Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lots of parcels in the mail....

 This is what has been arriving in the mail of late.  
 My Mouthy Stitches tote bag and oh do I love it!
I cannot say how much this bag is so up my alley  (can I say that?)
Are they my little billy button flowers.  I think so Nicky.

Janet  can I just let you know how much I love my bag. You have done an exceptional job. 

Poor Janet had a bit of trouble getting linen and then bought her daughter a sewing machine! (she was visiting her daughter and the sewing machine that she was to use was not very helpful.)
 It was an expensive swap for you Janet.
 I was swanning around the Knitting and Stitching show two weeks with it proudly on my shoulder showing it off to the thousands that were there, and let me tell you Cindy and Fiona were all ooooooohhhhhh's and aaaaahhhhhhhh's over when we met up there.
 My key ring is there too and an amazing photo on the postcard.  
However the chocolate that you sent was not able to be around for the photo shoot. (yum)  
I really am in love with this bag.

Just to let you know I crumbled under sheer desire for some fabric and bought some of  these.....

Mama Said Sew FQ Bundle
photo from Fluffy Sheep Quilting
But then won a golden ticket (or two) to the Knitting and Stitching show in Dublin...thanks to Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting. 
I emailed Fiona at Patchwork Delights and finally met up with my blogging friends.   
Girls I was the dumb one that didn't get a photo! Of course the other two got photos but not me.
I was in there to get some essentials....not that I have touched my freezer paper from last years show.
  Lots of fun and giggles about societies and bingo buses and how we are going to be black and blue on Monday morning.  And great to see Ger and Eva at the their stall Pippa Blue.
Girls once again a lovely selection of eye candy.

So my beautiful mouthy tote bag was put to use straight away and at the show was able to get a few bits and pieces that were essentials and yes.... a bit of fabric as well.

See the leaning tower of Pisa?
 And I found a new friend for my classroom as well.  
I have called him Boris.   
And I love his ear ring.

The children loved him and he now is telling them all about 'Big School'

A little while ago I was asked to join Bee a Brit Stingy.  
 Stingy flag 2

It is all kicking off in January but before then we were to make a pin cushion for our partner.  I received a lovely  pin cushion from Karen at Blueberry4park. Karen has some very inspiring work on her flickr page.  I am very jealous about her screen printing too...can you see the card...check out her cushions....savage!

Thanks Karen.  It has been put to work straight away.

I went a little overboard with my pin cushions....they were so fun to make. It took a little while to get over as some other parcels did too.
In conclusion, I think any parcel the I sent over to the UK got this boat...
 A currach

Main Photo

I'm sorry to anyone that has been waiting on a parcel from me.. I cannot understand that I can send a parcel or letter to Australia and it gets there in 5 to 7 days and a letter to the UK can take 10 days or even more!

Back to some sewing now, I think I said to someone that I would do a tutorial.



  1. Hi there E! Cindy mentioned you might be able to pick up a few copies of IQ. Would you mind getting me one if you can and I'll paypal you for it and the cost of posting it too? jxo

  2. I saw your photo elsewhere! I think you have been Billy Buttoned indeed! Glad you enjoyed the show!

  3. Sounds like you've been having so,e fun times. Boris is very endearing!

  4. Beautiful bag and contents. It is fun meeting up with fellow bloggers. Di x

  5. I loved your pincushion - it looks so cute on my sewing table! Thanks so much!!

  6. Lots of eye candy in this post...your MS tote is gotgeous but poor Janet! At least her daughter got a new machine :-)

  7. How fun! What a great post! It was so good to finally meet you in person at the K&S. We had a great time, didn't we?

  8. All good fun over the water with you ladies then!

  9. The tote is beautiful and love the pin cushions!


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