Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tipsy Tree

Hello my friends it`s time for:


For September I have stitched 
`Tipsy Tree` by Charland Designs,Inc.
This pattern is in 2007
`Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments` magazine.
I had this ear marked to do so thought this was the time.


A close up of stitching.
The star from my button jar with `Mill Hill` beads.


Some of my fabric from my Christmas stash
for the back.


Look what `Miss Tilly` is doing!

  


Max checking on what`s happening.


That didn`t stop her, dog tail must be taste good.


While Max is away the girls have taken over for the day.
If they laid an egg I do not know but Max could have had a snack
when returning.
Hope you enjoyed your visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Waiting for Sunshine

Hello my friends.
I am well over due for you to come  visiting,
I have been waiting for sunshine to take photos.
Now the weekend is looming the forecast is for rain again!
Our beautiful Tui`s are visiting us again.
There is a family of five.
This one is in the peach tree with the spring blossoms coming into flower.


I think this one is in the apricot tree.
They where singing their lovely song.


Last month I didn`t show my completed `Clock`
block  5 from `Relics from Yesteryear`.
The mystery quilt from `The Country Yard`.
My photo will not turn the right way! :(
I am happy with the finished block though.

 

This months block 6 is `Mannequin`. 
I used to use one of these when I did dress making.
This went on the back burner once I started patchwork.
Four hexagon pieced flowers was an extra this time.


Then I was able to get the last place in this 
`Quilters Theme` mystery Stitchery from 
`The Country Yard`


A lovely little needle book open on the box.
Below showing the threads:
Cottage Garden Thread # 1206 Lyrebird,
Aurifil # 2372.
Background fabric, front of needle book and month 1 pattern.
A lovely box to store everything in.


First triangle block stitched.


Second  triangle block.


I wonder what will come next month.
Hubby is seeing again in his left eye.
A little more recovery time,
then back for a final checkup
and then can return to work. 
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Till next time.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 29 August 2014

In the box

Good morning my friends.
So glad you could visit with me.
This month of August has flown by and now it`s time for `Smalls SAL`.


I made up this design from a `Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments` pattern
for my small this month.


Now it is `In the box` ready for my Christmas display in December.



These were what I sent for my part in last months`Christmas in July Swap`.
We had to make three things from the letters of `Christmas`.
I took R = Reindeer.
M= mouse.
S = Santa.
Love these little guys.


Mouse from `Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments`.


The front.


The back.


All three together.
They went to O`faigh of Oldbury Cottage.
O`faighs blog is in my side bar.
Also a thank you to Cheryll of Gone Stitching
 for organizing this as swap Momma. 
Today Hubby has another eye operation.
The oil is to be removed to be replaced with fluid and lens 
put in. He should have his vision back. :)
My shoulder operation has been put on hold.:(
Thank you for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Needle book and SAL

Hello my friends.
Time for check in 
for:


I have chosen to make 
`Ngaire`s Little Accessories Needle Book`
by Nqaire Brooks. She is a New Zealand  designer.


The flower petals are quit tiny hexagons.



Needle book outer.
Nqaire had binding around which I think I will go back and add.


The pockets for needle holders and wool felt hearts for needles in use.


I have turned the first corner on my ladies skirt with this SAL.
Well next month I hope to show more progress.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas in July

Hello my friends.
I have been so blessed by Melody of 
http://thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogsot.com 


Now it`s the 25th and time to show what was inside these parcels.


The first parcel to open was this lovely 
stitching bag with a bar of chocolate and 
in the bag tied with red ribbon
10 little ladybird chocolates. 


I have the fabric for the top part of the bag but will lookout for the other
plus the lining fabric as well.
I think I will make a block roll to match.
This will keep everything together. :) 
The next parcel had these three ornaments to hang on my tree.
Melody they are perfect.


The last parcel had this fantastic stitchery wall hanging.


The last two are going in my `Christmas box` 
ready to hang in December.
The chocolate won`t last that long and the stitching bag 
I have a project ready for this. 
Thank you Melody. You have blessed me so much.
I pray my secret partner is out of hospital and has 
opened my gifts to her.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

July Yesteryear

Hello my friends.
The days go by when there are lots of appointments to attend.
Hubby had an eye check,another check next month then a operation
at the end of August to remove oil and replace with fluid.
A few weeks after that the lens put in and hopefully vision .
I`ve had a MRI for my left shoulder and now wait operation date.
First this months `Yesteryear` block 4
`Bird House` from The Country Yard.
I back stitched most but the chain I used chain stitch.
Ready and waiting for next months block.




These came in the post the other day but this has been my first chance to blog.
Melody of thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com  sent me the three lovely parcels.
They are in a cupboard till the 25th.
Not too many days to wait.
I hope my parcel will reach it destination soon!


Time to go hope you enjoyed your visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

SAL and parcel sent

Hello my friends.
I have been getting `Sampler & Antique Needlework` magazine for 
sometime now so was delighted to see 
`A Sampler Pincushion Doll Maiden` in # 75.
I could not get `Elizabeth` so mine is `Meloday`.
She was the only one wearing a bonnet hence I 
changed the colours.
DMC 158,472,3051,3041,3820,3052/3053.
Soie d' alger 4634.
SNC Forget me not 081
to match her.


A small start. Now to pick a day each week to stitch
so I can see some progress.

 
Annette from California Stitcher and two other ladies 
plus myself are working on this as a SAL .


I have joined this years `Christmas in July ` swap.
Today I sent my three Christmas gifts 
to my Secret partner.
I pray these reach her safely and on time.
This is the package before address written.
On the 25th I will blog on the gifts.


Getting as warm as she can be.
It has been quite cold here.


Time to go so thank you for visiting and the lovely comments,
 till next time;
 Happy Stitching,
Clare.