Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Some progress..

It has been nice to have some stitching time over the last few weeks. I did finally put away all the decorations, which did take a while! I have been working on a few ufos. I started to sew together my Splendid Sampler blocks from a few years ago. I am quite enjoying the process as the French General fabrics look so nice. Here is row 1 and then 5 rows done.

 I had stitched this lovely Kathy Schmitz Santa earlier in the year so it was nice to put it together into a cushion.
 This one has taken ages. It is the Stitched Circle Basket from the Stitching Day in September. It is a lovely design by Lynette Anderson. I am not feeling too confidant about putting it together
 It was lovely to catch up with the ladies on Wednesday. Jayne showed us this gorgeous little puppy pin cushion.

 Roni had made these amazing cross stitch decorations. So beautiful!

And a memory! My Amy made this little nativity when she was small. It was fairly ruined but thought it was worth taking a picture of it!


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

New Year....

It has been a very different few days in this new year. Canberra has been blanketed in smoke and the news has been so sad as so many lovely places have been ravaged by fire. So sad to hear about the many that have lost their homes.

Today is a bit clearer here and the smoky seems to be leaving our house. We have had many days indoors so I have been trying to get a few ufos finished. My biggest achievement was finishing my Stitch Therapy 365 right on time at the end of 2019. It has been a lovely project to stitch.

 
 These two stitcheries were completed last year and are now little pillows.

 I started this cross stitch on my recent cruise and it was nice to make it up.


 These three were stitched last January! I was planning to frame them but decided to make them into hangings instead. The nativity one still needs a few buttons sewn on.


 Lastly these lovely finishes were from the Wednesday afternoon ladies. I must make one of these bags one day!



Lastly, I will share what summer should look like. The kids are enjoying an iceblock after a swim!





Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year

It is hard to believe that another year has flown by. Thank you those who read this blog for your continued interest. I enjoy writing as it is a diary for me and am glad that others enjoy it too. Thought I would finish the year with a few pictures of the Christmas decorations (helps me remember where they go for next year).







It is all a bit over the top but I do love seeing all the stitched decorations and special gifts each year. I also want to share a few things that were stitched for this Christmas and some lovely gifts too. I stitched these decorations as gifts this year.



 I was also very spoilt with some lovely gifts. Thank you dear friends for these beautiful gifts.




Happy New year everyone. Hoping rains and kind winds come soon to stop these terrible fires!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas dear readers. We hope you have had a lovely time with your family and friends and that you are able to relax today after all the busyness! We had afternoon tea and a light meal on Christmas eve this year which was a bit easier than our normal baked dinner. The kids enjoyed a swim and then headed home to bed ready for Santa!



 On Christmas day, we went to church and it was a lovely service and the singing was amazing. Nothing better than Joy to the World and Hark the Herald Angels Sing sung by a packed church. We then celebrated with our family. First we had photos (the children were bribed by the thought of presents!).




 Little Jack was Santa's helper and handed out all the presents, just stopping occasionally to open one himself.



We then enjoyed the yummy cold lunch and delicious deconstructed pavlovas for dessert. We have all eaten too much and will be eating leftovers for quite a while.