Sunday Winners.

Hi y’all,

It’s been a rainy old weekend here in Brisi, the gloom more than matching my mood. Our delightful neighbour cost us another sale (of the house) and we are back at square one. Some days I think we’ll never be free of the insanity and it gets me down. It’s been bad lately and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t struggling with it all.

My (design) work is also suffering and I’m keeping occupied by re-making an old favourite. Canine Capers needed an overhaul for photo purposes and I’ve been getting a little carried away with it. Don’t worry if you already have the pattern, I’m always happy to supply the update.IMG_0784.JPGThe three amigos did the draw for the Birthday Bash giveaway. They very kindly wrote everyone’s name on a slip of paper and drew the winners… a very big congratulations to Debbie, Serena, Vicki, Anne, Michelle, Christine, and Claire who have all won a prize in our birthday giveaway. I’ve sent everyone a congratulations message and I’ll get your prizes in the post this week.hAPPY bIRTHDAY cAKE smallI also wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has ‘bought me a coffee’ through the link on my free patterns page. Your support always astounds me, and I’m extremely grateful. I haven’t worked out a way to send a thank you email via the site, so please consider this a giant hug of thanks.heart coffee thisThis week hasn’t been all bad, our 25 year old cactus has flowered for the first time and it was worth the wait! It’s covered in giant fuschia pink flowers! I’ll be harvesting the babies from this one. I have another cactus ready to bloom for the first time and I think the flowers on it are white. They will be a gorgeous contrast to the pink.

Before I forget, another huge thanks to everyone who has sent me photos of their quilts and projects, I appreciate it so much. Sharon made hers using the ‘A Pug’s Life‘ pattern, Joan used the ‘Catnip’ pattern, and Wendy made hers using the ‘Little Princesses’ pattern from my ‘Happy Quilts’ book. Aren’t they GORGEOUS!

Well it’s time for me to get to bed, it’s nearly midnight and we have a very early start in the morning. I’m determined this week is going to be better than the last; as always we’ll pick up the pieces (or unpack the moving boxes) and get on with things. Enjoy your week! toni xxfloers 1

One comment

  1. That’s just sad to hear that neighbor is still causing problems for your life. I may have missed something, but didn’t he get taken to jail and would be there awhile? Or maybe it was just long enough for you to have peace and quiet for a short time and now the stress is back. 😦 (sorry had things going on that had to take priority over everything else in our lives so I’ve missed a lot, I’m sure)

    Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your goodies.
    I have to assume that in the winner list when you said “Vicki” it was another Vicki and not me? I have had problems over the past few weeks with emails, so I thought I’d better ask to be sure since I don’t have an email. If not me, to the other Vicki, enjoy your goodies for the both of us. LOL

    That’s SO awesome about your cactus finally blooming. It’s really a pretty flower. My Mom had Christmas cactus and it faithfully bloomed every Christmas season yearly. I like those type since they have no prickly things like most other cactus do. They have smooth “leaves”(or whatever they are actually called) Do you have them in Australia? In case you don’t know what they are and how pretty their flowers are as well, here is a website to show you. https://www.almanac.com/plant/christmas-cactus

    You’ll get that house sold and hopefully soon!! Just think of it this way; had you sold the house and left already, you never would have seen your cactus blossom.

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