Monday, 20 July 2009

We're back!

All back safe and sound after a lovely week away. We had a great time and I've some great photos of the mountain to post but will do that tomorrow. This is just a quick post to say many thanks to Hanna from Crafty Kin for the brooch I won in her giveaway. It arrived just before we left for our holiday and it's gorgeous! Thanks Hanna!

I have also been awarded my first bloggy award, "One Lovely Blog", from the lovely Gina at Clutterpunk. Thanks so much I'm really touched!! I've just realised that I've been blogging here for a year now (with a couple of absences!) and I've loved it. Thanks for reading and all the comments. x

Now it's my turn to pass on the award, so here goes to fellow kiwi bloggers:
Little Miss Flossy at Another Day in Paradise
Hanna at Crafty Kin
Janelle at Heart Felt
Lien at Lovely Living
Steph at Lovestitches
Have a pop over to them - you might just see something you like!
As for crafting? Well even my lovely travel craft case didn't inspire me to craft whilst I was away which was very surprising. However, Sunday was my day - I was in the mood and achieved lots. Still haven't taken photos but will get them posted tomorrow.
One of the things I decided to work on was my eldest WIP. In March 2005 I finished a puff patchwork blanket and decided straight away to make another. I bought the material and I cut out all the squares and then put them in a bag! I have dipped into the bag over the years to use some of the patches but there was still enough to make a small blanket as originally intended.

I had to cut out the backing squares, for which I used the curtain lining cut offs, and then started sewing.

60 done so far with 48 still to go, then there's just the small matter of stuffing them, closing them, joining them and backing them. Easy - if it takes as long as it has done already it'll be finished in 2013!


Heart Felt said...

Thanks for the award Abigail.....welcome back. xx

Gina said...

I'm just so impressed that you HAVE a WIP from 2005 (as in, you have long-range vision for something!) and then that you got it out to work on!
Off to check out some of your favourites. Nice to have you back.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the award :-) Wow, I would have chucked a 2005 WIP out long ago!

sweetp said...

Thank you so much! x

Pippa said...

I've just discovered your blog and really love it!

hanna said...

I'm glad you like the brooch, have fun wearing it.
And thanks for the blog award!

Pom Pom said...

Congratulations on your award! This is my first visit! The puffy squares are very fun! You'll finish before 2013!

gardenmama said...

Welcome back! I have also just returned after a week away : ) Congratulations on your award and a year of blogging!!