Saturday, July 24, 2010

Me again...

I thought I would drop in again to show a little progress I have made on CHS Mr and Mrs Abbott's Daughters. I think if I wait until I have finishes, my blogging will become even more sporadic than it is now. :-) (As you can see I have not yet frogged the yellow, but it is definitely coming out).



I am glad so many of you enjoyed my New Zealand photos in my last post. The scenery blew me away, and I couldn't believe that we found a frozen waterfall (I didn't realise it could be that cold in the mountainous areas).

Hope you are having a great weekend with lots of stitching time!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Aotearoa / New Zealand

I turned another year older on Sunday, so DH and I planned a trip away.

We drove north and stayed at the historic Chateau Tongariro for three nights. The weather was glorious for mid-Winter and made for some great photos. On the day it rained we still managed to find some interesting stuff to do... including finding this frozen waterfall (second photo down on the right).



I hope you enjoyed these non-stitchy photos :-)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wintery weekend witterings

Thought I would pop in to say hello and show you what I have been working on since the last time I posted.

First up is Mr and Mrs Abbott and Daughters by Carriage House Samplings. I started this earlier in the week while I was off work with a cold. That yellow has to come out though - although it is the recommended colour, it is far too yellow for my liking (judging by the chart picture it should be more earthen coloured). I am going to stitch the two patterns side by side.



And here is Paddy the Wanderer, my first go at needlepoint. I am sure it will look a lot better when it is finished!



The sun has just come out here, but it's still cold. I think I'll just sit here right next to the fire and do some stitching. Have a lovely weekend!