Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas

Hello My friends.
My banner hung.
`Merry Christmas`
I needed to get back to fit it all in!
New wallpaper up in that area.:)

A close up of the letters put together.

My ornament from my friend Katrina.
Cute little bird.

This wreath `Noel` from my friend Kath.

Love both of these ornaments.

Hubby made these from an old Totara post.
So cool.
Enjoy your Christmas time.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Taking a little time.

Hello my friends.
I put a little bit of time aside from either wallpapering
 or Christmas stitching, to stitch a little on my
 `I belong to a Cross stitch nation.` 

Another flower,the word `Cross` and changed little man`s hair.

This Shepherd`s Bush Stocking is for our youngest grandson.

A couple of table runner`s for gifts. 

The links to others that are doing the SAL with a difference.
Merry Christmas.
I hope there is some stitching time in your day.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Ornaments stitched

Hello my friends.
 Here are two ornaments I have finished.

From the 2011 JCS Christmas Ornament magazine.
Christmas Tree Cat,
by Briittercup Designs.
For the trim it`s Moda Vera Yoyo yarn.
Kath has this now.:)

Merry Christmas Drum.
By Wendy Peatross.
JCS Christmas Ornaments 2018 issue.

Once I had stitched design I counted 6 threads from the bottom 
and back stitched over 2 in green across. At the top I counted 10 threads
back stitching again. This helped with the button hole stitch I used to
join the top and bottom pieces which are plastic circles covered with wool felt.
The top circle has a hole in it so the ribbon could come through for hanging.
The drum sticks are burnt match sticks,washed,with beads attached with sticky glue.
I am so pleased with this.
Well back on with my day, part of which is carrying on wallpapering.
Still haven`t found the first lot so with a few dollars off we paid $600 for more!
Happy Stitching, 

Sunday, 2 December 2018

A little Man

Hello my friends.
The flowers of a lemon tree.
I have not noticed these before,
they are so pretty.

The weeks have gone by so quickly.
Time to show my stitching for 
SAL with a difference.
I have stitched little man with mustard coat 
and blue tie and hat trim.
Not really a mustard girl but fits in well.

I have my Christmas stitching to carry on with,
plus we are putting up new wallpaper in dining and lounge.
Please visit with these other SAL stitchers.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Stitching a little more

Hello my friends,
These last few weeks I have been sewing and stitching.
First a little more on 
`I belong to a Cross Stitch Nation`.
I have started on the man`s coat but still not sure of 
 stitching the navy!! Not sure if this will show up.

Some more of the flower border at the top and a word.
As this is the SAL with a difference Sunday I have put links at the bottom
 of this post for you to visit the other`s who have joined as well.
I hope you have time to see what progress they have done.

Completed this months Delbrook block.
Using the no waste method for flying geese was 
interesting to do. Worked out putting a pin in only one layer 
helped getting centre points to sit right.

By the time we got the camera Peanut had stopped licking
the rain water dripping into the drum.
The neighbour rang to say she had a Oppossum
hiding in her porch.

Well that`s my stitching for now. 
I have brought an iPad and been learning things on that.
Taking up stitching time.:)

Sunday, 21 October 2018

SAL & Mystery`s

Hello my friends.
Time to show where I am with 
`I belong to the Cross Stitch Nation`
by Heartstring Samplery.
This is what I am stitching for this SAL,
shown every third Sunday.

Now month 8 
`Whimsical Woodland `
by The Country yard.

A close up of the cute snail.

These next two are month 3 of
`Winter Charm`
Applique flowers,

and rows of flying geese.

Please visit with the others as they show where they are with their projects.
If  you would like to know more about this SAL,check out Avis on her blog. 
Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

block made

Hello my friends.
This months block for $25 quilt was 
sewn on my new machine.

We picked up the quilting table top yesterday 
and put together.
Have two extra feet to come plus a few more lessons.

I keep looking for the hook to lift foot and also 
to cut threads then remember to press button for 
scissor snip in machine plus to lift foot.:)
Happy Stitching,

Monday, 8 October 2018

New toy to play with

Hello my friends,
Made a few more project bags.
Love storing my stitching these.

My Mum left me some money,
 so I look at this as a gift from her.
I`m excited but a little sad too.
A new sewing machine that I`ve only just brought home.
It`s on the dining table till quilting unit put in place.:)
I forgot to bring the quilting table attachment home with me!
I will pick it up the next time I`m up that way,  

during this week. Once a speacial birthday for our 
youngest daughter has been, I can play with my new toy. :)

This is how Tillie sleeps when on the floor.
Looks like she`s saying her prayers before sleep.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, 6 October 2018

SAL with a difference

Hello my friends.
I thought Avis`s SAL would be great way to finish
 a few of my stitching projects 
 and also later start something new.
So contact Avis to find out more if you are interested.
We stitch our own project which is the difference,
showing progress or finish  every third Sunday.
 Since I have only recently joined I thought to show my project
which will be :
`I belong to a cross stitch nation` 
by Heartstring Samplery.

I have changed the trousers to grey and thread to red,
but may a just that too.
So will show progress again on this 21st.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, 28 September 2018

Spring time.

Hello my friends,
The Clematis is flowering amazingly,
new buds and open flowers.
So pretty.

The Clematis climbs around the mesh of our deck.

I find I try to wind them through otherwise the tendrils
take over.

`Sew in Love` BOM block Two.
The pattern says eight of this block.
The angle of photo showing that points off but the aren`t.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Block of the Month.

Hello my friends,
I am working on a few BOM`s. :)
This is one from 
The Country Yard,
`Whimsical Woodland Mystery`.

Month 7 a little fox.

`Sew in Love`
by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Baskets.
BOM through Fat 1/4 Shop.
These take time to come across the sea.
Enjoying getting the parcels in the post and then
making blocks up.
I have put these away ready for next block to come.
The patterns are in the book which came with part one.
Happy Stitching,