Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekend update

For those curious about the design I'm stitching - (the 'Emma Elizabeth Blackwood' sampler by Carriage House Samplings) it was published in the June 2005 Just Cross Stitch magazine.

The eagle eyed folks out there will notice I've changed the date. I'm going to make this piece a little memorial to my Great Grandmother (whose name was also Elizabeth). 1889 was the year of her birth. Now I just have to chart out her surname and figure out what I'll do with the space leftover at the top.

What is this which you lay before me?  lol.

Right, now I am off to 'finish, finish' my two exhanges. Scarey stuff... means I have to use my sewing machine. lol

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Two finishes and a new start

I've been a busy stitcher since I last posted. I've had two finishes (which I can't reveal yet, as they are for exchanges) and a new start which I can share. It is Emma Elizabeth Blackwood by Carriage House Samplings. I only started this late last night but have been enjoying it so much I've made quite a bit of progress.

Emma Elizabeth Blackwood by Carriage House Samplings

What are you stitching on this weekend?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Sew a Brown Bunny

I have now finished Sew a Brown Bunny. What a lovely fun stitch that was!

Sew a brown bunny by iStitch

Over Easter we headed away for a break to Napier. We were very lucky with the weather. We visited historic Napier prison (the only two good bits were Basil the resident cat and being allowed out lol), visited two gardens, took a scenic drive to Te Mata Peak, took a boat/bus ride in an amphibious vehicle, played football on the beach, discovered starfish in the rockpools and generally had a great time with my family.

Napier mosaic

This last weekend we took my nephew to the Zoo. What a wonderful time we had. We managed to get close to lots of animals (which always makes it more fun). Here's a few pics of some of the residents. The sleeping kangaroo was my favourite, along with the meerkat who scratched on the enclosure door like there was no tomorrow because he knew there was a zoo keeper on the other side. lol

Zoo mosaic

Hope you're having a great week!