Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Got A Pressy!! A bag for Jill and our big weekend.

Look what I got in the mail!!!!Maria was my swap partner for the Stitcher's Angel swap run by Helen of Hugsnkisses recently and I sent some gifties over to her in UK .... now she has sent me these as a thank-you!!! She absolutely made my day!!! There's fabrics, a Christmas decoration, a gorgeous hanging heart made from buttons, some ribbon, a notebook and a gorgeous bag that reflects my coffee addiction perfectly!!! Thank you so much Maria, you really put a smile on my face :o)!!!Still on sewing, I've managed to get a bit of stitching done myself!!! Not a lot, just enough to stop me getting withdrawals ;o). I've (almost) made this bag for my UK friend Jill - (yes I know it needs handles!!!) and I'd like to put some Aussie items in it for her ... any bright ideas on lightweight things I could include - as I don't want to make her suitcase overweight LOL. It's about 15" square and I've got a small Dugong (yep, a dugong LOL she loves them!!!) some Australiana fabric, some little scissors, and a couple of patterns by Aussie designers so far ...... I'd really welcome your input.

How cool are these guys !?!!??We had a great, and very busy, weekend. We did the annual MS 10km Moonwalk last Friday night and these guys really dressed up for the event. Very cool. The walk was through Southbank, across the Story Bridge (the one we climbed), through the City, over the Goodwill bridge and back to Southbank. Here's hoping the walk raised HEAPS of money for Multiple Sclerosis!!!!

Saturday night we went out for dinner with friends to a Turkish restaurant ... what fun that turned out to be!! We hadn't had turkish food before and it was GREAT!! .........and then the bellydancer came out!!! ...
...... and here's DD2 doing her little dance ..... :o)!!!!!
Then Sunday it was off to Seaworld on the Gold Coast with Jill, my dear Mum and my brother and his wife ... don't they look fabulous in their 3D glasses LOL - they were eager for the movie to start ;o)!!!
That's Jill on the left, then my SIL Cheryl, my brother Nigel and DD2. We had a great day until the storm hit. It didn't hit too badly down the coast but oh boy, they really copped it in the north-western suburbs - trees uprooted, houses unroofed, one poor young man lost his life .... it was pretty savage. It's heartbreaking to see the damage, my heart goes out to them all.
Before I go, there's a fabulous giveaway over at the Stitching Cow, well worth a look. Click the cute house block logo on my sidebar to see what I mean.
Take care ........
Joy :o)


wonderwoman said...

am soo happy you like the presents - just a little thank you for my lovely gifts!
i love reading your blog, its like a whirlwind!! where do you get your energy from!!!


Milah said...

It looks like you've been having a lot of fun! I've never had Turkesh food, I'd love to try it some day!

Julia said...

What fun...I love the toasted Turish bread.
Joy your stitcheries in your header are gorgeous..
Hugs Julia