"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Never too old to sing a nursery rhyme...

I've been quiet for a few days, haven't I?
What could I have been doing?

I made this scrumptious chocolate cake for morning tea today...

...and I got all excited about block 1 of "The Sewing Circle" arriving in the mail, complete with cute little bag to store the blocks and sweet ceramic buttons to complete this month's embroidery block...

...then there was the stitching of some more Churn Dash blocks for my new quilt (I am loving doing these blocks!)...

...and finishing a project for "Creating Country Threads" magazine (you'll have to wait till next year to see it published though)...

...as well as finishing a project for Patchwork & Stitching magazine - also for publishing next year...

...and sewing up a bundle of my Shabby Roses mug mats for my Stitchers Angel swap partner.

You see, I've been a busy girl cooking and sewing.
Tomorrow will be a not-very-much-sewing-to-be-done day, though.
I have secret business to attend to.

Did you ever sing the children's rhyme -
"I have a secret, I can't tell, I can keep it very well"?
In all my life I never did....until now.

Don't you hate not knowing. :-)

Hugs
Jenny
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30 comments:

  1. Wow you have been very busy, I love the combination of the orange and blue together. Cant wait to see what you are up to.
    Karen

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  2. Think I'm fixed again, I love your mug mats they are soo cute, dont forget to remind us when those mags come out :)

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  3. You have been busy! What fun packaging on you new stitchery BOM. It's going to be fantastic. I love what you're doing with the rick rack on your sneak peek

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  4. Oh gosh, I open your blog and the first thing that hits me is "Chocolate cake" I can almost taste it. Your new BOM looks very exciting and I love the pretty peach color of your mug mats. Hugz xxx

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  5. Wow...How many things did you do? You're faster than light! We could call you "Speedy Jenny".
    I like everything you did but the cake is my favourite! Mmm...it seems delicious...
    Hugs :))
    Elisa

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  6. There seems to be a lot of secrets travelling around blogland at the moment Jenny....... need we be concerned......

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  7. Jenny, do you ever rest. I love that chocolate cake and the Colour of the Shabby Roses Mug Mats is just lovely. Did you do them all the same and are you doing a pattern up for them. I am coming along well with my first stichery and swap.
    Hugs
    Narelle

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  8. Hi Jenny sweets! :-)

    What beautiful sneak peeks! You really are a tease sweetie... making us wait ALL this time! he he he... I love the blues/and orangey-reds!

    And ooh -that cake - now you're making me drool again! I've only just cleaned up the last "lot"!!! Lol... he he he

    Hugs!!!
    Vikki xoxo

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  9. good work Jenny, looks like most out there in blog and have all pretty much got their sewing mojo back, you included!! You have been busy...

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  10. Wow ou have been sooo busy Jenny! Love what you did with the blue ricrac and the orange thread - very cool!
    It is hard to keep secrets, esp when love sharing in blogland. But all will be revealed in good time!

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  11. I love the way you sew on the rick rack it is so cool. I have never seen it done this way before. You are so creative. Keep up the good work.
    Jo

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  12. Yummm chocolate cake!!!!!
    I can't wait to hear what your secret is!!!

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  13. Oh Jenny, Sucha tease! Will you tell us eventually?

    All of your projects are lovely. I wish I had more time to do more stitiching. But alas...it's a school day!

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  14. I've known a secret for a week or two....no one knows but we two...well more than just us :) I loved that song of the Beatles :) hehehe Jen I love your sneak peeks..cant wait for the magazines to have them in them :)

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  15. You certainly have your finger in a lot of pies, don't you! Everything looks lovely! Can't wait to find out about your secret!

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  16. Lots of lovely projects. In answer to your question, yes I hate not knowing :0). Don't you just LOVE torturing us??? LOL

    Crispy

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  17. You are one busy girl! Love all your work. Make sure you tell us when your work hits the news stands so that we call all rush out to buy it! Cant wait. I love the way you are sewing the rick rack to your project. Very pretty!
    Paulette

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  18. I have to keep secrets too! I just hate it...

    The cake looks delish.

    Pat

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  19. Everything looks delish! Can't wait to see more!

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  20. Busy stitching and cooking and secrets...does life get any better?

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  21. Jenny: The little bouquet you've got there on the mug mat, is it sketched up anywhere on your site? I looked through Shabby Roses and didn't see it. I love it!

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  22. you have been busy! I'm loving that sneak peek at the project for Patchwork & Stitching magazine! Can't wait to see all the projects in full. Your mug mats are sweet - I think I need to make me some! Secrets?? among friends they're still secrets aren't they ...

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  23. Great effect on the rick rack. Love your mug mats too. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I don't like it when you're quiet - you get up to too many secrets, lol! Oh that cake looks so good. I think we need to start having morning tea.
    The Sewing Circle looks wonderful!~ Can't wait to see your first stitcheries from it. And oh your projects coming out next year - wow. Love your little mug mats!!!

    And yes. I hate not knowing. *stomps foot*

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  25. wow
    you are just to fast
    I cant wait to here what the secret is seems like there are a lot of them going around or is it the same one ?????
    hugs Beth

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  26. You have been busy and your tea time pictures are always inviting!!!! Yum!

    Secrets hm-m-m What fun. I have been busy too and have not left my usual comments. I think I will be back at blogging again. I know that I have been updating my blog, and I was surprise at how I missed it.

    Happy Stitching.

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  27. You are/have been busy Jen...can't wait to see full phosots of all the sneaks..always love reading your blog.

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  28. Hi Jenny--there really is alot of this "secret" stuff going on around blog land--sure hope us bloggers can handle it all???? I smell chocolate, was it as good tasting as it looks--again I have to say--how do you do it all--you just can;t be sleeping much????? Smiles and hugs, just, Di

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  29. Hmmmm,
    I'm seeing a few "I've got a secret.." comments. I wonder if there's a connection.
    Love your mug mats.

    Hugs, Sharon (Stitches on Mars)

    PS...remind us when your projects come out in the magazines...wouldn't want to misss them and its not like you can look inside (sorry pet hate of mine that)

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  30. Well, I would say you have been a very busy girl.
    I love the way you are attaching the rick rack.
    Great idea.

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