Wednesday, May 27, 2009


My prize from Susanne's giveaway week has arrived (see last post for photo). The cross stitch book mark kit is gorgeous, I'm going to enjoy making it. There is also a pincushion block done in redwork and a very pretty fat quarter. Thank you Susanne it was definitely a very fun week and I'm hoping you are now managing to get some well needed rest.
With all the links for Biscornus that Miet and Liz gave us throughout the week I thought I might try my hand at making one and here is the first one. It's about 2" across and even if I say so myself I Love it - LOL.

Since I loved the first one so much I thought I would try a second one. This one is about 2 and a 1/2" across and I definitely plan on making some more. I guess you could say I got hooked.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Wowee!!!!! My floss package arrived yesterday from Mariah, The photo does not do them justice, the colors are amazingly beautiful. Thank you so much Mariah. I am going to enjoy using them.

I also won a prize from Susanne's giveaways. The following photo is what I won.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Stuff

On CAPC group they are having giveaways during the whole month for their 4th year anniversary. We have to guess the answers to questions and the winner receives a prize. For the first few days of the giveaway Anett was in charge and I didn't manage to win anything. For the week starting on the 3rd it was Mariah's giveaway week and I managed to win these beautiful Silk embroidery flosses. I can't wait for my package to arrive so I can pet all those beautiful colors - LOL.

Second week (this week) should have been Susanne's giveaway week, sadly Susanne was taken ill and Luann has taken over for this week. From here I wish Susanne a speedy and healthy recovery.

Susanne gave us a link on how to make lace flowers, the following photo is of the flowers I have made so far.

Miet also gave us a link on how to make a felt ring, the following two photos are of the ring I made which can also be used as a pincushion.

Top photo is a side view, bottom one is the front view and is true to color.

I am also on a quilt list, The Quilt Pocket, and yesterday I had a surprise in my mailbox. I received a gorgeous fat quarter, a book mark and a lovely little heart pin. It really made my day,
thank you Sharen.

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Photos

Since I received my beautiful egg cup pincushion from Linda Groves (post from April 4th) I have been searching all over our town for egg cups. It seems to be a thing of the past, or what they have are these plastic ones with all kinds of different colors at the edges and no use at all for making pincushions - LOL. I remembered I should have one that I found when we cleared out my mum's house after we put her in a home (she has Alzheimers).
A couple of weeks ago my washing machine died on me and I had to clear out the balcony to take the old one out and get the new one in. It took us about a week because we had to wait for our second son Orren to come and take down the dryer (which was on top of old washing machine) before we could move the old one out. Anyway while going through all the stuff that was in the balcony I found what's in the following photo, not just one egg cup but 4 of them!!!!!

I am definitely going to have fun with these.
While fiddling around in the evenings waiting for my favorite programs to come on I took out a couple of bottle caps and started playing. These are the results.

The photo above is a plastic jar lid and the photo below is a coffee jar lid.

This next one just came about - LOL. I had some felt left over and started to make the base. One bottle cap was not enough so I added another bottle cap, then came the top, and then of course I just had to decorate the mushroom.

I promised earlier a photo of our second son Orren and his kids, this is the only one I could find for now. Here he is with his ex-wife Orrit, and their two sons Sahar and Yotam. The photo was taken when Sahar had his Bar-Mitzva two years ago.

That's it for this time.