Friday, September 30, 2011

Goodies galore

How lucky am I? I have just won some fat quarters from Kris of Lavender quilts,some hexie cards and fabrics from Joanne of Possum Blossom Patchwork and a purse kit from Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly fame. I even got the blue kit and Rosalie won a yellow kit. Weds, Thursday and Friday the postie brought me one parcel so now they have all arrived and I am feeling very spoilt. Love them all. The choccie fro Kris made it to the photo but lasted about 10 secs after that. Love all the Red Brolly paper and card too. Seems our group is on a winning streak as Rosalie won a giveaway at Rag Tag Stitching ( Michelle ) and Melody has just won a Go Cutter. Well done to both of them.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Tuesday Treasure post today is my small collection of M. I Hummel Figurines, I inherited them from my Mum-In-Law, I love them.The Hummel figurines were modelled on drawings by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, a Bavarian Nun. Made in the 1930's in Germany and Switzerland. I love their sweet faces.

This little fellow with his white Rabbits was Mums favorite.

The Little Angel blowing her Trumpet is the oldest, and my favorite.

The girl has her school bag on her back, and maybe her lunch in the basket. And I believe the other two are big Brother and little Sister.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Comments for Rosalie's post

We must try and fix this problem so people can leave you comments.  What a lovely post today.  I think you are so right, the simple pleasures are the best.  I just love freshly baked bread. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Simple Pleasures, My Treasures

Bright Nasturtiums from my garden in a little brown pottery vase, a full fruit bowl, a loaf of home baked bread fresh from the oven, and a favorite cheeky little bird,which cost $3 from Bunnings, it doesn't take a fortune to make me happy. These simple pleasures are my Treasures this week. Join Melody at " The house on the side of the hill " for more Tuesday Treasures.
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

This little Black Bear was brought home to me by my Daughter after a trip to Canada, I had to open the can to let him out, I thought he could join Teresa's Canadian Bear on the picnic to make him feel at home. Sadly my photo did not show the can up well. According to the can these Bears are "Ursus Americanus". Among the details on the can is, It ia essential that we preserve the black bears' habitat as they can't live without wooded areas, fresh water streams, and an abundance of wildlife. Remember if you see any bears in the wild, DO NOT GO NEAR THEM! they are wild animals! Treat them with respect AND BE CAREFUL!. Good advice if we are lucky enough to get to Canada. Joining Melody at" The House on the Side of the Hill" for Teddy bears Picnic.
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small teddies in a big world

Here are two of my collector bears. As you can see they live in a special perspex box to keep them special. They are both "small bears in a big world" limited editions. The mauve one is about an inch tall and designed by Theresa Yang, and the Pierrot clown is about two inches but has her own little puppet bear. This was designed by Tina Richardson. I just fell in love with the clown and had to pay her off many years ago. I hope they enjoy the picnic with Melody even though they are in their plastic bubbles. It looks like rain here so at least they will keep dry.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sept hexies and August block

I have just finished my September hexies for Heather in England and they should be in the post by Monday or Tuesday. I have been googling Cath Kitson fabrics and hope that the hexies I have done are correct. Do love the soft pinks.
Also here is a picture of the block that I sent to Heather in Canada for the Quilt block Swap Australia. Heather has received it so I can show it. Can you see a recurrent theme??