Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cindy's RR finished

I finished Cindy's RR, it's going in the post tomorrow.

Kathy wanted to know what kind of winter weather we get in Wellington. I would say we are quite lucky with the weather, a bit of snow on the hills is about as extreme as it gets around here. We can get some very cold mornings, like this day back in July which turn into glorious sunshine. Some parts of New Zealand don't fair so well though with extremely cold winters (and extremely hot summers).

I'll do a stash report when it arrives in. It took me ages (a couple of lunch breaks and several hours at to decide what to get. I still haven't worked out if I don't like parting with money, or whether I am just bamboozled by all the beautiful designs out there. I mostly went for smaller designs - some JBW, Heart in Hand, Lizzie Kate, Just Nan and La D Da from memory.

Finally, before I go I'd just like to thank everyone for stopping by and for leaving comments. It's always appreciated :-)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Nearly there with Cindy's RR

If I didn't spend so much time on the internet, I'm sure I could have had it finished long before now! :-)

Thought I'd share a photo of Wellington. We're still having pretty good weather, even though it's nearly winter. I'm lucky in that the waterfront is very close to where I work. Great on a good day!

Oh well, I think I'm going to have a little online stashy spend. Hope you're having a great week - only four more days until Friday (and a long weekend - yay!).

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hello Neighbour RR progress

Here's my progress on Cindy's piece for the Hello Neighbour RR.

I'm stitching the strawberry house from Plum Street Samplers 'Fruit of the Spirit' design. No frogs and no frustration, so far :-)

Yay, it's Friday!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


You wouldn't believe how many times I frogged on this small piece or how long it took. So it's little wonder that even the photo won't play ball!

You can click for a clearer view


Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post about my small finish and driving test. They were very much appreciated.

It's getting late, so I'll leave you with a photo of my newest little friend...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Dance of the Bumblebee

I so love how this turned out. I stitched it with the recommended threads (a mixture of WDW and GAST) on 28 count Apple Blossom Lugana from Countrystitch. I am not sure how I will finish it yet.

I passed my driving test on Tuesday. Yay! I'm fully licensed now. The lady testing officer said she wished they were all like me - I got 100% in Parts 1 and 2, and there were just two small things in Part 3.

Last Sunday we went to the
Karori Wildlife Sanctuary. I highly recommend it to my local (or holidaying in NZ) readers - it's not a zoo and I didn't expect to see anything more than on any other bush walk (of which there are many in NZ). Boy was I mistaken - we saw tuatara, skinks, geckos, loads of beautiful native birds and wetas.

Wetas strike fear into many people, not because they can harm you but because they're not very pretty (I remember my older sister going into some bushes to retrieve a ball when we were kids and coming out screaming blue murder because there was one on her back LOL).

I never knew there were cave wetas. So OH, BIL and I donned some hard hats and ventured into the darkness - I was actually glad that we didn't manage to locate any - I think I would have freaked!!! You can see a photo here if you are brave.... I made OH do a hoodie check when we came out, I wouldn't have wanted to have realised later I had one of those hiding in my sweatshirt!

OH and I are going to become members and go far more regularly, and of course support a fantastic cause.

Hang in there folks, tomorrow is Friday. YAY!