Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Finish at Last!

I am so happy that I have one less UFO- or PHD (Projects Half Done- sounds impressive-LOL).
I did this stitchery for my Grandson's wife who is a High School teacher in the U.S.
It was started in early 2011 with the idea of it being a birthday gift last April!!
My original plan was to put it on the side of a tote, then thought a cushion might be good, but finally decided on a wall hanging.
I needed to get it done before my grand-daughter goes over for a holiday later this month as she offered to deliver the Christmas presents for us, which saved a LOT in postage. :)
I am in the process of listing everything that needs finishing and will post it on here asap, and also on Sew It's Finished blog.
here is the wall hanging..........

I had to take one snap sideways, but still didn't get it all in.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year with hopefully lots of projects finished.

Happy New Year everyone. I hope it is a great one for everybody.
I managed to get a few things done in time for Christmas gifts but could not post pictures on here for obvious reasons.
Today I am intending to finish a wallhanging for my Grandson's wife. They live in the U.S just north of San Diego CA. Kelly is a high school teacher of English and I did this stitchery for her some time ago, but I need to finish it so it can be delivered in person by my grand-daughter when she flies over this month for a visit.
The picture I am hopefully posting is a wallhanging I made for my penpal who lives in Texas. We have been quilting friends for about 20 years.

The second picture is the Country Christmas cushion I made as the 25th gift for Narelle in the Advent swap we had on our craft forum.
Last but not least, I thought I should post a picture of my fur baby Honey aka honeybunny, she is my shadow all day long, and the sweetest natured little dog. :)

I will post a picture of my other wallhanging when it is finished.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Merry Christmas, everyone. I have been a bad blogger this year. Too busy reading all of the many blogs I follow! Well I am determined in the New Year to blog at least once a fortnight, and hopefully be able to show you what I have been sewing.

Once all of the festivities are over and we are into 2012, I will make sure to have a nice giveaway to celebrate my return to blogging, and of course it will be open to everyone, no matter where you live ( as long as it is on Earth!!-LOL)

I wish everyone the most wonderful Christmas, and hope you get to spend it with your loved ones.
To those who have had a difficult year with illness and such, my prayers for a return to good health in the coming year.
Christmas Hugs from Sandy.and Honey Bear -aka Honeybunny.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Hi Everyone, thanks for you lovely comments.
I am about to draw the winner, here goes........


Random numbers generated Apr 15 2011 at 5:55:33 by
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Number 5 is Karen from Karen's Korner!!!
Congratulations, Karen, I will email you for your snail mail address.
Thanks everyone for visiting my blog and entering. hugs, Sandy.

you will notice that the blog post has 14th April but this draw was done today 15th as shown by the random number generator. :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Hi Everyone! Well, as promised I am having a giveaway to celebrate my birthday this month.
I have a lovely bag pattern "Dizzy Dizzy Dragonfly" by Natalie Ross, a very talented Aussie designer. I will also include a fat quarter in a pretty aqua design, along with the DMC threads required for the stitchery, and maybe a couple of little surprises as well! :)
No tweeting, facebooking etc, requires. If you would like to blog about it and tell your friends that is great! Otherwise, just leave a comment. I will  randomly draw form comments from now until midnight AEST Thursday April 14th and will draw a winner on !5th.
This giveaway is open to anyone no matter where you live! Good luck, and thanks for visiting my blog.
Hugs to all, Sandy.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Hi! Well the blog hop was a great success and we have a lot of lovely new members on Our Craft Forum. The winner of my giveaway, Clare of Clares Craftroom has chosen the FQ and surprises.
I have several new followers all thanks to the blog hop so I decided to have a draw of just my followers there are really 37 but as my daughter does not do crafts (just wants to know what DM is up to, hehe) I drew from 36 and would you believe it was a low number again? here it is, I wrote them down as they appeared on the followers pics on my sidebar :)


Random numbers generated Mar 1 2011 at 13:26:13 by 
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 The winner of the tea for two panels is Wendy B- I will send you an email  now for your snail mail addie.
Thanks to everyone who is a follower, I will have another giveaway in April.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Hi Everyone! Thank you for all the lovely comments, and also my new followers. It has been a wonderful experience, being part of this blog hop. I am fairly new to the blogging world, and I have learnt a lot in the past few days. A big thank you to Gail ( miss-nance) for organizing everything, stay tuned, there is talk of it becoming an annual event. :)
It is the wee small hours here, but I decided to do the draw for my giveaway as I need to go out early in the morning.
I would like to let you know that I have read every comment, and even if you didn't leave a separate comment to let me know you joined the forum, as long as you mentioned it in the single comment, you have been given an extra entry. They are numbered in order of being received, and I noticed that a couple of you thought you were first to comment, but that was only because the comments were waiting moderation before they appeared on my blog page.
I don't know how to put the random number generator on this post, so I used another site for the random draw that I am hoping I can copy and paste here, so here goes:- there were 75 entries.

Random numbers generated Feb 28 2011 at 2:16:21 by
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Congratulations Clare, I will contact you regarding your choice of prize. :)

I will be having a giveaway in April to coincide with my Birthday, so please come back and visit again.
I will try to visit  all of your blogs in the near future and look forward to getting to know all of you who are our new forum members.
Hugs to all, Sandy.