Saturday, 29 January 2011

UP TO DATE - I THINK

Well I have just discovered I have made yet another mistake!! Nothing new there then. I will point it out to you later down the page.  As the title of this post says, I think!! I am up to date now here on my Blog. Then again!!!! Anyway here goes.......

This is a Christmas Card I made for Lynne, the Leader of the Embellishment group I am in, this is the front and....
this is the back - the front was all done on the Embellisher machine, but the back consists of only the parcels done on the EM, I had great fun making it...
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The four following Postcards are from Angela, you may remember we had entered a private swap between ourselves of sending a Postcard each month to each other, I sent Hats themed cards to Ange and she sent me these fabulous Edwardian Lady cards...
PLUS, Angela made me this as an extra gift, a cute little bag of the
Edwardian Lady Fabric, thank you so much Ange, I love it along with the cards,
what will we do this year?
Aren't I lucky, aren't you jealous...
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I had put on my Blog before Christmas I think, I had some little mats to give away, well, my lovely friend Joan asked could she have one of them, as no one else showed any interest I sent all four to her and just look what she sent to me for exchange, I definitely feel I got the better deal. Thank you Joan, you are a star...
Joan also sent me the letter 'K' postcard from a swap I had set up,
how neat is this, a Key ring with one of those trolley coin thingies,
Cheers Joan...
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Another swap I am in, it is a Row by Row swap,
this is my row from Jytte, I think it is fabulous, thank you so much Jytte..
This is where my mistake starts folks - remember this Row
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Yet another swap, this was a block swap on Janice's group,
I had asked for Cream and Brown blocks, and just look at this beauty from
Karen, thank you so much...
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Before Christmas I had a purge on some really old UFO's I wanted to
get some done out of the way, I managed to finish off TWO -
the first is of some Funky Chickens doing a chicken dance it looks like, it did
have a wide border on it but I hated it, so ripped it off and feel it is the better without it, I backed it with some lime green fleece, yep LIME GREEN...
close up...
LIME GREEN FLEECE on back..
Ohh this one is just sooo old I cannot begin to tell you how old,
anyway it is finished now, all I had to do was put the binding on...
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I bought all these fabrics with a view to using them for my DEAR JANE QUILT,
once I had washed them all I decided not to use them for it, I have another plan for the DJ quilt, it will take a while to do so you wont be seeing it for quite some time yet. Meantime, this fabric will go into the Cupboard for use on something else - who knows..
I also feel that pink at the top really does not go with the rest.
What do you think?
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Rebecca made these cute little bags for her friends for Christmas presents,
they are about 5" high and wide, well done Rebecca, two fat quarters made the four...
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Recognise anyone??????
and I don't mean Rosemary Conley, although that is her...
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Ho Hum here comes that mistake I told you about...
On the Popular Patchwork Forum,  I  joined a Friendship Block swap run by
the lovely Rosemary, when it came round to my turn to receive blocks, I asked for
a plain black background with one bright circle to be appliqued on it,
anywhere and any size, these are the blocks I have received to date, I believe I have one more to come. Now, because I had been ill I had a huge stack of post to open, Rebecca helped me and was very methodical in opening the envelope, writing a name on a slip of paper and placing it on the block or card or whatever she had opened - then I started to help and this is when it went wrong as you will see later down the page... hee hee, I had been ill is my excuse!!!!!


Here we go, this is when I started to help, I put Jytte's label on this block,
the block is MARIAN's, the label is wrong folks, apologies to M, I know she will forgive me cos she is me mate...
Thank you girls, sorry M and Rosemary for the confusion :-(
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On looking at all the above, I can see I am NOT up to date yet, I have a few more things to do yet, but that will be another day now. This is enough to be going along with for anybody I feel. Hope you are not bored yet!!!
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3 comments:

Tonya said...

wow, you've really been busy, i like the chickens, so cute.....

cookie said...

Hi Jan, busy Lady. lovely Cards and the chickens are just awesome and I realy would like to find out what are you going to do with the circles? I think the colour comes out great with the black backround.
About your Fabric for the JD, I do not like pink and would keep that one out.
Kerstin

maggi said...

Lovely array of gifts Jan. I am so glad that you seem to have recovered. Cute chickens. Well done to Rececca for helping you out.