Sunday, February 28, 2010


Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post. It is hard to believe that a year went by that fast. We had a quiet-ish day and then took the family out
for a meal at The White Swan in Greytown. Oh my, it was delicious!!

I'll start this post with this gorgeous mattress pincushion which I won on Andrea's blog. It arrived from the UK in four days (posted on the 20th and arrived on the 24th), how about that? It is beautiful and is now on display in my craft room. Thank you again Andrea!

Here's a little progress on my Moira Blackburn Sampler. Not a great deal, but some progress nonetheless.

Last year I signed up for a year of Just Nan humbugs. The Winter one arrived recently, it is gorgeous. I can't wait to get Hootzi and this one stitched up. I think they'll look lovely all displayed together at the end of the year. You cannot see it in the photo, but the fabric has a very pretty sparkle to it.

Finally, I have at last unpacked my craft boxes from the house move. Part of the delay was because there is not a lot of storage in our new home. So on Valentine's Day my DH and I went out and he bought me this lovely tallboy for my craft room. It was a sort of 'Valentine Day-wedding anniversary-really need some storage' kind of present :-) He's pretty good to me, I think I'll keep him on. lol

Well the next two weeks are pretty big for me work-wise. The project I have been working on for nearly 3 years is going live. It is definitely anxiety-inducing and stressful, so I am looking forward to post-go-live when things settle down a bit. I have been doing some overtime, so I may have a little splurge and order some of the many lovely new Nashville releases in the coming weeks. There are lots of lovely Just Nan, Plum Street Samplers, Blackbird Designs and Bent Creek releases I have my greedy eyes on.

Hope you all have a great week!


Maggie said...

Gosh, i can't beleive the delivery time from the UK, the last time i posted anything to NZ ti arrived 2 months later! The mattress pin cushion is lovely BTW :-)

Love the colours on your Moira Blackburn peice :-)

Catherine said...

What a great exchange from Andrea!

Moira is coming along nicely - love the colors!

Great new storage too!

Carol said...

Andrea's work is always so lovely, isn't it Rowyn? Your sampler is so pretty--love the two deer and the little owl sitting in the forest together!

Best of luck with your project--I know your hard work of three years will be well worth it!

Margaret said...

Love the pincushion! And your Moira Blackburn -- lovely!!! Can't wait to see more! That chest of drawers is great! I assume it's now stuffed with stitching stash. :D Lucky you!

corinna said...

lovely prize
your wip is scrumptious
as is the dresser

hooray for your upcoming splurge too....that will be a nice reward

MyLifesAStitch said...

What a sweet win!

Great progress on Moira - she is just beautiful, and I can't wait to see more of her!

How sweet of your DH to give you such a wonderful and useful gift. :) Those are just about the best kind, aren't they? And it's so pretty too!

Good luck with going "live"!!

Pam said...

The dresser is beautiful!! Good luck with the work project going live. I know that these things can be very stressful. Enjoy the new stash. Sounds like you have earned it!

Karoline said...

Great progress on the Moria Blackburn and your tallboy is lovely

Pumpkin said...

That is one gorgeous mattress cushion! Love it!

You are coming along nicely with your MB :o)

What a lovely thing for your DH to do. He's definitely a keeper! Gotta make room for all those new goodies though ;o)

Andrea said...

I really can't believe it arrived so quickly!

A lovely WIP. A nice set of drawers......filled with stash?!

Melissa said...

That's a great pincushion from Andrea. She does superb work as I received an exchange from her last year - just gorgeous.

Your Moira sampler is coming along nicely! That's a big piece isn't it?

I love that tallboy that you got. Hey I can see that the anniversary gifts are leaning towards the practical! Hey can't knock it but make sure you never get the vacuum cleaner! lol.

Good luck with your project. I was in that same situation at the end of November. It was like endurance running - just keep moving!

Siobhan said...

Lucky you, what a great piece from Andrea! And the furniture--love it! Your Moira is coming along so nicely, too.

Good luck with the work stuff... hope the relief from it coming to fruition will come soon. :)

Michelle said...

That is a great prize to receive!

Your Moira Blackburn Sampler is looking lovely!

Suzanne said...

What a lovely gift from Andrea! Moira is looking good. Nice piece of furniture to store your craft items.