Sunday, 4 January 2009

catching up...........

wow I thought we could just ease ourselves into the new year..........

OMG blogland is a hive of activity.........thank goodness the SSCS is nearly all over..............I have one more post to do but will wait for a couple of parcels to arrive..........and a couple of pics emailed to me.............

but just cruising around blogland in the last few days here is what I found

Capricorn Quilts BOM (loved the last one)

A calendar BOM (stitchery/applique options)

WIP's Challenge (definitely need that)

Whirl into Winter (with nothing under 32 & 39C forecast hardly feels like winter here)

Red work Cushion swap (thinking about it)

Diet Challenge (need it but will I do it???)

Handmade 2009 Christmas (just to get you moving NOW)

Calendar Quilt Challenge '09 (nice idea but I would miss to many days)

and I am sure there are more I missed...........I think I might bury myself back under the air conditioner.......

take time to stop and smell the roses...........picked these ones and put into 3 vases this morning........

sewed some binding onto this quilt on my new sewing table...........so much easier with heaps of space..........and flat bed too.........

I helped fairy girl make a place mat for her Grandma.........nearly done..........

amused myself with pin decorations made by Fairy Girl......

Finally took some pics of the new table..............8x4 foot............it is wonderful............

custom made by DH for us girls for Christmas..........

2 machines and the over locker now have their own flat bed space............

even designed underneath so some of the boxes can go under there and there is a high shelf that I can put my light box (custom made also by DH) and rulers etc and it is on wheels so I can move it all...........scary thing is where the boxes came from it doesn't look like anything is missing.........I have way to much "stuff"

nearly finished this skirt for a niece just need to find the piece of paper with the waist measurements and we are done..............

got a ruffling foot awhile ago and had a go on the skirt..............very nice and soooooo much quicker then gathering..............

.........take care til next time.............
.......Chookyblue..........

42 comments:

  1. My goodness you have been so busy. Love your new sewing table. You are lucky to have such a handy DH.

    Fiona

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  2. I'm so jealous of that amazing table! The fact that you have all of that amazing flat space to work with...drool

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  3. Wonderful table. Yay for DH :)

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  4. What beautiful roses, I love them but they just don't grow well in our garden. Are they perfumed? What a great table. I've just bought myself a small sewing table, just no room for anything that large. Once again, thanks for organising the SSCS, it's been lovely to see all the wonderful things that people have made. You surely deserve a rest now.

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  5. Lucky you to have a DH that can custom build you things!! Your roses are so pretty!! Cathy

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  6. How could you not take time to smell those beautiful roses? So lovely to see your new sewing table and yes, I bet you will enjoy it - well deserved after all the hard work - your Once Upon a Time link worked, thanks!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  7. I'll bet Fairy Girl was thrilled with her Christmas gift. Love her pincushion. Wow you've been a busy bee. The table is amazing. Isn't is great to have a handy husband. I have a custom made table and I love it.

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  8. Your new sewing table is great. I can smell the roses, thank you.

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  9. WOW how cool is that new table how Wonderful for DH to custom make for you Girls..he did Good.!!
    Love the Roses.
    cheers

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  10. You have been busy! Where did you find the redwork cushion swap? I'd be interested in signing up for that one.

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  11. I just love that new table. Your husband is fantastic to do that for you!

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  12. Oh my, how I wish I had space for a table such as yours. Now that the swap is over, perhaps you'll find an extra minute or two for yourself! Hugs.

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  13. You obviously have been doing a bit more cruising around blogland than me!!! Makes me want to though! Lovely roses, I noticed last night that my 'chocolate' rose is in bud again. Great photos of 'the' table.

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  14. What an awesome sewing table!!! I am envious I must admit :) Your hubby did an amazing job you are some lucky girls :)

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  15. That hubby is worth bottling...you could rent him out. I laughed at the pin cushion....Lucas' mates use to always colour co-ordinate my pin cushion when we shared the same space. Very interesting ruffle foot never heard of it.

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  16. You have been so busy with the swap it's about time you put your feet up and smelt the roses. Love them by the way - the colour is stunning. You are lucky to have such an accommodating DH to make you a wonderful table. I'm going to show pictures of it to mine - don't think I will get anywhere but I can only hope...vbg. I'm green with envy.

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  17. love the table! great score.

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  18. Wow you have been busy. Love the table. Hubby did a great job. The skirt looks gorgeous. Your Roses look stunning. Love the photos.

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  19. Fantastic table - sooo jealous LOL!
    DH did a great job.
    The roses are beautiful too.

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  20. I want to come to your place to sew, that table is awesome!!!
    I'm amazed you can grow roses in that heat!

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  21. i know!!!
    stop the madness.
    HAHAHA.

    thanks for the mention on the calendar quilt challenge.
    :D
    {and just so you know...you are aloud to do it weekly instead of everyday...lol.}

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  22. you have been a busy bee. so many opportunities out there...definitely need the wip finishing thing. lovely roses...i love roses. especially pink ones. did i mention i'm terribly jealous of your table?

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  23. If I can't have that fantastic table can I at least borrow your DH I promise to send him back .
    Clare's Craftroom

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  24. Your table is every quilter's dream. Your DH did a great job.

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  25. Beautiful roses. I plan to grow some once I am finally moved. Love the table and hope to have one in the new sewing room. Thanks for letting me play in the SSCS and hope we can do it again this year. Looks like you are on a roll with the sewing.

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  26. What a cute skirt, love the new sewing table. That is quite a table. I need one of those for my machines. Then I could maybe use them.
    Your roses are beautiful!!!

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  27. Great table-good to see you have been busy. Lovely roses too:)

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  28. Amazing roses!
    The table looks just perfect!
    Mine is a mini table - the clear type attached to the machine. I felt is if I had a third hand when I first used it. I suppose you feel as if you had at least 2 more hands when you use it! LOL

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  29. Wow Donna -- that sewing table is amazing!!!

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  30. Oooh, a ruffling foot! Must see if I can get one to fit my machine. Saw one demonstrated on an old treadle machine once on the Quilt Show and thought it looked so easy! Your roses are beautiful- hope the heat doesn't knock them too much.Do you have a link for the redwork cushion swap?

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  31. No stopping you...wow what a great table...

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  32. Wow I love the roses, our bore water is too salty for roses here. I love the table too, how lovely for you and Fairy Girl to be able to share your talents.

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  33. I think it has all been said , but, the table is great, where do you have the room ? wonderful to see fairey girl interested in sewing. The roses just great, glad that you have the time to smell them.

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  34. Who's a lucky girl/girls. What a wonderful table. And what a wonderful DH. Great xmas present. Lots of work done this year. Well done

    Kez.

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  35. I just re-found your blog after my mother-in-law showed me her beautiful gift as a result of your HUGE swap. And wowsers- what a great table.

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  36. I know, there are a million things going on in blogland right now, aren't there? I'm thinking of joining the project a month challenge. I think I can handle that one.

    The table is to die for! what a wonderful space! And storage room underneath. Just great.

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  37. My, you have been busy!
    great set up with your table..
    Is that a Double Delight rose there?
    Stay cool, it's pretty hot here too..
    Julia♥

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  38. Yes, everyone blogging must be suffering New Year organizedness!!Very lively...I think the US snow helps!
    LOVE that custom built sewing table...do you rent him...like hire a hub???
    You girls will be right now...and don't talk to me about tubs of stuff!!!!
    Cheers, tracey

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  39. Those roses are gorgeous!!! What a treat to see while the snow falls and falls.
    Your sewing table is amazing, as is the wonderful storage below.

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  40. I love the red fabric on the ruffle of the skirt. Do you know the name of it? A great blogsite to visit too. Thank you for sharing. Barb

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  41. WOW! You are a lucky girl. What a fantastic present.....

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  42. Your new table is great, plenty of room for everything and everybody it looks like. Just catching up on everything looks like you've been very busy.

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