Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy New year

Hi there folks, happy new year to you all, I hope its off to a good start for you :) Glenn and I saw the new year in at my parents' house. They had a barbeque,even though we all had on our winter wollies as it was freezing, and several of their friends and our family came. I spoke to a friend from Ireland as well as my uncle in Australia on the phone and received lots of other calls and texts, good to catch up before a new year starts.

As you may have guessed the weather here for the middle of summer hasn't exactly been very tropical as of late. We could have the fire going but since its been covered in Christmas decorations, probably not such a good idea :)

My cousin Donna went home late yesterday afternoon and we've had a good few chill out days. She enjoyed her break as she'd worked very long hours in the weeks leading up to Chistmas. I'll be seeing her again in a few days time when I go and visit for a few days, yup, leaving Glenn to fend for himself, lol, while I take my cousin Kimberley to Palmerston North to do lots of girlie things -movies, eating out and of course, shopping :)

I finished my first project of the year on new year's day. Here is Mermaid's Heart, so pretty and sparkly.

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Mermaid's Heart - Just Nan, stitched on 32ct Rue Green Belfast using DMCs.

I'm not sure how I will finish this one but I can see it making a lovely box top.

Kath and I have several stitchalongs planned this year and yesterday we started our first one, Little House Needlework's City Stitcher Country Stitcher. I'm stitching mine on Silkweaver's Purey Primitive linen.

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Happy stitching :)

24 comments:

Bea said...

Happy New Year, Katrina!
I'm impatient to see a new progress on your new LHN, I love CityStitcher Country Stitcher.

Isabelle said...

I love that LHN design :) You're starting off the year beautifully! :)

Anonymous said...

Mermaids Heart is gorgeous Katrina, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Katrina, your new finish is gorgeous! Lovely new start

ollie1976 said...

Mermaid's heart is beautiful! Great job.
-Jen

Goldie said...

Happy New Year! Congratulations on your first finish of the year! It is gorgeous and I can see it as a box top also! Great idea!

Stitch or no stitch said...

What a great start to the New Year. Mermaid's Heart is so pretty and would make a lovely box top.
Sounds like you had a great (if chilly) New Year and have more fun planned soon. Enjoy!!!
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I love your mermaid heart. It would make a great box top.

Carol said...

Happy New Year Katrina - thanks for the email :-) Your Mermaid Heart is gorgeous, and love the start to the new LHN! I think we have your warm weather, in a manner of speaking. We are having record warmth, and save for about an inch of slippery snow last Saturday, it has been beautiful here. I just had cold summers, and I hope yours warms up soon.

Carol said...

Ooops - I meant I hate cold summers, not I had cold summers - LOL!

Sylvie said...

Happy New Year to you, Katrina

Anonymous said...

Wow Mermaids Hear is simple gorgeous, love it. THe start to LHN is lovely looking forward to seeing more.

Hugs & Stitches xxxx

Carina said...

Katrina, your Mermaid Heart finish is just gorgeous! I think it would make a lovely box top too.

Can't wait to see your progress on City Stitcher Country Stitcher as well.

Happy New Year to you and Glenn!

Anonymous said...

That mermaid Heart is gorgeous! I can remember the colours in real life and it is the prettyest thing :)

Hasn't the weather been awful? It looks good today though - might even finally get the kids out on their bikes or something.

Love your new start - guess what? No, I didn't start that one ... but I did indeed start a new LHN night before last as well LOL

stitcherw said...

Mermaid Heart turned out fantastic, the colors are so pretty. Congrats on your first finish of 2007. The LNH one looks like it will be cute.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Yes, Mermaid's Heart would make a terrific box cover!

Can't wait to see more of City Stitcher/Country Stitcher. One time I saw a picture of this mounted on top of a sewing basket - it was beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Katrina!

The Just Nan piece is lovely...

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish! A box top would be so pretty. Love your new start too...what a cute design.

Anonymous said...

I love a Mermaid's Heart - it's so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Katrina!

I love Mermaids Heart - its beautiful.

Meari said...

Mermaids Heart is SO pretty! I love the colors. Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely start to your stitching 2007.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely start to your stitching 2007.

Anonymous said...

Love your Mermaid Heart. I may need to do that one.

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