Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A long weekend.....and ..........a finish.....!

Back to work today after a long weekend.......I spent a lot of time in the sewing room ......... some time cleaning the house.....caught up with family....and generally had a lovely break!! I put the finishing touches to my Time for Tea swap.......I have enjoyed this swap...the one and only I have entered into this year.....!! My parcel is now winging its way over to ............ overseas. Here is a little sneak peek of the parcel..........................

I hope my swap partner likes the contents!!!

A little while ago I received a lovely gift from Pat...........included was the pattern and a button kit along with a little hanger to make this....................the Tipsy Snowman ...........just hanging around on my front verandah...........no snow here Sunshine!!

.........and laying around on the church pew ............................

He was such fun to make ......I love the red silk tassles on his scarf......I think I will leave him hanging around somewhere in the house - he is too cute to put away until Christmas!!

Thank you Pat...you are indeed a generous friend!
It was wonderful to spend some time in the sewing room during the weekend.......just being in there surrounded by all my "stuff" is good for the soul!
I started on the first Breast of Friends block from the Homespun magazine.....my needleturn applique is a bit rusty....make that a lot rusty!! I think the first bird will be getting a makeover!!
Not much happening in the world of Loz ............I am enjoying getting some projects started and some finished.....I haven't had to enter the supermarket since my foray into the unkown last week.....! Thanks Cheryl...(from Oz).......grocery shopping definitely does get in the way of quilting!!
Off to watch Packed to the Rafters..........!
'til next time.........................Lorraine

14 comments:

Connie W said...

Cute, cute snowman!

Stephanie said...

Terrific sneak peek :o) and what a darling snowman.

Dawn said...

Mr Tipsy looks so neat...I would leave him out too! Enjoy your week.
Hugs
Dawn x

Granny Lyn said...

Maybe Mr. Tipsy is on that pew praying for a Mrs. Tipsy?

We can't wait to see the secret swap pictures!! we know it is going to be good!

Stina said...

Maybe he cools you all off...just with his apperance... so it might be a good thing to have him around at summer..:o)
Oh...and sooo exciting with the tea swap...will be so much fun to see all wonderful things made... :o)

Amanda said...

Hi Lorraine sounds like a perfect weekend. I even managed to get out to the sewing room and make a skirt and also finished up a swap which I am posting today. Have a great week.

Sue said...

Hi Loz, Love your little wonky snowman he is sooo cute ... Im a bit partical to snowmen as well. I know your swap partner will love to receive one of you fantastic creations. Glad you had a nice Long weekend ... I did as well. Have a good week. Cheers Sue

Lynda said...

The best way to spend a long weekend. Very cute snowman.

Kris said...

I love the tipsy snowman! I have mine up ALL the time!

loulee said...

Oh Lorraine! He is adorable.

Leanne said...

Definitely to cute to put away just yet. I always struggle getting back into needle turn.

Cheryl said...

That snowman is so cute!!! He needs to be out all year round!

Suzanne said...

Very cute snowman....though I'm ready for the snow to go away here!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I need to see that Breast of friends block. I thought I had it in my mag but I'm not sure now Loz. HELP!!!
I love that snowman wallhanging. Very cute.