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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday" and "Tuesday's Treasures"

Hello,

A belated "Happy Monday" to everyone and a big welcome to Tuesday's Treasures. I think I should have called the title to this post "Look at this Mum" because that is what David has been saying to me over the last week. Lots of interesting things to see on you tube. Which means that he has used up our usage for the month and the computer will run slow until early next week. That is why I haven't replied to emails and why I am doing a double posting today.

Anyway after the slight hiccup onto what is "Making me Happy" today.


I have made a start on The Paper Bag Swap that I am doing with Colleen. It will be at your home soon Colleen. I have made a few things with the material. Colleen put in a bag of ribbons which just made me stop in my tracks. There is no way I will get to use them all up but I did try Colleen.


Another thing that is making us all happy is that we are surrounded by green paddocks. Ian and I sometimes take a walk up to the water tanks which is up the hill from us. There are sheep in some of the paddocks grazing on the green grass. Mind where you step though!  It all makes for a happy scene.

I was also very happy to meet up again with Sue and Maria over at Toodyay on the weekend. They were on a patchwork retreat with friends from The Dongara Patchwork Group. Avalon Homestead 4kms out of Toodyay was where they retreated to. There was a beautiful patchwork wall hanging of a Kookaburra on the wall and there seemed to be a theme of Kookaburra's throughout the building. Guess what woke me up  at Kainga on Sunday morning!!! It was great to chat and talk about patchwork. Sue thank you so much for the hints and tips on applique.


Now onto Tuesday's Treasures kindly hosted by Melody. I picked up these two pieces of Aida cloth at the Good Sammy's last week. When I saw them there they were rolled up and I was looking at them side on and didn't realise that they had a painting on them. One a Iris and the other a Protea. I was going to do something completely different with them. Now I will have to try and find the correct pattern to cross stitch them. A project for "Later On" Make sure you check out the other Treasures too.

Happy days.
Bev C

17 comments:

Melody said...

What a great post, so many lovely things to share. I agree it's fabulous to look out onto green pastures. Lucky you.

shez said...

great post Bev and i love the aida the colours are so pretty

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

great post bev...love that aida cloth and that it is for later on ha ha!!! Dzintra

Carolyn said...

Thanks for sharing- especially your beautiful view. Good luck with finding the cross stitch patterns- that Aida is so pretty.

Sue said...

It was lovely to see you Bev and I really enjoyed your visit at Avalon.
It's great to see that Aida cloth after hearing about it too.

Tarnyia said...

Great that you were able to catch up with the girls from Dongara... I did think of you this morning when I saw Maria's posting of her Catnip quilt... so wonderful to finally see some green around xxx

Pauline said...

No more green envy, huh, Bev? The countryside looks lovely.

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

What a pretty place you live at..... the aida is pretty - I hope you find some use for it...
Hugz

rosie said...

So pleased you have green grass Bev, there is nothing like it is there.. The aida cloth is so pretty. Got to love goodwill shops!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely that you have lots of green grass and I'll look forward to seeing what you do with your 'surprise' aida. Lovely post Bev.
PS Keep forgetting to say love your header... it's beautiful!

Simone de Klerk said...

I always love your happy and treasure posts, Bev. They make me look at life, nature, fabrics etc. in a very different way.
Not being able to internet does have its positive sides too. But, please don't forget to enter my giveaway!!!

Rochelle said...

That aida sure does look interesting. Good luck looking for the patterns :-)

Terriaw said...

Your Monday and Tuesday posts always make me happy! Love those colorful Aida cloths - don't think I've ever seen Aida cloth in such bright colors. How funny to hear about Dave hogging the computer while continuing to pull you in! Utube is like that!

Lindi said...

I've never seen Aida cloth like that either. How special!

Sheila said...

Loved that scene it just looks so peaceful .I have also never seen aida cloth like that it should make an interesting project.

Rosy Inspiration said...

Wonderful post. Love the green paddocks too, can't get enough of them.

Val said...

The green paddocks looks great and the cloth pieces are such an amazing mix of colours. I love the flower images on them.