Monday, November 30, 2009

Quick swap

I can't believe it's been such a long time since I last wrote, but then again thinks have been hectic so it's understandable.
I caught the flu just over two weeks ago and don't seem to be able to bounce back quite as quickly as usual. Any slight exertion leaves me out of breath so I hope that will cease as time goes on.
Anyway we had a quick swap with the help of Vicki (Tozz) and Jenny (Elefantz). My partner this time was Alison from Australia and here is a photo of the wonderful items I received from Alison.

Thank you Alison and thank you also for allowing me to use your photo here.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall Swap

This is my gorgeous fall swap from Miet, I absolutely love it and I think it's good enough to eat.

This is the second part of the fall swap, a beautiful autumn fabric and two kits for making necklaces and earring. Aren't they so pretty.

I am going to have so much fun making up these kits, thank you so much Miet.
I still have my summer swap to photograph so that will be put up next time.
Till then,

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Photos

This first photo is of a pincushion I received a couple of weeks ago from Kay and I forgot to take a photo of it.

This is my return swap from Merle in Australia, from the CAPC swap. Isn't that pincushion just a cutie.

This is my second pagoda pincushion, top side up.

this photo is bottom side up.
Here is a photo of the two pieces before sewing them together.

That's all for the moment, I have another pagoda pattern I want to try - LOL.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Goodies to show

The first photo is the swap I received from Carla. Look at this amazing pincushion and bag. I flipped the corner of the bag so you can see the fabric on the other side. Isn't it gorgeous.

Next photo is the Hug Swap items I sent to Maria in Holland.

and here is my return swap from Maria.

I borrowed Maria's photos for this because they turned out a lot better than mine - LOL. I hope Maria doesn't mind.

Next up is the swap for Miet. I made her one of the "famous" pagoda pincushions. Here is the pagoda on it's own. Here is the full swap sent to Miet.

Because I liked the style of the pagoda, I thought I would try and make one for myself as an early Christmas present. These are the two pieces before joining them together.

In the photo they look a bit orange but they are in fact red.
More photos later when I get my batteries charged.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last day of September

Actually according to our time zone we are already October 1st. In September I had quite a few swaps and we also celebrated our New Year.
My first swap was via CAPC, we had to send either a thumb or finger pincushion and one more item if we chose. My partner for this swap was Merle from Australia, I chose to make for her both a thumb and a finger pincushion as you can see from the photo below.

Merle also sent a photo when she received her swap, doesn't it look nice on her hand and see how her mail polish matches the color of the small flowers of the pincushions.

I made a felt cake for Eyal and Inbar, I haven't been able to give it to them yet so I hope they like it.

Carla has received her swap from me so I can now post a photo of it.

I have two more photos to add but because the recipients have not received them yet I will not post them at the moment.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I am participating in the hug swap hosted by Jenny from Elefantz and Vicki from Tozz's blogs. The good news is that my partner for this swap is Maria from Holland. Yippee!!!!!

My other good news is that I received my Summer Pincushion swap from Jill in Canada. The package took almost 3 months on to arrive. Here is what Jill sent me, a beautiful pincushion in very pretty colors, a small pincushion filled with emery and a packet flat head pins. Jill just celebrated her 17th wedding anniversary, congratulations Jill.

These are a few little goodies I sent to my dear friend Susan in Texas. Susan has been having a very hard time health-wise this past month so hopefully they were able to cheer her up. Take care Susan my friend and keep well.

This next photo is of the summer swap I sent to Sherri in place of Mikki who was sick. A pair of small baby size flip flops and a scissor fob.
This was the swap I sent to Miet, a large flip flop and some other goodies, sadly Miet's package to me has gotten lost in the mail.

You will remember that I sent a swap to Simona in Croatia, here is a photo of Simona, doesn't she look nice. Hello Simona.

Here are a couple more pincushions I have been working on.

I love the colored one, it is all one thread that changes color as it goes along, wish I could get some more of it.
When Mikki was better we asked that she send her swap to me instead of to Sherri so here is my ice cream cone and thimble. Thank you Mikki.

I'm also making a felt cake for Eyal and Inbar, I had to get a few more small items to make it special so when I've finished it I'll take some photos. Till next time,

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Family Barbeque

It was decided by all the family that is was time for a barbeque, we hadn't had one last summer because Shalom had been so ill. It was all arranged for Friday evening so everyone got their "gear" together and off we went to the site that had been chosen in Herzilya. There were special tables and a place for people to heat up the barbeques and a huge park where the kids could play. Liat took lots of photos and the first one of Kaya is especially for my dear friend Susan.

Next is our oldest grand daughter Topaz, look how sunburned she is. Topaz is Eyal and Inbar's eldest daughter.

Eyal, our oldest son.

Inbar, Eyal's wife.

Tomer, our youngest grand daughter and sister to Topaz and Noam who sadly did not come for the barbeque.

Orren and his lady friend Hagit, they live close to the park where we had our barbeque.

Yotam, Orren's younger son and our youngest grand son.

Li-ell is Hagit's daughter, Liat didn't manage to get a photo of Yam, Hagit's son who is a little bit older than Yotam.

Sahar, Orren's older son. He and Topaz are the same age.

This is Aviv, my bother Alex's son.

Shelly is Alex's younger daughter.

Alex, my youngest brother.

While the men did the cooking, we ladies gossiped a lot - LOL.
Shalom is looking a lot better now that he has finished with the chemo, he is also getting his appetite back. We will have to have new tests done again in October and if all is well then he can have the next set of tests done next October.

As for me, no new projects for the moment. Doing things around the house for now.

Friday, July 31, 2009

46 years today

Today is our anniversary, we've been married for 46 years. Eyal and Inbar sent us this gorgeous
bouquet of flowers. Thank you Eyal, Inbar, Noam, Topaz and Tomer.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


My wonderful friend Susan sent me a surprise package today, I'll upload a photo later. She sent me an apron with my name embroidered on it. It's gorgeous and I love it. Susan also sent a dog collar and leash for Kaya, Liat's dog, she is going to love this.
I joined a pincushion swap back in May hosted by Sandra from Holland, this was a swap between bloggers only. I sent a package to Simona from Croatia but I still haven't received my swap from - ??? Yes, that's right, the person who sends to us is a secret so I don't know who is or was supposed to send to me. Photos will be posted later.
Susan's package sure put a huge smile on my face. Thank you Susan.
Warm hugs,

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Biscornu

This is the large biscornu I have been working on this past week. It is called a 15 sided biscornu because it is made up of 15 squares. Each square is 2" in size, there are 5 red squares, 5 pink squares and then 5 squares with red and pink beads. It took me about 3 days to sew all the little squares into place, after I had made the 15 squares. The finished item was definitely worth it but I don't think I will be making any more of this type of biscornu any time soon - LOL.

The photo below is of Shalom with his 3 sisters taken on our day out a couple of weeks ago. We had a really fun day with lots of jokes that had us all in stitches.