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Monday, May 17, 2010

Better Late Than Never


I have finally got around to doing the post I was going to do all day yesterday.  I have cut out some Dollies for Swan Lake and will start to applique them this week.  I still need to cut out and attach the arms and lots of other little pieces to fill it in.  A huge task ahead of me but one that I am looking forward to.

I have made 5 Klosjes this week, bringing my total to 61.


I received this huge parcel in the mail on Friday from Elizabeth.  I was very lucky and won a giveaway on her blog.

 

This is what was inside the wrapping.  Lots of wonderful threads in all different colours, lots of patterns and lots of pink and blue fabric that was especially chosen for my hexagons.  I feel so overwhelmed by your generousity Liz.  Thank you so much.  I have already used a couple in my Klosjes and have cut out several to cover hexagons.  Liz's blog is wonderful and please go and say hello.  She does the most amazing needlework and has some yummy recipes on there as well. 



This is a photo of my Mum and Dad.  We celebrated Mum's 80th Birthday on Saturday night in Benalla.  We had a wonderful time out to dinner with all the family, and it was so nice to have a meal with our 3 children, they are so busy living their own lives that it is hard to get them all together at once.  Of course we ate far too much, and the Mississippi Mud cake was divine.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend.

Sue-Anne xxx


30 comments:

Terry said...

ississippi Mud cake sounds just perfect for 80.Beautiful photo of your parents and hip hip horray for Mum.

Your progress on Swan Lake is admirable.

Nice present.

Have a good week Terry

Terry said...

I missed the M in Mississippi

Notjustnat said...

Happy Birthday to mum. She looks beautiful and your dad looks very happy too. Yes, it must have been nice to have all your boys together for dinner. Congrats on the win, what lovely prizes - Hugs Nat

Robyn said...

Hi Sue - Anne :)
Oh Swan Lake is going to be so stunning.
I really enjoy looking at your beautiful work.
Congrats on your lovely fun win.

Sounds like a great family time too.
Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Congratulations on your equally wonderful win! Love the photo of your Mum and Dad. Oh, the dollies are going to be wonderful. Klosjes are lovely as always.

Béa said...

Swan Lake is more & more beautiful, I love your soft colours. Congrats on your win, what a wonderful package and thanks for sharing the link for this blog.
"Joyeux anniversaire" for your Mom, mine is one year older.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Birthday wishes to your Mum! What a beautiful photo of your Mum and Dad and your quilts are going to be stunning...I truly drool over your fabrics!lol!
Lisa

Suedio said...

Sue-Anne, Swan Lake is looking really lovely - I really like your fabric choices. And how wonderful to have your parcel of goodies to add to the mix.

Really liking the klosjes too - I'm enjoying these little treasures vicariously through you :)

Glad you had a nice night celebrating with your Mum and family (and I'll bet the cake was a little less stressful than last week!!!).

Regards, Sue

Shirley said...

That is a lovely happy post Sue-Anne. The dollies look good and how lucky to receive such a wonderful gift. Klosjes looking good. Now you really are catching up.
Shirley.x

Sandra Henderson said...

It's so nice to see your parents smiling and happy! Your klosjes are so pretty. What a great prize!~Like Christmas! :)

katrien said...

Beuatiful your swan lake.
Lovely klosjes and what a nice picture of your mum and dad.

Anita said...

Hi Sue-Anne, love your patchwork that you've been doing and it's lovely to get family all together, enjoying each other's company. Nice little stash you have won there. Kind regards, Anita.

Barb said...

wow - lots to comment on.
Your parents look so happy and what a nice photo!
I love your dollies and the spools and congrats on the winnings!

wilmakuin said...

Happy birthday to MUM!! It's so very nice to have a familiemeeting!!

Your patchwork is very beatifull!!

Joan said...

Swan Lake is looking fantastic - I love it. The photo of your Mum and dad look so happy - I can see they had a great time :)

broderie said...

what a lovely photo of your mum and dad and how lucky you are to have them both to share in the celebration! your quilt is looking so good so far, i love the soft colours you are using. my pleasure to send you the gift, hope you enjoy using some of the bits!

Ginny Worden said...

Celebratory congratulations to your mum. What a treat to have everyone near and dear, near to celebrate a momentous occasion. Love your quilt, and your spool blocks, a treat for the eyes.

Marjan said...

Swan Lake is getting more beautiful every time you show it. And you made very pretty klosjes! Such a nice photo of your mum and dad on a very special day...

Marieke said...

Five beautiful klosjes! I just love the blue ones. And happy birthday to your mum. Did she like her present? And you liked your present! Congratulations!

Annette said...

Wow what a great giveaway. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous. I admire that you have come this far on it. And you klosjes look pretty too.

Elyte said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday celebration with all your family. The surprise was sensational. After the disappointment of the cake you are back on track. Happy sewing.

yvonne said...

Geweldig mooi uw hexagonnen en vooral de randen er langs groetjes yvonne

Karen said...

I really like the fabrics you are using in Swan Lake. And things are moving along on the piece. Won't be long and you will have a wonderful quilt.

Valentina said...

Hi Sue-Anne, oh how I have missed coming over to visit!
:) But I am here now, and wow!
Swan lake is looking stunning; you must be so pleased with how it's turning out! And your Klosjes are so cute, and imagine my delight to recognize one! I also have Klosjes in the pale pink- first of the second row! How special is that! And congratulations, on the wonderful win and on your Mother's birthday. Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful picture of your parents!
xox
Valentina

Maree: said...

Love the Dollies on your Swan lake they will look Gorgeous...Congrats on your win...Great parcel of Goodies...
cheers

Karen said...

Your Mum and Dad are so cute! What a great win on the giveaway. I took a peek at Liz's blog and will have to go back for a closer look. I like what I see. Sweet klosjes and the dollies are looking good!

Bietje said...

I came here by accident, but I like it here very much. So I joined as a follower.
And it's still strange to see people so far from the Netherlands use the Dutch word 'klosje'.

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday to your mother! I'm glad she enjoyed her day. :) Fantastic win--lucky you! I love your klosjes. I am so far resisting the urge to do them, but it's hard! ;)

deb said...

Looks like you have been busy...love that little quilt......and what a fun prize you won!!!!!! your mum and dad look adorable!!!!

*karendianne. said...

Sue-Anne! You Mum and Dad look are so delightful. Now I know where you get this wonderful YOU personality. Happy and smiley and all that good stuff. I'm so in love with Swan Lake, every thing you do with it brings me joy, joy, joy!!! I really enjoy the updates! Congrats and the goodies. Those threads are yummy.