Friday, 13 August 2010

some retail therapy.....

can chase away the blues... that should be a song!
Well it has been a week and a half. I received the names of my swap partners for the COLOURS and FRIENDS swaps. For the colours I have Judit in Hungary and for the friends swap I have Oddbjorg in Norway. Talk about going around the world! I have added their blogs to my list. Today I went out shopping to buy the fabrics that I will be using for the gifts I will make. Judit and Oddbjorg have very different colour choices so I really enjoyed picking fabrics for them. I have also made a start on a project each which will have to stay under wraps for now except for some sneak peaks maybe?
Maree at 'on my verandah' is organising a Christmas swap -haven't jumped in yet but the sign up is by September 1st.

Seeing as I can't show you my fabrics I will show you my progress on my flower garden!
Three new flowers this week...

and the top so far....
I am quite happy with the scrappiness of it.
Tonight my 6 yo twin nieces are here and no 1 son will be taking them home later to babysit them. They were fascinated with my hexies flowers and I let them play with the made flowers in my tin. They spread them all over the lounge floor. It is nice to have little girls here for a change. They are identical but one wears pink and the other purple to tell them apart, they are just gorgeous!

And just to finish off my post here is a post of Princess Maisie. I was at the computer and turned around to find her sprawled out on the couch on a crochet spread that my nanna made. I didn't have the heart to just put it in a cupboard so for now it will be enjoyed over the couch.

Have a great weekend.
Marina

7 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Hiya - back from holiday and I am catching up on blogs..... your flower quilt is taking shape nicely and princess maisie - well such a 'princess' and looks very comfortable on the crochet blanket.... Hugz
Fiona

Mistea said...

Good to hear you had a reason to shop.

Cats always know the best spots to rest.

Loving the way your flowers look.

Yvette said...

Your garden is beautiful! One day I will start one too.

Princess Maisie is gorgeous!

Serenata said...

The hexagon flowers are coming along beautifully! Very excited to see some of the fabrics and what you are going to be making for your lucky swap partners.

Anita said...

Nice you visit my blog. With the Friends swap I have someone in New Zealand. I am still thinking what to make or buy. I hope you have a very nice swap.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, your flower garden is looking very good. Maisie is definitely enjoy the spread and you should too. Don't hide it in a cupboard.

Micki said...

The hex quilt is really coming along beautifully!
Micki