Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend, we certainly enjoyed our four day break. The weather was perfect - sunny and warm. We got lots of jobs ticked off our to do list, caught up with family and friends, had a few sleep ins (gained an extra hour on Sunday due to Daylight Savings finishing), went to the movies to see the latest Peter Rabbit movie (hilarious) and generally enjoyed being around home.
Our little cousin Ryan is now 9 months old!
My "second" daughter Kaiah, Hannah's best friend, stayed with us for a few days
We had a lovely Easter afternoon with Glenn's parents, my brother and sister in law and their girls
The annual photo with Granny's bunny
Saturday, April 03, 2021
Warm wishes to you this Easter weekend x
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A new start for #santasundayxs, Berries in Bloom, a free chart by Cathy from Hands on Design.
More dish cloth knitting, February's pattern from the Kitchen Shop. If you sign up to receive the newsletter, a dishcloth pattern will be emailed to you every month throughout 2021.
I'm still working on Merry Old Soul for #merrymondayxs.
The clips holding my extra fabric were given to me by a friend the other day, they are magnetic cable clips. Isn't this a great idea, I've ordered some more.
Last night I started another new project, I've never had so many stitching projects on the go! I'll share an update about this when I've done a decent amount of stitching on it lol.
See you soon x
Monday, March 29, 2021
This is going to be the perfect size for storing threads, etc, and a good idea to use some of your unfinished small cross stitch pieces.
See you soon x
Saturday, March 27, 2021
I have really been enjoying stitching a few Easter designs this month. At the end of February I spent a bit of time choosing some designs, finding fabrics and the threads so I could get straight into Easter stitching once March was here. Some of the charts I had already last year, some are freebies and others are new charts I've purchased as PDFs.
This little cutie was a joy to stitch, Harietta & Co by Brenda Gervais, With Thy Needle and Thread.
I used a piece of 32 count white linen from my stash that has a washed out look about it and most of the recommend threads.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Before the end of another month rolls around, I thought I'd better pop up an update. It's been a busy few weeks, with one thing or another and I can't believe it's going to be April next week and Easter is almost here as well - very much looking forward to the Easter break and spending some time with our family.
Already there's an autumn change in the air here, last weekend we had a major drop in temperature and we went from using the air con to having the heater on lol. The mornings are much crisper now too but the days are lovely and sunny, I love this time of the year.
My favourite rose is flowering again, isn't this colour so vibrant. Blackberry Nip, I wish you could smell it's lovely scent.
We celebrated a special birthday earlier in the month, my oldest niece Zoe turned 20.
That's if this project doesn't side track him!
We are now owners of this camper van and it came home last weekend, having purchased it from friends. It's ready to go but Glenn and I have a few plans for the inside, new curtains and bedding and Glenn is going to replace some of the storage cupboards. I'm sure he'll have a few other plans too. Not sure where our first adventure in it will be to, maybe one of the local beaches but we are really looking forward to taking some fun family trips around the country.
I'll be back soon with a stitching update. See you soon x
Monday, March 08, 2021
I had some lovely mail arrive at the end of last week, which was perfect timing after a very alarming start to the day. There were three earthquakes off the coast of New Zealand - the first one at 2.30 am, 7.1, was felt widely in the North Island and South Island. I thought I was dreaming at first, then realised the house was creaking and the rolling motion went on for ages. A few hours later between 7 am and 8 am there were two more earthquakes near the Kermadec Islands, 7.4 and 8.1! Land and Marine Tsunami warnings had been issued and many people in coastal NZ areas had to evacuate to higher ground. We live about 30 minutes from the coast so were ok. Thankfully, the alerts were lifted in the early afternoon and people could return home and to their work places. A timely reminder to have all the emergency supplies checked and ready, and a plan with family what to do in situations like this.
In happier news, some fabric I'd ordered earlier in the week arrived, some of the Tilda Wonderland collection. I'm not sure what I'm going to make with it yet, it's so pretty.
Another parcel was a surprise all the way from Australia from a stitching friend. Vicki sent the loveliest project bag and accessories, all made from Tilda fabric too.
I couldn't resist these from my local sewing shop last week. New in store, I think they will be just perfect for using on cross stitch pillows, etc, as trims. Such pretty colours too. They were $3.70 NZ each.