Monday, June 23, 2008

Thank you CarolR :-)

I am currently in the Quaker Friendship RR with the lovely CarolR.

Carol stitched a few test pieces when deciding what thread to use, and then made them into fobs for everyone in the RR. They are all beautiful, but I was particularly drawn to the green and blue one. Thank you Carol it was very thoughtful of you... and I promise not to break into it and spend the 5p! :-) lol

It's been a while since my girls appeared on my blog... so here is Tess, followed by Meg checking out my new fob...

Here's a little finish - Amour by JBW Designs, which I'll probably make into a little cushion for my smalls basket.

We're looking forward to seeing some visitors from Northern Ireland this week. I don't think they'll be too impressed with the weather which has turned to custard. I think I'll send it back your way Kathryn :-)

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Winter Solstice

Today may be mid-Winter, but what a glorious warm day it was. It is supposed to deteriorate tomorrow, but that's OK I'm well stocked with chocolate buttons and some more new stash to keep me busy.

Last weekend my little sister came to stay. We decided to do a bit of shopping and ended up at an LNS (as you do!). I bought JBWs 'Lark' and some new needles, then we went to Spotlight where I picked up a kit 'There's no such thing as too much chocolate' for half price. OH then took the pair of us out for dinner and a movie (Indiana Jones). I also received Home of a Needleworker in the post from Meg at Country Frames & Quilts a new local online shop.

Here is a belated photo of my finished Summer Cottage Garden.

I've been working on Carol's Quaker Friendship RR, although I have put it aside until my 6" by 6" q-snaps arrive. In the meantime I'm working on JBW's 'Amore' and have pulled out an old WIP from 2005 - The Drawn Thread's 'Lily of the Valley'. About time I finished it, I think I actually started it in 2004!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Friday, June 13, 2008

12 things about me

I found this on a non-stitchy blog, and thought I'd give it a go. I love how it turned out!

If you want to do it too -
1. type your answer to each of the questions below into flickr search.
2. using only the first page of results, pick one image.
3. copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into big huge lab’s mosaic maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

the questions:
1. what is your first name?
2. what is your favorite food? right now?
3. what high school did you go to?
4. what is your favorite color?
5. who is your celebrity crush?
6. what is your favorite drink?
7. what is your dream vacation?
8. what is your favorite dessert?
9. what do you want to be when you grow up?
10. what do you love most in life?
11. what is one word that describes you?
12. what is your flickr name?

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Some progress and some stash

Thanks for your comments on whether or not to stitch some initials on the Quaker House Sampler.

I've been busy working on Summer Cottage Garden by CCN, and I'm not too far from finishing . I might even get it finished up tonight while OH is out watching the New Zealand All Blacks vs Ireland rugby match at the Cake Tin.

I can't tell you how glad I am NOT to be going. It's cold and wet, and it's going to get worse. So I'm going to start watching my Charles Dickens Bleak House DVD set, do some stitching and eat chocolate buttons!

I was hoping my stash from Down Sunshine Lane might arrive in time for the weekend, but thought the chance was slim since I only ordered it last week. But I was pleasantly surprised to see a parcel sitting in the letterbox when I arrived home from work last night. I've used DSL twice now, and have been very impressed with the service. Here's my loot -

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Monday, June 02, 2008

WIP Bustin'

Quaker House Sampler by Carriage House Samplings
Originally uploaded by rosie_kiwi

I started the Quaker House Sampler by Carriage House Samplings back in January. I didn't get too far before I put it aside to concentrate on commitment stitching and other projects, but I pulled it out on Friday night and finished it over the long weekend. It was a really enjoyable piece to stitch. There is something very visually pleasing about Quaker medallions.

I wasn't sure about all the random initials. They didn't seem to add much, and don't mean anything to me - so I chose to leave them out. What do you think? Leave them out or stitch them in?

I went to see the musical CATS last night. Wow, what a fantastic show! The other three people I coaxed into going (OH being one of them) enjoyed it too, phew!