Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy Jack and general goodness!


Tara made my day today.........................

.............."Happy Jack" arrived at my house......pincushion goodness....thank you soooo much Tara...I love this little guy.....and the wool felt flower pincusion is so cute....that will be perfect for my little applique pins! I saw Happy Jack on your blog just before you sent him off and thought he was great....and now he is mine....all mine....!! sorry....not the best photo but it was dark by the time I got home and I can't wait until morning to post this.....
Not much going on here........I have been doing a bit of stitching and making headway on my cupcake swap which I can't show you at this point in time.....this was the scene yesterday when I left for work...isn't it fabulous....rain...!! and hopefully more to come....


Saturday night we dined with friends......and had this to go with the meal...................


Well the others did.....I don't drink wine and truly believe it would have been wasted on me.....so left them to it! they seemed to enjoy it..!


I have been doing some needleturn applique on #4 "Finish Five by the end of July" challenge....A design by Leanne started in Loxton last year and I am off to Loxton again next week......so no pressure!! ......it has advanced a little from this pic...the three flowers are done and I am on to leaves.......not sure if I will get this finished, but will give it my best shot............



Just a short chat tonight.....thank you again Tara for the pincushions and to Linda for organising the swap....onto the bag and bucket swap next.....woo hooo.......although I have to admit I am not a bag maker so this will be a bit outside my comfort zone...but I am up for a challenge.....


'Til next time........................Lorraine

16 comments:

Stina said...

This guy is great....lucky you!!
I do love your Friendship basket...love the colours youve chosen...think I ´ve said it before...but I think you can hear it again...If you get tired of it...you know where to send it...don´t you?! :o)

Carol said...

OMG Happy Jack is just WONDERFUL!

Linda said...

Such a neat pincushion, very talented swap partner you had. I'm with you on the wine, all tastes like vinegar tome.

Darlene said...

Happy Jack is adorable - lucky you! You're almost as lucky as I was when I received Miss Milly and her pincushion. LOL

Love your friendship basket - very sweet.

Nic said...

Happy Jack oozes so much character, he is fab. You lucky girl. The Cinderberry Sitches table runner you have him sitting on is gorgeous too.

Karen said...

Happy Jack is my kinda guy. I'd love to have one of those for my collection.

Kim said...

What a really COOL pincushion! I love it!

Maree said...

Love your happy Jack Lorraine, I love the basket quilt you are doing,wish I was near Loxton, lol.
rainging here too.
cheers
maree

Leanne said...

Woo Hooo rain ... If it was summer you would have enough light for picture taking after work. LOL Happy Jack is a very interesting pin cushion.

Doris said...

You lucky, gal! I love that Happy Jack!

Good work on the applique as well...

Mar said...

Oh, you got Jack! Lucky you, he's a handsome guy!!

Dawn said...

Happy Jack looks so cool....I love to do swaps and have a few to catch up on....I was excited when I read you are of to Loxton cos I am too and am so excited... I will see you there....now to finish some projects too....hope you finish your 5 by end of July...
Hugs Dawn

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your Happy Jack. That is just adorable!!!

Love to Applique said...

Thanks so much for the welcome,am glad to know you are in the bag and bucket swap.

KCQuilter said...

Happy Jack is just adorable!!! He'll really brighten up the sewing room!

Kris said...

The rain was wonderful! I love Jack too, and have to admit I have been inspired by all your swapness. (The making and recieving) So much so that i have joined the bag/bucket swap too! Have a great time in Loxton.