Sunday, 30 November 2014


Yesterday I attended Barb Smith's,( Theodora Cleave buttons ), " Day Of Play " in Baxter which was hosted by the lovely Karen from Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop. I was so excited knowing that I was going to catch up with my bloggy friends Shez and Melody who I had not seen for a year and I wanted to make them both a little something. I think I showed the works in progress as secret sewing so here are the finished pressies.

This one was for Mel as I , for some reason, thought it called her name when I found the design in an English magazine. I tweaked the design a little as it originally had a worm in the bird's mouth and said The Early Bird Catches The Worm. I got rid of all that and stitched stars freehand so it wouldn't be too bare.

This one was for Shez from Gail Pan's book "Patchwork Loves Embroidery" but I framed it instead of making it into something. 
I couldn't believe how much trouble I had trying to find 8 " wooden embroidery hoops. Apparently, I have been told, Birch are no longer making them. Is this true? Does anyone know for sure? I am now hunting around Op Shops incase I cannot buy them anymore as I really love framing stitcheries in them.  Anyhoo, mission accomplished, the girls have received them and now I am on to finishing  some Christmas pressies.
So, the Day of Play was tremendous fun. I took some pics of the beautiful displays. 
Shez, Mel and Cheryl oooing and ahhhing over all the buttons.
Shez and I
I will put some pics up of the things I made at the workshop next time. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend . Thanks for visiting. Angel Blessings.


  1. Your presents are beautiful...I didn't know about the embroidery hoops...that is a shame if you can no longer get them. We had a wonderful day yesterday didn't we!! Lovely to really meet you!!

  2. It was wonderful to see you again. Thank you so much for my beautiful present. So perfect for me with my love of birds.

  3. Lovely gift for Mel looks like you all had fun x

  4. Glad to see you Ondrea !!!
    Your presents are lovely ! You have made two happy ladies ! you are so lucky to have been to this great workshop ! I LOVE Theodora Cleave buttons !

  5. Hi Ondrea - oh must say I do love your colour flash at the front of your hair - so funky!
    They're lovely gifts you made for Mel & Shez... I don't know what brand they are but I have always been able to get 8" hoops from Spotlight - mind you, I did buy about 5 or 6 about a year ago for my cross stitching & stitchery, so it's entirely possible that they no longer stock them. I can check if you like?

  6. Lovely to see the photos of you ladies having fun. You look happy and well. Your work as always is lovely,the birdie is beautiful.

  7. Hi Ondrea,i have just arrived home,thankyou so very much for my wonderful gift you spoilt me so much and i sure did love catching up with you my friend,you are a blast,see you next time kiddo.xx