Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Queen's Crowns

I thought I would pop in and share some stitching progress. I am working on The Queen's Crowns by Plum Street Samplers. I am going to change it a little and make it into a commemorative sampler for the upcoming wedding of Wills and Kate. I am sure Paulette won't mind since she is a royalist herself! :-)

This is such a fun stitch. Even if I don't get much stitching time in, I still feel a sense of satisfaction because the individual crowns don't take long to stitch.

The Queen's Crowns (Plum Street Samplers) - in progress

On a completely different note, last weekend we went to a hot air balloon festival. It was held on a beautiful, clear night (although a little nippy... autumn is definitely here). It took a while to get going, but wow it was worth it when all the balloons were up and illuminated. So pretty!

I am sure Cathey will spot the huge creme egg on the right and wish (like I do) that creme eggs came in that size! lol

Night Glow ~ Balloons over Wairarapa 2011 ~ Masterton

It's nearly the weekend. I am so glad, it's been a tough week.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Now that summer is starting to fade, I am finding my stitching mojo on the increase. I have picked up Curly Q Ewe and have started working on her for a little bit most evenings. She's coming along slowly but surely.

Curly Q Ewe progress - LHN

Thanks to all those who emailed or left a comment after the recent Christchurch earthquake. It is still very hard to believe such a beautiful city has been devastated and so many people have been killed, injured, displaced and traumatised (my relatives were all OK).

Hundreds of stories have come out of the disaster that bring tears to your eyes for so many different reasons. There have been stories of great sadness but also of courage, bravery, people helping others, foreign assistance and phenomenal amounts of money being fundraised in the wake of the disaster.

You might recall from my last post that the day of the earthquake I had just returned from up north. It didn't seem right to share photos of my holiday at the time, but I have made a little mosaic to share with you now. Hope you like them.

Trip mosaic

(The photos are of Taupo, Orakei Korako geothermal area, Waitomo caves and Tongariro National Park).

Have a great weekend.