Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lazy Sunday...

I have had a lovely, quiet day today. Bit of the dreaded housework this morning and then this afternoon treated myself to some quiet stitching.
I am involved in a Valentine Cone swap with a group I am a member of. Today I finished the cone for Donna and sought out some goodies to fill it. It will be nice to receive a Valentines giftie in the mail soon.
I also felt the need to stitch an Icicle Doll... Belinda Schneider has us all hooked on these. I think this little girl shows my sombre mood today. I dont normally use the Shabby Chic type fabrics, but really enjoyed making this little girl today.
Yesterday my sister Lee treated me to a day in Melbourne at my favourite patchwork shop - Patchwork on Central Park. The fabrics were gorgeous...they have such a good range. I had to restrain myself, but did buy a few beautiful fabrics as my sister had treated me to a voucher as part of my Christmas present this year... fabulous present!!!
We then visited Rock, Paper, Scissors and I bought some new papers, embellishments and some of the Collections Arches (as I have run out!!!).
Lovely, lovely day!
Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend too.

Shabby Chic Icicle Doll

Valentines Cone for Donna


Dot said...

Glad you had such a lovely quiet day today Jacky. I love your icicle doll! She is beautiful, such pretty colors. Anyone would be happy to own her! Her wings add a lovely touch.

And the Valentine's cone you made for Donna is gorgeous too. Such soft pink colors. Love the buttons too!

You are becoming quite the photographer now. Nice clear photos!

Poppy said...

The icicle doll is really nice. I need to make some more they are fun to make. I really like the face you made and the felt is a nice touch.

Stitchety Grub said...

I am a new visitor to your blog and I am enjoying it very much - cool Icicle doll.
Britt :-)

Janet said...

The icicle doll is so pretty, and that cone is delicious! It reminds me of sherbet! I'm so glad to find your blog (I'm a friend of Dot's) as I kept seeing all the wonderful gifts you made.

Debbi Baker said...

Sounds like a perfect Sunday!! Love your cone and doll - both just gorgeous and so sweet!! Can't wait to meet you in May!!

Hoola Tallulah said...

Your icicle doll is a real darling! And I just KNOW Donna will adore that beautiful cone, who wouldn't?

Belinda said...

sheesh ... you forgot to tell me you finally started a blog!! how's that for a surprise, well not really since i knew you surrendered to peer pressure :) will be wonderful to catch up with you more leisurely here. love your creations, looks like spring is coming. not shabby to me hehe

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Welcome to Blog World, Jacky. I have really enjoyed reading your posts and seeing the photos of all the lovely items. The pictures are all so sharp and clear -- great job. I know I will visit here again.

Jackie in Illinois USA

Cotton Picker said...

I love your Icicle Doll. Very pretty.