Sunday, January 21, 2018
I have called this post sewing as I have actually done some machining this past week. My fellow blogger, Chookyblue, has been spending at least 10 minutes in her sewing room each day so I tried it. I do go in there often to cut things, iron things and plan but I don't sit and machine often enough. Well ....it worked. I put together the last block of Scandinavian Rose! I know, you have seen the slow progress of this quilt over the many years (it was started in 2014) but to add the last few little squares was very satisfying. It made me think of Rosalie, the designer too, who sadly died from rotten cancer a few weeks ago.
Monday, January 15, 2018
I have been having fun doing different things over the last few weeks. It has been nice to work on these cross stitch Santas.
Mind you, it is time I went into the sewing room to work on some UFOs. I noticed Chooky Blue is doing just 10 minutes per day in the sewing room and is achieving so much. Might need to challenge myself to go into the sewing room and use my lovely machine for just 10 minutes!!!!
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Here we are in 2018. It has been a nice relaxing time after the busyness of Christmas. We had a lovely few days with Ma visiting. The kids came round lots to spend time in the pool. The pool has come into its own this summer as the big boys are almost swimming and just love it. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea here with Janelle and Richard and their family. Sadly we didn't take any photos.
I have been stitching a little. It is fun to just make whatever you want and to just ignore the UFOs in the sewing room. I have enjoyed a little cross stitch, finished my bunting based on a pattern by Anni Downs and stitched this A for little miss Alice. The pattern for this was in the Homespun magazine last year.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Another year is almost over. It has still been been fun to share my journey on this blog. Thanks for visiting. Thought I would share my decorations with you and also some recent stitching. Here are some views of the house decorations. I am not really looking forward to taking them down and putting everything back to normal.
It has been nice to have a little time recently to finish a few things. I managed to get my bunting stitched but made it up after Christmas.
I made several of these little cushions for gifts before Christmas. They are based on a wonderful panel designed by Anni Downs.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Christmas day was fun too especially as there were presents! Alice and Mummy came to church too which was lovely. Pa wanted to do some family portraits for his gift and they are just so good.
I hope you have all had a happy Christmas. Thank you so much for continuing to read my blog. I do it for myself but it is lovely to share with you as well.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
We enjoyed a wonderful party last night at Natalie's house for the Wednesday night stitching girls. Thank you so much for hosting and thanks to everyone for the delicious food and lovely company. We were so impressed with Natalie's decorations inside and outside her house. Her husband has done an amazing job of the lights. My little camera didn't do them justice but gives you an idea.
I received this wonderful embroidered decoration from Audrey. Your stitching is so beautiful, Audrey.
My Secret Santa gift was one of these little Natalie Bird bags with some fabric and a pair of scissors.
I also received a beautiful decoration in the mail yesterday from Fiona. It is just so beautiful!
I also popped into the shop to see the afternoon ladies and Lynda has been busy making some more wonderful gifts for her grandchild to be!