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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stitching Challenge and Friday Night Sew-in and Giveaway.


Well not long after doing my last posting I looked outside to see a huge plume of smoke over the hill. Unfortunately a bushfire had started in Toodyay. 38 homes were lost in this fire. A very devastating end to the year for these people. Watching it on the news last night and recognising some of those who had lost everything was just awful. Our love and best wishes go to the community of Toodyay. Anita and I have been doing our Stitching Challenge all through out this year. Our theme for this month was to make something with calico,homespun and our threads. I originally wanted to do a little wall hanging I had seen in a magazine but the "Quilting Fairy" has been in my room and I couldn't find which one it was in. I will probably find it when I am not looking for it!!! So I had to quickly think of something else. I have lots of lavender growing here at Kainga so I decided to make a lavender bag. I used this variety of lavender for the bag. I purchased a couple of plants through mail order a couple of years back and they are thriving. The lavender bag is currently on my kitchen table. The perfume drifting from the bag is just beautiful. You just want to pick it up and smell it. January's challenge theme is "Black and White" I can't wait to see what we both come up with. As usual we have to make these items for the challenge with materials we have on hand at home.
Do you know about the Friday Night Sew-in? Please hop over to Heidi's blog to grab the button to put on your side bar and join in. These will be held monthly starting on January 15 2010. Heidi is also having a 100 post giveaway. Two lovely prizes are available.
I wish everyone who visits "Kainga Happenings" all the best for 2010. I shower you with good wishes good health and wonderful Happy Days to you all. See you in 2010.
Happy days.
Bev C


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...that is tragic about the fires...seems every Summer here in Australia one of the States goes through this...my Heart goes out to all these people.
What a lovely post Bev, I am going to join the Friday night sew-ins, I really can't wait!!!
Bev I shower you too with good wishes for the coming year...Yours in stitching, Dzintra♥x

retdairyqueen said...

Best wishes to you and yours for 2010
The fires were in our area last Feb Nott to to close thankgoodness
It must be a terrible feeling to lose everything as so many did and it seems will continue to do

Anonymous said...

My sincere sympathy to those affected by the tragic fire.
I love your lavender bag - one of my favorite, fresh smelling herbs. All my best to you in the new year.

Unknown said...

Bev you are so close to those fires please take care . Have a happy new year !

Chookyblue...... said...

such terrible news about Toodyay.......lucky no lives were lost........

Simone de Klerk said...

Unbelievable, how the fires seem to be a part of Australia.
Your little lavender bag looks so sweet and with such special lavendel.
I sill have a look, what is hidden behind the button.
Have a lovely New Years Eve. De beste en gezelligste wensen voor 2010 voor jou en je familie! xoxoxo

Teresa said...

Such awful news of the fires. We have had our fair share of tragedy with fires in Australia. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year Bev and I hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you.

Mylene said...

My heart goes out to everybody affected by the fires.

Have a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010!


Hello Bev, I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy new year. I am so sorry to hear about the bush fires. They are so tragic. I wish you all lots of rain this year so there would not be any bush fires. Hugs Judy

chris said...

Bev, so sorry to here about Toodyay, and such a beautiful little town. Was the town centre spared? My heart goes out to them. It has been very hot here no rain and we have fire bans on which is unusual for us.
Have a great 2010 and take good care. Much love, Chris

Bobbie Lynn said...

So sorry to hear about the fires. Always painful to hear of the loss of homes but thank God no lives were lost.

Happy sewing in 2010 for you and also gardening too.


Heidi said...

Bev, I'm glad you are joining us again for the sew-in on the 15th.

I hope you have received you package from the last one that we had! If not, it should be soon I hope