Thursday, 31 July 2014

Needle book and SAL

Hello my friends.
Time for check in 

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,

Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas in July

Hello my friends.
I have been so blessed by Melody of 

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,

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  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,

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,