Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Easter Weekend

I hope you had a happy, and safe Easter. We had a lovely long weekend, but gee, the four days passed rather quickly.

My cousin Donna arrived late Thursday night and we sat up quite late catching up on all the news. Glenn was up and off quite early on to help out his brother start building a new deck so Donna and I headed out for a day of visiting some of our relatives. Friday night I stitched while we watched the Prestige on dvd - an interesing movie, you certainly had to concentrate to follow the story and then there was a twist at the end.

Saturday morning Glenn headed off to help out Paul again so Donna and I went into town for bit of a look at the shops and to pick up a few essentials - snack foods and hot cross buns :) She then left to go and spend the night with another of our cousins and his family. I decided to make a start on putting together the Stitching Leporello. Here's a sneak peak of the outside layout before I began sewing the outside parts together. All up I think I spent over ten hours on this during the weekend. The instructions were very clear to follow but I found it a bit fiddly - thank goodness for curved needles :)


I only have the last part of the inside to finish, hopefully over the next few evenings.

On Sunday night Donna was back from her visit and my niece came for a stayover so we had bit of "girls night" - painting fingernails, watching a girlie movie, and lots of popcorn and chocolate!
Here's Donna (wearing Zoe's bunny ears, hee hee) and Zoe, in her lovely pj's that Kath bought her for her birthday :)

and Zoe and I.
Yesterday it was my 33rd birthday - goodness that came around fast this year. I had a lovely day and got very spoilt with some great pressies - photos tomorrow :) Glenn took me out for lunch at one of the local tearooms and then after seeing Donna off at the bus stop late in the afternoon I spent a few hours stitching on Spring Violets. This piece is almost done and has been such a pretty stitch, I'm already thinking about which Country Cottage or Little House Needleworks project I can start next!

I also found some time to finally frame Country Stitcher City Stitcher over the weekend too, another "to do" job crossed off my list.

Enjoy your day - for me its back to work but at least its going to be a short week!

16 comments:

Carol said...

Wow, your Leporello looks amazing!

Anita said...

The Leporello looks great and happy belated b-day. I love your LHN piece framed.

Alison said...

Wow Katrina...you've been busy. Great work as usual.

stitcherw said...

City Stitcher/Country Stitcher looks great framed up, the frame you chose really goes nice with it. Glad you had a good visit with your cousin, and your girls night with Zoe sounds like you had a lot of fun too. Looking forward to seeing Leporello all finished up.
Sue

xstitch.nl said...

Happy belated birthday, Katrina!! Sounds like you had loads of fun!!

KarenV said...

So glad you had a lovely birthday and a nice weekend with Zoe and Donna :)

Your Leporello looks fabulous - can't wait to see it completed! The LHN piece is very sweet all framed up :)

Nicola said...

Belated happy birthday Katrina.

The LHN piece looks great. I love stitching those, they are such a relaxing stitch. I look forward to seeing your Leporello completed. I'd never have the patience to do the finishing on something like that.

cathymk said...

Your leporello is coming along wonderfully, that curved needle is a wonder isn't it!

Happy Birthday Katrina!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

City Stitcher, country stitcher looks beautiful!

Isabelle said...

Happy belated birthday Katrina! (I'm sorry I missed it... :( )
Your work looks great, especially the Leporello - wow!
Sounds like you had a very fun time :)

Margie said...

Happy birthday Katrina! Many happy returns :-)

ollie1976 said...

Hapy Belated Birthday!

Christine said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I can't wait to see the finished Leporello.

Margaret said...

A belated happy birthday Katrina.
Sounds like you had a great weekend. You all look so very happy.
Your Leporello sounds/looks like an awful lot of work to put together but I'm sure it will be worth the effort.
Have a great week.

tkdchick said...

Katrina that looks so awesome!!

Jenna said...

Goodness, where does the time go? I'm sorry I missed your birthday, but I hope that the celebrations continue. :)

Von said...

I'm way late with my happy birthday wishes. Sounds like you had a really nice one. Lunch out and a little shopping sounds perfect to me! Hope this year brings you a boatload of happiness!

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