Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Shepherds Bush 2014 Fold Series - First Pics!!!

Hi All

Hot off the press first photos of the upcoming Shepherds Bush 2014 Fold series.

Cant wait for mine to arrive!!  If you would like to join the SAL send me an email and I will send you and invitation to join.

Happy Stitching


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy New Year

Hi All

Yes, it's been a good while since I posted.  I really had lost my blog mojo, but of course that did not stop me reading blogs and there has been some great goings on by so many over the last year.

I have a few finishes to show too, that will be the next post.  I am setting up a blog for those who would like to join the Shepherds Bush 2014 Fold. It will be a SAL.  I could not let this one go!  I have no idea what I am doing, lol, so email me and we will go from there.

Take care, it is a beautiful day here, just a bit warm to be outdoors!


Sunday, April 07, 2013

Easter Break

Hi All

Oh yes, I know I am a little late in posting this, just the way things are in my house these days.  One thing at a time lol.  I do hope you all had a fabulous Easter though, as we sure did.

Easter was lovely, the days were hot - yes, very warm for this time of the year.  Lauren and Chris came and we all had a lot of laughs and did things which was good.  I wasn't allowed to take photos..... they are just private people really - of what we did, but I did manage to get one of them before they left.

Lauren and Chris, April 2013

So what did we do....

Chris put the chairs together for my new outside table and chairs.  I had managed to get the table together, but the screws on the chairs were certainly elusive.  Chris fixed them though by sorting out the thread for the screws.  Will have to wait for new seasons things to arrive before I can get an umbrella though as there was not one to be found for love nor money!  Here is the results....

All ready for next summer now.

We went to Napier, did a little shopping - haha, I bought a new clothes basket as mine was totally falling apart. My only purchase.  Lauren did a little bit of shopping too and we had fish and chips on the beach for lunch.  Totally delicious and relaxing, and with fresh fish, mmmm nothing better.

I baked....yummy, some Caramel Cookies.

After the kids had left for home, I popped around and spend an hour or so with Katrina, shared a glass or two of bubbly, something we have not done in an age - and yum, it was just so lovely,  Katrina and I swapped our little Easter gifts, as we do every year.

From Katrina to me

From me to Katrina

My little Easter display

So that is Easter for 2013.  Far too many Easter buns and chocolate, but that is Easter!

I have also had a few days off from work, not that it seemed like it with things that cropped up.  But all good.  I just needed a bit of a break.  This year has been extremely busy and with the drought things have really been busy.  For all of us.

I have stitched and sewed a bit, and that has been wonderful.  I will share pictures next post.

I thought I would have a bit of a stitchy afternoon yesterday, Katrina, Janet and Lisa popped in to share.




It was a fine old time with lots of catching up, stitchy talk and eating!

The days have turned very cold all of a sudden.  I have not had the urge to light the fire, but crikey, it is sure close.  It is certainly soup time and my lunch today was this...

Don't you just love soup!

Thanks for stopping in, I do love your comments and read every one.  I want to make changes there too, so I can reply to your comments.  I think I have become a bit computer unsavvy with blogger of late and need to check a few things out.  I have added my Pinterest tag into my side bar if you would like to pop in there.  I love Pinterest!

Take care...


Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Bag for Wendy

Hello All

Thanks for popping in!

I have made my first bag and have so enjoyed making it.  Came from Red Home book by Natalie Bird and this book has some lovely goodies in it.

I gave Wendy her bag on Friday as it was her birthday.  Katrina and I met up with Wendy and had a wonderful catch up and lunch.

Fabrics used were mostly Shangri La by Three Sisters.  DMC 3328 for the stitching.  DMC 3328 is my favourite DMC right now.  Not too red, not too orange.

So now to get to and make a bag for me..... I cant wait!

Have a lovely weekend...


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

A Fabulous Giveaway is...

on over at Barbara's blog.  Barbara is a lovely lady and wonderful stitcher, and maker of beautiful things.

I am sure she would be tickled pink to see you!

I am home today with a stinking migraine, my whole head hurts, nose, cheeks, eyes, you name it.  Not a happy camper.  No stitching for me today.


Monday, March 04, 2013

Up To Date on Santa's Village

Hello Friends

What a lovely weekend I had, much stitching and even some sewing was done.  I did manage to finish Santa's Post Office....

As I upload this photo, I see there is something missing... I have not stitched the other line and envelope flap... a job for tonight.  Must have been tired and that is my excuse your honour... lol!

The blocks in there entirety... this is a really lovely project to stitch.

Thanks for stopping by, and thank your for the lovely comments you leave me.


Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Finishes

Hello Friends

It is the last few hours of February and I have got a few finishes to show.  Friend Clare had a birthday yesterday and I made her these little goodies to go with a lovely pattern I had seen for her.

Blackbird, by Blackbird Designs, Tea Time a wee freebie from The Little Stitcher , and a phone case in fabrics that I have used for Clare before.

I also managed to make up this Shepherds Bush kit that I had had on the go for a while now, do love how it has turned out.

Righto, it is well past my bedtime now, so I better say good night!

Thanks for stopping by to visit, I do love getting your comments.

White Rabbits!