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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Only 15 working days.......

Not that I'm counting, until the school holidays!

At my age it probably isn't a good idea to be wishing my life away, but I am so looking forward to the holidays!

This week I've finished a set of ATC's and some Christmas theme Post Cards.

The first year I sent fabric post cards I got a wonderful response.  Last year I was a bit pushed for time so just sent store bought, this year I am starting early!


Cafe Latte - ATC's


Christmas Post Cards

I treated myself to a little retail therapy yesterday and here is the loot....


  • Cute Flannel Panel and matching yardage- for a work mate having a baby.....
  • Meterage from the half price table - aren't those browns delicious?
  • 4 Fat quarters to add to my Dear Jane Collection.
  • Metal Dragon Fly embellishments, Green Stamp Pad and a set of textile markers for ATC's and Postcards.
  • Furnishing fabric that will look fabulous as a bag!

I do love to spread out my loot and admire it before I put it away!

You may also notice that the secret swap I'm doing with Al had progressed too, check out the background in the above shot.

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Happy 24th Birthday Corrie!

Another birthday was celebrated. Corrie turned 24 so we had a little celebration.  Cohen, one of Jordan's friends was staying for the weekend, so he helped us to celebrate.

I made a Chocolate Mud Cake, it contained 400g of dark chocolate between the cake and the icing, so a very small serve was all that was needed.

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I worked on this block from Homespun Breast of Friends BOM, it is very relaxing for me to just stitch, if only I can get it into my head it is OK to just sit and stitch. That is the problem I have to work on every day.

I am trying to take a leaf out of Cathy's book, she says she gets so much hand stitching done, while watching TV. I will have to start reminding myself, "Cathy says it's OK!"

Thanks for stopping by,



Sally Westcott said...

Hi Julie,

I love the idea of the christmas postcards! Can I borrow the idea? I'm completely hopeless at sending postcards but if I make them I might be a bit more inclined!



Catherine said...

Hi Julie,
You do get some stitching done while watching tv...although my stitching spends a bit of time resting on my lap at the moment!! I am counting down for holidays too...5 school days left!! Can you explain ATC..cant for the life of me work out what it means...Im a bit vague...I am enjoying a very wet day stitching and watching DVD's...very lazy and decadent!!
Enjoy your weekend! CAthyx

aubirdwoman said...

I agree with Sally. what a lovely idea. I too find it hard to sit and hand stitch during the day. but I always stitch whilst watching the TV at night. Think thats why I dont mind watching repeats... I probably miss bits.
lovely work as usual Julie.

Kate quilts... said...

It all looks quite lovely, as usual. :)

I like your new siggy better, too. Sorry I wasn't more help.

cinzia said...

what a great idea.. and if I can get motivated I will also start soon and make some. thanks for the idea

Sue said...

Hi Julie
My goodness you do get a 'fair bit done' don't you, and everything is lovely as usual. Love the Christmas Postcards.
I know how you feel, that it should be O.K. to sit and stitch during the day.
I find I can do it at night in front of TV but during the day, one feels guilty? Shouldn't I know.
Great about your nephew!!