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February 28, 2011

Lovely Winner!

What a fantastic weekend it was!
 Hope you had some hopping fun...he he
We as a family had some fun all round...
My darling husband won the
'South Australian State Target Championiship'
 for Open Mens Long Bow ... 
yep he's an avid Archer
 I am so proud of him...Well done Honey!
 I had an impromptu quilting day yesterday to
 finish of some more quilts for Qld....
 and the girls and I had a
mommy /daughter shopping trip in the morning..
as well as a dress up party for a 
friends 5th Birthday on Saturday
 all in all a very busy weekend....

 Forum Blog Hop fun was had too....
 Did you have some hops around blogland???
 Welcome to all the ladies who joined the forum..
It will be great getting to know you, chatting
and sharing our stitching/crafting fun with you
We have lots of fun and some great swaps too.
 Thanks to Gail for the organising of the Blog Hop

Mr RNG picked the winner, no 17 and that is

                                          Jodi said...
Wow, Lovely sure is lovely - just my cup of tea. 
Hope I win. 
Off to check out the next hop and to join your Forum (sounds like fun).

Jodi if you can email me your snail mail address
and as soon as the Lovely Charm
pack arrives from Fat Quarter Shop
I will post it off to you.

 Hope your weekend was a fun one.
 Tomorrow I have my 3rd block from
'Out of The Box' BOM...Vicki has her block ready too
 Have you loaded your pics of blocks one and two to Flckr yet.
Be sure to do it  before midnight tonight
 as I am drawing the winner 
for the Theodora Cleave button.
 And no its not a snail....he he

 Happy Stitching
 Many Hugs
 Dawn x x x

February 25, 2011

Blog Hop Fun!

 


Thank you for joining Our Craft Forum’s blog hop. 
So what is “Our Craft Forum” a craft forum
for like minded people who love crafts. 
Mostly patchwork, stitching, quilting and the like.
It’s a safe place to make new friends who share 
a love of craft & to have some fun and
a little bit of laughter along the way 
& to join in on swaps of all types.


This week end is designed to tell our blogging friends about our wonderful forum and to invite you to be a part of our forum.


Several of our members will be offering tutorials, giveaways and some tips of the trade.


The blog hop starts at miss~nances blog so if you want to join us on the whole journey please go to Miss Nances Life and follow the links at the bottom of each post to find the next blog along the way.


Each person who joins our forum from this blog hop will go in the draw for a craft pack. So to join our forum, please go to http://ourcraftforum.freeforums.org/ and register. Entries close at MIDNIGHT EDST (Sydney time) Sunday 27 February.



So join in on the fun and maybe find a new forum, new blog and new friends along the way. You never know you may even learn something new or win a great prize.

I joined the forum a few years ago
 after a friend introduced me.
 I was a stay at home mum who loved the idea 
of chatting to like minded crafters.
 I enjoyed the swaps and the information available from
 many experienced sewers...
 I have met in person some of the wonderful ladies too
 as we live close by, a couple of ladies 
and I sew together every week
And next week I am getting to meet 
a few more of the forum ladies.
 We changed our address a few months back but
many of the same ladies came to live at the new house...he he
 We painted and decorated and got into the swing of things..
 We have fun, chat, craft, love and listen....
Why not join us if you have a spare hour or so.

One thing we have in common is Fabric...
We all love it one way or another.
 Speaking of lovely FABRIC!
I have ordered a Charm pack of Lovely Fabric 
from Fat Quarter shop today for my Giveaway!
If you leave a comment I'll add 1 entry
If you join the forum I'll add another entry.
Comments will open Friday 25th Feb 12pm 
(noon- Australian EST)
 and finish Sunday 27th Feb - Midnight EST
 Now to keep following the Blog Hop  
we'll go across some miles and visit another country.
Please let me introduce Celine
Have a visit and see what Celine is up too.
 Happy Hopping.. he he
 Hugs 
Dawn x x x

February 23, 2011

Quilts galore for QLD

Together with Sew Prim Khris, Jude, Lucky
and a huge amount of others from Khris's Friday
 sewing and the online Craft ladies we made these quilts.
 I had the privledge of quilting them
 and it was an honour to join in such a great cause.
 Sorry the post is long but I wanted to
show how beautiful they are.
The quilt above was made by Amanda on a Friday
 and this is her first quilt she has made.

A gorgeous Raggedy Anne and Andy quilt

This was a complete quilt donated by a friend of my Mum
 Sheila thankyou so much for your generosity!
A Raggedy strip quilt.

Quilt top above made by Pam and hard to give to Khris...
 It would love to have lived at my house...
 Judy bound this and two others. Thanks Judy.
I just love this Star quilt.

Another Raggedy strip quilt, some little child will love this!

Another gorgeous girly quilt.
 And Raggedy Anne and Andy riding together.
 To the ladies that have joined together
 in making these quilts of Love for the people of QLD.
It has been an honour to be a part of this with you.
 Pat yourselves on the back.

 Hugs and Blessings
 Dawn x x x

February 22, 2011

Pray for our NZ neighbours...

Another disaster has happened 
this time to our neighbours...
 New Zealand has been hit by 
a 6.3 earthquake in Christ Church..
 Pray for those there who are effected,
 Many buildings destroyed..
Much Sadness. 
 Your paryers would be 
appreciated at this time.
 Many Hugs 
Dawn x x x
 



February 20, 2011

Blog Hop fun!


This next weekend coming Our Craft Forum is hosting a blog hop, from Noon Friday 25 to Midnight Sunday 27 February EDST . So what is “Our Craft Forum” a craft forum for like minded people who loves crafts. Mostly patchwork, stitching, quilting and the like. It’s a safe place to make new friends who share a love of craft & to have some fun and a little bit of laughter along the way & to join in on swaps of all types.
The Blog Hop weekend is designed to tell our blogging friends about our wonderful forum and to invite you to be a part of our forum.
Several of our members will be offering tutorials, giveaways and some tips of the trade.
The blog hop starts at miss~nances blog so if you want to join us on the whole journey please go to http://missnance.blogspot.com/ and follow the links at the bottom of each post to find the next blog along the way.

Each person who joins our forum from this bloghop will go in the draw for a craft pack. So join in on the fun and maybe find a new forum, new blog and new friends along the way. You never now you may even learn something new or win a great prize.
 This is so exciting an we'd love you to follow us with the fun.
 
 Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs 
 
Dawn x x x

February 14, 2011

Parcels, parcels....

This came in the mail today....
 For my girls from a dear friend Angela...
  their squeals of delight were so precious
The twitching whiskers
and wiggling ears made me melt ...


 they were so thrilled...
 THANKYOU Angela....
We love you!
 This also came last Thursday....
 I just needed to shop for this...LOL
 I needed it....
  I love so these ranges of fabrics.

 You can have some yummy fabrics too..
just visit Kelly HERE....

 Hope your Valentines day has been special...
Remember you are much loved...

 Lots of  Sweet Hugs 
Dawn  x

February 11, 2011

***48 hour PATTERN SALE***

Yep thats right I have pattern sale in my Etsy Shop 
and all patterns are $2.50 for 48 hours only...
 Easy to read with clear instructions.
 you will receive the PDF within 24 hours of purchasing.





Buy 3 patterns I will give you 4 patterns.
Hurry while time lasts...
 Click HERE to go to my shop!
 Happy Shopping...
 Sweet Cinnamony Hugs 
Dawn x x x

February 08, 2011

A birthday and a NO!

This last week has flown by
 and I am exhausted.
My DD MissK had her 4th birthday.

She asked Daddy and I for a Iggamogga party,
WHAT!
Well like us you may ask what is Iggamogga?
We did and were totally perplexed to what she meant.
Well after much google searching 
we found it was Igam Ogam.. 
 It's a cartoon on one of our TV stations 
about a cave girl and her adventures...so cute.
So I had to work out how to make that into a little girls party.
 thinking! thinking!.
 I decided her house would make a nice cake
and we had party bags with an Igam Ogam picture on it 
and yummy cave girl goodies inside... 
 All in all a great party for Miss K.
 Mummy and Daddy were tired afterwoods...
 The next day she asked for another party,
 this time Pepper Pig..LOL... maybe next year!
~~~~~~~~~~
 NO NO NO NO
 what is this you may ask...
well Kelly from Charming Chatter
 and I have been chatting...LOL
 and I decided to join with Kelly's Word Up!
 Word Up what you ask????
 You can read about it HERE
 and maybe join in too
 My word for the year is NO!
No No No No No
 No, well I need to say NO to myself more often.
 No to things that take my time from my family,
No to the things that are bad for me,
like chocolate, sugar and sitting on the couch.
No to make another project without finishing one.
No to buying more fabric without using from my stash.
 I am practising No on my self more often...
Give it a try!
 With that I need to say Yes to the good things.
 Like eat more fresh fruit and drink more Water...
 More fun times with the family,
 and yes to that fabric does look nice and is in my stash.
 For now anyhow... he he
Hope your week is the best!

 Happy Stitching

 Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
 Dawn x x


February 02, 2011

Lets Pray!

Tonight or today as we are sitting in our homes, 
Say a prayer for those in Queensland.
 Lets join together to pray that God will keep
all those in Queensland safe.
Hugs Dawn x x



February 01, 2011

Out of the Box - block Two

I hope you've been enjoying stitching 'Your' block one
  from our 'Out of the Box' BOM.
 We have seen some lovely blocks appear in Flckr
and they look so fabulous...well done!
 Here is my Block Two....


 I just love beeskips and bees
and yes you were correct Phyllis... a beeskip...LOL
There's also a lovely Theodora Cleave snail button...
hiding among some flowers too.
 A little lace square tea dyed and stitched on.
and a lazy daisy trimmed with a button.
You can now download my Block Two HERE.
 Don't forget to visit Vicki  for her block two pattern as well.

NOW this month I have a challenge for all
who are stitching along with us!!!
Once you have stitched your block two
 and have loaded this along with block one to Flckr
 I will enter you into a draw to win a
 Theodora Cleave Button like I have used in block three. Easy!
 Those of you who have already uploaded
to Flckr get an extra entry!
  Now you have until February 28th to stitch and upload.
 I will draw the winner on the 1st of March.

 Happy Stitching

Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs

Dawn x x x