March 29, 2014

Playing with little things...

I have been playing with some really little hexagons this week.
 I have had a busy week and had not a lot of time to sit and stitch but
 
 
I managed to find a little time to sew hexagons...
 3/4in ones... so sweet and so so tiny...
 they're not the smallest I have but they are super tiny.
 
 
It was fun to sew something so tiny...I can't show you the finished 
craft item just yet but showing these hexagons I just had to do.
 I am addicted to hexagons once again...
 
 
 The fabric is the leftovers from my Preston Bag...

 
 Its a range called Petite Maison by Bunny Hill from a few years back
I loved it when I saw it so had to have some...

  
Now to finish the little project..
 But first I need to have a bookcase clear out
  as this weekend I am having a book clearance...
 Going through the bookcase and boxes of books I have
 and probably won't read again...so off they go.
They will be read again just not by me, as I am going to donate them 
to a local church for their annual book sale...

 Off to decide what stays and which goes.........
 Happy Saturday

 Hugs 

Dawn x x x


March 23, 2014

'Relay for Life'...amazing!

Never thought that walking for 19 hours
 as a team would be so exhilarating!
 But this weekend we did just that... Our Team Family Rocks
 walking Ran and shuffled along for 19 hours along a track
 for Relay for Life... our Cancer Councils fun run.


Her I am with some of my carers who walked the first lap with me...


 Opening lap.... lots of support!
 Weather was lovely during the day...


 Our 'Family Rocks'.....

  
The adorable Georgie Bannard who came out to sing for us 
 and show us his support...
and let me take a photo..he he
 He's just a wonderful young man...
talented and so compassionate...
 Love his enthusiasm for life!
Thanks Georgie!


 The final lap with some of my team... they did an amazing job
 We clocked up a total of 455 laps.... 
 I walked 14 laps....
 but combined equates too almost 176km...
 and wow we are exhausted by so proud...
 I am proud to be a part of a wonderful supportive team
They are amazing really... no sleep walking all night...
We raised $2750 and are thankful
 to everyone who sponsored us, 
supported us by walking alongside us, 
made the effort to come along and join in on the fun...
 A BIG THANK YOU....
 Lets fight this awful disease together and 
raise awareness for those that are suffering.

 Happy Days

 Hugs Dawn x x x

March 21, 2014

Special delivery... just for me.

While I was at Let's Get Stitched in Melbourne 
I got to catch up in the flesh with my Wendy girl...
 Just love this lady so much...
We have chatted for years over the phone 
but only met once before and that was at the 
Adelaide Let's Get Stitched 2013.
 We met via the blogging world about 5 years ago, 
I was one of the first commenters on her blog.
 

 We together run the 'Sew It's Finished' blog and as a reward to each lady
 that had a finish for any month of 2012 we gave them a stitchery design
 block to make up into a quilt.

 The quilt below is the complete quilt with all 12 blocks that the ladies received to stitch
Wendy so beautifully stitched this one and then gave it to me as a gift.
I just love it...it's going to sit on the back my favorite chair in the lounge, waiting for the cool nights so I can wrap myself in it. I'm gonna be wrapped in love...

 This is so special, filled with love and the quilting on it is divine...


 Can you tell I love it???...
The fabrics, quilting, stitchery done by a dear dear friend for me..
 Thank you so much Wendy girl.... Love ya x x x

I will treasure it forever....
 Now if you would like to make this we have for a limited time the pattern available in our Craftsy shop.
 Visit HERE to purchase the complete pattern today!



Wow.....
 Happy Quilting

Hugs Dawn x x x

March 20, 2014

The Preston Bag!

 I just love handbags... all different shapes and sizes.
 But the thing that gets me is how many pockets a bag has...
 I just love lots of pockets!


 and I also love handles that are long enough to sling the bag over my shoulder...

 'The Preston Bag' was launched at the Melbourne Let's Get Stitched.


This is the feature stitchery pocket on the front and with a hexi flower of course.


 The back has two large pockets, ready to fill with goodies while shopping..


  I have loaded the pattern to my Craftsy site 
 Purchase today HERE
 Instant PDF Download through Craftsy, if you require a paper copy
please email me.

 I said I was going to show you my special delivery  today as well
but I will show that tomorrow as it deserves a post of it's own.

 Sweet Cinnamon Hugs

 Dawn x x x x