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Monday, November 8, 2010

an announcement.....plus craft update

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


Cheryll said...

I grabbed a moment to catch up on blogs and just read your GrEaT news... oh how wonderful!!!!! Congrats BiG time. Also glad that you're feeling a little better too. All the best...
:) :) :)

Maria said...

Congratulations to you both on the exciting news of the pending arrival of your new puglet.
Hope you are over the sickness soon.
Love your blocks and good luck with your beautiful quilt.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you on your wonderful news! Ahhh, little piglet :0)

Great stash and blocks too x

Quiet Quilter said...

Thank goodness for your dad!

I liked all your goodies and glad that you "aimed" right and got your cutter; couldn't help but see the connection to the action in the ( )...

Congrats to little human for his to-be big puglet status...

Larain said...

Wow another puglet, when is the puglet due? Maybe it will slow you down a little, I doubt it. Great buys and congrats on the winning. Love the quilt, Give the little human a hug for me.

Cathy said...

congratulations on your exciting news ;-)

Tarnyia said...

Wonderful news for your family... and I do hope that the morning sickness GOES AWAY... xxxxx

Cat B said...

What wonderful news to read - I hope all goes very well xxx
From what I understand the sicker you are the better - and in saying that and with my history it has proven to be correct!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your 'what are little boys made of'

Alex said...

Congratulations once again on your awesome news!! Love the new ticker and excellent work at the craft fair!

Hope they pick your quilt for the comp!

Stray Stitches said...

Congratulations!! What fantastic news!! You made quite a haul at the craft fair. Love the swap blocks. Your boy oh boy quilt is absolutely wonderful!!

Catswhiskers said...

My first visit to you blog and just in time for the celebrations - Congratulations are in order!
Good health (hope you are feeling better) and happiness.

Thank you for your warm welcome wishes on the Quilting Block Swap Australia.
I am looking forward to getting to know more "crafts" Ladies and having fun with the swaps.

Micki said...

Congratulations on the great news and I wish you all the best!
Hope you feel better soon!

Sue B said...

Sorry I have not caught up on the new sooner - CONGRATULATIONS. Its been a hectic week.

How exciting, a little puglet is on the way. Do you know the due date yet??

Lana said...

Congratulations! I am so thrilled that your "little human" will have a playmate! You are blessed!