Monday, February 3, 2014

The lily seed is buried in
the darkest, thickest mud,
grows through that pain and hardship and becomes the most beautiful shining flower,
tall, wise and strong from the experience.
Anon.

Hello to you all...finally! I’ve been having a few problems with blogger but have now worked it out!!
Ha Ha! I knew I’d give the last week of my holidays a good thrashing in the sewing shed!! Very pleased to say that my many projects I had on the go were successfully completed.  It was pretty hard to get myself going for my first day back at work but, as usual, once I got there and saw that group of ratbags, I loved it. Everyone was full of cheek, fun and stories. I did miss a couple of people that have moved on to other schools though.
Grab yourself a cup of tea and cruise around with me as I show you what I have been up to.......
A few new pieces to sell at the tourist centre. A chook appliquéd pot mat....

Birds in a nest stitchery,  that is also a carry pouch......

Rather cute!! Fun to make.
I was working on an Australian bushranger banner and have completed that but the photo turned out all blurred so I can’t show you the whole banner right now, but I can show you parts of it.....
The sheep in the paddock.....

The rolling hills.....

Ned Kelly’s homestead.....

Also for the library, I made a Fish banner that is about 90 cm x 60cm approximately.

All scraps of fish fabric that had no other use and could not possibly be thrown out!! Lol.
My new project that I have started on. You will have to wait for this before I tell you what it is.

Wonder what this will be?
I’ve been waiting for this bush to flower and I got a pleasant surprise this week. Finally, a flower, so delicate . I can’t tell you what the bush is but I’ve waited a long time for the flower. Lol.

The first time flowering!!
Can’t wait to see all the kids at school on Monday,. For Western Australia it will be the first week back at school. It’s always exciting to see the little pre primary kids...they’re so small!!! Something else that always amazes me is to see how much the kids have shot up over the school holidays.
Thanks for dropping by and hope you all have an amazing week. May it be a week of much happiness and much stitching. Stay happy.

Cheers,  Anita.

7 comments:

Sandi said...

Love your chooky cushion...just read your story about the snakes...I would have done the same thing..it would have given me a terrible fright to find them in the chookpen..I think they are in a better place now...and not ones back yard....

creations.1 said...

you did have a busy last week didn't you!! I know what the plant is but can't quite get the name - age I am afraid!! I will think of it eventually!!lol

Fiona said...

lots of lovely projects....
Hugz

Karen said...

What a busy time you have had.
great to see more items for the tourist centre. How is that going?
Love all the banners you make for the library.
Have a lovely time at school.

Little Treasures said...

You had your hands full and all these are amazing!!

Val Spiers said...

I love all your finishes. Especially the chicken. I love chickens nearly as much as cats, for applique. Glad getting back to work has not been to traumatic. The bushranger banner looks pretty good. Your library will look marvelous.

Julie said...

Hi Anita - just catching up on your posts - gosh that last post was a bit scary with those snakes. You sure have been busy in your sewing shed - I love all your new makes. Hope you are settling back into work okay. Have a great week .. Julie :-)

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