Monday, January 18, 2010

No more birthdays for now … but I got a bit of stitching done :o)

My SIL took a liking to my rewards card wallet the other night when we all went out for dinner … so I got her to choose some pretty fabric from my stash so that I could make her one … and here it is …………….January 10 251 This is the “new and improved” inside … I’ve done another little flap at the top to stop the cards falling out when it’s in your bag ……..January 10 254 I also made this table topper with some GAWJUS fabric squares I found tucked into a Christmas card from a dear lady at my quilting group ….. thanks Gerry :o) (no blog)!!!!January 10 268 The little 2 1/2” squares were from the beautiful “Garden Party” range by Blackbird (Moda) … so pretty!!!

I got a bit of gardening done over the weekend …. does it count as gardening if they’re hanging plants???? Well, it does to me, it’s as close to any sort of gardening that I’m likely to get he he he. We’ve just had a new fence put up … it’s colourbond and I must admit I really do prefer our old wooden one, even if it was falling down a bit in places. January 10 237 Anyway, it’s very plain and boring, and it needed prettying up, soooooooo ……January 10 242 I went to the local nursery and to Bunnings … do you have Bunnings overseas??? It’s a HUMONGOUS hardware, they sell EVERYTHING there. I love it lol.

Love the Impatiens ….January 10 238I got some pretty begonias and geraniums too…… January 10 243 It’s much prettier when I look out of my sewing room window now :o)!!!!!

What did you all think of Cheryl’s fabulous new freebie on the Among the Gumtrees blog????
Isn’t it pretty!!!?! I can’t wait to make it!!! I’ll be designing your next freebie, I’ll be popping it on the blog next month for you so keep an eye out for it :o).


19 comments:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Joy!! Love the new version of your card wallet ... well ... I loved the old version, so why not the new-and-improved model! (that phrase always makes me wonder if the previous model was old-and-inferior!!) I have this project on my "To Do" list but it keeps getting superceded by "Have To Do's". SIGH! One day I'll get to make myself a card wallet ... and a quilt ... or two ... and ...! :0) Dreaming now! Have a fab week! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Maria said...

Great card holder wallet and love the little table topper too.

The view out of your sewing room is much prettier.Isn't Bunnings great.

Guaranita said...

Hi Joy
The view out of your sewing room is very pretty.
Kisses and Happy New Year for you and your familiy
Rossana

Needled Mom said...

Sometimes pot gardening is more trouble than actually digging in the dirt gardening. It looks great!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

The table topper is lovely - the card wallet is on my to-do list, such a good idea.

Allie said...

Well you've been busy, Joy! Love the wallet and the table topper! Your fence looks so much prettier with all the flowers, and it absolutely counts as gardening.

Cath Ü said...

Joy the new card wallet is a terrific idea with the flap at the top... Love your plants and yes hanging pots does count as gardening... LOL
Have fun
Cath Ü

wonderwoman said...

lovely hanging baskets! that wallet is just perfect! and what beautiful fabric for your table topper.


xxxxx

Lurline said...

Lovely goodies and your baskets will delight you!
Hugs - Lurline♥

stitchinfiend said...

What a neat idea - reward wallet. Love your hanging plants they sure pretty up a dull space.

Love Bears All Things said...

Its a little early for that here, yet but it makes me want to get some flowers out. I am noticing the cover on your area there. Is that covered with plastic. Would you show more of it?
Love the table topper. I have some fat quarters that match and am wondering what I might make with them. I sure wish I could accomplish all I dream about.
Mama Bear

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been a busy girl....the idea of the card holder is very good....your outdoor renos look lovely, amazing what a bit of colour does...

Tozz said...

You have been a busy little beaver Joy sweetie :) I like your hanging pots and I reckon that counts as gardening. :) Most gorgeous table mat too..what a good idea with the little squares :)
hugs
Vicki xoxoxox

Thimbleanna said...

Hanging gardens definitely count! Looks like you're having fun with yours -- it's very pretty. And no....never heard of a Bunnings!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is fun to catch up with what you are doing Joy!

Cheryl said...

Both your projects are so wonderful....your card wallet would make great gifts....and gardening too, you have been busy.

Debbie said...

Those plants really do make a difference.And as they continue to grow you will have evev more green and flowers to look at. Loved your new idea on the card wallet, keep up the great work.
xxxooo

Micki said...

Your card holder is just wonderful! As far as I know, there is no Bunnings in Ireland, but it does look like a wonderful place!
Micki

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That's so clever, Joy! Now, I know it's time to make one for myself, and I'll use your new updated idea - thanks sweetie!