Hi there! A warm welcome to those of you who are new to my blog… and a warm welcome to those of you who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for quite some time!
Thank you for the uplifting feedback you’ve given me about both my chat over at Stash Manicure, and the giveaway! I’m still in the process of visiting new blogs and replying to comments… just when you think you know where the borders of the blogosphere lay, there are new doors opened and more creative people to meet! If only we didn’t have to sleep!!!
As promised, the kettle is on, would you like a cuppa?
I usually drink Earl Grey tea, really weak with milk. But just recently I’ve been introduced to Chai tea with milk and honey… so lovely on a cold winter’s day! What’s your favourite brew?
We’re on the second week of school holidays here in Melbourne and it’s been cold and rainy for the most part. A good excuse to cuddle up indoors with a movie, or have friends over for play dates!
I’m working on a mystery BOM called ‘Christmas Fun’ by Lynette Anderson. Here’s my progress on block Two!
Needle turn appliqué and itsy-bitsy Ohio Stars blocks!
Lynette has just posted a pic on her blog of the progress so far. It’s great fun!
Even the selvedge is adorable!!
I plan to use the fabric for a new Christmas design… or two… or a few! I think this is going to be one of my all-time-favourite fabric lines. Sometimes you can just feel it in your bones, can’t you?
On to some other show and tell… do you remember this birdie pincushion I designed a while back?
Well, the pattern is now available to purchase under the Fresh Hope Patterns label.
I’m so proud to be supporting Fresh Hope! This is what the charity is all about (excerpt from website):
“Fresh Hope is an association which offers a loving and caring family environment through an eighteen month residential program to mothers and their children suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Fresh Hope’s aim is to provide, through education and suitable programs, the opportunity for mothers and their children to find their destiny in life and achieve their goals in a healthy, drug free environment, thus breaking the generational cycle of addiction and abuse for the children and future generations.”
I find it hard to put in to words how I feel when I think about the mothers who are courageous enough to look for and accept help. But most of all I find warmth in knowing that their children will find security in a safe haven alongside the women who matter most in their lives. Children are such a blessing - innocents that deserve the very best that life has to offer – as we all do! It’s so wonderful that there are people out there – like Fresh Hope – who help people to step on to their paths of happiness…
Bit profound for a Tuesday night eh?!! Okay – best head off for now – but I’ll be back on Thursday to draw the winner of my giveaway. Have you entered yet? Head on over – and Good Luck!
Warm wishes! Vikki xo