Saturday, 19 July 2014

Saturday 19 th July 2014....


I have no idea what it is about today but I seemed to of lost a heap load of hours somewhere... I got up early.. went for coffee with dad and then met Han... come home and the hours flew by... went to the shop with Han as she wanted a few things.. got home and ate and looked at the clock and thought hmmmm did aliens abduct me at some point today?  lol

I bought an interesting magazine that caught my eye..

This one...


It was the cover that drew me in..

Now I should tell you I have major issues following written instructions... I read it and things never make sense.  The same thing happened when I turned the pages to see how to put this wonderful quilt together.

I read that the pretty daisies are applique... so went on the internet and googled how to do it by watching videos on YouTube.  See I am a visual learner, even watching a video sometimes I struggle as it may move too quick for me to fully understand.

So I watched a few video clips on how to do applique and thought OK I should try this on a little scrap fabric...

This is what I come up with, using the daisy template from the magazine..


Close up...


Then made it into this..



It is my first time making something from a magazine.. I honestly did not think I would be able to do it.. but I gave it a go and I think its not that bad.  

So seeing as I go on OK with 2 daisies maybe I will give the quilt a go?  Hmm a lot more daisies and a LOT of work... and it will be my first quilt too.

If you have any tips or advice I would welcome it :)

Yes I have been stitching too... not yet.. cannot show you until Monday :)

Oooh thought I would show you what I have been cooking.... I love experimenting with food too....

Mushrooms, courgette and broccoli in a wok....


Then I added some pre-cooked rice with sweet corn and peas...


Mixed all together...


I did add some chilli as I do!! Also some black pepper... 

And then in my bowl for dinner... mmmm


Tomorrow is Sunday and well Han and I are off to our local pick your own farm... we fancy some fresh strawberries and what ever else we can pick up.

I will take some photo's tomorrow... or rather Han will!!  ha h a that is if the weather stays fine.

Oooh yes...

I noticed I have some new followers.... WELCOME :)  And I hope you like my blog :)  I try to so all sorts of things... I love to stitch and experiment too.  ha h a the experimenting goes a little further than just stitching... I like to cook but am not very good so if I label it under experimenting its fine! ha ha  I am, try to be a happy smiley person as I feel life is too short so I live each day having fun or doing fun things... 

Thank You for joining my merry followers and feel free to post when ever you like :)

Smiles to you all....

xxxx  :)  xxxx

9 comments:

  1. Looks like you did a great job with your first appliqué! And dinner looks delicious. Hope you're having a great weekend, even with the lost hours.

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  2. Dinner looks awesome.....where do the days go, I agree.....your daisy project is just lovely...

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  3. The daisy cushion looks great and dinner looks delicious mmmmmmmmmmm

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  4. Lovely post, love the daisy pillow, you are so like me I hate reading instructions I like to get going and would sooner see how to.
    Have a great day, don't eat all the strawberries ha.

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  5. Your little applique cushion is so sweet, I love it!!! Enjoy the strawberries :)

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  6. Mmm, your meal looks delicious. Hope you have fun at the pick your own!
    Best wishes.

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  7. The cushion is so cute
    I love it x

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  8. Your appliqué looks perfect, a super little pillow you created. Can't wait to see how you get on with the quilt.

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