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Monday, October 17, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday"

Hello and a big Happy Monday to you.

I have started a new project and are very happy with the progress I have made with it.


I'm making a hexagon table runner from the bundle of blue fabrics which Lisa gave me. The pattern said these could be joined by using the sewing machine. I hand stitched them, much prefer that over using the machine.


The pattern called for some folded hexagons. I finally conquered how to do these. The instructions that came with the pattern were not that clear. The pictures were not in colour which made it a bit hard to understand. I found some wonderful instructions on the net and I was away.


Always happy to find beautiful pink blooms like this in the garden at Kainga.

I bet there are some very happy Kiwi supporters out there on Sunday. I gave up watching the World Cup match and watched Telethon instead. This year West Australian's raised 13.5 million dollars for Princess Margaret Hospital. Each year it gets bigger and better.

I am very happy to be joining in a "Christmas Candle Mat Swap" at Cheryll's. You have until the 25th October to join in if you want. To keep postage charges down we will be swapping in our own Countries. A great idea as most times the postage is worth more than the parcel contents.

This Friday is also Friday-Night-Sew-In. Happy to be joining in that again.

Hope you have a Happy Monday.

Happy days.
Bev C

19 comments:

Narelle said...

Pretty blues...this is going to be a lovely runner.
Your folded hexies look great and what a gorgeous soft pink rose!

marina said...

great new hexies. I love the folded ones.
Very clever!
A lovely flower from your garden.

shez said...

Bev your runner will look fantastic and i so love that rose,it is stunning.

Michelle said...

It looks lovely in blues... I made one in pinks a few years ago but omitted the folded ones :OI

teresa said...

Love your hexies Bev.. especially those folded ones.. I think I'll have to search them out. Love your gorgeous roses as always. Happy Monday to you xx

Mitzi said...

I love the running you are creating. Blue is a classic, isn't it?

Have a wonderful week!

Fiona said...

I love those folded hexies ... the runner will be great with all those blues....
Hugz

Anita said...

Hi Bev, Love the hexagons, the project is going to look super when you finish it. Love the rose. Kind regards, Anita.

Celia said...

Very interesting hexies...

Notjustnat said...

Happy Monday Bev, the blue hexie looks like hard to make! Hugs Nat

Terriaw said...

Looks like a fun project to be working on! Love those calming blues. Good thing this is going to be a table runner otherwise you might be working on it for a wile. Stunning rose! Thanks for sharing that.

Sue said...

Always love to see hexagons. Those folded ones are really neat. I have not seen that before. They turned out really pretty.

rosie said...

Loved to see those hexies Bev, I have been making ones like that for a few years.. you know the story, short attention span, go on to something else, and get them out once in a while... I should have made a table runner too!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely Hexies Bev. I love doing those kind by hand...great for using up scraps too if you want. The folded ones are fascinating. As ususual your garden blooms are beautiful

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
What pretty fabric you are using on your new table runner, a neat shape to use too. I want to make a runner also but using small squares using leftover fabric or new. : ) What a beautiful rose too. Happy gardening and happy sewing.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love them! I think hand sewn is so much better also! Love the pretty rose! blessings,Kathleen

Doniene said...

Hi Bev, Lovely blog and lovely projects! Enjoyed the visit.

Blessings

Sally said...

I'm going to join in with the friday sew along this week too. It will be my first time. It should be fun.

Simone de Klerk said...

The folded hexagons make your finish amazing! I've never seen a hexagon like that.