Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Miss Bunny's Late for the Easter Party!

A big hello to all of you - it's been such a long time since I posted but I've been busy trying to catch up, and keep up, with all your lovely interesting posts and hey, that's not easy once you fall behind! And of course there must be time for crafting too, and I'm finding there just aren't enough hours in the day for all I want to do; I figure most of you are faced with the same dilemma! Right? Anyway, now that I seem to have (perhaps temporarily, for you really are a very productive lot!) caught up with all of your news and makings, here I am to share a little bit of what I've been up to!

But first off I want to take this opportunity to let you know how thrilled, touched, honoured and humbled I have felt by all your beautiful messages in response to my previous post! You are all such delightful thoughtful friends and I value each and every one of you most highly; thank you for being in my life and for being so special to me!

Easter has been and gone of course and here in our little town of Denmark, Easter Saturday heralds the time for another 'Market Day', when people fill their stalls with all sorts of crafts and goodies and hoards of people have a great time buying and selling. This year my younger daughter decided to take on a stall which had been booked by a friend who then had to go away, and I joined her there with a few of my projects - mug cosies, washcloths, babies beanies - that sort of thing, while Melissa, who is an artist, hung her paintings, and had gorgeous bags and all sorts of things. We did make a few sales, which was good, but the main thing was taking part in the excitement of the affair and being with like-minded people! Neither Mel nor I had ever done a market stall before so it was a new experience.

Anyway, let me introduce my new friend - I should have had Miss Bunny ready for such an occasion, but didn't, so she's still here gracing our lives and will probably finish up gifted to a sweet little girl somewhere, sometime!


Oh by the way, Miss Bunny was knit up with some of the gorgeous Rowan wool/cotton yarn that I bought whilst in Perth. It's the softest yarn - really luxurious, and such a pleasure to work with, making this little rabbit so soft and cuddly! Now I want more!


Last weekend, without any plan in mind, I mentioned to daughter Mel that if she had any small scraps of fabric that she wouldn't use herself, to not throw them out for they may be useful for my quilting at some stage. Straightaway she gave me a few very interesting pieces and it wasn't until a few days later, on thinking about her upcoming birthday I suddenly thought that she might like to have a table runner made, incorporating some of her own scraps. To cut a long story short, when it was nearly done my Hubby suggested that it should become a wall hanging, so here it is, ready to surprise her as part of her birthday gift!



And close-ups ….. I have used a couple of my own fabric strips in this piece, as well as that used for the reverse side, which you can see in the very last pic …..




I have made table runners again - please don't get bored - and have been enjoying practicing my free-motion-machine-stitching. It's not an easy thing to perfect, in fact I don't expect to ever 'perfect' it, but it is a lot of fun and such a challenge to keep those stitches to an even length all over; I think it'll take me years, but I will keep on keeping on!



The next one I call the Elephant Runner - you may remember this fabric being included in one of the bags I made recently - and it has sold already, so I feel rather flattered!



I know I have made a couple of comments here and there that perhaps I was over Mandalas but really, once we start with these little beauties do we ever break free again? I came across this one in the 'Molly Makes Crochet Book' and couldn't resist it - in the book it's called a doily, and aren't they all glorified doilies anyway for let's face it, doilies have been around for ever! I'm sure someone, or many 'ones' may have shown this one already although I haven't seen it, and anyway, with our individual colour choices, the same pattern can look so different, I'm sure you agree!



A couple of close-ups?


I'd like to mention that I will be linking up with the lovely Hannapat  for her monthly Mandala post which I expect will appear on 1st May or thereabouts, so do pop on over and take a look at her, and other creative folks', lovely examples.


And now just a wee look at the garden from this morning …..



And a closer look at the chives gone to seed - just because I think it very attractive, especially with its promise of new life - eventually!



We've finally had some lovely rain here, and it's been so welcome, but the light has not been the best for some of my pics this time, so for that I apologise - I've done the best I could with them!


Thanks so much for bearing with me to the end! Take good care of yourselves and no doubt we'll all be talking again soon, and I look forward to it!

With my love,
Joy xoxo 

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  1. Hi Joy, love the doily very pretty x

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    1. Thanks Sue - glad you like it! x

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  2. You have been busy and so glad you enjoyed your market stall. Certainly never done one and not sure that I could. Lovely doiley and table runners, and free motioning quilting isn't easy. We've had rain here today too, and quite a bit I should think, so tomorrow we'll check the rain gauge. Take care.

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    1. Hello Susan, thanks for dropping by and being so kind! I hadn't contemplated doing a stall either, and probably wouldn't have but for joining my daughter - and I'm not sure I would do it again, but we'll see! Isn't it wonderful to have rain! x

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  3. Hi Joy, I like your quilted hanging, and your table runners are lovely, especially the elephant one. Your crocheted doily is lovely too! Like the colors.

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me your sweet message, Gail, I really appreciate hearing from you! x

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  4. So many lovely things here Joy! I love the table runners, and the idea of making a quilted wall hanging is inspired. It's a great way to be creative with fabric scraps without the huge undertaking that is a quilt. The mandala/doily is very pretty too. x

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    1. Thank you Gillian, it's always lovely to have your comments! Yes, I've been enjoying these quilting projects with faster results and of course more variety, as I learn more on the subject! x

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  5. Dear Joy
    Your runners and wall hangings are beautiful - huge congratulations! I really love the way that you have co-ordinated the fabrics. I am sure that Mel will love her wall hanging - how could she not?!
    Have a happy crafting rest of the week.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you so much Ellie - I've really been enjoying doing them and it is nice to have some variety in the colourways chosen for the individual pieces. x

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  6. Joy, something for everyone in your post! I love that wall hanging ... what a great idea! and off course, the mandala crochet, I am thinking of trying one, then I forget, then I make excuses and so I think I'll just enjoy looking at yours!
    love those red berries too... they absolutely pop!

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    1. Hello Krissie, so nice to hear from you again, thank you! Why not have a go with a smallish simple mandala first, just to get you started - mind I have to warn you that they can be addictive! Ah yes, the red berries are on the sacred bamboo plant, they are so pretty aren't they! x

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  7. Hi Joy, sounds like you have had a very productive time. I am very impressed with your free motion quilting - it looks brilliant! I know how hard it is! All your makes are gorgeous, love your little Miss Bunny! take care, Sam xxx

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    1. Hiya Sam, yes, I've been busy - glad you like the free motion quilting - it is a bit tricky isn't it, but I'm enjoying the challenge now, if only I could keep those stitch lengths even!!! xo

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  8. What a lovely surprise your daughter will get when she sees her present. There is something so very special about a hand made gift. One made so well has this too. Your top stitching all those details you have machine drawn on top are quite stunning and neat. Hope she as a great birthday x

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    1. Hi Joy, and thank you so much for the birthday wishes for Mel; she's going to really enjoy her gift I'm pretty sure! I'm happy to hear you like Miss Bunny, she's rather cuddlesome isn't she! x

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  9. I nearly forgot to say how impressed I am with bunny and your mandala you made x

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  10. What a lovely post Joy! You have been so busy with all of your different projects and your market stall! No wonder you have not had much time for blogging, you have been flat out crafting by the looks of it. Love your mandala, I haven't see one like that before - well not that I remember anyway!! - as you say though they all look different in different colourways don't they. Happy Birthday to your daughter, hope that she loves her wall hanging, very pretty it is too! Hope that you are enjoying the autumn. xx

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    1. Hello again Amy, and thank you for such a lovely message! The change in weather has been quite sudden in the finish, but very pleasant, and we so badly needed rain, so we are thankful for it! xo

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  11. You are a busy bee Joy! Your daughters present reminds me of a landscape; the bunny is so cute and I particularly like the pompom tail...so sweet. Oh, and the mandala is lovely; you have used lovely colours.
    I find it very hard to keep up with everyone's wonderful blogs and it takes ages for me to create a blog post but I think that has a lot too do with the very slow broadband in our region.
    Tracey xxx

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    1. Hiya Tracey, yes, I've been very happily occupied with my projects and I do see what you mean about a landscape…..
      It must be very difficult to have slow internet connection - we are very fortunate where we are. I hope the problem can be fixed for you - it must try your patience a bit! xo

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  12. Hello my lovely friend! :) It's always so nice to pop in here and visit with you. I'm in catch up mode myself now. I find it so hard to stay caught up though...I need to figure out a better way, but I think no sleeping may need to be involved! Joy, that little bunny is so cute! Just like your sewing, crochet and painting, your knitting is just wonderful! ... How lucky you are to have a daughter who shares your same interests (and talents!). Your market day together sounded like such fun! ... I also love the gorgeous wall hanging you created for her. What a great idea your hubby had to make the runner into a wall hanging! They're all so pretty!!! ... I never get tired of seeing your always lovely mandalas. That's a real beauty! ... And, your garden is STILL beautiful even as it's beginning to go to sleep! ... I hope you have a very lovely rest of the week my dear girl! xoxo

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    1. Hello Sweet Paulette, your messages are always so lovely to receive, many thanks once again for all your sweet and kind thoughts! And it's so nice to be called a girl at my age, you are a sweetheart!
      The garden is refreshed after being blessed with lovely fresh rain after such a dry spell - oh yes, we do hand water, but it's such a precious commodity that care must be taken to not overuse!
      I wish you the best with handling time re blogging - like you say, it may involve giving up sleep, but I reckon it's worth it for the love and companionship that flows among us all, and all the encouragement and inspiration; thank you so much for yours my lovely friend, you'll never know how much I appreciate it and YOU!
      Wishing you a happy week, Joy xoxo

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  13. Good morning Joy! You're always so busy creating, so it's nice to come and see what you've been up to. The wall hanging has come up beautifully, and I'm sure your daughter will love seeing snippets of her fabrics there. The table runners are so nice!! I noticed the free-motion quilting right off, and you've done marvels there. These all look fantastic! It sounds like you had a great time at the fair. My sister often takes a table for her paper creations and cards. My mom used to join her at times with some hand knit items, but I never have taken that plunge. Love the little knit bunny, and her special button ;) Thanks for sharing all your makes Joy, and have a wonderful week! Wendy x

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    1. Hello Wendy, and once again a big thank you for your lovely message! I'm so pleased you like everything and thank you especially for your comments on the free motion stitching! And you noticed the wee panda button on Miss Rabbit's jacket - you have a 'keen' eye for detail, part of the reason you are so talented in your crafts. I hope your week is going really well Wendy, take care, hugs, Joy xo

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  14. Hi Joy, these are all beautiful things you've made. The runners are gorgeous, I love how eclectic they look. And the bunny is so sweet! I'm glad you had fun at the market and made some sales too. Your work is beautiful and always interesting and distinctive, so I am not surprised that it would be popular. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer, for your very sweet message - always lovely to hear from you!
      Happy days to you and yours! xo

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  15. Hi Joy, it is great to catch up with your makes as ever. I really like those table runners and would never get bored of looking at those. Jo x

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    1. Hiya Jo, lovely to see you here again and I really appreciate your sweet comments, thank you! xo

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  16. Hello Joy, thank you for such a wonderful post. Oh my you have been busy and I agree there are never enough hours in one day. How exciting to have a market stall, be part of the event especially with like minded people is brilliant. The wall hanging is gorgeous, and even more so as it's made with snippets of Mel's own fabrics - oh I wish I could see her face when she opens your present. Miss Bunny is so cute, and thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers with us.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Dear Irene, thank you! I'm sure Mel will really appreciate and love her wall hanging, especially when she recognises her own fabrics and the memories associated with them! Until I really started to get into such work that point hadn't really hit home, but now I value it! Wishing you a happy week! xoxo

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  17. I love visiting with you Joy. Miss Bunny is adorable, I am quite in love with her. So glad you had fun in the stall and sold some lovely things.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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    1. And I love having you here, sweet girl, thank you for making the time, and for your lovely message - I knew you'd love Miss Bunny, thank you!
      Take care of yourself, Love, Joy xo

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  18. I'm so in love with Miss Bunny, how gorgeous is she. Your quilting is beautiful too and I'm sure Mel will just love her wall hanging.

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    1. Ah, I'm glad you love Miss Bunny too, Anne - I didn't think to mention but she is almost 14" tall - her height is probably difficult to 'detect' as she's standing there alone with nothing to compare! Thank you for being so kind! xo

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  19. Oh such a sweet sweet bun! I ache to have time to knit and crochet at the moment but a mix of work, study, eldest son doing GSCEs the entire house feels to be in a fug of non-crafting and just grafting!
    Lovely photos as ever xxx

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    1. Ah you are so busy Hawthorn, but it will pass and you will find time again - just enjoy the journey in the meantime and then all your crafts will be so much more exciting and fun when you do get time to squeeze a bit in here and there! Wishing you and eldest the very best with studies and exams, and thanks so much for taking time to be here! xo

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  20. Hello Joy I always love to see what you have been making and you never disappoint. I love Miss Bunny she is so cute, we will have to arrange an introduction with your bunny and my bunny family we don't want her to feel lonely haha. I love the wall hanging Mel going to love it and your table runners are beautiful, I particularly love the one with the elephant fabric in it. As for mandala's they are totally addictive I love just looking at them, I'm in the process of collecting as many mandala patterns as I can then I'm just going to make one after another, but first I need to decide on what type of yarn to use and what thickness, I may even buy some just for the mandala adventure but I haven't decided yet. Enjoy the rest of your week! xxx

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    1. Linda, hello again - your message is so lovely thank you! Oh, I hadn't got around to thinking of loneliness and Miss Bunny - well, she's in my sewing room and I spend most of my days in there lately so I hope she'll be content with my company for a wee while, but I will think about what you said and maybe we can arrange a party with your lovely ones?!!! That would be an expensive exercise, wouldn't it, but a great excuse for a trip to the old country - as if I need an excuse!!!! I am really looking forward to enjoying your adventures into mandala land, Linda, so do make some decisions soon! xoxo

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  21. Joy, your table runners are wonderful. That free motion quilting is tricky, I am sticking to straight lines initially. I am itching to blog but just when I got time the computer stopped working, so just to let you know I am still here just temporarily silenced. :-) I too am having trouble with the dull light when snapping photos at the moment, glad to know someone else has the same issues, I thought I was just a rubbish photographer. Your adventures in craft are very inspiring, still in awe of your crochet. Lovely to chat, until next time! Susan xxxxxx.

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    1. Many thanks, Susan, for being here once again - I do enjoy hearing from you! Yes, the free motion stitching is tricky, and I think not suitable for every quilting situation, but there's something about the challenge of it that gets me every time . . . . You do a great job with your quilting and I really appreciate you admiring my work, thank you!
      So sorry to hear your computer is 'on the blink' - like cars, they are alright when they're running alright! I do hope it's fixable, and soon!
      You take good care of yourself! Hugs, Joy xo

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  22. I adore your bunny! She is different. Anyone who quilts has my admiration, it is something I want to do, but time...... Your runners are beautiful and I am sure your daughter will love the hanging, especially as it has the scraps she gave you. I love that mandala, again it is different. I am afraid I still have mandalitis! have a wonderful week creating.

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    1. Hello Zana, and thanks so much for popping in again! Thanks also for your lovely comments - years ago I was keen to quilt but didn't have time and eventually got over the desire - so I thought; then suddenly it struck again and here I am with so much to learn, but such fun! If I am honest with myself I do still have a hankering after mandalas and the making of them, but balancing my act is a bit difficult at times, haha! Do keep up with yours, you are doing a great job with them! xo

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  23. Miss bunny is so cute! There's only one way to perfect anything and it's the same with fmq - practice!

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    1. Thank you Wendy, I'm glad you like her! I agree with the practice bit - if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again! x

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  24. Your bunny is so cute & lovely. I like your mandala too, I haven't quite plucked up the courage to make one yet though it is on my list of things to make.

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    1. Hello and welcome as my latest follower Jo - lovely to see you here and I'm happy you like Miss Bunny! So, I'll watch out for your mandala sometime soon? All the best with it! Joy x

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  25. Oh, Miss Bunny is adorable! I'm pleased you enjoyed the market day and as for your table runners - gorgeous! I love patchwork, the colourfulness of it and the way you can have lots of gorgeous fabric designs instead of having to choose just one or two patterns. You are one very talented lady, Joy. XX

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    1. Hi Suzanne, thanks so much for your kind comments, I really appreciate them! Patchwork and quilting are so exciting - I'm hooked! Joy x

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  26. Miss Bunny is a sweetie Joy, any little girl would be thrilled to have her.. and I never get tired of looking at table runners in fact I have quite a collection that seems to continually expand :)

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  27. P.s. Looking forward to more rain over the weekend :)

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    1. Thanks so much Grace! And thanks for sharing the rain too, we've had quite a bit now and the gardens are singing again. x

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  28. Hello Joy, your Bunny sooooooo very very pretty. The quilt and table runners are stunning. Joy your Mandala is truly lovely. Big bunny hug Judy

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    1. Hello dear Judy, and thank you - and big bunny hug to you too! xJ

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  29. Hi Joy, lovely to catch up with what you have been doing. The craft fair sounds so exciting and it sounds like both you and your daughter enjoyed yourselves very much. I love Miss Bunny....she is perfect and late or not, it doesn't matter, she is wonderful! Your mandala I very pretty too. I keep being tempted by that Mollie Makes crochet book...
    Marianne x

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    1. Lovely to hear from you again Marianne, and I'm so happy you love Miss Bunny! The Mollie Makes book really is worth investing in, for small cost, with its variety of patterns and helpful techniques. Go on, spoil yourself! xo Joy

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  30. Hello Joy It was lovely to read your crafty news today! Miss Bunny is so sweet and looks very soft to cuddle! I love your wall hanging and table runners....I think your quilting looks excellent! The Craft Fair sounds fun, so nice to share the stall with your daughter :) Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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    1. Hello again Helen, and thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind compliment on my quilting! xo Joy

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  31. Love your quilted table runners. They are so pretty. Your daughter is going to love hers. Such a special gift. The little bunny is so cute. She will make any little girl happy. Happy weekend to you!
    xx Beca

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    1. Thank you so much Beca - and yes, Mel loves her wall hanging - the memories associated with her own fabrics make it more special too! I hope you have something nice planned for your weekend - enjoy! xo Joy

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  32. Lovely Joy what a fabulous post as always, I just love coming over to see you Joy. Your runner is perfect and it is a strange thing but I have been thinking of something different to make for my lovely DILs for Christmas and am planning some Christmas table runners so seeing yours gave me lots of wonderful ideas so thank you for that. I love Miss Bunny, so cute and perfect and some little Peep is going to be so happy to welcome her into their life. What fun to have a craft table, how I wish I could have been a customer and bought up everything!! Seriously I would have loved to have been there Joy and met up with you and your lovely daughter. Have a wonderful weekend Joy and speak very soon. Big hugs and loves as always to you
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Always so lovely to have your messages my friend, and all the best with the runners - they are so easy to do, yet so exciting to watch them grow! And wouldn't it have been wonderful to see you walk up to the market stall, Dorothy, whether you were a buyer or not .. .. ..
      Take good care of yourself and your special man, much love, Joy xo

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  33. Hello Joy, so many lovely things. Miss Bunny is so sweet and looks very cuddlesome - I love her little powder puff tail! I really do love your table runners and I'm sure your daughter will love her wall hanging. The Mollie Makes book has lots of good things doesn't it, your mandala is really pretty. Have a lovely week.
    Jane x

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    1. Hello Jane, and thank you so much for your lovely message - yeah, cute tail eh! You obviously have the book Jane so you also will know how helpful it is, and at low cost too; I am often surprised at the little gems found in simple looking books, and this one has quite a few! Happy days to you lovely, Joy x

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  34. Hello Joy so many lovely things, such a cute little bunny and the mandala is so beautiful, the craft fair sounds lots of fun, hope you are having a lovely weekend.
    Clare xxx

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    1. Clare, a big thank you for making the effort to be here once again and for your sweet message - take good care and be well! Joy xoxo

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  35. Hello Joy, I've got the PC on so I'm hopping over to see your lovely Easter Bunny - she's so sweet! I'm glad you enjoyed using your Rowan Wool Cotton :) Your crafty makes are so inspiring - I love the wall hanging that you made for your daughter - she must be so proud of you being such a wonderful and creative mum. Lovely to take a little peek into your world, Claire xx

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    1. Hello again Claire, and I'm so happy you like Miss Bunny, thank you! The Rowan yarn is so wonderful I will certainly go there again, and colours so gentle - quite apart from the sheer 'soft as a baby's bottom' luxury of it! Thank you so much for your lovely warm message - Mel loves her wall hanging! Have a wonderful, and not too busy, week! x Joy

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  36. Some lovely makes Joy - what a nic surprise for your daughter. I am trying to finish a Christmas table runner that I started (dare I say it) in November 2012 - your post has inspired me to get it out to try to finish it. And the colours in your doily/mandala are stunning.
    Caz xx

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    1. Thank you Caz - and now I'm looking forward to seeing progress on your runner - perhaps next post? Enjoy the making, don't rush, haha! x Joy

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  37. Hello Joy.
    Hope you are well. I know exactly what you mean about finding the time to fit everything in, I'm finding it all very busy at the moment. So I'm afraid blogging has taken a back seat a bit. I have 3 months now until the wedding so planning work and above all family have been my priorities. Hopefully manage a post a week or every other we'll see.
    So your miss bunny is very cute, I really must get into knitting one of these days I can do the basics but have never pushed myself to do anything more elaborate.
    Your quilting is lovely and so good to use up Mel's scraps it always feels nice to use something that would have been thrown away to make something beautiful.
    Your doily is lovely, I have that book too and am very tempted to give that pattern a go now.
    So lovely to see your garden photos, my chives are just coming into bud here on the other side of the earth.
    All the best till next time.
    FBxxx

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    1. Hello lovely FB! Thanks so much for your sweet message and I'm happy that you like all my makes. Isn't it strange to think of our chives being at totally opposite stages of growth - you will be really enjoying your garden now! This is such an exciting, and busy!, time for you FB, just take things a day at a time and enjoy your wonderful journey - I do miss your posts but first things first! Take care and keep well! xoxo Joy

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  38. My you have been busy! Those knitted bunnies are the cutest things. I always love photos of your garden or other foliage where you live. Have a wonderful rest of your week dearest Joy!

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    1. Hello again lovely Joyful, and thank you for popping in - always so nice to hear from you! Joy x

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  39. Love all your makes - and will never tire from seeing all your table runners! Well done for getting out there and selling your creations at the market, I would like to have a go at that one day. Glad to hear you had some much needed precipitation at long last. Take care of you Joy, XX

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    1. Hi Amanda, thank you so much for your sweet compliments! I hadn't really pre-planned the markets, it just sort of happened, and quite often that is a good way to get into things, so maybe your opportunity will arise unexpectedly one day .. .. .. jump!!!
      Wishing you the best always, Joy xoxo

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  40. Hi Joy, I think there must be a bit of blog fatigue about, I too have been busy crafting, but not blogging, and you are right once you miss a bit it takes ages to catch up. I think we started our blogs around the same time. But may I say, what a crafty time you have been having. It's enjoyable taking a craft fair, even if you don't sell anything, there are usually a few oohs and aahs and general appreciation for what you have made. Your table runners are fab and your garden is looking colourful. Not forgetting Miss Bunny, how cute is she.
    S xx

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    1. Hiya Sarah, good to hear from you again - we did start around the same time and both of us are now finding the same thing - not enough hours in the days! Such fun though! Thank you for taking the time to leave me your very welcome message! Have a great week! Joy xo

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  41. Goodness, you (and Mel) have been busy!

    Like you I am struggling to keep up with everyone. I think the more successful we become as bloggers the harder it gets to find time for doing, blogging about doing, and visiting others blogging about what they're doing. Hence my belated comment here!

    Thank you for finding the time to read my little blog:)

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    1. You are so right Annie, that's it in a nutshell - but how to overcome?
      Thanks so much for popping in, it's lovely to have your message! Joy x

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  42. Joy did you know that there is a Quilt Festival on in the Perth Exhibition Centre at the moment. It goes until Sunday. I really wanted to get there but have too much on this weekend, such a shame would have loved to see all the handmade quilts. I should imagine that is something you would really enjoy.

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    1. It would have been wonderful, thanks Grace, but lots of birthday celebrations this weekend! One of these years I may make it up there at the right time! xJ

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  43. Oh the Joy of reading your post. You bring calm to my hectic little head when I read!! You make such lovely things and I am thinking of making another quilt, using the method 'quilt as you go'. You have inspired me to just do it, instead of keeping the scraps in a big box, I will just sew them together (in some sort of fashion). I need to make a mandala to send to Yarndale and yours is so beautiful, I might have to invest in that book. Well done on selling your bag. Keep it up. Take care x

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet message Kelly - I hope by now you have made a start on those fabric pieces! The book would be a good investment for you as there's a lot of info in there as well as patterns. Happy week to you, xJ

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  44. P.s. Thank you Joy for the tip on creating a picture collage on my blog. Easy peasy!! Why didn't I think of that before!!! This will help with my website too. Thank you again. x

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    1. Oh I'm glad it was helpful Kelly - have fun with your new apps.. xJ

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  45. Your pretty, creative, productivity inspires me, Joy! I appreciate how much you make, what you make and how you make what you make :) Miss Bunny has especially won my heart. Blessings to you and yours, Love with Hugs from Gracie

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    1. What a sweet message Gracie, thank you so much! Miss Bunny is rather cute isn't she .. ..
      Sending you love and warm hugs too, xoJ

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  46. Hi, have enjoyed reading through some of your posts, you have a lovely chatty style of writing! Your recent anniversary trip looks wonderful and I am sure your family enjoyed spoiling you.

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    1. Hi Penny, and thanks so much for popping in and leaving a message! Hope to see you again soon, xJ

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