Sunday, January 16, 2011

The weekend is coming to an end .......

Even though it has been a busy weekend it has been a lovely one - The rain has stopped here in the South of Tassie for now.  It is forecast to start up again later in the week but right now the sun is shining.  I still can't believe all of the goings on in the world this past week.  It really makes you appreciate what you have and want to give as much as you can to those that have lost everything. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those people who are making sewing kits, have given money or have bid on any of the 150+ auctions going on in blog land - Every little bit will help. 

My oldest daughter (Sammy)  who is almost ready to have her 3rd child spent 2 days packing up toys and clothing from her two toddlers which was collected by "The Truck of Hope" to give - Everyone just wants to help - That is so wonderful and I am so very proud of her for sharing her children's things.

I spent the day out yesterday visiting garage sales and picking up supplies to send with my sewing kits. 

Whilst I was out I popped into a local store called "Fragments".  They sell lots of vintage style doors, mantles, hinges, knobs etc......  Honestly it was just a delight to wander around all of the lovely bits which one day I hope to own (SIGH)....  But for now the mission was to buy new knobs for the lowboy and dressing table that I am currently painting for our bedroom.

 These are the ones that came home with me - Both are made from cut glass and have brass bases.  I think they are going to look fantastic on my new furniture.  The dressing table needed 8 knobs (OUCH) but I had been saving for these for awhile so I just had to have them.  The handle for the wardrobe was the nicest one there and I had to take the shop sample as it was the only one - Lucky for me.

I have also spent some time over the weekend finishing off some new designs.

I have had lots of fun playing with hexies

This new design just needs the binding sewn down then it is all done.

And I have also been working on another French inspired project - I love both the French and shabby looks in my home - I think I might call it Shabby French Country Style - I wonder if there is already such a thing?

Have a wonderful week wherever you are,

Love and Hugs

Fee XX


Shirley said...

It is fun trying new things in designs. At the time of a tragedy people come together to do what they can to help and floods are so devastating. We had our worse in 1993. My daughter-in-law helped to clean up the company she worked for, but when the snake fell out of the tree into the boat they had to take to get there. She didn't want to go back. We had a lot of people help us. I like your knobs that you came home with. Have a great day and enjoy what weekend is left. A New Friend

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Fee

Great to hear what your daughter is doing..."Like Mother, Like Daughter" I think, you are wonderful too Fee!

I love the knobs and handle you've chosen and look forward to seeing them attached!

Always love your designs, keep them coming

Gail xx

Michelle said...

I will be donating here in NZ for the flood, but it would be nice to bid for some of the auctions if only the budget would allow... the knobs look great cant wait to see the whole thing finished.
Love love loved the sneak peaks of your new projects!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Good to hear the rain has stopped Fee, I can wait to see this cupboard, it will be a stunner....your new works look fantastic...

Helen said...

The hexies look wonderful. I think this new design will be a stunner. Keep those wonderful works coming!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

the knobs look fantastic! and your hexies, well what can I say..well done Fee

Wendyb said...

Hi Fee....just so pleased to hear you're safe in the south....this floodwater is really spreading itself around! Our local Rotary club is collecting sheets and towels to send down.....I'm going to gather a few together to give them tomorrow!....must look in the toy box too....good idea!
Can't wait to see all of your new the snippets we can see and I love your glass knobs.... they are beautiful! your shabby french country style sounds just perfect!
sweet sugary hugs
Wendy XX :O)

Barb said...

There are so many wonderful people all over the world....thanks for you take on it.

I love what you are doing and your designs.

KaHolly said...

Glad to hear there's been a reprieve from the rains to give everyone a chance to regroup. I am so impressed with all of the relief efforts. Your new knobs and your new designs look terrific. Looking forward to the finished products on all accounts. ~karen

Allie said...

Fee those knobs are so gorgeous - I love the cut glass! Your new designs are gorgeous as well, such sweet flowers in the hexagons.
Very, very glad the rain has stopped - am praying it stays stopped until all the danger of flooding has gone.

Shabby French Country - *swoon*

My verification word is "loove". How appropriate!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Hi Fee. I have a quick question. What kind of stitch is that on the leaf in your photo? Was it made by machine or hand-stitched? I'm new to all of this and have something that needs to be appliqued to a quilt, and I don't know what kind of stitch to use. Can you please e-mail and let me know if this was machine or hand stitched? If it was machine stitched, how big is your leaf, and what stitch (and size) did you use on your machine? Thanks! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Farah said...

Hello Fee, I am your new guest :) very lovely your new hexie design is... beautiful pestle colours and little embroidery ... just perfect, I am waiting for the final result hope you post the pictures soon... follow you too for something more creative to see here

kokina said...

i love these flowers, they are delicious.
will u make a patter to sell?

all your works are fabolous.
i found out your blog yesterday and i will follow your bom.