Monday, 24 April 2017

Belated Class Post

Now looking through my blog posts of late I realised I had missed doing a post on a wonderful class I did before Easter with Gail Pan and her very special guest Bonnie Sullivan from America.  I was very excited about doing this class, as apart from loving Gail's designs I knew Bonnie did a lot of work with wool, which I also love.

I couldn't resist these new patterns of Gail's to work on during the year.

Some projects from our goodie bag.  Love the sewing bag from Gail which has a clear zippered pocket on the back. The zip will test me out, but I have the stitchery almost done.

She surprised me with her new Christmas book for my birthday - very yummy.

Thes were Bonnie's projects included in our goodie bag.  They are pre-printed on beautiful fabric ready to stitch and sew the wool pieces onto.  The one I am working on at the moment, and which I LOVED, is the sampler on the left.

A couple more of my purchases. How could I leave that snowman there lol.

And some beautiful wools.

And a couple more little projects to keep me busy - couldn't resist these xmas projects of Bonnie's. Was a wonderful day - in fact one of the most memorable I think.

And to finish - some more birthday spoiling I just had to show you.  My husband always says I always two weeks out of my birthday lol -

LOVE IT. Cheryl

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Some Birthday Spoiling

I had a birthday a week or two ago - just an ordinary birthday - but was very spoilt indeed by some very special friends in my life. 

My lovely friend Karen made me this gorgeous wallhanging in lovely wools - just love it and now have it hanging in my loungeroom.  She always knows just the right things that I will love.

And she had also made me this beautiful Easter basket wallhanging - just love it, and included some cute decorative pegs.

And if that wasn't enough she stitched me this amazing friendship heart on beautiful pink linen. I wish you could see the detail - so much beautiful work.

And because she's very naughty, she also sent me this gorgeous wool kit to stitch, as we both enjoy working in wool.

And these gorgeous Lynette Anderson spring ornaments to stitch. I hope to have some progress to show you on both these projects in the not too distant future.  Thankyou my gorgeous friend - your gifts are always amazing and special and I treasure every one.

Another wonderful friend Barb also knows me well I think. How adorable are these two bears. Love it Barb - thankyou so very much. They are just gorgeous.  It too will find a special spot in my home.  Barb and my birthdays are only a day apart so it's always lovely that we get to open a parcel from each other close together.

Another wonderful friend who always thinks of (and spoils) me is Michelle -

Look at that yummy fabric - I have already picked out a project for it. And also the most gorgeous notebook and beautiful lace.  Thankyou gorgeous friend.

Now I was so excited about this gorgeous tin I got from my very special buddy that you can't actually see the gorgeous and yummy French General fabric inside. It is divine and as much as I don't want to destroy this lovely looking bundle it will be put to good use on a special project.  And this is one more very adorable part to this pressie and it doesn't seem to have come out properly on my camera, so will be a photo to drool over next time.

I am very lucky to have you all in my life. Cheryl