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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ornies and RAK

I was thinking what a great mix of nationalities we have so far in the RAK Registry database, and just in case you were interested I thought I'd share ... so far we have a total of 38 stitching bloggers taking part, and they're from the following nations:


15 - USA
4 - Canada
4 - United Kingdom
4 - The Netherlands
3 - New Zealand
3 - France
2 - Australia
1 - South Africa
1 - Switzerland
1 - Finland

A couple of quick replies for Nicki and Lisa ... the dress isn't that 'light' to wear, I have to admit - it has a separate skirt underneath with curtain wire hoops. Mind you, I said yesterday if I keep filling out my body any more than it currently is, I soon won't be needing the hoops! ROFL. The dress itself was made from some plain green homespun cotton fabric by Mum, then I added all the decorations onto it - in fact the tinsel needs to be replaced now, I think. The tinsel and string of balls are pinned on from the inside with safety pins, so it can be removed for washing - next year, though, I'm going to superglue the caps to the balls, as a couple of the new ornaments I put on this year to replace missing ones aren't as robust. I do love it, though, and I have another stupid idea in the back of my brain as well ... making some felt 'boots' that have a flat inner section up my calf, with the outside part pushing out, so when I stand with my feet together, it looks like a plant pot ... or hanging some presents from the hoops ... yup, gotta love that festive season, it really does bring out the child in me! ;P

Now on to really FUN stuff ... I was given the OK by Katrina to open one of my little gifties from under the tree - and now I understand why ... I am now the proud owner of the most gorgeous ornie with beautiful stitching and finishing, and I'm absolutely thrilled with it! Thank you so much Katrina, I truly do adore it! And it's on my little 'ornie tree' already! :D Doesn't that sad little tree look so much better now? Mind you I still have to make up the two ornies Mum gave me (she did the stitching, and I'm doing the finishing), and then that'll possibly be it for the year ... depends how keen I get between now and Christmas hmmm.

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The next two days are going to be quite social - we have a team meeting for all us 'Hotliners' (Seniors), and we're doing it over breakfast for our Christmas get-together. Brekky is at 8am and I don't start work until noon, but I thought I'd potter around in the neighbourhood until then, as there's no point coming all the way home again. Then on Saturday I've been invited to a friend's place for a party (J), and I'm driving to B's house first then we're going there together, then I'm staying at B's house for the night - which means we can let our hair down for the night ... it'll do me good, I think :D

Today I'm thankful for my best friend's Mum Doreen - her apricot slice went down a treat yesterday, with a few people coming up to me especially to say how yummy it was (most people brought in supermarket cakes, so I guess the home-made stuff really stood out LOL) ... I'm also thankful that I made a double batch and that I still have some sitting in my fridge (my hips won't be thankful though) ... but not just that, I'm thankful for Doreen for giving me so many wonderful childhood (and adult) memories, and being one of the people that has helped shape me into the person I am today - I love you loads, Doreen!! :D

8Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing like home baked food.

Your ornie from Katrina is lovely.

Have a great works breakfast and dinner over the weekend.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Nicki said...

What a gorgeous ornament from Katrina! The tree definitely looks a little less empty now :)

I'm looking forward to the picture of your tree dress next year already! It must be hot in that though - you need to be in the Northern hemisphere! ;)

11:32 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

The stitching ornament from Katrina is lovely. What a nice gift. :)

The ideas you have for your dress next year are great. I really like the idea for the felt boots made to look like a pot!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely ornie from Katrina, Anne. Your tree looks fab!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

What a beautiful ornie from Katrina! How sweet of her :) Your tree is looking quite lovely.
Enjoy the socialising :) I'm sure it'll do you lots of good! :D

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous ornie from Katrina, enjoy your socalising :)

6:15 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

FOUR Dutchies? I'll have to look again! ;)

Once again, Anne, thanks so much for organizing this registry. It's so fun to look at what everyone likes and daydream about the million little gifties I want to make!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Meari said...

How do we sign up for the RAK database?

8:48 AM  

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