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.