Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Finish, Some Treasures and Ugly Ducklings

My Dragonfly Coins Quilt is finally finished.  It has been beautifully quilted by my friend Dawn and The binding is on.  The pattern and Kit for this quilt are my Daily Deal today over at Fee's Shabby Shack.  The kit even comes with the pre-cut dragonfly's and all of the fabrics are identical to the original.

I managed to go on one short treasure hunt this week and found these delightful English Shabby Rose Plates - I love old mismatched china and can't wait to use them next time I entertain.

I found these two at the same shop - Aren't they pretty?

I received a text from Helen yesterday morning who was doing a spot of Garage Sale shopping and came across two ugly ducklings that she thought I might be interested in - After texting me the photos it was a very easy decision to say YES.  I can just imagine this one prettied up with some shabby fabric in the doors.

Hubby and I spent some time last week at furniture shops looking for a cupboard suitable for our bathroom - We had no luck BUT this beauty will be perfect for what we wanted - With some TLC she will be beautiful.

And here is the second ugly duckling - I know that you can see the potential in this one too - Imagine gorgeous crystal handles and a nice crisp white paint job - Yummo !!  I can't wait to get started on them which hopefully will be sometime this week.

Unfortunately I have had to face reality that Christmas isn't far away and if I am to stick to my resolution of last year of making gifts for my family and friends and not buying commercial stuff I had best get moving ! BUT I have decided to include items made by others so I will spend some time looking around Made It and Etsy to fill the gaps that I can't complete.  I think it is so very important to support other artists so it will be fun choosing just the right gifts for my loved ones.

This week I will make my list and see just how much I have left to do.

How about you - Are you starting to get a little scared at the prospect of Christmas creeping up on us?

We are off  out for dinner tonight so I had best get a wriggle on.

Hugs - Fee X


Jeanette said...

Love your ugly ducklings Fee. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Love the china too. Hugs,

De said...

Your ugly ducklings arent ugly at all. Havent given much thought to Christmas so I know I am going to be caught out again. Enjoy your dinner.

Noela said...

With a lick of paint and a few of your own touches, the cupboards will look as good as new. Yes, I am starting to panic a little, have so many ideas but not sure how much I will get done. Hugs...

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh Fee, the furniture is just gorgeous, so I can imagine how stunning they will be when you have finished with them. Sort of organised for Christmas, though quite a bit still to be done in November, somehow it doesn't seem to matter how early I start ;)
Have a lovely dinner

Lynette said...

Can't wait to see what you do with those cupboards. I love the plates with the green and pink borders.

As far as Christmas stitching goes I have 1 project on the go mainly because it didn't get finished for a birthday earlier in the year. The chances of getting a lot of stitching done this year are slim. We have a lot of birthdays in the lead up to Christmas and this year they happen to include a 1st birthday, a 21st and an 80th as well as a 29th on the 12th of the 12th of the 12th.
I am stitching a crazy patch memory photos for the 80th.
I have just started to dabble in scrap booking so there is a scrap book of baby's first year and some much asked for hard copy Dr Seuss Books for the 1 year old. I also have some Dr Seuss fabric waiting to made up. Just not enough time.

Cheryl said...

Love all your new purchases Fiona - I love mismatched china also

Barb said...

YOur quilt is fabulous and those dishes....oh yesssss...right up my alley!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Beautiful finds Fee and yes, the ugly ducklings are going to be so gorgeous.
Christmas....oh will be here so fast.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your dragonflies are just gorgeous... love it. Can't wait to see yours ugly ducklings become swans....sweet china too. Never met a pretty piece of china I didn't like.