Saturday, 19 December 2015

HAPPY MAIL..

I must be on Santa's good list because the last couple of weeks have bought me very happy mail.

First my dear friend Cheryl sent me a box full of goodies.

                  

Two of the sweetest decorations I have ever seen..wait there's more..

                 

Beautiful fabric from the new French General range (yes my favourite designer) and a pretty soap.

 
 
Two bags of my favourite treats.  Thank you dear friend you did spoil me.
 
But Happy mail didn't stop there I then received from Barb this adorable ornament.  I just love the stitching on it and Reindeer are my favourite.
 
 
Then Michelle sent me an envelope and inside was this really pretty stocking and gingy pattern, thanks Michelle I love them both.
 
 
My last envelope came from Maria and she was kind enough to send me one of her beautiful coasters,
 
 
Love the Santa and it looks too good to put a coffee cup on.
 
A big thank you to my dear blogging friends you did make me feel very special with all your kindness.
 
Keryn
 


Friday, 18 December 2015

FUN PRESENT...

Sometimes it's the simple gifts that kids love the most.
 
I came out from the pantry today to find my beautiful grand daughter sitting waiting patiently...
 
 
She just loves this hat that gorgeous Peg from Happy In Quilting sent me in our FHFS swap.  The little rings come off the hat and you get to throw them and try and catch them on the hat.  We have sat and played with it for hours...so funny...I'm just grateful the rings are nice and soft otherwise I may have lost and eye lol.
 
Thanks Peg she is loving it.
 
K
 



Tuesday, 15 December 2015

FHFS.....

I am lucky enough to be a part of an online stitching group and today this arrived at my house..
 
 
This huge box of wonderful.  It is a secret swap and you didn't know who your partner was until the box arrived but I am a super sleuth of epic proportion and a couple of months ago I figured out that my swap partner was the gorgeous Peg from Happy In Quilting..
 
Each parcel is wrapped in beautiful brown paper and a card..
 
 
Cute right....
 
So I off to unwrap...
 
Will show you the goodies later..
 
Keryn
 


Monday, 14 December 2015

DAD...

DAD...
 
I have missed you every minute since you left..
 
Today I missed you more...
 
 
Keryn


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

SPANNER..

My best buddy and much loved companion for over 12 years has been unwell for a while..
 
 
She left us last night.
 
I will miss you my dear friend for as long as I live.
 
K


Saturday, 5 December 2015

FNWF......

How sad to think Friday was the last FNWF for the year.  Thank you for hosting Cheryll so nice for everyone to get together and share.
 
I worked on a Santa...he got arms..
 
 
And a body...
 
 
He is a gift so I really did work very hard.
 
And then just because I could I made 2 more girls...
 
 
Hope you had a wonderful Friday night and are doing something special this weekend.
 
Keryn
 
 


Thursday, 3 December 2015

SNOW ANGELS...

Little Snow Angels..
 

 
Sure was a nice way to spend some time today..
 
Keryn


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

TOMORROW....

We are heading to our new homes...
 
 
Now stop looking sad...
 
 
I promise..someone special is waiting to meet you..
 
Keryn
 


Saturday, 28 November 2015

GETTING THERE..

I am a little behind with getting my Christmas presents in the mail so this week I knuckled down and wore out a path to the post office.  Some parcels went overseas (ouch!!) I still have a couple to go overseas so lucky I have been saving my pennies, my FHFS parcel was sent and today this guy...
 
 
Made his way to his new home.  He has a really, really long way to go so I hope he is happy in the box for the next week or so..
 
I popped a little note on the back of the box...
 
 
I still have a bit to get done so this week Santa's Little Helper will be busy..
 
Keryn
 




Friday, 27 November 2015

JAM..

Our scrappy little raspberry bush (which gave us 11 kilo of fruit last year) has started getting red fruit.  So my beautiful 2 year old grandson and I went out to pick some today.  It was a slow process because every time I got some in the bowl my little buddy would eat them lol..  So between him and the new dog who has taken a liking to fruit I was struggling to get the bowl full.  It took a while but we got there..
 
 
Time to get the big pot out..
 
 
Oh dear yep the Devil's food - Sugar.
 
 
Looking good..
 
 
Had a little mishap and one jar exploded all down the front of me..
 
 
Then we picked 4 bowls of potatoes, this was much easier neither the grandson or the dog wanted to eat them.
 
Keryn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

WE THREE KINGS....

We three Kings of Orient are...
 

Three little buddies off in the mail tomorrow..to live overseas.
 
 
Isn't that pretty fabric? 
 
I am also putting my Friends Having Fun Stitching presents in the mail...keep your eyes out for the postie.
 
Keryn



Tuesday, 24 November 2015

DEAR FRIENDS...

Through blogging I have made some wonderful friends and one of them is the amazing SHEZ.
 
She is an incredibly kind and generous person and her blog is always full of wonderful things.
 
When I saw Shez on Sunday she surprised me with this beautiful parcel..
 
 
All the family members were very excited..
 
 
Lot's of parcels beautifully wrapped..
 
 
This little bird is stunning the photo doesn't do it justice, Shez knows how much I love these little birds and I will put it with the one she gave me last year.
 
 
Two of her beautiful ornaments.  I wish you could smell them they are amazing, I saw these on Shez's blog when she was making them and I thought how spoilt someone would be to get one of these I never dreamed it would be me..
 
 
A pattern which I have put on the to do list...
 
 
This gorgeous wall hanging on the cutest star hanger...Shez's stitching is so tiny and neat..
 
 
A Christmas tea towel, too good to use..
 
 
A whole parcel of loveliness, she also included some licorice which was quickly eaten and one of her jars of cookies mix for my daughter who was very quick to come round and take it home, I think she was worried I might keep it.
 
Shez I can't thank you enough for your generous and thoughtful parcel and I will always be grateful to call you my friend.
 
Keryn xx 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, 23 November 2015

WONDERFUL WEEKEND...

I had the most wonderful weekend.  I taught a Nodder class on Saturday and I think I had more fun than the girls who came, thank you Karen, Kim, Leanne and Christine it was so wonderful to have you here and they all went home happy with their Nodder finished.
 
I then packed my bag and hubby and I headed up the highway to stay with my friend Cheryl from Cheryl's Stitching for the night and as a bonus the gorgeous Shez was their too.  On Sunday we headed off to Warracknabeal for a wonderful day of sewing with Debbie Busby from Wooden Spool Designs.  Debbie is very talented and generous with her time and knowledge and the project for the day was..

 
I know look at me I actually did some stitching.  I do have to thank Michelle for lending me her light without it I would have just day dreamed out the window all day.
 
My name got pulled out and I won..
 
 
Cute hey?
 
The day was hosted by the girls from QUILTER'S HARVEST in Warracknabeal and was one of the nicest sewing days I have been too.  The girls were delightful, the food was amazing and if your in the area pop into the shop it really is beautiful and they have lot's of wonderful things.
 
The beautiful Jo from ButterZ sent me a special parcel..
 
 
How cute are the little Santa's, they will find a special place amongst the decorations and the cloth is so beautiful and is very special and I will treasure it and think of Jo when I use it.  Thank you dear friend.
 
Keryn
 
 
 
 


Sunday, 22 November 2015

FNSI

Well I joined Wendy and the girls for Friday Night Sewing, they let me in at the last minute because I had cake!
 
I am a little late to post because I have had a big weekend but I will tell you about that tomorrow.
 
So Friday night I made another Nodder..
 
 
His hat is made from beautiful French General fabric, sorry I took the photo at night so it's not so great.  He is a girl for a friend who lives and breaths French General.
 
A little close up of his hat..
 
 
Lot's to tell you tomorrow.
 
Keryn
 


Friday, 20 November 2015

CAKE..

I signed up to join Wendy from Sugarlane-designs and the girls for FNSI.
 
I was late to sign up but I made cake..
 
 
Everyone likes cake right?
 
See you tomorrow to show you what I made.
 
Keryn


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

DAY STARTED BADLY..

The day started badly...broke my glasses...blind as a bat without them.
 
It was my quilting group break up day and I was really looking forward to it.  I had spent a lot of time making a beautiful chocolate roulade sponge, it was looking really good but when I took it out of the tin to get it ready I unrolled it and the roulade split right down the middle grrrrr.  Now even with the MICA team and the paddles there was no fixing that.
 
So I decided to make little tea cup trifles...
 
 
Chocolate cake, cream, custard, a slug or two of alcohol, chocolate and fresh strawberries from my garden.
 
 
A dainty little tea cup..they were my mum's...
 
 
These ones were my Grandmothers..
 
Even in my blind state I could see they looked cute...I didn't get one but I believe they were yummy.
 
 
Don't you love it when all your hard work in the garden brings wonderful results..
 
Keryn
 
 
 

Friday, 13 November 2015

WALLY GATOR....

I'm starting to worry that my hubby doesn't think I work hard enough.
 
I have a little gator (Wally) who helps me with the outside work but tonight it was missing and when I went looking it had been given an upgrade..
 
 
Hubby said so I could carry more...
 
 
I'm excited because next time Cheryl and Shez come to stay one of them won't be left behind I can stick one of them in the basket!!
 
Just in case you didn't see yesterdays post I am having another Nodder class so if you are interested in making one of these and taking it home finished on the day..
 


 
Then send me an email you will be made to feel really welcome.
 
Keryn