Monday, 2 January 2012

It's a new dawn....

it's a new day.... it's a new year and I'm feeling good!!    The Battle of the Bug is almost over and I'm itching for stitching again.

First on my list of things to do for 2012 is to say a very big THANK YOU to two special people....
Jeanette for making these lovely swap goodies for me and to Chookyblue  for all her hard work making the swap happen.   You ROCK girls!!


My new bag is hanging in my craft room making me smile every time I look at it.   It'll have it's first outing soon.    My quilt store loyalty cards are snug in the little coin purse and the note book will remind me of what I need to look out for on my next quilty shopping expedition.      Wow!!   I had a great first swap.

Now I can show you the swap gift I sent to Sue


I'm so relieved she liked it!     It's a mix of wool and cotton with some needleturn and some fused applique.  My blanket stitching really benefited from all the practise.   Oh... it's a wall hanging in case you were wondering.

I'm already looking forward to 2012 SSCS!    Way to go Chooky!!

Because I was steamrollered into submission by the BUG this last couple of weeks.... nothing much has happened around here.    I did try my hand at crocheting a dog....


OK... hands up everyone who thought it was a pear!!    Well it's not... it's a dog.... right!    If you still don't believe  me take a look at the pattern at Twinklekids Etsy store.     I chose the sheep.... pony and of course the dog.   Aren't they cute! 

Must admit my first attempt at an Amigurumi dogs nose has turned the air blue in here.   Tilly is visiting at the moment and is 'doing a dog' too.    We've discovered we can cuss in harmony!! 

In between tending to my every need and mopping my fevered brow Tilly taught me how to make these too....  just to cheer me up.
 


Wasn't that nice of her.   The two on the left were made by Tilly and the two on the right are my first attempt at beading.    Just for the record they  are NOT mismatched earrings.     They are stitch markers for crochet.   After loosing the count (and the plot) so many times we decided markers might be a good idea so we made our own.    How neat is that.   The only downside is I'll be hoovering up beads from the carpet till the end of time.
Before I shuffle off back to my recliner I'd like to wish you all a very happy 2012 indeed.   Hope the year brings you happiness and fulfilment and of course a little bit of prosperity would go down a treat too.
Take care.....
see ya soon...
Josie

11 comments:

Nina said...

Happy new year <3

Raewyn said...

Lucky you - what a gorgeous bag you received and it looks big enough to hold plenty of goodies. I do love the wall hanging you sent to Sue too - just beautiful!! Your dog looks interesting - I will have to hover over your blog with baited breath to see how he turns out!! Love the idea for the mismatched earrings too. Lots of wishes for a speedy recovery.

Diane-crewe said...

so glad you are feeling better.mmm have to say the jury here is out on the ...dog?... maybe when it is a bit further along? lol xx

marina said...

your goodies sent and received are just gorgeous. Love the wall hanging!
Well done with the amigurami and the stitch markers are a great idea.

Ellen said...

Lots of wonderful goodies - glad to hear you are feeling better!

Connie said...

Your post is so upbeat and happy! Love all the pics! Have a great day. :-)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely gifts, I especially LOVE the wallhanging you made ... beautiful!! You'll have to show us the dog when it's finished! Hope you're feeling better.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

I love your quilts!!!!
Yours, Ulla :)

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely gifts from Jeanette.........glad you have great plans for them already..........thanks for being part of the SSCS............2012??? cheeky girl..........but I hope so.........

rosie said...

Miss Josie, I sure hope you are feeling so much better by the time you read this... I love your wall hanging, you are so clever.. And the presents you received are just lovely.. Hope you and Tilly had a great time..xx

shez said...

whow love the bag jeanette sent you Josie its awesome and i also love the wallhanging you made,great swap girls.xx