Thursday, September 18, 2014

An update

Hi all

Although my blog posts are a bit sparse these days, I'm still about reading your blogs. I haven't had much stitching time of late but Frosty Forest is getting closer to being finished. I only just received the final part in the mail today, so hopefully in a few weeks I might have it all stitched up (and ironed!).

Of course, Annabelle is part of what is keeping me very busy. She's 14 months old, has two teeth, can crawl at lightening speed and pull herself up onto her feet. She's such a happy little thing most of the time.

I am currently enjoying my favourite season - spring! A tree in our backyard puts on a wonderful display of blossoms every year. It was only about two weeks ago that it looked completely bare, then all of a sudden it is laden with buds and it seems everytime I look out the window there are more flowers opening up. The display only lasts about 3 weeks.

Whenever I am outside I always get company of some kind. The day I took this picture Meg was showing off for the camera. She may be getting old (10 1/2 years) but she still likes to act like a young thing. It is hard to believe that it was this time last year that her brother Giggsy died. We still miss him, he was such a character.

A few weeks ago we headed up to New Plymouth to visit family. We went to a lovely winery for lunch one of the days - from one side of the winery we got this beautiful view of Mt Taranaki.

And from the other side a view of the ocean and the vineyard. The photos don't really do the amazing location justice.

Although I haven't done much stitching lately, my clicky finger has still found time to order some stash - including my niece's annual Christmas ornament.

Also, I see that Carol (iStitch) is planning another Christmas Sew Advent SAL this year. I really enjoyed last year, so will be keeping my eyes peeled for sign up info.

Happy stitching!