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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thank you Simone.

Hello,

On Friday I had sewing. I managed to get a fair amount done on a quilt I have been working on. I went to the Two Storeys Cafe afterwards for afternoon tea with Mum and Lucy. I had Ricotta Slice which is a all time favourite of mine. When I got home I had some mail. Simone told me she was sending me something. I didn't realise it was her beautiful wallhanging which she had on her blog recently. I was completely surprised when I opened the parcel. Thank you so much Simone. Our blogging friendship means so much to me. Earlier on in the year I sent Simone some Australian Homespun Magazines and some machine embroidery samples. I certainly didn't expect some of her beautiful work in return.You know I have learnt so much from wonderful people since starting my blog. Blogging is such a great way to learn customs and habits of people in other countries.
I picked this vase of flowers this morning. Most of these are David Austen roses except for the big one.
There are some poppies which will only last a day but are so pretty and some geramium which is putting on a wonderful show at the moment.The purple flower at the rear is a perenial statice which is good in dried flower arrangements.

Yesterday I made this journal cover for a present. I machine embroidered a butterfly on the front and hand sewed the ric-rac and added some buttons. Journals make a quick and easy present and are very handy to have in your own handbag. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend.
Happy times to you all.
Bev C

10 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a beautiful wall hanging from Simone Bev...just lovely!!! The journal looks good too Bev...I will have to make some one of these day...Hope you are having a lovely Sunday...Dzintra♥x

Anita said...

Bev, I love the journal and the butterfly is pretty. There is something nice about ric rac, I love it. Kind regards, Anita

Simone de Klerk said...

I am so glad the parcel arrived savely! Your flowers look lovely. I guess you got those from you garden? I love the roses and that it actually has a name. I can't remember those, but it does make a rose more special!
Your journal cover is very pretty too! What a wonderful present.
And I agree with you, that blogging has really enriched my world!

Mildred said...

I love the delicate butterfly on the journal. Simone's wall hanging is so sweet - what a wonderful treasure to enjoy from a friend. Thank you for sharing the lovely vase of flowers - so bright and cheerful.

retdairyqueen said...

Love the journal cover and what a lovely gift

Pauline said...

Isn't your gift beautiful, Bev?
Lucky you! I like your journal, too!

Lauren Colless said...

That is just lovely work Simone - you lucky girl Bev!!!! What a lovely blog friend!!!

miss~nance said...

How gorgeous is that wall hanging.

Gail

Mylene said...

Such a beautiful gift you've received and the journal cover looks lovely.

Chookyblue...... said...

got 4 new david austin roses on the weekend....