Sunday, November 17, 2013

My Mill Rosie Swap gift

What a fabulous day we had at Mill Rose Cottage on Saturday at the Mill Rosie Friends get together.
Although I did not take good photos on the day, I must share pics of my swap gift, made by our fun Naughty Santa for the day Shez of Enjoying Life.
Our swap gift this time was to be designed by Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly.

Not only did I receive the gorgeous Red Brolly apron, but Shez also included one of her great kitchen hand towels, all colour coordinated baking accessories, plus cookie cutters and cookery book.
No excuses for me not getting the Christmas baking done now.
Shez tied the apron on for me, I loved it so much I don't think the other lovely girls had the heart to take it off me. ( I threatened them with the evil eye if they did).

 Shez tried hard to get us to play Naughty Santa, but not much gift swapping was done as most of us wanted to keep the gift we unwrapped, ( maybe better luck next year Shez ).
Thank you girls for such a fun day.
Hugs R.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tuesday Treasures, My Garden.

 My Garden Is My Treasure today,Spring has sprung, I love Freesias, they have such wonderful perfume.

 This is my "Rosalie" Azalea, the only one I have been able to grow in our soil.
                                 A brilliant Cyclamen,a gift 5 years ago after a spell in hospital.
                               And a favorite, little Johnny Jump Ups, they pop up all over the garden.
So go over to Melody,at to see what other Treasures are on show.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Having Fun with Spool Critters

 These are the wool felt Spool Critters I have been enjoying  making, they can be used as Pin Cushions, if you could bear sticking pins into them, I had a collection of antique spools, I have now used them all, hence the modern ones on the Lamb.
The Pattern is from Bird Brain Designs, I bought it from South Fabrics in Echuca,  Victoria, a very good easy pattern to use.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mill Rosie Friends, Better Late than never.

I would just like to add my post about the fantastic time we had at Mill Rose Cottage on Sunday.
What a fabulous group of women, we enjoyed lots of chatter,  much laughter, good food and a bit of sewing at this wonderful venue.
 I thank each and every one of you for your friendship, thank you also to Christine for being such a competent driver for Melody, Leanne and me.
The Photos have been shown, I was having trouble with Blogger, hence the late post, but I will add these two, the top photo is of my lovely blue bag  made by Sharon of Lilabelle Lane, note the blue wrapped sweet treats Sharon added, ( I have such a sweet tooth ).
The second photo is the bag I made for the blue swap which was warmly received by Barb of Barb's Creations.
Thanks again Girls ,
Hugs R.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tuesday Treasures

This is my Tuesday Treasure for today with Melody of The House On The Side Of The Hill.
Like many of our Blogger Friends I love pretty China, especially Tea Pots, I still love to make a pot with loose leaf tea.
I first saw this"Royal Albert" Tea Pot when visiting my local Vinnies op shop,it was in the glass case reserved for special items and priced at $65, I loved it but couldn't warrant paying that price.
Each time I went to the shop I would check MY Teapot was still in the case, eventually the price came down, first $35, then $17, I told myself when it reached $10 I would buy it (scrooge hey).
Well you guessed it, on my next visit it was gone from the case, Oh well I thought someone was happy to pay the $17, good for them.
Imagine my surprise and shock when leaving the shop to see MY pot on a table, and the price $4.
I can only think not many people use loose leaf tea these days.

Monday, February 11, 2013

My Tuesday Treasure for today is my Antique sewing notions collage, I found it at a school fete, on Phillip Island, as I love all old sewing bits and bobs it had to come home with me to join my own collection. The lady who made it said she hoped I would cherish it, no worries there.
Join Melody at The House on The Side Of THe Hill to see other treasures.

Friday, February 1, 2013

A small Finish

I have just finished this small wall Hanging for my sewing room. A Teddlywinks design by Liz Stanway. Liz's patterns are a delight to do, I love her Teddies.
I used D.M.C 221 for the red work and French General Fabrics for the borders.
Now all I need is a wire hanger as I put a sleeve on the back instead of the hanging tabs used on the pattern.
More finishers on the way, just need to be quilted, hopefully will be on the blog soon.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Tuesday Treasures

I have not blogged for a very long time, but this year i hope to do better. today I would like to join with Melody for Tuesday Treasures.
I am very late showing these little treasures also, as most Christmas decorations would be tucked away.
but these Jim Shore Santas were brought home for me by my Dear Daughter on a recent trip to America, I just love them, and found it hard to relegate them to the Christmas cupboard.
Perhaps we need a little Christmas all year round, and I could keep them out.Cheers R.