Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Here I am once again. I have surely miss my blog and "friends" from the blog world.
came back from Canada yesterday evening, the wedding was beautiful , the weather not. Not that it matter to the happy couple. our Daughter-in-law and son made a handsome couple.will share some photos later on.
Will also show you my beautiful, Mug Hug from Terry.
I have not done any sewing whatsoever, did manage to go a quilt shop in Detroit, it was a little disappointing, not many gadgets there and not very friendly people. I still did manage to buy a few things.Lets hope that I can do some sewing in the few days i will be home I am off again on Thursday.
our baggage did not arrive with us so my few quilting related items are not here yet, to be honest I don't remember what I bought lol.What I do remember is that I have lots of magazines, so I am looking forward to look through them.
i have been downloading the lovely design from "among the gum trees" can't wait to do them.

Friday, 2 October 2009

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

Remember, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, please educate yourself ~ more and more people we know are being challenged by this life-threatening disease ~ cherish the time you have with family, friends, and loved ones....and ladies, PLEASE do your monthly breast self-exams and your yearly mammogram - early detection is key!
not time for much more just now,if just one of you girls is reminded by this post to have a mammogram it will "brilliant".
Hope that you are shinning and having a wonderful day wherever you are.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Here I am again,have not had time to post busy doing some house work I must get the house ready for closing until next summer.
The weather is a little cooler and the sea is nice , no swimming for me for 2 days Dr's orders, I have a few stitches on my earlobe.
I am so angry at myself, I just thought that posting from here will be like posting from home maybe a couple more days that would be all "How wrong was I" 3 weeks my friend tells me longer if register post!!!! that will teach me not to assumed things in future ( if I can remember lol)I am so glad that my Hug swap Terry has been so understanding about this, I will not be home until the 10 of October, so I will not see my "swap" until them, I am looking forward to it.
Must go have some friends coming for dinner tonight so I have to go into the kitchen my favorite place after the sewing room.
Hope that you are all having a great day.

Monday, 21 September 2009

I have been busy doing nothing (lol) is a holiday in here today.
The weather is not bad, definitely not for swimming the sea looks grey and furious.
I have been having a horrid time with a site that pop's up every time I try to do anything in my computer is very frustrating.
I have finally work out that I can "visit" the girls that have become my followers.
I am not computer savi, just trial and error with me.so I will be doing that today looking on their blogs.and leaving comments of course.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Have you seen the fantastic new blog "Among The Gum Tree" nine great Australians designers together !!!! the designs not doubt will be fantastic, do go and have a look. there are some great give aways from this talented ladies
Paula at Sew much time is teasing us with her new BOM and promise it is only a few sleeps away. Couldn't resist it so why don't you go and have a look to.

This is the inside of the bag .

Today I though I will show you a bag I did is one of RedBrolly designs the book isMillie's Flower Patch this is a lovely book, with quite a few designs all of them are very nice.

It was such fun to do, I did paint some of the faces and have stitchand painted one of the little bird in blue ( blue bird of happiness) I did mine reversible with 4 pockets on the inside with stitched butterflies on them.

I doubt that any body has miss me, I was away for a few days , my very good friend Fusun and I went to see one of her friends, we had a lovely time , talking eating and having fun in general, the last day there we went to a restaurant that it was nothing like I have ever seen before, it was in the open a hill with amazing views of the sea and very eclectic furniture, is a place to go and watch the sun set, the food is average, the atmosphere is really nice. I did not have my camera what a shame.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Crochet granny Square

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I did find this fantastic site for crochet square patterns.
Encontre este sitio donde hay un monton de patrones para hacer estos cuadrados a crochet

We have had rain the last two days, I love the smells after a rainy day.the sea is beautiful, very temping, still have this rotten cold, maybe is not such a good idea.

Went to Town yesterday, took my little machine to be fix, it will be ready on Monday, did some shopping for" essentials"(read finds , toys for hobbies) the find of the day was some old small reels of pure silk sewing thread, lovely colours.Bought some wool, a few fabrics and some more silk ribbons, I can't resist them the colours are so beautiful!!.

I have spend a quiet couple of hrs doing some crochet, with the wool I bought yesterday, I have forgotten how relaxing it is to do it.I think I will do a blanket with the square when I have enough of them done.

Ha llovido los dos ultimos dias,we encanta el olor de la tierra,despues de la lluvia, el mar esta hermoso es una tentacion, ya veremos , aun estoy resfriada asi que creo que sera mejor que me olvide de el.

Ayer fui a la ciudad, algo que hacer hacia dias que no salia a ningun lado. ademas que tenia que llevar mi maquinita de coser para que me la arreglaran, estara lista el Lunes. luego a pajarear y ver que encuentro que es "esencial"(LOL) bueno encontre unos hilos de seda antiguos, preciosos los colores son muy lindos, tambien compre lana y he pasado un par de horas muy entretenida haciendo un cuadrado a crochet, me habia olvidado de lo relajador que es hacer esto,la lana tiene todos los colores de el arco iris, estoy pensando en hacer una colcha con varios de ellos, ya veremos cuanto me dura la inspiracion (VG)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

This is what I have been doing today, I have join a SAL "Flowers from My Garden", this are the practise pieces,something new for me I never practise any thing. head first and then.... that is another story.

Esto es lo que he hecho hoy, son los ejercicios previos para este SAL. se los enviare a Isi para que me de su opinion, si ella supiera que esta es la primera vez que recuerdo haber practicado algo, soy de las que hacen cosas sin practicar y luego pago por mis errores, quien sabe a lo mejor ella consigue cambiarme (VG)
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Griselda from "Mis Recuerdos" is celebrating her 10000 visitor with a lovely gift, you have until the end of the month, to visit her and join the fun!
Griselda esta celebrando sus 10.000 visitas, con un sorteo, hay fecha hasta el 30 de Septiembre para visitar su blog y participar.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

What a day, is started not so well, broke the bobbin winder on my little sewing machine, so no machine sewing for me,is so frustrating, in here I have very few of my sewing's things,town is over an hr away, not that you find anything to do with quilting there, so you really have to use your imagination (what???).
Any way decided to play with some lovely linen band I bought the other day and this is what I came up with, a scissor holder and a little needle keeper.
The last couple of days have been colder, the sea is not so nice , no swimming, one can tell that summer is over,is pretty lonely here,still so nice a quiet,one more month of this for me,really enjoying it specially after the busy time with the girls!.

Hoy mi dia no comenzo ni continuo, como yo lo habia planeado, pensaba coser una bolsa , pero rompi mi maquinita, asi que no costura a maquina para mi.la verda es que aqui tengo muy poca de mis cosas para coser,asi que tengo que inventar he utilizar lo poco y nada que encuentro.la ciudda me queda a un poquito mas de una hr y a "Quilt Shop" es algo que no saben que existe (lol).
Bueno podria ser peor, tengo el mar a dos pasos, es un lugar hermoso y tranquilo super relajador y yo aun tengo un mes mas de esto.
Asi que me decide a jugar con una cinta??? de lino que compre el otro dia y esto es lo que hize , un sobrecito para las tijeras y un librito para las agujas.
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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Here i am still "Down Memory Lane" after my Dutch Blocks, this was my next adventure and very first piece block,after reading about a Round Robin, for beginners I decided to join and this was the block I send , 5 girls in the States added , 5 beautiful borders and send it back to me, a beautiful quilt,well if the truth is told only a top , one day I will get it quilt!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Claudia is the one celebrating 12000 visitors to her blog, not Dorothy, sorry about that , now I think that I got it right (VG).
Claudia esta celebrando sus 12000 visitantes, con un hermoso regalo, aun tienes tiempo de inscribirte.
Dorothy is organizing a BOM, and celebrating with a fantastic give away.
Do go and have a look at her blog!
Dorothy nos presenta un nuevo BOM , y tambien esta celebrando ,dando la posiblidad de ganar un hermoso regalo.

This is what I have been doing today,is a kit from "Sheperds Bush" (Quaker Heart), it was lovely to stitch, I love the feel of silk thread.
Terminado!! esto es lo que he hecho hoy es un kit the "Sheperds Bush" . Se llama "Quaker Heart" ahora a pensar que hago con esto!!!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

I have to show this , is on my neighbours garden is so beautiful!!
Esta buganbilia esta en el gardin de uno de nuestros vecinos esta hermosa!!!
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I have just taking this picture of the sea, from my bedroom balcony, is like a milk pond, so I am off for a swim, it was beautiful yesterday too, I was at the Doctor I have a nasty throat infection, that is made me feel rotten. antibiotics for a week.
I asked and I am allow to swim.Not much sewing is been done just a stitch or two.

Acabo de tomar esta foto desde la terraza de mi dormitorio, el mar esta hermoso .Ire a nadar antes de desayuno
hace dias que no he nadado, porque no me he sentido bien, asi que ayer finalmente me decidi y fui al medico, tengo una infecion a la laringe, antibioticos por una semana, menos mal que dijo que si puedo andar.
He cosido muy poquito, pero hoy ya empezare de nuevo.
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Down Memory Lane

This is my first applique, quilting adventure, While living in Holland, I join the AWG and did this blocks, they were such fun to do,I remember been so afraid of the "rotary cutter" and so grateful that some one else cut the background fabric for me.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

This is the inside of my glass hug!
esto es lo que puse en la parte de adentro!
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Aqui esta mi "Hug Swap" Mug terminado, el mio sera para un vaso
no lei todas las instruciones, por eso me salio mas pequeno,lo usare para poner lapices.
Ahora a hacer el de mi swap partner,ese si Dios quiere saldra de el tamano correcto !!
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Mug Hug, finished, mine will be for a glass,to keep pens, in my sewing room.
Typical me, didn't read all the instructions properly so this mug hug is a litle smaller
Now that I learned by my mistake, the one for my swap partner should be the right
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Sunday, 30 August 2009

I have just found this site"Antique Pattern Library" that look very interesting what a lovely thing to do, share books that are not longer available with such nice patterns.And also this one "Casamia in Italia"love the free designs here.

Today I have done some sewing for the "hugs swap" the designs for this are sooo nice I have really enjoy myself stitching the mug hug , you still have time to join this, go and have a look the two girls who are runing this swap are so talented all their work is beautiful.

Miren lo que encontre en mis paseos por "cyber space". Casamia in Italia tienen un patrones de punto cruz, gratis hermosos y tambien un lugar donde hay libros antiguos,de bordado, crochet,etc,todos los libros son gratis para bajar "Antique Pattern Library".

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Here they are in all their glory!!!
Love them , please don't forget any suggestion of what to do with them will be most welcome

Aqui estan los famosos botones, como pueden ver son unos cuantos!!!

The girls left yesterday , the house is so quiet,I spoke to them this morning and they are all happy to be home.

To keep me busy yesterday after I took them to the airport I went shopping,what a great time I had bought some lovely bits and pieces all toys for myself (LOL).

Some fabrics,there is not Quilting shops in here so all one can do is look for nice pure cotton fabrics, they do make up for the lack of fabrics with beautiful threads, silks, beads and the buttons!! fell in love with some mother of pearl ones, the only problem was that I did have to buy them all, (VG) I will have to find something to do with them, any suggestion will be most welcome.

Se acabaron las vacaciones para mi hija y nietas, regresaron ayer a Inglaterra,a mi aun me quedan 6 semanas aqui.
Ayer luego de ir a dejarlas , para pasar la pena me fui de compras.
Aqui no hay tiendas de quilting,asi que lo que se encuentra en telas es limitado, en cambio hilos, cintas, botones hay muchos y lindos, me enamore de unos de nacar, el problema fue que o los compraba todos o nada , los compre !!!! ahora a pensar que hago con ellos.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

What a lovely day we have had, went swimming with Hannah and after that we hit the town, bought some lovely things for the girls and a very nice little black dress for myself .VG
came back home tired but happy, I should really be in bed is quite late here, but the blog bug is hit me and I am trying to learn a little more about it every day.
This is one of the loveliest BOM patterns, I have found on my "walks " in ciber space, and now Vicki from Tozz's corner has created her first comercial pattern (is beautiful) and is offering the chance to win one, I think you should all go and check it !!!

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Monday, 24 August 2009

and here is Hannah.
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This is Olivia
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The summer is nearly over, my Daughter and Granddaughters are going back to England on Friday, I shall stay here for another month, hope to have time to add pictures of some of my work and also time to do some sewing, i have hardly done a thing in the 2 month I have been here, having two little girls around is not easy, having said that I have really enjoy them. who wouldn't just look at them!!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Yesterday was a very special day for me I celebrated another year in this earth, surrounded by love ones. (friends and family)
I also discover this lovely "Hug Swap " in Jenny of ELEFANTZ this is one of my favorite blogs, I shall be sending an email to join them in this lovely swap.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


This little frog came to visit us !!
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I am not sure about this, I may have a blog!!!! Can you tell that I don't know a lot about computers.
This is all for now, TESTING