Thursday, August 28, 2008

A little quiet lately...

There's been all sorts of things going on, but not a lot of stitching.

I don't like to do a post without photos, so here are two charts I have on the way from 123stitch (dispatched the day after ordering so they'll be here soon, speedy!).

I saw that Lisa is working on Ezmerelda's House by Brightneedle, and it reminded me of how much I like this design.

I've also liked 'His Heart Belongs to Me' by Carriage House Samplings since I first saw it. It reminds me of a lovely Yorkshire miner I used to go out with when I lived in England. I'll probably change York to Ballymena though, for my OH. lol.

In other news...

OH and I had a long weekend away in Taranaki. Here's OH part way up Mt Taranaki - it was bitterly cold and snowing (it was great!).

I'm going to be an Aunty for the very first time. Now I have three nephews, one niece and a step-niece (is there such a thing?) and they are all fantastic young people, but this one is going to be a proper blood relative. Yay! (If you know me and you are reading this, I won't disclose which sister is expecting because I probably shouldn't be mentioning it yet. lol)

On a sadder note, just before writing this post I was shedding a few tears reading tributes to my work friend's father (who I also knew) who died this week. I was already feeling bad because I sent flowers then found out the family requested people not to send flowers, and when I checked to see if they were delivered they were - at 7.30 this morning. That's early, especially at such a terrible time. I am sure they will be well received, but talk about feeling like an annoyance.

On to happier things... Spring is here. I've seen blossoms, daffodils, magnolias, lambs (my sister has one at the moment!) and it's light when I go to work now. Yay!

And Tiggy is getting a friend. We've made her outdoor house a lot more waterproof and comfy (I reckon we've spent close to NZ$1,000 on her house - strewth, a bunny boutique!), the weather is improving and she needs something to put a hop in her step. The hard part might be choosing her a suitable friend from Animal Rescue though. Perhaps I'll just have to go with whose been there longest.

Oh well, back to the RR I'm working on - nearly there, which is just as well as the deadline is 1 September.

Have a great weekend!


Kathy A. said...

Good morning Rowyn. Love that Brightneedle design. I have Dollhouse in my stash for someday. Really, an old beau - do tell. Congrats on being a new aunty. I smell a birth sampler in the near future. I have plenty of baby patterns - I think I did 10 in two years. Thank goodness they have gotten over that.
Did I see snow - Arizona here I come LOL. Glad that spring is coming and all the pretty flowers are starting to appear.
and I want to be one of your bunnies in the next life = a proper mansion to live in LOL
Take care there girl

Kendra said...

It's funny to read about spring coming on...when here, we're winding summer down into fall. In theory, anyway, not that the recent temps have indicated fall is approaching.

Good luck in finding Tiggy a bunny friend.

Ginnie said...

I love your new charts you have on order. Well autumn will be on its way here soon and I'm still wondering what happened to summer??

Artystitches said...

Congrats on becoming an auntie. Nice charts too.

Sam said...

I love those charts! And many congratulations on your impending auntie-hood :o)

Barbara said...

I've liked that CHS since it came out, but I haven't bought it (yet).

Congrats on your upcoming niece or nephew, and best wishes to your unnamed sister for a happy and healthy pregnancy!