Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gorgeous goodies, more giveaways & everyday news

If you haven't already visited Among the Gum trees you need to. WHY because all nine designers are having giveaways on their own blogs. YES that's right you can enter NINE giveaways. And these are no ordinary giveaways each one is a very very generous giveaway. I am still working my way through them all and adding them to my blog list BUT if you want to enter NOW just click on the link in my side bar to Among the gumtrees and go to each of the nine blogs from there.

Did I mention how generous each of these giveaways are. Also you do need to keep an eye on the Among the gum trees blog as very soon they will be starting their free Christmas patterns, I am very much looking forward to what they all have in store for us.

I helped my SIL & friend Cathy move her craft room the other night and look what I came home with, lots of lovelies. The bright purple furry fabric is actually Tasha's and I have promised her to make a cushion for her room if I can keep the left overs (I think she agreed as she let me bring it home with me). The fabric next to that is 4metres and will be fantastic for back one of my 4 quilts waiting to be quilted. There are 4 lovely Fq's and the sparkly fabric I will be using when I make more bookmarks for work next week.
So everyday news. Well this week is one of those from one extreme to the others weeks, tomorrow (Friday) I am going to the funeral of my ex BIL's mum (we still friends) and on Saturday I am off to Bryce and Allison's wedding. All I need is for someone I know to have a baby either today or Sunday and the cycle of life is complete (for this week).
Today I am baking 4 batches of my Blondie's and brownies for the wedding on Saturdays afternoon tea, finishing of the stitchery for the wedding pressie so I can turn it into a table runner - I am embroidering the love passage of 1 Corinthians 13 "LOVE is patient & kind. It does not envy or boast, it is not proud, rude or self- seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. LOVE NEVER FAILS."
If our love & marriage is based on these principles (and others found in God's word) we will have strong marriages that will last the test of time & day to day difficulties.
In other family news Haylee has been off work for a few days as she tripped over at work and has been sporting a very swollen ankle and foot, she got so bored sitting around not being able to do anything that we went and bought her Guitar hero Rock band complete Band. So guess what is going to be happening at our place, bands off between brother & sister. She went back this morning and I am praying that she makes it through the day or is prepared to say that she needs to come home if its not coping.
Well I better go and get baking. Might pop back later with pics and recipes for my brownies as Blondie's as everyone who I have ever given them too raves about them and they might just become a favourite in your baking too.
Hugs & Blessings to all
OH by the way its really nice to hear from you when you stop by so don't forget to leave a message - you can also become a follower so you don't miss out on any of my very important news - lol :-)


Quiltin' Sandy said...

Wow Gail, you sure did bring home some lovelies!!! The book looks very interesting- I hope to mke a scrappy DWR one day, did one with large unpieced arcs for eldest DD years ago. I think I can smell those delicious brownies from here-YUM! :~)

suzie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
suzie said...

Nice bundle of goodies Gail. Would love a good brownie recipe they never turn out for me.

Cass said...

Just waving hello! :)

clare's craftroom said...

What a lot of great stuff , lucky you !

Dawn said...

Hello Miss nance... have you changed you blog look lately... very nice... love the pics.....
Huga nd Blessings
Dawn x