Tuesday, August 28, 2012

OASS Spring

I have finished and about to send off my OASS item to my partner.  The theme this time was Spring, and I thought instantly of daffodils, so made this cushion with daffodils as the hexis petals.

OASS - Spring

The little daffodil is a brooch which is sold in support of New Zealands annual Daffodil Day on August 31st.  I always support this and buy at least one daffidol every year.

You can read about Daffodil Day HERE

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Two More Blocks Completed

Have finally completed the latest two block for Our Craft Forums 2012 Monthly Block Sampler Experience.

July's Block was the Chisholm Trail block

Chisholm Trail

 August's block was the Turn About block

Turn About

Only two more blocks to go now

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

QBSA And A Hexi Swap

For QBSA August swap I had Donna and she asked for any block sampler style, so I thought how about my favorite block..... a Pinwheel.  I even used some of my treasured Civil War reproduction fabrics too.

August to Donna

 Well I am pretty well onto it and have already completed my September block which I will post away with a few other swaps tomorrow.

Leena asked for Spools, with the thread as stripes.  I initially thought I had no striped material and was going to going shopping tomorrow but then found some this morning, so this afternoon have whipped one up.

Sent to Leena 

Hope you girls like them.

Now if anyone wants to join this swap, go on over here.  There only a limited amount of places left so you have to be quick.

Also over at the Craft Lovers Online Forum I have joined a 1" Hexi Swap.  This month I sent to Candlepatch and Quiltn'sandy sent to me.  Now I am a novice at making these but over time I will get better and faster.

Candlepatch asked for a pink, green and brown mixture so I sent her this one.

Sent to Candlepatch
I have asked for cream centres and red petals, so this time round Quiltn'Sandy has sent me this hexi.

Received from Quiltn'Sandy
I do like it.

Until next time everyone

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Before And After

On my previous post I quickly told you about the recent mud run I participated in.  You can read it here.
Well here are the before and after official photo's.

This photo was taken before we started.  See the big smiles.  We at this stage did not know how tough going it was going to be.


This photo was taken just after I finished.  See we are still smiling....lol.  Must have been that yummy pie everyone got at the end.  It revitalized us all


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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What Was I Thinking????

Over the weekend I headed over to Rotorua to participate in the Tough Guy And Gal Challenge or otherwise known as the Mud Run.  Boy what a challenge for little old me.  A few of the girls from work entered and I took Miss 16 over to participate too, and she loved it and finished way before all of us.  I only have the before picture for now and here we are all smiling unaware of what we were getting our selves into.

So what is the Mud Run?  It was a 6km course of going up hills, down hills, through mud, through lots of freezing waist high water, climbing over obstacles, going under obstacles, going through obstacles and going through more lovely mud. Take a look here.

 I was mad...lol!!! and the 6km took me 1hr 35 mins, and I only went under the water once and never fell in any of the mud thank goodness, though many people did.  My going under the water was apparently a sight to see and will keep the girls at work entertained for a long time coming.

Looking forward to getting the photo of us all once we had finished.  I hear it is great!!

Will I do it again next year??? Probably.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

FRIENDS Swap Completed

Yesterday I got to open my parcel that arrived from Elyte on Friday for the F.R.I.E.N.D.S swap I have participated in that Sew Prim Kris held again this year.

I got some lovely gifts

Elyte had received mine and waited until I got mine to open hers.  This is a snap shot of what I got her.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Swaps Galore

I have been in a few swaps and still am in the process of doing more.  Here is an update the the recent ones.

First is the Bag Swap over at Our Craft Forum.

Elly sent me this bag.  She didn't have time to make one due to personal reasons so found this one and yes I love it.

From Elly

To Elly I sent her this bag I made out of a charm pack I had.  I love the colours and nearly did not send it as wanted to keep it myself....lol

Sent to Elly

Then I have been in another Xmas in July MugRug swap and this is what I received from Lorraine here in NZ

Received from Lorraine (front)


And I sent this one along to her

Sent to Lorraine

Also my parcel has be sent to Elyte for the F.R.I.E.N.D.S swap and have heard that she has received it but not yet opened.  So here is a teaser.

FRIENDS swap sent to Elyte

And finally my block from Cathy aka CrafteeCC over at QBSA for July has arrived

July block from CrafteeCC

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