Saturday, 15 January 2011

friendship is precious..............

I had some visitors for a few days this week.................even better when I managed to get her to stay a little longer.........it is just so nice to have Maree and the little farmyards come to visit..............they are so easy to have and my kids are a great help too in keeping an eye on them and entertaining them.........
I have always loved this block since Maree started it..............part of a BOM in one of the mags Homespun i think - she decided to turn it into a cushion.............and guess where it lives at now - my house...............I was so excited when I opened the parcel.........I have loved this from when Maree first started making it..............
EDIT added Homespun # 68 vol 10 no 1. The block is Breast of Friends BOM Block One by Leanne's House.
this describes our friendship so well...............
gorgeous stitching..........
wandering around the garden I took this one too.............
crepe myrtles........
a hardy wonderful shrub..........
We had some fun making key fobs...........
mine on the left...........another friend called in and made one too..........and Maree's on the right........
 
I got a little carried away later and made these other key fobs............heaps of fun
Here's the table runner I made with the candy bar I had of Breakfast at Tiffany's.........added the cream blocks.........

thanks to Maree for the brown spot I used on the binding............
the idea came from Maree so check hers out here......
.....a little delayed in posting as I was a little blah after Maree left...........we were having such a nice time I was a little sad once she went home...........and I also had to finish the binding............
Take care.................Chookyblue

45 comments:

  1. Love the cushion Chooky...lucky you..what a great idea for the key fobs.....the spot is perfect on the table runner...

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  2. The colours in that cushion are to die for!!! I popped over and told Maree so...love love love it! I have a thing for tablerunners at the moment, and yours is just divine. Stitching friends are the best :)

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  3. WOW! I LOVE the cushion and the tablerunner is gorgeous too. Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favourites.

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  4. Looks like you had a wonderful time, love the cushion so very special.
    The key fobs are great, must ry and make some.

    Take care
    Christine

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  5. How wonderful you had such a good time with Maree, you are such good friends. I knew you would love your cushion when Maree whispered in my ear it was for you. She is a sweetie.

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  6. Lucky you, the cushion is gorgeous! Love your key fobs and the spot binding looks fab!

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  7. OOhh Chooky the cushion is gorgous Maree has done a wonderful job of choosing the fabric.
    What a wonderful gift to recieve from a lovely friend.
    cheers Sheryl
    http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

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  8. No wonder you had the blahs after Maree left, it looks like you had a beautiful time together! I love it all, especially that cushion! What a thoughtful gift. Hope you guys get to have many more stitching friend visits!

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  9. How beautiful!!! Everything is very nice. It was a really great idea.

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  10. I popped over to maree's blog and commented on her lambs, you two do beautiful work. Sounds as if it was a very special day with lots of fun and laughter, sharing and stitching and that is certainly what friends are for.

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  11. The cushion is very special
    I really like your key fobs and the table runner is lovely as well

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  12. Now thats one very special gift, just gorgeous!
    You ladies sure did sew up a storm, loved what you made!
    Lisa

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  13. Just love your blog, am new here but have sneaked in a few times over the last few months.

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  14. I love it all...everyone of the projects. I really like the cushion pattern. The key fobs are a great project. It seems that you had a great visit.

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  15. how spesh is that... I loved this too when I saw it.
    hugs Dawn x x x

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  16. Sounds like you had a lovely time together, love the things you made. I was wondering where you have been the last few days!! Is good to have some quality time with like minded friends.

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  17. Wow, what a beautiful gift! So nice to hear you had a good time with your friend.
    Your tablerunner looks great! Well done!

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  18. glad you two had a great time - and I am sure the kids enjoyed having the little "farmyards" visit. lovely cushion......and the table runner is cute...the dotty binding finishes it off nicely......the key fobs look great.

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful few days, hope all that chenille fluff was easy to clean up. lol

    Your gift from Maree is stunning, so pretty and I love both of your table runners.

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  20. Lovely pillow and tablerunner, but whats more lovely is the friendship you share with Maree!

    I really like the key fobs...need to find some hardware and make some I think.

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  21. The cushion is beautiful, what a lovely present.
    thanks for visiting my blog, I will send pictures when I move,of the place and my GJ.
    hugs
    Laura

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  22. Glad to see the jaw got some exercise and you had a nice visit with Maree. Love the cushion.

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  23. I love your new cushion!
    Your new table runner is so fresh too, I really like it.

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  24. Such a lovely pillow- I admired it over on Maree's blog earlier. Sounds like you had a wonderful time- those keyrings sure are cute!

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  25. I love your new header and your new pillow. How pretty it is and what sweet stitchery. I love the key fobs. I have some of the metal parts here which arrived before Christmas and I need to make some. They are fun to make.

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  26. That cushion is so pretty and such beautiful work.

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  27. Lovely cushion with a lovely text!!!!

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  28. What a beautiful present to receive...love the key fobs...gorgeous table runner...luv that fabric range.
    Cheers....Jane.

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  29. Love the cushion! It is bright and happy.

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  30. What a beautiful and special gift-love the key fobs too and the crepe myrtle is lovely this time of year

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  31. Oh, such a sweet, lovely cushion! You are very lucky :)

    And I like your fobs and tablerunner very much!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  32. Gorgeous cushion from dear Maree! How lovely to have it living with you. So nice to have the family visit!

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  33. So many lovely things Chooky - the cushions is beautiful. Having a friend visit for a sleepover is great fun.

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  34. Love that table runner - and the cushion - and the key fobs - clever girls. Isn't it nice to have stitching friends around - Vicki from our group is visiting today and Annie Flower Garden and Rachel from Four Wise Monkeys came around for afternoon tea a week or so ago; it's always so great to catch up and have a bit of show and tell as well ... hope you are having a great weekend.

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  35. Hi Chooky
    Your cushion is lovely....beautiful stitching!
    Love the fabric and your table runner....looks great!
    Take care

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  36. Love the cushion Chooky...great friendship cushion..Fun fobs..
    Julia ♥

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  37. cushion looks lovely like the keyfobs too soo glad to know you are OK was wondering with all this flooding everywhere.

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  38. the cushion is lovely... no wonder you are thrilled... love the key fobs too.. great idea...
    So great to have stitcher friends... my visitors have gone too... sob...
    Hugz

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  39. Thats so lovely...great to see you guys spending time together and doing exactly what the cushion represents..it is so precious! xoxoxoxo

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  40. Thanks so much for having us! We did have a really great time and the kids love hanging out with yours too!! Great photos of the cushion too!! Your crepe murtle is gorgeous!! Don't let Mr Chookyblue sit on that cushion though okay?! Love your table runner too... hard to believe that the binding can change it so much!

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  41. OH, how pretty, Chookie...almost too pretty to use. I like those key fobs!!

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  42. There's always a down time when visitors leave, especially special visitors like Maree.
    It sounds like you both had a fantastic time together, so pleased you both got some time out.
    and your present from Maree, well it is just stunning and I know the cushion is in a well loved home!

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  43. The cushion is gorgeous, so is the table runner. The keyfobs looks great too! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Crepe Myrtles are great, all that wonderful colour and form.

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  44. What a wonderful pillow Maree made for you...lovely! Your table runner is great...I need to make more of those!

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  45. oh Do tell where the friendship is precious pattern came from. Love it - and it would be a wonderul gift for a friend of mine.

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