I have to say i am so enjoying being back here, having the freedom to play with pics & photos & being able to see when my favourite blogs update, i'm pretty addicted to certain blogs, to the beautiful work that comes from these women, a real talented bunch!!!
Received some pretty amazing things in the post this week, first was a book by Helen Philips, & yes her Blog is most definitely one of my favourites.
The book is packed full of the loveliest ideas for homemade gifts, ideal at this time of the year......you know with CHRISTMAS coming up in just under ten weeks.....Yayyyyyy, can't wait, love christmas way too much!!
Here's a wee peek at some of the treasures inside...............
I just can't love this book enough, just to look through is a joy in itself, will post when i make something from it. Next up was a much desired fabric parcel that arrived this morning, i knew what was in it before i opened it & oh boy was i giddy, real childishly silly, jumping up & down excited, quite shocking really.........
Anyway it contained my order from Fabric Shack of Bonnie & Camille's latest fabric collection Ruby. I ordered four charm packs, which are pre cut five inch squares, all ready to sew heh heh, absolutely noooooo cutting out. So i sense another quilt coming!!! Here have a look
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, i am in love, can't wait to get my teeth in to these, well you know what i mean, my sewing machine, pins thread etc, etc, etc
Can you just imagine the delight of color when these squares are put together, & i'll bet right now one of my 4 lil girls will come & beg me to let them have it. What do you think will i be able to stand firm huh!!!!
Do i ever! Mind you they get such pleasure from the things I make for them its always worth it.
Little preview of a bag order i got from another much loved blog
Hope she will like it!!!!!
Some progress on my blanket that i'm loving so much, & no, no, no way am i going to give it away!!!
The little basket there was a thrift shop find, our church thrift shop to be precise, which has really taken off. We hold it once a week every friday & all the proceeds go to the mexican orphanage my daughter Sophie worked in. Ohhh do people love a bargain or what & i can't believe the stuff that people drop in to us to sell. Honestly we have actually received Calvin Klein, Ferretti, John Rocha, its unreal. There's constantly new bags of clothes, shoes, household items appearing at the door, thank God, its thriving.
By the way do you like my photo layouts, can fit in so many more pics. Bethany is teaching me how to do them, in exchange for a costume she wants made, smart gal, she does press a hard bargain!!!! Guess thats my fault, its kind of genetic, my greatgrandmother was an awful rogue for it, & i wont even go in to my grandmother, i spent many an embarrassing shopping spree with her, no price was sacred & it didn't matter what shop we were in!!!
Have to giggle now though when i think about them, priceless!!!
Anyway i guess i'll sign off now & catch up on some blogs
Will leave you with some flowers i had around the house this week
And i must show you next time the color of my acer tree out back, it is so stunning right now, the leaves are an almost rich, deep pink, so lovely!!!
Have a lovely evening
Lots of love Karen xxxxxxxxx