Brown/Blue Spotty

16 February 2012

Playing Catch Up

Do you ever have the feeling that no matter how hard you try you just can't keep up?  I'm currently treading the hamster wheel of life!
Almost 2 weeks ago this wonderful package of goodies arrived, yes I am just telling you now!
This was a New Year's giveaway that I won on Sarah's blog ~ Craftymoo.  It's full of great charts and fabric & a little bag that could be used for small projects.  What I haven't pictured is the little tray of heart shaped chocolates that were also included ~ and that's not because I've eaten them either!  Thank you so much Sarah ~ I already have a plan for a few of the lovely things you sent.
I have nothing I am willing to share with you from my workshop at Just Quilting on Saturday ~ I'm waiting until things are a little more finished!  It was a small group and we all tried at least three of the available projects ~ another lovely day thanks to Carol & Doreen, even if we didn't get a carrot cake muffin!
Sunday was the meeting of The Diary Dames up at The Crafts House ~ as usual I had no fixed idea for what I wanted to create.  I looked around, there is just so much to see there, spoilt for choice really.
While I was mooching I found this absolutely gorgeous minature tray ~ I wasn't sure what I would do with this, still not sure yet, but it was definitely coming home with me. 
These bobbins where what I eventually decided to work on.  Painted on one side and decorative paper on the other ~ they will be put into service for storing ribbon, lace and trim.  I have a wooden box that originally held gift toiletries that may be perfect to house the bobbins so that could be my next painting project.
I have some lovely things to show you next time, just waiting for some decent light to take photographs ~ hopefully if won't be too long before I post again.



Lesleyanne said...

Lovely giveaway received. Gorgeous tray and bobbins. Hope life slows down a bit for you soon.

cucki said...

aww cute giveaway received..
very sweet bobbins..
lots of love for you deary..
take care
hugs cucki xxx

The Crafts House said...

.. how cute is that tray and i'm looking forward to seeing how you decorate the bobbin box..

Michelle said...

Yep I'm with you - we just keep going don't we! Try and take it easy. Lovely giveaway received Kate x

luciethehappyquilter said...

Lucky girl winning a giveaway. I love those bobbins. What a good idea to store ribbons on them.

Julie said...

Fabulous parcel you received in the giveaway.
Your little tray is beautiful.
Looking forward to seeing what you got up to with the quilting.

Nicola said...

Time and the world is turning faster and yes it is like we are running on a hamster wheel.

Wishing you a good weekend with lots of stitching time.