Friday, 1 May 2015


  I am constantly amazed and delighted by all the wonderful stitchers I have come to know through their blogs. I recently sent my first FHFS  project to Fiona which I hand pieced and hand stitched. The theme was "hexies" so I was in 7th heaven making it.  I incorporated 3 of Gail Pan's stitcheries using a Cottage Garden thread called Viola.

My birthday was a month ago but it seems that gifts are still rolling in. Wooohooo! Today I received a lovely parcel from Sue as part of the Fat 1/4 Birthday Club. You can see the gorgeous bag she made for me as well as some cute little Tilda cards, some lovely soap from Paris, yes PARIS,  a cute little tape measure and a lovely pattern. The other thing you see in the foreground, the black and purple pouch, quite stumped me. I opened it and out popped a fan lol. Perfect for my frequent hot flushes.

 A big thankyou Sue
You may know that I am a bit of a Gail Pan groupie. Well, mum also loves her stitcheries and has made me this cute framed birdie.
Yesterday I bought a new digi camera as my old one is about 10 years old and only has 3 x zoom and 5.1 mega pixels. It is also slightly bulky.  I thought a slimmer, lighter camera with more zoom and 20.1 megapixels might be better to carry when I go away on holiday .Guess what colour it is? PURPLE. Now I have to learn how to use it . I wish I had more zoom myself!
If you are following Jenny's BOM , her 5th block is available today.
Angel Blessings.


  1. your gift for Fiona is amazing, such a beautiful piece.
    your mum's stitchery looks very cute and great frame too.
    great new camera, boy they get smaller and take such amazing pics.

  2. WOW.. fabulous hexies to Fiona.
    Glad your final birthday gift arrived safely.
    WOW I've never seen a purple camera! xox

  3. The hexis are stunning. I am sure Fiona will be thrilled. Your mum has done an amazing job . You won't lose the camera in your bag. Love the new color

  4. I saw that on Fiona's blog and my jaw dropped on the floor - it is so gorgeous!!! What lovely gifts from Sue and the darling bird from your mum. Enjoy your new camera - I wish I had more zoom too, lol!!!

  5. You have certainly scored well on the pressie front. Love the new camera.

  6. I love my hexie table topper.... thank you.... how fun to have your Mum enjoy stitching too...

  7. Oh wow, you'll love your new camera Ondrea - & purple ones take such good pics LOL

  8. Hi Ondrea,sorry i missed this post,love your hexie table topper,it was a great idea for the swap,and wow love your new camera xx

  9. The table we for Bugz is awesome.....very nice camera have fun xx

  10. The project you made was lovely, It is so nice to be part of this fun group :)