Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Bit of Sewing

Well the excitment of the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup are over but the excitement of the Finals on Sunday are building.  The All Blacks are playing France which will be exciting.

Anyway at the start of last week I was frantically sewing as I had to drop of my entries for the Home Industries section at the local A&P show.  Didn't help that I was on night shift to so was not 100% in the right frame of mind, but I got there .... just.

I entered six items.  First up were some pickled onions and tomato relish which I got 3rd placings for and also when I took them into be entered Master 13 panicked as he thought that I was not getting them back.  Guess who really like eating them??

Also I entered a Premmie Baby Quilt which I got 2nd placed for

A table runner

A teatowel topper

and a Small Wall Hanging which I adapted from the first pattern in the Christmas Stitch-along. I got 3rd placing for this.

A very good weekend was had and a bit of sunburn to go with it.

Onto other things.

For the September Austalian Block Swap 2 I received this block from Sue V.

Then over at Our Craft Forum I was in a mini-swap for a mug rug and received this one from Samelia's Mum

and to her I sent this one

Also at The Craft Forum I have participated in a Down on The Farm Swap where we swapped something with the farming theme.

I received this from Mumof6

and sent her this along with a farm themed fat 1/4

I also have participated in the F-R-I-E-N-D-S swap and my partner was Tone all the way from Norway.  You can have a look at her blog here We had to send a gift starting with the letters from the word FRIEND

I was very lucky and received all these


and to Tone I sent these

Tone also collects thimbles and one of the items was this thimble

And finally for the 6 1/2" swap this month I received these blocks from Sharyn

and sent these to PennyB


  1. Lovely work and congratulations on your placings - well done

    KAME ATE (lol, must look for the spelling in a few weeks!!!)
    Congratulations on the wins Michelle, the local Ag. Shows used to be very competitive and great fun, pity that they have fizzled out here in Aus.

  3. Wow, lots of work there. How big is your premmie quilt. I want to make one (to return the favour for the one we received when my son was born) but can't find dimensions anywhere.

  4. Nice have been busy.
    Congrats on your 2nd looks good.

  5. Congratulations with your prices :-)
    Glad you liked the FRIENDS presents. Have a great week end.


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