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Monday, May 30, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday"

Hello,

Happy Monday everyone. I have been a bit absent from the computer lately. Two children have decided to return home for a short while. One went on the weekend and another is back again today. Two weeks ago Bonnie text us asking what was for tea. She stayed two weeks!!! Her housemate was overseas and she didn't want to stay in the house alone. So that has meant less computer time for me. I have been busy though. I am working on the Catnip Quilt and have nearly finished the applique. I had sewing on Friday so took that along and managed to get 6 hours of hand sewing done.


Yesterday afternoon I found my book called "All Sewn Up" twenty imaginative sewing projects for home and family. This is published by Brother sewing machines. I used the "Betty Boop" fabric that Marina kindly

sent me to make some pillowslips.
I made a pillowslip with the fabric and used some of the lime green fabric that I got from Good Sammy's a few weeks back. Remember I got 7 metres of it for only $1.00.


This is the other one I made. I used a free  machine embroidery alphabet design I downloaded for the name. The first photo shows the actual colour more correctly. Two more projects to add to the OPAM  (One Project A Month) Challenge.





I was pretty happy on Saturday morning when I went to the parish garage sale. I picked up these nine magazines for only $3.00. I will be kept busy reading these.


We had 17.5mls of rain overnight. Gosh it was great to hear the sound of rain on the roof. This is the most rain in a day since July last year. Rain is pretty scarce around these parts. The forecast for Winter is average with warmer days and nights and not much rain. Of course when it rains all sorts of insects and spiders come out of hiding. I found this bug huge moth near the front door this morning. I am certainly glad he didn't make it inside. I can just image what Bonnie would say if she saw this!!!!

I hope you all have a fantastic Monday.
Happy days.
Bev C


17 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Bev you have been busy!!! Nice reading you picked up there...perfect weather for it...Happy Monday, Dzintra

Karen said...

Your pillow slips have turned out well with he green fabric as an extra. Have fun with all the mags.

Margaret said...

Now youv'e got me singing Betty boo oops oops but can't remember the rest of it. Someone will have nice puillows to lay their head. they are great.

Simone de Klerk said...

Happy Monday to you too, Bev!
It is so nice to have the kids over, but I know what you mean about getting less done.
Lovely pillow slips!
I just showed DH the moth. It's bigger than a small bird. I don't know what I would have done if I had seen it flying. It gives me hoge goose bumps ...

BubzRugz said...

Great to see what you did with Betty Boop.. the green is perfect for the pillowcases.. always great to score some reading..
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Betty boop is so cute...you've been busy despite the visitors.
That moth is huge! glad you got rain though.

marina said...

Well done with using that fabric, the pillow cases look great! Poor moth, I don't think moth wings repel rain very well.

Joy said...

Oh I love your Betty Boop pillow slips, what fun!! And what a bargain for all those magazines .... they'll be lovely to read with a nice hot cuppa and some Tim Tams :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Mitzi Curi said...

Hi Bev! I haven't visited in so long, I apologize! Wow, that's a whopper of an insect you found. I love you Betty Boop project....the Betty Boop cartoons are some of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll try to stay in touch a little better!

Anita said...

Hi Bev, That was one big moth you have there and I bet you're glad it's 'still'! Yay for the rain and who's the lucky girl to get all those magazines for $3.00. Kind regards, Anita.

rosie said...

Looks like a bardi grub moth, haven't seen one for ages! Nice to have the kids home Bev, take care, Rosie xx

Terriaw said...

Sounds like a busy house for you these days! I bet it was fun having the kids home visiting. Love all the fun projects you have going on with those adorable fabrics.

Ugh, that is one huge moth! I've never seen one so big (thank goodness).

Maria said...

Nice to have the family home for awhile. You still managed to get a lot done Bev.
Love your Betty Boop pillowslips.
I agree it was lovely to hear the rain. We had 60ml. Very nice.

Francien said...

You have bin very busy Bev!! what a lovely pillowslips..somethimes its great to have the kids back home doesn`t it?! I bought some magazines through a quilt forum market too this week for only 5 Euro...they are not new some off them are from 2005 but well looked after and with all the patterns...love them...so you have some quality time with your magazines and a great cup of tea/coffee...and that bug...omg...i would "die"!! but them we have only the miniversion of the mot here in Holland....like two centimeters ofso...big enough for me!!...
greetings Francien.

Melissa said...

What a crazy huge moth! We are having a ton of rain here, too. In fact, a colony of ants moved into my mailbox! Loving Betty!

73mw said...

Love what you did with Betty Boop Bev - really fun. That's a freakily huge moth :-o

Jenny said...

Oh wasn't that rain wonderful Bev!! I haven't been able to comment for a couple of days because of the blogger problems but seems like google chrome has fixed my dilema!
Your Pillowcase is fabulous Bev! Have a great weekend :)!
Jen xo