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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Roses, a new shirt and Blogging Buddies.

Hello,

I have just got our computer back and all is back to normal. In the computers absence I managed to work on a few projects. The first being a table runner which measures 18.5 inches by 36.5 inches. I have named this one "Roses" I used some of the scraps that Stephanie from Blueberry Quilts sent me. They were all cut ready. It was just a case of arranging the pieces. I even used some of the scraps that I received from my neighbour for the border. I used a mushroom shade of homespun for the backing. Blueberry Quilts has a giveaway going on at the moment, pop over and check it out.

I made another shirt for summer. This is a pale purple colour. When I bought the material at Spotlight I thought it was blue, I was planning to make a shirt with a tab front etc.. Under the fluro lights colours change. I bought a pale blue collar to go with it. Of course when I got home the collar certainly wouldn't have matched it.

The other week I was the lucky commenter on Toni's blog. This arrived in the post on Monday. Yes the chocolate had to be eaten straight away. Nice to have a chocolate with the morning cuppa. I have nearly finished one of the dolls, hopefully she will be making an appearance on my next post. Toni has a free pattern for Wendyolynne the Witch which is available until the end of the month.
Happy days.
Bev C


15 comments:

retdairyqueen said...

Welcome Back
I like your roses table runner Roses are lovely no matter how they are viewed

Anita said...

Hi Bev, Those dolls are certainly pretty and of course you had to eat the chocolate straight away. Kind regards, Anita.

Pauline said...

Your table runner looks lovely, Bev. A perfect background for your roses.

Annette said...

Hi Bev, I love your table runner, it's very vintage and pretty.

Sue said...

Congratz on the win. Fabulous! I love the roses runner too.

Sue said...

Congratz on the win. Fabulous! I love the roses runner too.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Bev, welcome back...glad the pc is up and running...lovely table runner....Hugs Lyn

Notjustnat said...

Glad to have you back. The rose table runner is beautiful. The purple blouse looks comfortable for summer -
Hugs
Nat

Cheryll said...

Glad to have you back! Congrats on your WiN too.
:)

Maria said...

Pleased you have your computer back. congratulations on your win.
Lovely Roses Table runner.

Terriaw said...

How nice to have your computer back, although I'm sure you got a lot done without having the Internet to steal your time. Your rose table runner is beautiful, so inviting for everyone to come to the table. Enjoy your winnings!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Good to hear that your computer is up and running. Lovely table runner and of course anything in rose print will look amazing. I have some that I bought last year just waiting to be put into some thing. Your summer blouse is great and a lovely color for spring. I like the style of it too. Can't wait to see your finished doll. Happy sewing and have a great day.
Blessing,
Bobbie Lynn

suzitee said...

Computers...arrrgh! What a week it has been, trying to sort out computer issues! So glad you're up and running again :)
Your roses table runner is just beauitiful Bev...there is just something about rose print!

Mylene said...

What a beautiful table runner!

Farm Girl said...

Hello Bev, I love your Roses runner, any fabric with roses is gorgeous isn't it! Have fun with your new pattern - the little dollies are so cute.