sorry i have been absent for some time and i must admit i have been BLOWN AWAY by my bloggy friends' concern for me - thank you all so much
as some of you may have guessed, the doctor's know the reason for my unwellness of late - i am pregnant!
hubby and i are very excited (little human is still nonplussed) about the arrival of our little 'puglet'!
i have had a pretty bad bout of morning sickness (unfairly named as it doesn't just last the morning!) with lots of vomiting and nausea. this has upset the little human a lot, particularly over this past weekend when i was sick quite badly after possibly overdoing it at the craft fair (photos of purchases to follow!).
i still have to have my major scan (got to see puglet today though - already kicking its legs and moving around!) and have all the blood tests for the congenital defects (argh!), so won't know the 'low-risk, high-risk' stuff for another month.
but i have had my first appointment with obstetrician today, all is going well so far, and the morning sickness seems to be waning - whew! but enough puglet talk - here is the update on all things craft!
i received this lovely block from sylvia as my november block swap partner - with a lovely card and some beautiful flower tissue paper - thanks syvlia!!!!
this was the block i made for Sue for the Christmas Block Swap for October that she has now recieved
this is the block i received from Teena for the November Christmas Block swap, along with a beautiful William Morris card - i know i know, i need to get a wriggle on with my swaps for this month!!!
and now for the booty from the craft fair!!! i had a lovely time (until i barfed - luckily i made it to the loos - that would have been embarrassing!!!!!) my main aim was to get a new rotary cutter - i think i am happy with my new olfa! you can also see some fat 1/4's and a bag pattern from Kids Quilts
a close up of the fats - there was a stall there that had all fat 1/4's for $3.50, so at the end of the day i went there with all the money i had left over and spent up big!
so pre-packed material to make some of the melly and me softies, plus the turtle pattern - too cute!
and a tatty teddy birth sampler for the puglet! suitable for boy or girl
and lastly, what i bought with my winnings!! i won a $50 voucher for Blue Willow Cottage to spend online or at the show - and i got some cream fabric (always needed for swaps!) plus a kit for a great bag
and you will be happy to know i FINALLY finished the boy oh boy quilt (officially named 'and all things possible') for the Homespun design comp. i had it finished and at my mum's for photography when my dad rings and says quite innocently 'why did you write - and crazy tall talls?' after i fainted, i checked and sure enough - i had mistake in the spelling on the embroidery!!!! if you enlarge this piccie you can see it...
and here it is fixed - crazy tall tails!
and here are some of the nice ones i will be submitting for the competitions - cross your fingers for me!
thanks for reading and i hope to 'be around' more as the weeks and months progress. but please be patient with me if im not!!!!
pugs and many kisses