A quiet Christmas this year for our family. We held close the memories of loved ones no longer with us and hugged those around us just a little tighter. Honor them how you need to and do what feels best for your fragile aching heart.
Monday, 12 December 2022
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Saturday, 10 September 2022
Friday, 12 August 2022
Monday, 8 August 2022
So now it's just about afternoon smoko time and Grandson M is getting a little impatient that Ma isn't paying attention ... there won't be much sewing this week.
Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Squeezed a lot into this weekend and had a very enjoyable time with the added bonus of SUNSHINE! Yes ... after a couple of weeks of lovely rain but mostly cloudy, showery, forget about washing days, it was so lovely to have a beautiful sunshine weekend.
Saturday, 7 May 2022
Ms Kitty on the left was already finished and waiting for her friend to join so Ms Kitty on the right had her stitching finished Friday night. Thank you Cheryll for bringing us together once again.
ZOOM .... last Sunday Chookyblue held a gathering over zoom and I was able to join in for the afternoon/evening. Always a lovely time sewing and chatting although this time was somewhat quieter as everyone was extra industrious. I was happy to finish hand stitching the binding on one of these table runners and then finished the 2nd one the next day at our little patchwork group.
Friday, 6 May 2022
Friday, 29 April 2022
Goodness, end of another month and I actually have more finishes to share. The first was a table runner top made last year ... but more likely the year before.
Next up ... 2 more table centres. The fabric was only purchased last month and didn't even make it to the stash ... bit of a record in that. Tops were quick ... now to finish off.
Sunday, 3 April 2022
Thread and hoop in hand, I started stitching this fellow Friday night. Slow and steady ... I need better lighting. Thank you to Cheryll for hosting and friends for keeping company.
A UFO runner is next on the list followed by a bag that's been in the waiting for ??? a few years.
Friday, 1 April 2022
Finally made it! Not only did I remember but I have the time and the project ... I think :)
Just have to make a cuppa, grab a snack and find an embroidery thread. I think I know what I'm going to work on tonight along with all the Friday Night Friends. Then I'm going to have to come back tomorrow with a big catch up on what I achieved for March.
Happy stitching xx
Sunday, 27 February 2022
While February rolls over and March is knocking on the door .... Mother Nature is being a b***h!
Where to start? I've been making some more masks as even Grandson J needs some for school.
My 2021 Blog Book arrived in the mail ... I've been having these printed since 2007/2008 but this one was the thinnest.
Murder in the Caribbean is getting close ... here is the layout and I've managed to join a couple of rows. I'm liking this one.
The crochet hook has been in action as I've run out of dish cloths. This pattern is Waffle and a involves a new stitch for me ... 'Front Post Treble Stitch' ... simple to do after a you tube lesson.
Belvedere the Rustic Reindeer went to live with his new owner just in time for Christmas 2021 and his brother has finally come together and will live here. Grandson M was checking him over and may have had sticky fingers by the spot on it's cheek.
Chookyblue held a Zoom day yesterday to celebrate her 15th year of blogging. I had great plans of joining in for the day ... Thursday/Thursday night in town at Mum's ... come home Friday ... plans for Sunday ... so Saturday WAS going to be MY day ... until Mother Nature threw a tantrum! Hubby phoned Friday morning to say he'd had 10 inches of rain (250mm) overnight and had never seen the creeks run so high. Of course nothing compared to what is still unfolding further south but it stopped me getting home due to the bridge going under water. I did manage to get home Saturday afternoon ... it took some very careful driving around back roads and finally through our paddocks to get to the house as the road into our place has washed away.
Finally after unpacking I closed my eyes to the rest of the house, set myself up with a headless reindeer, wool and crochet hook, and enjoyed a few hours with lovely ladies from all over. The quilt I showed was from a local workshop in June 2012 and the pattern was the instructors called 'Ribbon Stars'. Bit of a record for me as the quilt was finished by the end of 2012! Thank you Chooky for hosting and I'm so glad I made it eventually.
Hubby is out checking fences this morning and later I'll head out and help with repairs. Time to grab a snack and a cuppa and hang out the next load of washing.