Friday, November 14, 2014

This and that

Free time is a bit scarce these days, but I managed to finish up Frosty Forest a week or so ago. I wasn't sure whether or not to use the buttons, but I loved the little Owl button so decided to go for it. I'm very happy with my choice.



I was very lucky to win a stitchy giveaway on a new blog called Stitched Up!. Thank you Nel for the gorgeous Sweetheart Tree kit, the delicious chocolate (which didn't last long) and the card. I felt very lucky. I'm hoping to get it stitched up over the Christmas break. If you want to check out Nel's lovely blog you can find it here.



Annabelle and Tess (my sick kitty) are still buddy, buddy. Tess isn't doing too well. I know the time will come when we will have to say goodbye and it is going to really suck. :(



On a happier note. We had a trip away a few weeks ago to a fairly remote area of countryside (no mobile coverage!) where we stayed on a farm. We had stunning weather and clear views of the mountains. We took a drive up Mt Ruapehu and it was soooo cold even though the sun was shining. I think this will be our last annual trip away with our shop, as some people were causing problems (repeat offenders). Fortunately the culprits went off in a huff and the rest of us enjoyed some time doing stuff together. :-) Annabelle enjoyed meeting one of the farm horses.



I am currently working on Just Nan's 8 Point Star Garden. It is stitching up quite fast (it's smaller than I was expecting) and I am hoping it will be easy to put together at the end. It's very pretty, as Just Nan pieces usually are.

I hope you have a fun weekend ahead and get some stitching time in!

14 comments:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Your Frosty Forest is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!
And I'm sorry to read about your sick kitty...that is not good.

Vickie said...

Frosty Forest turned out fantastic.
That is a wonderful picture of Tess and Annabelle.

llknbillburg said...

Congrats on your fabulous finish!! I love the linen you stitched it on. Very pretty!! Laura

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your Frost Forest finish. It looks wonderful. A lovely photo of Annabelle and Tess, I'm sorry your kitty isn't doing so well.

valerie said...

Congrats on your gorgeous finish! I'm sorry to hear that Tess is declining. I hope you lots of pets and cuddles in before it is time. Looks like you all had a wonderful getaway. Have a lovely weekend!

Alice said...

Love the frosty forest finish. Your kitty Tess is a beauty. Hoping she recovers.

Barb said...

The picture of Annabelle and Tess is priceless!So sorry to hear the kitty is not doing well. Frosty Forest is so pretty. I do like the buttons.

Neilteil said...

Sorry about your gorgeous kitty. Gorgeous finish and I'm so glad you liked the gifts ;)

Carol said...

Okay, is it something in the NZ water? You have the most beautiful daughter and niece, Rowyn--truly, they are both precious! I love the photo of Annabelle with Tess, but I'm so sorry the kitty is not doing well. She is like a mini version of my old black cat Shadow.

Your Frosty Forest is wonderful--the beads make it even more special and I loved seeing the photos of the lovely NZ landscape...

Shebafudge said...

It looks beautiful. xx

Beth said...

Frosty Friends looks great. No fun when you have an ill Furry Friend. The photos from your trip are beautiful.

Carolien said...

Hello Rowyn,

Your finish is lovely! Thank you for visiting mjy blog and leaving suc a kind comment.
I'm sorry to hear about your cat. She's a sweetie ...

Take care & Dutch greetings, Carolien

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing Frosty Forest, it's gorgeous

Manuela Albanese - Cross Stitch Designer said...

Your Frosty is wonderful. I stitched it some months ago :)