Sunday, 23 May 2010

SO MANY THINGS


I've not been on my Blog for a while,
a] I have not been very well -
b] Blogger has been driving me crazy each time I try to load a picture, it moves it -
c] just plain lazy
But hey, I am here now, it is hot hot hot but I am trying to catch up with all the things I should have had on here by now. Blogger willing!!!!!!
This is how hot is was, here is Rebecca chilled out with her book in the garden, what you got there Rebecca?

Aha - Bucks Fizz
Not sure if I have already put this up, a UFO I have finished
front and back...
and another one
this is called London Steps..front and back again...
This amazing Crazy embellisment made card is from Pam,
thank you so much it is fabulous, there are velvets and all sorts on there...
I know this is on here but I think these are better pictures - the Silk Embellished bag from my friend Di for the swap we were in, you can see the stitching much clearer I hope in these...
ATC from Annette for the Rainbow swap we are in...
This I received from Jytte, it was for the Note book cover swap we were in, just look at this, I think it is absolutely amazing, I love it Jytte thank you so much, this green part is what she calls the 'Wrap'...
then you open up and the covered notebook is inside...
close up of the amazing front...
and the back...
opened out to see the pages...
and these are just some of the pages, Jytte has painted them herself, aren't they gorgeous...
thank you Jytte so much.

The following assortment or Postcards etc are what I have made for swaps I am in ...
Here are five little books I really do not want any more, they may have a little writing in them, they may not, I cannot remember and am too lazy to look right now, if you would like any, let me know, if not I will ask at my group on Saturday...
BUT THESE BOOKS
are my latest addition to my collection,
they are all for making little books which I am getting into right now,
and thanks go to Maggi for all the help she is giving me in this adventure...

OK, Blogger is really getting on my nerves moving stuff around so I shall quickly finish this post with the birthday banner I made for Rebecca for her birthday this year, it is made with a sari silk background in lilac with a gi-normous chocolate cake on a plate. Now, I am willing to make one of these for you or someone you love as a give away to celebrate me being better, and it is about time I had a give away on here anyway. Just put your name at the end and a comment if you would like a birthday banner and a way I can get in touch with you, I will let Rebecca choose the winner at random.
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11 comments:

Pat said...

WOW...that is some notebook with the painted pages...quite lovely. Of your little cards in this post, I think the one with the gingerbread boy is my favorite. I don't need anymore books....have so many I don't use myself now, actually. *sigh* You did a great job on the birthday banner, too! What a fun thing to use at parties. I'm sorry you've not felt well and am glad you are better now.

cookie said...

what great pictures. those notebooks are great.

good that you are feeling better again.

Reflections of life and art said...

Life is so busy these days my friend for all...I'm sorry you have not been well....I've been fighting something myself...glad your back and your posts are wonderful. Love the "Birthday" Banner....need one of these for my Sunday School class....I may just have to copy your style...lol!
It's been very cool here...glad you have the warmth and not the SNOW!!!!
Love ya and HUGS!!!!!

Cal said...

I am glad that you are feeling better, and sorry to hear you were ill. I heard you guys were having a nice heat wave over there! Two finished quilts in one post, wow! Loved the notebook you received, I thought it was a massive bar of chocolate when I first glanced at the picture! And the birthday banner is very cool... I have been meaning to make something along those lines, even simpler, something I would be able to manage, but haven't yet... ;(

Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling loads better, Jan. If possible, could I have The Quilters Workbook, please?
I love all your atc's and postcards, they are always brilliant!
Caz xx

maggi said...

Fantastic post Jan. The photo of Rebecca is special. Seeing children obviously enjoying reading is something very close to my heart.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

glad you are feeling better....i think i've lost my skype thingy, i don't know, it been a super rough few days, thanks so much for your lovely comment, i miss chatting with you...you always make me smile...going to see if i can find the skype

searchfamilies said...

Sorry you not felt well, the quilts are really nice as is your other stuff well done
Hugs Janice

~ Phyllis ~ said...

My goodness Jan, the backs on those quilts are just as beautiful as the fronts.
Hope you are feeling better.
I know have very frustrating blogger can be, especially with the picture loading.
It's been miserably hot here also.

prashant said...

Glad you are feeling loads better
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QuiltandPatch said...

Love the postcards and banner too! How clever you are. Would love a banner if I am lucky in the draw! I cannot believe how much you get done and manage to BLOG as well! hehehehe.