Friday, 18 January 2013

Cosy Baking Day

It's snowing and has been for the past 13 hours. 
Lily's school were off today because the heating had broken but hopefully they should have it fixed for Monday. 
So it was out with the sledge of off she went with her Big Brother. 
They didn't stay out long though as it was blowing a blizzard. 
It was hot chocolate and homemade biscuits when they got back.
I managed to get some baking done earlier in the day 

Chocolate Ginger Cakes

Anzac Biscuits

I have been sewing this week but it's for my swaps so no pics yet!
The weathermen say it's going to snow for a few more days. So it's lots more sewing for me :)

Happy Stitching Melanie xxx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Back Into The Swing Again

At last I am back to my sewing. I went to my class on Monday night in Hilton and used my machine  {yay} ! I got five blocks done from my Duck Duck Goose Quilt so I am well over two thirds done :)
I couldn't believe how many new members we had got, the room was bursting at the seams. All very friendly though!

I have also joined two swaps 
'Initial Heart Swap' hosted by  Cheryll at Gone Stitchin' .This one is now closed.

'Cosy Winter Stitches' hosted by Lainey@ Stitched With Love Exchanges Still open until January 13th 

I am well into the Heart swap item. I can't post any pics until my partner receives it but the hand sewing is going really well. Little and often.

Well I hope you all have a good weekend whatever you are doing.
Melanie xxx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

I Made My Pledge

This is my first post of the year and as I have been MIA since before Christmas I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. 

I am hoping to get back to sewing this week after my hand op so lets see how it goes (fingers crossed). 
I have been so frustrated not being able to do much. I
 would like to thank you everyone who sent me messages and left comments wishing me well. THANK YOU xxx

I did a couple of swaps hosted by Cheryll @ Gone Stitchin' last year and I'm hoping to do more this year. She was asking people to take her Swapping Integrity Pledge. So here goes........

I Melanie Moore will try my utmost...
·        To always swap on time.
·        To always email a THANK YOU to my partner.
·        To be considerate and thoughtful when choosing a gift.
·        To give my partner the quality of gift that I would like to receive.
·        To communicate when it’s required.
·        To NEVER over commit and let a partner down.
·        To advise the swap mama when I receive my gift.

      Here's to a productive week. Melanie xxxx