Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Lovely afternoon

 We girls headed to the Hyatt on Saturday and so enjoyed the yummy food and drink and especially the chance for a lovely chat. It was extra special to have Ma with us this time. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

A little stitching

 I have been stitching but there isn't much to show! Sometimes you really wonder what you have been doing! I have been enjoying my cross stitch so here is another stocking. Of course it needs making up but we can't rush these things.

This heart was a pattern in an old Better Homes and Gardens magazine. 
Caught up with the afternoon stitching girls on Wednesday and it was lovely to see Jayne's secret Santa swap gift that Paddy received. So so cute!
We had little miss on Tuesday and here she is concentrating on the television!

Saturday, January 9, 2021

A new year

 Finally, 2020 is over and we are in a new year. Not much has changed yet but we do hope that things will improve this year! So sad to hear of other countries that are having such tough times. We seem very fortunate here though there have been a few bad times over Christmas for many. Life here just goes on as normal so not too much to share with you. I can share a bit of lovely stitching from the Wednesday afternoon girls. We had our first catchup last week and it was such fun to hear everyone's news. We were so impressed with Jayne's fun project from a wonderful book,  Half Yard Bags and Purses, that she borrowed from the library. Great way to use up scraps of wool and trim.

Beth had finished her wonderful cross stitch. It looks amazing even though her thread changed colour throughout. Her older skeins were a slightly different shade but I think it adds to the charm of the piece.
I have a few bits to share, I loved stitching this pattern from Pine Trees Utah. It came out each day before Christmas like an advent calendar.
My next block for The Santa, The Tree.... came just before Christmas and it has been fun to stitch it over the first few days of this year.
My big boys are into Minecraft so here are Creeper and Steve appliqued onto shirts for them for Christmas. They were a bit tricky but they seemed pleased with the result.