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Monday, May 31, 2010

"Makes Me Happy Monday" Number 22.

Hello,

Happy Monday to you all. Today I am posting a little later than usual because I wanted to finish of "Red work Seasons". This is making me very very happy this Monday. I have turned mine into a table topper. I don't have many red pieces of material in my stash so it was a real challenge to do this without really buying any more material. Though I do admit to buying some red homespun along the way. I have added the seasons in the side border in back stitch .The pattern was designed by Paula Stoddard and is available for download on her blog. Thank you so much for this Paula. The only design change I made was to the Summer block, it originally contained a American Flag so I changed this to the Royal Life Saving Flag. I used calico for the backing. The final measurements are 28.5inches wide and 27 inches in length.
Last week I was lucky enough to win a prize of this teddy bear and his "rose " hand lotion and body wash. Our local patchwork shop had a Big Morning Tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council.
First prize was a beautiful quilt. I bought my ticket a few weeks back because I wasn't able to get to the morning tea as I was nurse/career for my Mum. She had her carpel tunnel operated on the day before so we were unable to attend.Now some of you know that my Brother Peter passed away from bowel cancer last year so these morning teas now take on even more meaning. I really don't have any need for "Teddy" so will be adding some baby items to him and dropping him into the gift shop at PMH next month when Lucy has her appointment. So the goodness travels on.
I am extremely happy with how the little garden applique turned out. I finished this last Friday and it wasn't until I nearly had it all done did I realise that I hadn't cut out the middle section of the "picket fence" I seem to have a thicker "straw bale fence". I also changed the flower design next to the "straw bale fence" I did have it cut out and ironed on but wasn't happy. Luckily it all worked out in the end.
Now if you really want to know what else is making me Happy this Monday you must check out Tarnyia's recipe. (Sunday May 23rd posting.) I finally got around to making it late yesterday. Yum, this Tangy Lemon Slice will make you happy. I did the same as Tarnyia and doubled the mixture. Now I am very happy that I found Tarnyia through blogging. Why you may ask. Tarnyia knew my brother Peter when he had his station at Mount Magnet. It really is a small world.
Plus I am jumping for joy happy that Lucy's corset is nearly finished. Hopefully she will have the rest of the beads sewn on at school today. When I got up this morning Lucy was sitting in my chair with the light on sewing on beads. Gosh she looked like her Mother!!!! The next project they are making will be something out of denim. So much easier than a corset!!!!
So a multitude of things are making Me Happy this Monday. Remember you have until lunchtime next Sunday to enter my 200th post giveaway. Good luck and thank you to those who have entered so far. What is making you happy today?
Happy Monday to you all.
Bev C

13 comments:

Maree: said...

Love your Redwork Quilt..the stripe fabric really sets it off...
cheers

Sue said...

What a great idea to regift the bear. He's very cute. Sort of like an Ugg boot!
Love your red work too.

Anita said...

Hi Bev, What is making me happy today?.....I didn't over eat for a change!!! lol. Had the best day at work, came home to the best family I could ask for, am having a lovely hot cup of tea. I couldn't be happier!! Kind regards, Anita.

Simone de Klerk said...

Yes, those are wonderful things to make you Monday happy!
I love your finishes (O:

Maria said...

I can see why you are so Happy this Monday. I would be too with your gorgeous finishes.

That is very nice to regift the Teddy. good on Ya, Bev.

Tarnyia said...

Love your table topper.. I have gatherd those pattern for future use... and how quickly you fnished your little wall hanging.. you have been a very busy girl Bev... even having time to cook THAT slice... xxxx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wow, you are really cranking those quilts out Bev. Good for you. Love those roses below too. What beautiful shades of pink.

Have a wonderful week.

Béa said...

Love your redwork, I made the same in bluework...Hugs from France.

Pauline said...

Looking at your lovely creations is making me happy this Tuesday. I was not a happy camper yesterday. My keyboard went phhhtt and it's taken me 24 hours to remember where I stored my old one. I swear I have crook techno stars at the moment - my printer was taken out during a lightning storm a couple of weeks ago.

Mylene said...

The redwork looks gorgeous, Bev. Well done as well as the garden applique piece.

Terriaw said...

Your redwork project makes me happy too! It turned out fabulous. And I adore your little garden applique project too. You have been so productive lately, which must feel great.

Paula said...

Oh WOW Bev! I LOVE your Seasons Quilt! Love how you stitched the seasons around the edge. It's beautiful!

Janet said...

I like your table topper. I have the little bunny block left to stitch before I can put mine together. I like how you stitched the seasons on the borders. Cute addition. Love the applique garden too.