Saturday, June 4, 2016

It's Been A While

Hello dear friends,
as the heading suggests it sure has been a while.  However, I can happily report that I am now moved into our new home and loving it.  Our old house went straight on the market for sale and again I can happily report that it went under offer at it's first home open, so fingers crossed now that the purchasers finance approval goes through.

So as you can imagine I have done zero stitching since my last post.  I have unpacked all my lovely stitching treasures, gifts and exchange pieces and been organising them into there special places on bookshelves and drawers but I still haven't unpacked that mojo.  

Here is a wonderful chart I received as a gift from a dear friend for my birthday this week.

Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lovely Surprise

I got two lovely surprises in the mail yesterday.
One was the chart I won over on Stitchersanon blog as mentioned in my previous post.  However, Gaynor also included some of her own charts in the envelope too, so now I have some more wonderful Christmas themed charts to stitch.  Thank you Gaynor.

My second surprise was from a dear member of my Stitch, Create, Exchange blog - Lynda Ruth.  I didn't join in with the Christmas Joy round last year as I just had too much going on, but Lynda Ruth didn't want me to miss out and sent me along a great Christmas parcel.  We thought it had got lost along the way, but from being posted on 29/11/2015 it finally made it to me on 12/02/2016.  It doesn't matter as I will now have some new things to display for this coming Christmas instead.

Thank you Lynda Ruth for the lovely items you made and sent, it was kind of you to think of me.

Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Win To Start

Gosh it's been a whole month since my last post.
Well unfortunately I don't have anything to show.  My time is currently spent getting our house ready for sale and a lot of my stash and supplies are packed away in boxes as we are de-cluttering so it helps to make the rooms look bigger.  Luckily I have a great boss who has allowed us to store some small furniture pieces and boxes at my works warehouse so we don't have to hire a storage room.
I'm excited about moving, my son is attending a new private high school that has just been built up in our Eastern Hills suburbs so we want to move up there to be closer for him.  We have lived in our current house for 10 years and updated it over that time, but it is only a small sized 4 bedroom 2 bathroom and now my son is growing we need more room anyway.

On the other hand I was the lucky winner of a chart giveaway over on stitcheranon's blog.  I have always liked the look of this chart and can see some Christmas ornies for this year being done with this design.

Until next time, happy stitching

Thursday, December 31, 2015

SSCS - Sent

Here is what I sent to my partner this year for Chookyblue's SSCS.  I had to send to Anne Heidi.

My first stitchery that I made into a pillow and a cross stitched ornie.
Until next time, happy stitching.

Santa Sack Swap - Sent

Here is what I made for Fiona for Cheryll's Santa Sack Swap 2015.

In the little green bag were some needles, thread and gift cards.  The large square Santa was a pack of flat pack boxes.

Cross stitch ornie

Fabric panelled tea towel

Strip pieced table runner

Thank you for being my partner this year Fiona, it was great getting to know you.
Until next time, happy stitching.

Friday, December 25, 2015

SSCS - Received

Now I get to share the amazing gift I received from Florence for SSCS this year.
Here is another look at the gorgeous Tilda trees she made for me, and now the amazing gift that was inside the main parcel is ....

I was speechless when I opened it.  It is the prettiest bag and i'm going to make my Mum so jealous this afternoon when I take it over to show her.  She loves to see what I receive at Christmas through my exchanges, but I think I might have to keep a close eye on this one as she may try stealing it.  I also received a lovely cross stitch kit aswell.  Thank you for being my Secret Santa this year Florence.

Santa Sack Swap - Received

What an exciting morning - opening my Santa Sack goodies from Fiona, and my SSCS from Florence (I will do a separate post with pics for this).
Just look at the lovely things that Fiona made and sent.

I have always liked these style tea towels, and now I have two.  The little cross stitch was tucked inside the lovely blue floral pouch, and that amazing bag that Fiona has made out of fabric edge labels is chockers full of little eclair type lollies, mmm yummy!!

Thank you Fiona for everything you made and sent, I shall treasure them always.  Also below is a photo of the little mini quilt she had already asked me to open, on display with my collection of ornies this year.

Until next time, happy stitching and Merry Christmas everyone.