Firstly I have to sing a HUGE "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to my dearest boy "JACK". It was his 14th birthday on Friday and we had a great day.
Jack invited his mates to join him in a couple of games of Laser tag, which they all thought was the BOMB!! We then headed back home for pizza, party food and of course Birthday cake! A big fat mud cake which is his favourite.
A slumber party was the icing on the cake and they all had a fantastic time. I on the other hand needed all day yesterday to recover after a lengthy effort to get them to sleep at 2am! So my peepers were a bit worn out....LOL! 8-}
They had the best time and this is how my living room looked!
The birthday boy took the couch for the camp out and Aunty Mel snuck into the pic at the last minute. Now the gang would not be complete without the main man of the group.......GUS! You go Gussy!!
"Don't leave me out"! he loves hanging with the boys and is usually writing zzzzzzz's on the bed when the boys are playing video games.........There is the odd or should I say very often occasion that he gets turfed from the bedroom after writing too many zzzzzzzz's from the other end if you know what I mean. But as Gus would say, when you gotta go you gotta go!!!! Right? LOL.........
This week is a busy one for me. I will be packing up my samples and patterns and of course my winter woollies for my trip down to Hobart, Tasmania for the big retreat at The Quilted Crow.
I am really excited about it as I have never been down to Tassie before and I know that there are a few of you going who visit my blog regularly so I am looking forward to meeting you.
Now the girls have showcased my designs on their blog that I will be teaching on the day so I can show you here as well..........YIPPEE!
If you want to come along check with the crow girls to see if there are any spots left.
The theme for the day is....have a guess!!
My new design for the day is called "Cupcake Cuties". It has the Apron with the cupcake stitchery, a double oven mitt with the cupcake done in Needleturn accompanied by my little friend "Alfie" and a handy Trivet. I will be showing the ladies how to do needleturn applique on the day and there is also the apron stitchery there as well. I have introduced another critter to my range. "Rastas" the Rat!......He has his stack of Cupcakes and he's not sharing!!
I wonder how far he will get without dropping any!!
The pattern for "Cupcake Cuties" will be available after the retreat.
Hope to see you there.
Another new design I have been working on is just about complete. I'll share this with you all in a day or so......
So until then.....
Cute as a Cupcake “In Stitches” Natalie
Cute as a Cupcake “In Stitches”