Monday, August 22, 2011

Scream Girls

Thanks for all your comments on my posts about recent unusual weather! :-) It is back to normal now, although we still have a little snow lying about in the shadier spots of our garden. Hard to believe now that this time last week we had to abandon our car and walk part way home.

Anyway, I thought I'd pop in with a stitching post (albeit it's a little sparse) so you don't think that has turned into a meterological blog!

Lately I have been in the mood to stitch, but nothing in my stash was calling to me. Do you ever get that annoying feeling? So, I have some stash on order ('Weeds Make Haste' by Shakespeares Peddler and the new 'Santa Claus is coming to town' by Lizzie Kate ~ to stitch for Phoebe for Christmas).

In the meantime I pulled out 'Scream Girls' - a Just Nan design. It shouldn't take long to finish up.

Just Nan's Scream Girls WIP

I hope your week is frog-free! Have a good one.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Woah, somebody hit the STOP button on the snow machine please...

It is really bad here, and it is still snowing like it has never snowed before...

What the HELL is going on?  lol

Hmmm... a light dusting of snow

It's supposed to last another day or two yet. They say it is a once in a lifetime storm... I sure hope so, I don't like it now it's heavy snow and all the problems it is causing. It sure is pretty though...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The MetService didn't get it wrong...

we have lots of snow! (Lots for us anyway, as mentioned in my earlier post we don't usually get any snow).

Before we messed up the snow!

It's warm indoors tonight, not so warm outside though

DH isn't too fussed on the snow, being from Northern Ireland he has seen it all before. He was watching a movie, so I decided to go out and make a snowman. But before I could even get started he was out there gloved up, hat and coat on rolling the first snow for a snowman for me. I left him to it and took photos instead.

Snowmen... lol

Sultanas for eyes, bark for a nose, twigs for arms and a hanging basket for a hat!

There was a lot of activity in our small street, you could hear the laughs of children big and small. Us included!

Chuffed with his creation

Looks like a cockatoo if you ask me!

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pretty scenery, but no stitching

DH and I have been away for a few days. As so many of you seem to enjoy a few photos of New Zealand now and then, I thought I'd share a mosaic of photos I've taken over the last few days for your viewing pleasure! :-)

We drove north to Taupo (where we stayed) through Tongariro National Park, and spent most of our time in Rotorua (an area with a lot of geothermal activity). We were pretty lucky with the weather, as you can probably tell from the photos.

Taupo, Rotorua and Tongariro National Park

My DH did a bungy jump while we were away. Are there any stitchers out there who have done a bungy? It is not something I could ever do.

This weekend there is a chance of snow again. However, after seeing a lot of sunshine over the past few days I am reminded of what I really prefer!

Thanks for all your comments on my last post. It's always lovely to get comments from readers old and new! Have a lovely weekend.

Monday, August 08, 2011

You're not going to believe this....

I finished a finish straight away! Well almost, I just have to find a pretty button for my biscornu (but other than that it's all done!). The design is a freebie from Tournicoton. I've had it printed for years, and was recently looking for a new start and this one caught my eye as I was flipping through my pile of charts. Isn't it pretty?

Biscornu (just have to find a pretty button for the centre)

Biscornu (just have to find a pretty button for the centre)

I was unwell at home recently when some funny white stuff fell from the sky. I could not believe my eyes. The hills around here get snowed on in the wintertime, but generally our climate is too warm for snow. But snow it did off and on for most of the day, and some of it even lay on the ground for a while. So pretty... I wish it would do this every winter!

Wowsers, a lot of snow for Upper Hutt!

The weekend that followed was a real cracker, with Spring-like sunshine and warmer temperatures. So DH and I got out around the Wellington coast and made the most of it. This view is of Wellington Harbour looking towards the Hutt Valley and Soames Island.

Wellington harbour on a beautiful mid-winter day (to think it was snowing a few days back!)

With the colder weather lately (we get lots of frosts at this time of year) Tiggy has been living indoors. Here's a cute photo I took of her and Tess larking about. Tess was more interested in attacking the salad than paying any attention to Tiggy.

Tiggy and Tess

Hope your week is off to a great start!