Monday, January 29, 2007

Monday Update

I did pop back to get some more fabric on Thursday after work and spent a bit of time last night making up a bag, this time for myself :) This is the fabric I chose:

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and this is the fabric I picked out to have a go at making one of these boxes, I've borrowed the book from work :)

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Will be interesting to see how this turns out as its going to take a bit of figuring out to put the cross stitch in the lid part.

We had a really good weekend, getting lots done around the house including having a few hours out in the gardens Sunday morning, before it got too hot, having a tidy up and Glenn got the lawns done. The ground is so hard and dry at the moment though. I emptied out several of the flower pots off the deck, they had been full of petunias and lobelia but over the past week or so the heat has just obliterated them, no matter how much they get watered :(

We also went to my aunt's 60th birthday party on Saturday night and spent a few hours there catching up with all my rellies. As usual when Mum's side of the family get together there was lots of wonderful food, including my aunt's speciality dessert, chocolate eclairs, yummo!

as it was the Christmas Ornament SAL weekend, I started my first ornie of the year on Friday, a Mosey N Me design from the 2004 JCS. All I left to do are the beaded garlands on it so I hope to have a pic to share tomorrow. I'm going to try and squeeze in another two ornies before the end of the month, a Mill Hill Santa one (which was started at the end of last year and not quite finished), and the Country Cottage Needleworks design from last year's JCS, a popular choice for many bloggers this month:)

I've managed to finish Part 9 of the Stitching Leperollo recently too, only 1 part to catch up on now but since Part 11 is due out later in the week, I don't think I'll quite get there. This is the pincushion part.

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and finally for today, and before I completely melt away in this heat, Beach Roses which I've made into a biscornu.

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I'm off now to find a cool spot and a cold drink, thanks too for all the recent comments, they are all wonderful!

15 comments:

stitcherw said...

Your Biscornu turned out so pretty, and the little starfish in the center is perfect. I'm looking forward to seeing how your box turns out. Both of the fabrics are pretty, my favorite one is the one on top as it reminds me of water.
Sue

Von said...

The heat can be so miserable to suffer through. Hope your temperatures moderate for you this week! Love seeing the beginnings of some new projects as well as the glorious ending of others!

Floss said...

The biscornu is beautiful!

Pam said...

I just love your biscornu, it turned out beautiful. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, wish we had the hot weather, -20 is getting a tad bit old LOL. Can't wait to see how you do your box, I think that is a great idea!

Cindy said...

Those fabrics are so beautiful. I am sure your box will turn out very pretty..can't wait to see them. Your Biscornu is simply gorgeous!

Carol said...

Wow, you have been busy! I am eager to see how Mermaid Heart looks as a box - what a neat book!! Your biscornu is stunning - what a fantastic finishing idea for Beach Roses! I bet Nan would love to see that!

KarenV said...

Lovely biscornu Katrina! The starfish charm is just perfect for it. Can't wait to see what you do with the box - that book looks relaly interesting. I hope the weather cools down for you soon :)

bunnyhead said...

What yummy fabric! I can't wait to see how your box turns out and your biscornu looks beautiful!

Wendy said...

I love all the things you are working on and the biscornu looks fantastic! I can't wait to see how your fabric box turns out.

Kathy said...

Wow love the things you have been working on. The biscornu is lovely well done.

Hugs xxxxx

Andrea said...

Lovely biscornu and wonderful fabric again. Waiting with interest on the box.:)
Take care.

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

Lovely fabrics, lovely finishes! I can't wait to see the progress on your box - what a super idea. I might have to borrow it. ;-)

Michelle said...

Beautiful fabrics! I can't wait to se how you do the box for Mermaid Heart. Your biscornu turned out lovely - the tassels are the perfect color!

Sharon said...

I love your biscornue-very pretty!

AnneS said...

That fabric you bought for yourself is absolutely stunning! It's going to look gorgeous!! And talking of gorgeous, Beach Roses is totally scrummy as a biscornu! I love it! :D Your latest ornies are all great as usual too (can you tell I'm being lazy and playing catch up LOL - I actually read your posts every day but haven't taken the time to comment until now ... lazy sod that I am! LOL).

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