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Saturday, March 13, 2010

What I’ve been up to this week.

It has been a lovely week, busy as usual, but I managed to get an early mark from work Friday, so I made the most of the opportunity and went directly home and into my sewing room for some serious bonding time!

While eating breakfast before work I made a list of things I wanted to get done, the top item on the list was to tidy up my mess.

My sewing room is the place I put things that need to be ‘dealt with’ as I know they will not get moved or touched by anyone else. It didn’t take as long as I expected, so I managed to whip up a batch of muffins for morning tea.

It was 10.30am and I was sitting down to a cuppa and a muffin when I realized that it was about the time I would usually be just getting home from work, it made me smile and sigh with absolute pleasure!

Tuesday this week was Stampin’ Up Class.  We made a card using stamps and a water colouring technique, and then got to gift wrap a chocolate bar for an Easter gift giving idea.

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By Thursday evening, the chocolate bar was gone! I had managed to resist for about 2 whole days, but alas, I resisted no more!

Today I went to a Southern Cross Quilters GTG. There were about 8 of us and we chatted and shared stories while we did a little stitching and had a lovely show ‘n’ tell. 

It is the second GTG for the year, and it was lovely.  We met at the Quilters & Embroiders Store at Salisbury. A little bit of retail therapy was also in order.  I bought another 10 Cosmo threads for my little collection and a metre of (new to me) Vilene iron-on interfacing to try on the back of my stitchery's

I finished this block from last year’s Bunny Hill BOM


Another stitchery I completed this week is from a Bronwyn Hayes design.


That’s all from me for now, thanks for visiting,



Lissa Jane said...

Just wondering Julie

the chocolate?? what happened to it?? you have a pic of it wrapped up then aa pic of the ribbon???? you have a chocolate theif too???

PS cute blocks and how do you wrangle an early mark, I got let off 5mins early the other day and thought that was wonderful!

Sue said...

What was inside the pink ribbon Julie??
Was it chocolate - abit early for the Easter bunny isn't it?
Love the stitcheries and absolutely love the wedding photos. Looks like you had a fabulous day. I have been away - hence the time it's taken me to see your blog! Beautiful bride - aren't they all, and the MOB doesn't look too bad either. Lovely colour on you.
Cheers Sue

Bec said...

How is the vilene going???? I haven't used this either.
Do you like the Cosmo threads???
Your stitchery is just lovely, Bronwyn does beautiful designs...
How many more blocks until you have finished the Bunny Hill BOM??? It looks fantastic!
Your stamping work looks very professional....and chocolates don't last long here either! You did well to go two days!
Sounds like you had a lovely time at the GTG...