't checked them out yet then you don't know what your missing. More goodness tomorrow with their next free Christmas design.
Deadlines ... yes. As usual finished this one Tuesday night to be delivered Wednesday morning for entering in the textile section of our local Art Exhibition. It's Deborah Baines' "Floral Fancy" found in 'Creating Country Threads'.
Couldn't help myself, I was enjoying this pattern so much. I also added some beads to the centres of three flowers and little yo-yo centres to three. I even did some hand quilting around each appliqued flower.
While not a winner on Friday night, it's a winner for me. Congratulations to the clever ladies who won placings with their entries and to the other ladies who entered.
Now it's on with the next deadline ... paperwork today and to finish off my Holiday Quilt Swap and Christmas Ornaments.
Is anyone else daunted by how quickly the end of the year is coming?
Happy Sewing and keep well.


maisy and the boys said...

I don't even want to think how close the end of the year is!
Your hanging looks great and I love the yo yo's. Lovely job.
I see your little 'visit' gadget is up and working. Good idea.
take care and shake off those bugs once and for all.

Myra said...

Yes those same double or nothing bugs have been here... Not at all fun! I know your frustration. Hang in there!

It is so much fun receiving parcels from the mail-person, especially a lucky win!!! Good for you Narelle! Lovely goodies! Congrats! 8-)

Your little wall-quilt is adorable! Love it!!!

The year has passed by fast! I still have my PIF to get finished and out the door!!! I best hurry to beat the Christmas mail rush!!!

Take care!

Gloria J W said...

Hi Narelle....YOu will love the book. I had read one or two from the local and state library and then bit the bullet and ordered the complete set...then I read them all in order!! Could read them again and again. Try and count the number of quilt blocks mentioned!! lol...Loved your hoo that it didn't win anything...but then you are a winner for finishing it in fine style
Rainbow smiles..Gloria

clare's craftroom said...

Yes that wallhanging is a winner ! Great win too . I hope you get away from all the bugs as yes Christmas is looming very quickly !

Valentina said...

Oh, Narelle, I hope all of you feel better soon, and please let us know if the book is any good!
Lovely quilt, love the colour and how your flowers 'spill' unto the border! Lovely!

Wendy B said...

It is quite scary how Christmas is getting closer and closer sooooo quickly...seem to be running out of time for EVERYTHING!!! I think your wall quilt was a winner too! (I love red!!)
Get well soon.
sugary hugs 'o)

Maree: said...

Hope you are feeling better now...Congrats on your Win..Great prize..

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