Thursday, October 19, 2017

This is a special post


This is a special post to thank Stella at the 
Batehaven Stitching Group
for being my wonderful, amazing representative 
at the Trunk Show of my buttons & decorations .

I could not make this prior appointment ... 
& I thought... 
is there any need for me to be there ??? No...

I asked Stella... hoping she would say yes & she did so easily.
I posted up the box ...full of buttons & decorations
&
Stella did the rest yesterday at the Sewing group in Batehaven ...

Thank you so so much Stella ....!!!
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Barb


Deer Me !

 Star deer big red button features in Marg Low Designs delightful Christmas stitchery
The deer has attitude & with the star cutaway is ready for that Christmas statement
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I had some larger deers arrive in this week which I only use for decorating they are 12 cm tall & are LOST in like where did I put them ???? Did I really order them ???
Also the original size deer is a 45mm button 
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A herd really....
I love reindeer...
Have a few in my collection.....

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Love this fabric !

I tried these button bags with some red striped fabric & a linen/cotton mix I'd sprayed ( red birdy on one piece & still stitching the other piece !!!
I was on way to physio ..so I catch up while waiting & I am always early....
Today in the post came the felt I ordered from Marg Low Designs in Red & Oatmeal to do more decorating with these button bags...
&
This divine fabric
This is a linen I think and it is just a divine design..
very Vintage French,,,, washed by time ....
Marg has it .... you may need to email to ask her for this.....
I spotted it recently when I was at her place before the trunk show in Albury...





Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It is fun

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My rush of getting those orders painted & posted ....is now ending ...
It is so often the case where orders flow in from every direction
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I love to see a good batch of decoration....
all painted...
all ready for a tree somewhere...


Monday, October 16, 2017

Slowly catching up


I found these 3 trees in Kmart this week....& thought they are so handy & so reasonable & nice to use with styling at different times in decorating or showing my work it needs the props ...I think.

A few good pieces & for me a few small trees ......
I don't think I have had a large pine tree since Millie cat was a kitten & she has been dead some yrs after a long life....
I also developed many allergic reactions at that era & the pine sucks my air ...
I love these smells but not inside the home...
It was like the wheat I'd have in a container around this time & reactions happened in one spot...
I thought surely not.... took it away & that all settled...bought it back inside & moved it to new spots etc etc.....

It happens not so much for me now but bit of a canary in the mine.....
The arthritis I inherited & helped along with accident is an auto immune response & the flareups have been more severe in more recent history...

So of course I look for meanings of why...
The wheat allergy sits beside this type of inheritance .
Money or property for inheritance would have been much better LOL

I have had some issues with toxic sprays on the weed killing antics 
& knowing how I can react to certain things in the air up close to my living quarters I freak.

or wheat as a decoration
or poisoned weeds ...
 but I want to be able to walk without limping, without pain & for a very long time...
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This is my love ...
looking at this little spot of decorating each day brings me great pleasure....
I want to get a few more spaces done....but painting calls for next few days..
&
THEN some new things & modifications will be here !!! 


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Taking a little break

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I have been working on these for 2 days I think.... ( I lose track of time )

Yes there is a hundred santas... 
In their state of becoming real LOL
They are all finished now
As are some other santas....& angels

The reindeers also go with the santa....
a few Robins in Blossom to add to the Christmas mix
Just 50 small angels to go...
this order will fly out to Europe ......for a cold winter....



Friday, October 13, 2017

it's Busy

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Yesterday I placed an note on the front page of my website .... 
saying there is a delay of a week for painting orders...
but order.
Today i had to adjust the stock levels on the website...
Much is due in next week.... so it will look lively again...
and
I need to order more things to be cut today...
You can continue to order now .....queue forms LOL
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I always try to prepare for this unpredictable bit LOL
Failed again..
It is wonderful because my decorations and buttons go all over the world...
but right now I feel a bit like this picture...
A bit all over the place...
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I think my leg has stopped hurting...
I had another swing back of walking with that rusty pole feeling up my leg...different spot from last episode.
Yesterday I struggled once again to walk from car park to a Christmas display in a shop nearby...
Instead of going back to the car 
I walked up to my favourite shop a few doors up & then back to car..
I kept telling myself it is exercising keep walking ..
Well magically about 2 hrs later ...the pain had subsided HEAPS.....it is still sort of reminding me 
But WOW....now when I get up I am never sure ... today it is ok but has a hint..but I am hopeful
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This is my aim....
simple serenity !!
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I love this stocking.....
I love this style more so ...
Off to work...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

At the Trunk Show In Albury


A few posts ago we had the Trunk Show pictures from the gig Marg Low Designs & I did at Avonleigh Quilt shop in Albury
Marg took this pic of me.... I look happy.
It all looks easy doesn't it...display boards behind, swanning about with a big smile....
This is the face behind the fingers that paint your orders....

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Button Bags today

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The BUTTON BAGS
are in the Button category of the website under
Button Sets & Stitcheries.
These come with the little layout & the button.....
Felt is the fastest way to decorate a tree full of little bags...
If you want to do that with the stash of my buttons you have how neat will that be.
or
why not buy the Advent Buttons & make a calendar....

I also thought to trace around the bag template on a piece of fabric  x 12 or 9 perhaps & stitch the bags design on fabric & add buttons to use as a wall hanger or frame...
I have trialled one square bag also, so as the days go on there will be more on the website.
For now the Pud below is the one on web....
Now I need to go to Marg Low designs & order some gorgeous wool felt she stocks....
Might see you there LOL   


with the little bags, use thread or fine ribbon for hangers...
maybe that skinny tiny ric rac across the top of the bag or as the hanger...
beads to dot here & there on the bags
See they can be simple or great works of art by the time you finish creating.....



Yes it is decorating time...

I found a few props in last 2 weeks...
This Christmas Tree shelf thing was in Kmart & answered a solution I was wanting to try for decorating... 

Adding the gorgeous holly sprig I bought at Factory & Field on the weekend
with some larger snowflakes I already have

The sprig that is looking like a snow drench tree was another find from 
Factory & Field 
My very large santas were perfect on the shelf & the little boxes with some of my decoration on the front...made the scene....not too busy
I am practising !!

Finally this tree I purchased last year had things on it including lights twines along the branches ...
They would get in my way a bit for using this as a Christmas tree of my decorations....it always looked clunky...
Now I am nearly completed this 
it pleases me... 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

On the way Back from Cohuna

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I was driving through the farmlands just out of Cohuna & one herd of cows were waiting at the gate to go across the road for milking.
I wound down my window & not wanting to spook them & upset the milk quota for the evening  I only to took this  photo ...
of them thru the gate....
Tall girls
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Cohuna is having THE BIG COHUNA FESTIVAL 3 to 7th November 2017
www.cohuna.org.au 
&  download the program..
Which I think is so interesting...I love much of what is on 
Imagine attending a Cow auction ... I didn't think that each cow had a birth certificate...
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Wine & Cheese cruising on the Gunbower Creek.....which flows out of the Murray River & back in again...
art exhibition... photography ... 
Open Art Studio Trail
Feasting Table
Farm Yard Frolic 
which is a tour of goat farm that makes soaps....a plant nursery... Little pigs...a farm to table farm ... the dairy cows in their jobs ... and 400 acres Chooks = eggs & cows....with special chooks that have Maremma guard dogs.
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The home of that Christmas Shop .....
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As I turn from Cohuna towards Pyramid Hill, I decide to turn off the road to look at the scene..
at Bald Rock.
It is one of those surprises...
The Terrick Terrick range in the background & those sweeping hills...
Gave me my understanding one hot summer how my ancestors drove 600 head of sheep from a cooler climate ( but similiar terrain ) at Mount Mercer to Pyramid Hill.
It's how you view the day really !
Spring is a delightful view 

Along with wheat & canola fields there are now lupins in flower I think.....
Same hill just turned slightly 
towards Kow Swamp  the water way off in the distance.

I was about to drive back onto the road & liked this view also....with Pyramid Hill in the distance.
Something in the DNA I wonder ? LOL
That & Christmas decorating ....

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Factory & Field other glimpses of the shop

This is the Greenery room...
what I love is the coffee tables dotted throughout the shop ..
The Coffee & Cake part of this vast store  serve you in these rooms or the dedicated room..


 Greenery 


Which vessel to choose from ...isn't it just gorgeous


Gift Lines are housed in the front room as one enters the spacious room.... 


Saturday, October 7, 2017