Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Have joined my first SAL

I am a slow stitcher and already I am a couple of months behind by hey I don't care.

I have never been a big sampler girl but I am really enjoying this one.

It is by http://linenandthreads.com/ and there is also a group on facebook with all the wonderful pictures of peoples process. https://www.facebook.com/groups/linenandthreadsSAL/

I am not doing the full width of the sampler as I didn't have a piece of fabric large enough as the last few years I have cut back on buying stash and am trying to just stitch with what I have on hand.

So without further ado..... here is my progress so far (about half way through the January section or my take on January LOL)


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Whats Been Happening In My Part Of The World

Amazing Sunsets have been occurring, thanks to the summer heat.


This was a few weeks ago and last night we were treated to this..........

This ended in a summer storm complete with thunder, lightening and about 4mm of rain.

Now onto the food front.

I managed to get some figs off my tree before the wildlife got to them. They are tiny but tasty.


Last weekend was spent making pickled onions, would you believe that it is actually a two day process!

Well that is about it for now, hope to have some crafty posts very shortly.

Monday, January 30, 2017

2nd Finish for January !

Yep I know, I am amazed too. I am normally lucky to get one finish a year LOL.

Well here it is.....

It is an Amy Bruecken Design called Snowman Love. It was from the JCS Ornament Issue 2016. I started it on 7 January and finished it 28 January.

Now for something completely different.

Last night had the most amazing sunset and I managed to get a half decent picture on my mobile phone.  Now I am not sure what the red line is but it may be a reflection of the sunset off one of the tiny mirrors hanging on a near by tree.




Monday, January 16, 2017

What I Watched

I was flicking around channels yesterday and came across a movie from 1990 that I hadn't seen for years.

I loved it! I forgot how much I like Cher as an actor. I then flicked through my DVD collection and came across Silkwood and Moonstruck, so I might have a "Cherathon" next weekend.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Ist Finish for 2017

This is a Carolyn Manning Design from the 2016 JCS Ornament Issue. I did have to improvise a little bit as the snowman was supposed to be holding a string of pom poms, but I didn't have any on hand.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

12 Days of Christmas - Day 7 and a New Year Resolution

New scissors
These will be replacing my current needlework scissors in the new year.

Speaking of the New Year, my resolution for 2017 will be to take better bloody photos!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

More Festive Goodies

First off is this years christmas tree. Very minimalist!

Made from a magazine, very therapeutic all that folding LOL

Now for my 12 Days of Christmas.


Day 3 - two cute little kits.
Day 4 - Cute Kitchen Timer, crumbs included LOL
Day 5 - Bobbins
Day 6 - included a needle minder, I have always wanted one of these.
So how is everyone's Christmas prep coming along. I hope to finish off my shopping today or tomorrow. I have one last grocery shop to do, which will be Friday as I am not going near the shops on Christmas eve.

Thankfully I don't need to wrap to much...Yay for gift cards LOL!!!

But I do need to go out and buy myself a trifle/salad bowl as I am am down to make trifle for Christmas day.

The forecast for Christmas Day is looking to be about 35 degrees Celsius which isn't to bad. 

Well that is about it for now. I hope to post later in the week with the rest of my 12 days of Christmas.