Monday, May 23, 2011

New Goodies

Hi friends, once again the past weekend flew by. DH has been away overseas for the past week, he's due back late Tuesday evening, so Hannah and I have been keeping ourselves busy as we've both been missing him terribly.

Hannah had an overnight stay with Nannie and Grandad on Saturday so I invited Kath, Clare and Janet around for a stitchey afternoon. What a lovely time we had, but then we always do at our get togethers. In between the chatting and snacking, hee hee, I finished off the stitching on my latest ornament, pic to come soon, so I decided to get out one of my 2010 wips to work on, Just Nan's Twilight Pearls, which if I remember correctly, I last stitched on in August 2010! A progress pic to also come soon :)

The rest of the weekend was spent doing the usual things around the house and then yesterday afternoon Hannah and I finally got to meet little Sally, our new niece. Oh, she is so sweet and very precious. Sally is now two weeks old and doing really well. My sister in law Jude loved the blanket I'd made, thought it was gorgeous and she couldn't believe it was one of my first crochet blankets. I think I'm going to have to make one for my niece Alice too as she was very fond of it :)

I've got some new goodies to share today. I received a birthday gift voucher from my staff at work to one of the local quilt shops and hadn't found time to visit the shop so last week I stopped by during one of my lunch breaks.

These aqua and red combinations caught my eye - I have no idea what I'll do with them but they are so pretty to look at in the meantime!

These two fat quarters came home with me too, once again, just to go into my stash, no project in mind for them.

Recently I received these two charts from my wish list from Doreen in the US after I sent Doreen one of my finished charts and leftover threads - hi Doreen and thanks again :) Both of these I'm itching to start as soon as I can.

With the cooler weather lately, I've been thinking about some winter knitting projects so I picked up these two newly released knitting books recently. The amber warmers has some great patterns in there, and I've already made one of the cowls from it as a birthday gift for my cousin Donna. I couldn't resist the baby pattern book and have already spotted a gorgeous cardigan in there to knit for Sally.

As always, many thanks for stopping by :)



PTCRUZ said...

Tienes unas telas nuevas impresionantes, me encantan

Wonky Witch Needlecraft said...

Absolutely adore the fabric you chose! The tricky part will be working out what to do with it! Happy Sewing! :)

Lana said...

Love your new stash!! I especially love the colors int he fabrics!! So pretty!

Cindy's Stitching said...

love the fabrics.

Lynn said...

Do I ever love that red and aqua colour combo! Wish I could find something like them around here.
What a lovely gift from your coworkers!

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