Over on Dawn Hay's "Sweet as Cinnamon" site there was a give away to celebrate her new blog name. I won second prize........ how lucky am I?
Even though I can't burn candles due to Pat's asthma I still love to have them sitting around the house. Between the candles an ever so cute button and a sampler of "Moda" , I am over the moon with my prize.
The colours in the little "Moda" sampler are just up my alley and I am going to make Dawn's table runner "Crisp Delight". That will fit nicely on my kitchen table and the colour will go well with all the wood in my kitchen.
While I was sick with that cold I couldn't loose with a map....I made this little table mat centre for us when having our meals.
The one I had was a cane mat about 3 years old I bought at a market in Sydney. We have a sheet of glass over our table, I like to pop all food in jars and bottles on something and not on the glass itself.
Making this table mat gave me something easy to make (while I was sick) and not be driven nuts as I wasn't game enough to make any of the swaps. My own pattern, simple but I am proud of my effort of not reaching for a craft magazine.
Yes another "Moda" charm pack has been rescued from a shop. This one came in an order through a friend from the "Fat Quarter" shop. I also bought a charm pack for my sister Debbie as a birthday present. Deb was so excited about getting her first charm pack. Now she can have the fun of petting, drooling and hugging a "Moda" charm pack and when she's over that, Deb can make something from it, if she can bring herself to cut into it.
On Thursday just gone Pat & I went up to see Deb. We had a great day together at her place and we were able to see her lounge room she & hubby Paul had just renovated.
We had a little show and tell between ourselves and Deb also showed me what she was doing at a 2 day workshop that Michele Hill was having. I was blown away with what Deb was learning and I must say a bit on the pea green side with envy at having the chance to go to the workshop.
Now I guess you are wondering what a "thingo" is???
Well you can't know until the end of the year. Think I need to explain this more for you.
Being involved in the Round Robin Medallion for 2010, I am learning new skills. The boarder I am to put on Cheryl's RR was a 3 inch pieced boarder. Always wanted to learn how to piece a particular piece and with Dawn & Judy's help I have learnt how. Many thanks girls.
But I can't tell or post a photo or say what it is until Cheryl has her RR Medallion back, in December. Hence calling it a "Thingo". Anyway I am so pleased to say I loved the whole
idea that I can now make a "thingo".
Funny thing was Deb was also shown the same week how to make a "thingo" but different to the way I was shown. So while Pat & I were visiting Deb pulled out her sewing machine and we showed each other how we were shown.
I tend to like the way I was shown as the best, well I like that way better. Both are easy, once I knew how to piece and sew it, but I found mine less fiddly.
Phew I think I have covered all the news for now. This is what happens when I haven't posted for a while........ its spills over into a jumbled post.
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