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Monday, November 23, 2015

"It's all about Pirates and Christmas."

Hello,

You know when you walk into a fabric shop for just some small item and you come out with a lot more, this happened to me about a fortnight ago. I was after some tearaway for doing machine embroidery when I noticed the sign fabric on sale for $7.50 a metre. I didn't need anything but it couldn't hurt to buy some and then I discovered a fabric panel which I thought would be most suitable for some little boys. Oh and I did get the tearaway and some pellon. The bonus was the fabric panel was half price, I didn't know this until I got to the counter.


 The panel had a soft toy pirate and pirate themed bunting. Perfect for Christmas presents for the Grandies. I even sacrificed used my big blue ric-rac for this.


I then remembered seeing a pirate themed machine embroidery design on the net so made up a bunting for Jude and Jacob to match.


Late last week I received this gorgeous Christmas hanging from Bobbie Lynn. Plus one of her wonderful handmade cards. This hanging will be hung up on the 1st December. Thank you so much Bobbie Lynn for your kindness shown throughout the year.


 The weather has started to warm up so blooms like this Day Lilly brighten our garden up a treat. The bonus is these plants look so ordinary them bloom into such stunning flowers.


I celebrated my Birthday earlier on in the month. Ainsley made the cake, it was so delicious. Catering for Vegan, Gluten Free and Sugar Free she came up with a recipe that suited everyone. Amazing how cakes that are more natural taste so much better. That is Coconut Cream on the top of the cake. It has been a rather social month with a trip to the cinema with Ian to watch The Dressmaker. We can highly recommend this movie, in fact I hope it comes out on DVD rather quickly as I can see it being one of those go to movies for a bit of relaxation. Last week as a Birthday present from David I got to see Stephen Fry. Lucy came along too as she is also a fan. We had 2 hours of the most amazing facts and gossip from him. We wondered what he was going to talk about but the topics were  different and interesting. At the start he said he had one of those new watches that measure your steps by the end he had walked 5.17 kms back and forth across the stage.

I will be linking this post to Christmas Through the Year kindly hosted by Anthea.

Happy days.
Bev C

13 comments:

Christine M said...

Hi Bev, I just love your pirate and bunting. Such a great boy present. The embroidered bunting is lovely too. What a good grandma you are to use that lovely ric rac! Hugs, Christine xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev yes I know that feeling.....go in to buy 1 thing and cone out with 3 (or more)! Wishing you a very Happy Belated Burgday with a wonderful year to follow!

Shasta Matova said...

The pirate is adorable and the fact that you got it on sale makes it even better. The cake looks good. Happy Belated Birthday!

Terri said...

Happy birthday to you, Bev! Love that Christmas wall hanging you whipped up. Reminds me that I should figure out what to make for Christmas this year. How fun to make those pirate toys and buntings - very cute.

Fiona said...

Hi Bev what a lovely and varied post today. I loved seeing the dressmaker too and look forward to rewatching it on DVD. sounds like a lovely birthday and fun to go and listen to SF...
Hugz

Kim said...

Shiver me timbers.....you have some fabulous pirate treasure there. That panel is so cute. I have just seen The Dressmaker as well. Isn't it wonderful. I too can't wait for the DVD as I want it for my collection. Your birthday cake looks rather delicious and sounds terribly healthy....not something I would usually equate with a birthday cake. Belated birthday wishes, Bev. It looks as if you enjoyed a fantastic birthday.

Pauline W said...

Hi Bev, Chris and I went to see the Dressmaker on your recommendation. Thank you. We had such a good laugh, thoroughly enjoyed it. Love your little pirate. Bet the boys will love their bunting.

Pauline W said...

Oh, and belated happy birthday!

Lin said...

Cute pirates and I love your Ho Ho Ho! We are sad that Stephen Fry is leaving QI - he is so good on that programme. xx

Karen S said...

You are every good at finding bargains! The pirate softie and the different buntings look great.
Happy Birthday for earlier this month. Looks like you have had some lovely celebrations.

Mylene said...

Adorable pirate! and the cake looks yummmy...belated Happy Birthday!

Anthea said...

Ahoy there , me hearty! What a great set of pirate projects Bev - the boys will love them! Glad you had a fab birthday - that cake looks SO delicious... thanks for linking up with CTTY!

shez said...

Hi Bev,wow what lovely gifts for your GS's,i love the buntings and happy birthday my friend and your birthday cake looks so yummy xx