Saturday, June 30, 2012

In need of summer

This winter has gotten off to a chilly start.  One recent Sunday morning it was -4 degrees Celsius.  Brrr!  It made for a pretty view though.


With all this cold weather I've felt like stitching a lot more. Donna of By the Bay Needleart is offering a lovely summery SAL on her blog.  I desperately needed a summer fix of some kind, so got my supplies together and got stitching last night.  I love how it is turning out so far. 


I've also made a more progress on The Weavers since I last stopped by my blog.


Hope you're having a lovely weekend.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Winter stitching

I've had a couple of finishes since I last checked into my blog.  Farm House by Blackbird Designs.  This is such a pretty design (even DH liked it).

Also, Remember Me by Blackbird Designs.  I'm going to tea dye this one to jazz it up a bit.



I am currently working on a kit I bought in England in 2006, of the Weavers building in Canterbury.  My Great Grandfather helped restored this building in years gone by (Canterbury and Kent are where my Dad's family hail from).



A few weeks ago DH and I had a long weekend away to the Hawkes Bay.  We stayed in a lovely apartment and were very lucky with the weather.  We did a wine tasting adventure, explored some waterfalls and wetlands (as can be seen in the pic below) and did a bit of shopping.  It was very relaxing.



We are well and truly in Winter now.  We got a new heating system in our house which should hopefully make the cold weather more bearable, but I'm still very much looking forward to Spring already!

Have a wonderful weekend.