Monday, June 7, 2010

Weekend Updates; Prize, CTS, Garden, Award...

Isn't it amazing how fast the days go by? It's already Monday, and another week starts.
I didn't manage to do as much sewing as I intended to do over the weekend. Yesterday was such a beautiful, sunny day, perfect for garden work. I did quite some weeding and I'm feeling it 'good' in my body today. My 'problem' is that I can't stop working before my body cries out; 'STOP'! It's not that I get tired, it's the darn ol' knees and lower back... A blogging friend once wrote in a post she tortures herself in the garden, and I think I do the same... I love our garden, and I love weeding too, as long as it doesn't become overwhelming. :)

Speaking about gardening... When walking home from grocery shopping some days ago, we found this beauty on the street side. Well, perhaps it doesn't look very beautiful after all, without any leaves - poor thing, but to me it is an exotic plant - and I find it beautiful. I'm not able to take a close-up of the tiny, red flower - my camera is not good enough for that. It was thrown out from a garden. I love plants; I couldn't help it - I brought it home! Now it's in a pot and I hope it starts growing after the 'shock' of being thrown out! :)) I believe this plant is called 'desert rose' - anyone knows?

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If you have followed/read my blog for some time, you know all the UFO's I finished from January to May? It was a UFO-contest, which you can read more about in this post. 
I didn't intend to win, I just decided to finish as many as possible of the UFO's I had. I finished 14 - and I WON the contest!

And here's the prize I received last week; a needle case! Isn't it gorgeous?! I just LOVE it!!


The front....


The back....


What is inside; scissor case and needle case for sewing machine needles. GORGEOUS!!!
It is made by Karin over at this blog and her daugther Nancy over at this blog.
Karin and Nancy; THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH! I LOVE IT!!! :)
(This is my first needle case ever!)

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I started writing this post this morning, thought I was going to publish it, but then I decided to wait getting some more updates.
I've been working on the four 'angel-blocks' for the Christmas tree skirt (CTS) today, and here's how it turned out;



These four blocks are almost done; I have to buy red seed beads for the halo. Next step is another four blocks; the manger. It has a lot of small pieces - as I can recall there are almost 20 pieces - it'll take some time.... :)

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Vicki over at this blog, surprised me with a very nice Award.


This is an Award about being true to oneself.
Thank you so very, very much Vicki! :)

I'm passing this lovely Award on to;



Anne-Lise - Sjoko Quilt


for being true to themselves and sharing about life.
Thanks for sharing about life!

12 comments:

ria vogelzang said...

Congrats on winning the UFO-contest and your "Real Award"!!!
It is so nice to start your day with joy!!
So: Enjoy and have fun stitching!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations on the award...and also for the UFo finishing...Well done...Dzintra♥x

Dirt Lover said...

Astrid, just a few days ago, I was looking at all the UFO's you have finished, thinking that was alot. I guess I'm not the only one that thinks that too! Congrats on winning the (finished!) needle case. What a fun surprise to get an award. So cool. Keep up the great work.
~~Lori

Michelle said...

Many congrats on your wonderful UFO finish and prize! And your blog award as well.

Your little angel is adorable!

Interesting new plant too.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Congratulations on the win Astrid! What fun and the prize is just gorgeous!

LOL! I totally understand the garden torture! But it keeps me moving. Gardening is good for my soul. And now I know you are definitely a kindred spirit! I do the same thing... save plants! I love your exotic find! Amazing it survived, and I'm so glad you have a tender heart (: xxxVicki

Notjustnat said...

Glad you spent sometimes in the garden. It's an earth anergy you get when working in the garden. Congrats on the award and finishing UFOs - Hugs Nat

Joanne said...

Congrats and thank you !!! It should be tomorrow for you when you read this so
*** HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!! ***

Have a wonderful special day !!!!

Nancy in Norway said...

Happy Birthday and congratulation on your winners luck.

Lappedamen said...

Happy birtday to you and congratulations with the UFO-prize. You really deserved it.

PJs Lapperier. said...

GRATTIS PÅ FÖDELSEDAGEN IDAG 9 JUNI!!

Joanne said...

Did you have a nice day on your birthday? Do I need to do anything with the award you so kindly gave me? Pass it on or post it or what ?

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Astrid I noticed your birthday sign is gone...You must've had it...so here's wishing you a Very Happy Birthday and a wonderful year to follow...Dzintra♥x