Friday, 25 April 2014

Lest we forget

Australian, New Zealand Army Corps

`Lest we Forget`

We wear a poppy like this on the 25th April
for ANZAC day. 
There is always a Dawn Parades. 
Today it has been 99 years.

We had a quiet moment this morning remembering for 
Then we watched the services held in Wellington an Auckland on the TV.

Hello my friends,
So glad you could visit with me.
I am so delighted to see my followers numbers going up.
My stitching this week has been
Shepherds Bush 
Part one kit came the other day after quite a wait.
Fabric, three bundles of threads and some cute button to show at a later date.

I forgot to take my camera when I went to stitch at Kaths.
I could not wait to start.
After Kath over locked the edges of both her`s and my fabric
 I started on the house. I stitched on this till time for me to go.
After tea that night I continued till the thread split and frayed!
Then I changed thread for the meadow,the path, a heart
and then the sheep. I was so enjoying myself.

The house now complete after reverse stitching and back on track.

The cute little sheep.

How far I have stitched!

Kath has started a blog for this stitching project.
If there is their anyone who is working on their `Fold`
would you like to join us?
If so contact Kath.
I have a secret stitching on the go too.:)
Happy Stitching,

Monday, 21 April 2014

He has Risen

Hello my friends.
Yesterday was our Easter Sunday.
We went to the first church service
and this photo was on the front of our service sheet.
I felt it was the one for this post.

Mark 16:4 -6
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, 
which was very large, had been rolled away.
As they entered the tomb,
they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side,
 and they where alarmed.
``Don`t be alarmed ``,he said.
 ``You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene,who was crucified.
He has risen. 
He is not here.

This was on the over head projector.

Only used three days and still has that new tomb smell.
Reason for sale: Owner resurrected.
He has risen. He is Lord.

My parcel for Easter /Spring Exchange 
from April (
came the day before Easter break.
Thank you April what a lovely surprise. 

April stitched this from `The Prairie Schooler` pattern
in a black but photo looks purple!
The back had this lovely fabric bringing the look of
  spring into the package.
Over here in this part of the world we are into Autumn.

This LHN  pattern has been on my list to purchase for sometime.
I was so pleased to get this as part of my gift.

The lovely threads as well.
So delighted.

The linen to stitch the design so all set to go.
Can`t wait to start :)))
Plus the other linen which I have a Shepherds Bush pattern for this.
Then three pieces of fabric.
A Red Brolly design I think.

These lovely `Honey Bee` scissors.
Thank you Terri ( Dixie Sampler blog )
for this lovely exchange and through this I found a few more friends.

Now progress on my `Santa`s Village`.
The top row complete.

`Mrs Claus` Cookie Shop`

Time for me to go.
So glad you could visit again with me.
Love the little messages you make to me.
Hope you are being Blessed this Easter.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, 11 April 2014

Spring/aster Exchange 2014

Hello my friends.
Time for another visit with me.
I joined Terri`s Spring/Easter Exchange.
My partner is Annette of
This is what I sent her:
For Spring a `Project Bag` I made from Anni Downs 
  book `The Simple Life`, 
This`Happy Easter` stitchery with millhill beads as a little cushion.
I used the same threads except Sampler Thread `portabella I change to 
Sampler Thread woodsmoke
 The pattern was free  from `The Nebby Needle 2014`,
Two caramel chocolate rabbits
and as I was late sending I added a block roll.
In with the Easter card I added a `Cottage Garden Thread`
but with hurrying to wrap forgot to take a photo!

This is the bag showing the outside opened. 

This is the inside showing needle pages
and the ties to the draw string bag.

I flipped the draw string bag over to show
two pockets,one that is covered with a button to close.

I hope Annette enjoys using her gifts and of course the eating the chocolate bunnies.
I was sent from Annette a delightful 
` Thank you` email which brought a smile and made my day.
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.
These messages are like we have had a visit.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Quilt Show

Good morning my friends.
Today your visit with me will be of the time I spent at 
`Wine Country Quilts Waipukurau`
a few weekends ago.
These are a few of the wonderful display of quilts there.
I`m sorry this time I forgot to write the names of quilts and who made them.
 Silly of me.

The applique was so beautifully stitched.

I love the houses with the vine in between.

This poppy quilt was two pieces with a 3D look.
The photo below is a closeup of the work.

There was a display of `Hoffman Challenge`
This is to show the fabric that was to be part of the 

The next few photos are of what designs where made.

The peacock I took three photos,
the next two closeups of the detailed stitching.

This would be a lovely scrap quilt to do.

The snakes and ladder quilt had a bag attached 
to show it could be played as a game.

I went two days as there was sit in mini work shops
of 20 minutes of tutor telling us about her work and how to use the ideas .
The Saturday I looked around the quilts and the stalls.
Plus a workshop on `Computer Designing Quilts` by Sheila Christensen.
Then saw that Sunday there was two workshops that interested me.
Sunday afternoon after Church in the morning back we went.
The first workshop was `Scrap Happy` by Vivienne Franklin in regards to scrap quilts.
The next was `Domestic machine quilting`by Anne Williamson.
I enjoyed and learnt lots from both.
Now to find time to enjoy using these tips.
Well hubby feels hes seeing under water when looking down so progress
with his sight.
Time for my chores to be done and check the mail.
Please come again and I do so so enjoy your comments.
Happy Stitching,

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Posted and other gifts

Hello my friends and welcome to my new followers.
I hope you all enjoy your visit with me.
I was invited to `The Country Yard` to celebrate 10 years of trading.
I was unable to go but Kerryn sent me this parcel.
There was also the 1st pattern for the next mystery quilt. 
I so enjoy being part of these. 
I will show that soon.

This lovely mug with the shops header printed on it,
a tape measure, potpourri and a label.

Showing the start of header on the mug.

 I joined Terri`s Spring/Easter Exchange 2014.
This is my exchange partners parcel which I took a photo of while waiting in line to post.
I pray it arrives quite quickly!
I sent it a little later with Hubby having eye operation put me behind.
Every day he sees a little more.
Checkup next week.

My daughter brought home the other day a belated gift from 
my friend Katrina of
gave me these: a lovely stitched cushion, sticky note folio 
and a red zip pouch. :)

My friend Kath 
soon after my birthday when we met up gave me these
to make a quilt that I saw on utube from
 `The Missouri Star Quilt Company`.
The honeycomb is cut in four and sewn onto the corners of 
the layer cake blocks.
I will get onto these soon. 

My YD stitched and made this card scissor fob and pin cushion for me.

A start on `Dear Jane` blocks.
#1 is complete.

Well it`s time for me to go,I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Happy Stitching,