Sunday, November 29, 2009

Soooo much to tell (and show) you :o)!!

Great news …… Bear is finally out of her brace!!! YAY!!!! This piccy is entirely symbolic you understand ….. we really need to hang on to this rather expensive contraption just in case (Heaven forbid) it should ever happen again!!! But she was happy to “throw it away” for the camera ;o)!!November 09 362 Poor thing is still not game to sleep without it yet … but I’m sure that will happen soon :o)!!

On a ‘not so good’ note ….. I found out recently that one of my store samples of my “Ric Rac and Roses” pattern has been pinched!!! Now, although I’m quite cross that someone would do that, I do always try to look on the bright side …. she must have liked it soooo much that she just HAD to have it :o/. Still no excuse for stealing though is it!!??!Ric Rac & Roses Anyway, if you should happen to spy the above bag anywhere, you’ll know it was most likely ill-gotten gains!! The one below is the one I made to replace it ….. not as pretty I don’t think, but I still like it. Just have to stitch the little lacy decals on and it’s done.November 09 349The original had some really pretty ceramic rosy buttons ….. I must try to find some more of those.

I got a wonderful surprise from the mail man last week …. look what he brought me ……… November 09 326These came all the way from UK … from Maria!!! Maria was my Stitcher’s Angel partner last year and we’ve kept in touch throughout the months. I’ll be visiting Maria for sure when we go over to UK next year – can’t wait :o)!!! The parcels will go under my Chrissy Tree to be opened on Christmas Day. Thanks so much Maria … I’m so glad we ‘met’ through the SA swap :o)!!

My DH and I went for a lovely drive up the coast ~ well, almost to the coast …. to Buderim, home of Buderim Patchwork!! A couple of weeks ago I was the very lucky winner of this fabulous apron made by Andrea. November 09 340….so when I found out that there was going to be a HUGE Christmas Craft Fair up there I just had to go …. and the added bonus was that I got to meet the lovely Andrea :o)….November 09 367 ….. and Sheila :o) ….November 09 368and lots more of the gawjus ladies from Buderim patchwork. There were loads of stalls and fabulous handwork items to be bought, we got a few Chrissy pressies for family (no piccies in case they see them) and also a couple of things for ourselves … all handmade!!November 09 388How cute is that angel tree decoration …. and the cutting board, it was from the seller’s Grandmothers house. It was looking a bit sad, so I gave it a bit of a spruce up and look at it now …………… just like new!!!!November 09 389… and also some very delicious baked goods …. yummmm!!! Sorry, no piccies of those , but they tasted great :o)!!! I also got some fantastic news from Andrea yesterday that I’d won first prize in their fabulous birthday giveaway!!! Thanks so much to Andrea and all the ladies at Buderim Patchwork – so excited!!!

I have some a couple of dear friends that I stitch with on a Wednesday … and this week only Valerie (no blog) could come, so our dear Bear was kind enough to fill in for Lynn :o). Here they are making some little surprise Christmas gifties for ??????. Don’t they look like they’re deep in concentration lol!!!??! November 09 347

I’ve been getting a bit of stitching done to, but it’s a secret (shhhh) cos I know the lovely lady it’s for reads my blog!!! Sooo, this is all you get to see ;o) …….November 09 364 Well, I think that’s all the news I have …. goodness, did you fall asleep reading all that – he he, I think my typing fingers are cramping up LOL???? He he … what a looooooong post!!!!

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Hugs,

Joy :o)

17 comments:

Milah said...

Who would have the nerve to steel like that? I hope someone spots that handbag and returns it. I know...fat chance.

Allie said...

Yay for Bear!!! Let's hope you never, ever need it again.
Someone stole your bag!!!! Oh my goodness! I hope it brings them nothing but sleepless nights. Sheesh. People are so bold anymore!
Don't know how you can resist opening those parcels, Joy!

Jeanette said...

glad to hear Bear has had the brace removed. I'll keep my eyes peeled her in case the bag didn't leave my town. sorry i haven't emailed you. been to hot to sit or even think. Thanks for the threads. Hugs, Jeanette

Gloria J W said...

Congratulations Bear...now you have bare teeth to match!! Fancy someone stealing your bag!! What a hide...maybe, just maybe someone will spot it...stranger things have happened. What a great time you had in Buderim. Isn't it great when you have a wonderful day, and to bring home pressies as well. I have to get moving on my list. Rainbow smiles... Gloria

Julia said...

Cheeky so and so...what nerve!
Here's hoping someone see it..
Julia ♥

Sew Useful Designs said...

Sweetheart I could never fall asleep with you chatting to me!!! I love hearing about your life... just wish I lived closer so I could be a bigger part of it! LOL..

Hey - how gorgeous are all those handmade goodies?! And big congratulations to Bear!!! YAY!!!

I love your new 'bag' sweetheart, and can not believe how naughty some people are.

Lots of love sweetpea!!
Vikki xoxo

Tozz said...

Oh how lucky are you going to Buderim Patchwork fair. :) Envy envy!! But I am a lucky winner too of thier giveaway...and how gorgeous you took a photo the same as me with the apron :) we must be on the same wave length hehehe. Looks like you had a really fab day and I would love to visit all those girls too. Great photos :)
Yay for Bear :) I bet she feels like she is a free girl now :) hugs Vicki

Tozz said...

I wanted to say I hope that person who kindly took your bag sees this and feels down right guilty as!! How dreadful and I still dont know how people can do things like this. hugs Vicki

Kim said...

So glad your daughter is doing better. To bad about your bag. I hate it when they do that I have people doing that at my shows every so often. It is so upsetting.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Yippee for Bear.....lots has been happening in your world Joy...shame about the bag, just can't quite work out some people...great post Joy.

wonderwoman said...

Wahoo for Bear - she must be sooo happy! Such a shame about your bag tho but your second version is just as lovely!
Very happy the parcel got to you safely!

xxxxxxxxx

Wendy B said...

Yahooooooo for Bear!!! I bet that's a relief!!!
What nasty blighter has the nerve to steal someone else's property??? I'll never understand! Hope they get a good case of the guilts!!!! I'm another lucky winner from the Buderim ladies...they are soo talented..love visiting them as much as I love visiting you!!!....(could never fall asleep reading your blog...don't ever think such thoughts!!!! {tsk tsk})
sugary hugs to you Joy and a wonderful week ahead!
XXX :O)

Micki said...

So happy about Bear! I can't believe that someone would steal your pattern. Well, I do understand how they would want it as you make gorgeous patterns. I just got my Under Lock and Key pattern that I won in the giveaway, and it is fantastic. I can't wait to make it, and I am picking FQs and fabrics out for it...in mostly pinks of course. Thanks so much for a lovely prize. I encourage anyone to buy this pattern...It is just fantastic!
Glad that you had such a happy day!
Micki

Thimbleanna said...

Lovely little sneak peek Joy! That's awful about your store sample -- I hope you spy the theif!

Cath Ü said...

Ronnie has been sleeping with his leg brace on since July... He has tried a couple of nights to sleep without it.. but it is just too painful....

And someone stole your bag... there are some low people out there...

well done re the wins and gifts....
love the wooden chopping board... a little TLC makes a world of difference hey..???
Cath Ü

Jude said...

Glad that brace is finally off and it`s terrible that some low life has stolen your bag pattern. Looks like you had fun at the fair.

Khris said...

There are some real low lifes out there Joy....and some just have no shame at all about their behaviour....great news about the brace....way to go Bear!!! hugs Khris