Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Opinions please


What do you think is a fair price to pay for an out of print limited edition cross stitch chart?

What someone originally paid for it? Double? More? Put it on Ebay/Trade Me and let the buyers determine the price?


So this is not a completely boring, photo-less, stitching-less post I've added another photo of Phoebe for baby photo lovers. Definitely my favourite photo I have taken of her so far.

I am distracted from my stitching at the moment (due to good things), but hope to get back into the swing of stitchy things soon!

Although I am having a little lull AND a serious destash at the moment, I did order something today - how cute is Hootzi Humbug from Just Nan?. I figured that even I, the non-finishy stitcher, could probably make a humbug. Hope I'm not wrong... 'cos I signed up for next year's four releases as well!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I am so loving stitching this, as you can probably tell by the progress!

We love getting out and about, and most Sundays we usually take a day trip somewhere. Last Sunday we drove out to Castlepoint, which is a very remote township about two hours north of where I live. It was a gorgeous spring day, and the walk up to the lighthouse and beyond rewarded us with these amazing views!

On the way back we stopped at our favourite Wairarapa haunt 'The Big Apple' a fruit and vege stall. Not for fruit and vegies though, for real fruit ice cream. YUM!!!

As my beloved Great Aunt says 'it's not a bad life, is it?' :-)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A new start

I am all over the show with my stitching at the moment, so a new start it is!

This is Live Simply by Papillon Creations. I think I might stick with this one a while. I am using Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe thread in Antique Red, which I received in an awesome exchange from Nela a year or so ago. It is such a gorgeous colour.

Thanks for your nice comments on my last post, on my stitching and Phoebe.

My DH was high-fiving Phoebe on Sunday, and it looked several times like she was high-fiving him back. It turns out my sister has been trying to teach her to do this! It may well be sinking in.

Hope your week is going well!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Stitchie Witchie and an update

I recently saw Cathey's Stitchie Witchie finish, and fell in love. It has been a while since I stitched so enthusiastically, but I just loved the colours and cuteness of it!

I have also been working on Curly-Q Ewe now and then. I've had this kit for a while so it is about time I did something with it!

Next up is Whale House by Bent Creek. I stitched it a year or two ago, but decided to make it into a little cushion for my smalls basket last week... I think it turned out cute!

I also got my sewing machine out recently for a play. I haven't quite got Souvenir de Paris finished, the opening is only pinned shut and the charm (which I mentioned in an earlier post) needs to be attached. I winged the construction - it turned out OK-ish but I need to work on those corners (they're not very pointy).

I also finished Popcorn the bear into a little door knob hanger. Not that I will hang it on a door knob... with four cats around I don't think it would last long. LOL :-)

I'll finish off with another photo of my niece in her Jolly Jumper, just because she is so cute and I love her.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!