Tuesday, February 26, 2008

SGB Update and New Stash

Here's where I'm at with Sampler Game Board, the end is in sight :)

I might just restitch the year on the outside border to "2008" since technically most of this design will have been stitched this year.


How could I resist some of the newer Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needlework patterns, I'm continually amazed by the wonderful patterns these two designers come up with. Summer Garden is going to be my next start, just waiting on some suitable linen to come by mail.

My not- so -close LNS owner, Sherelyn of Heirlooms, has recently returned from visiting Nashville and she kindly sent me the latest released Sampler Threads, a lovely pastel collection.


I haven't been to my local quilting shop in quite some time so when a friend mentionned to me that it was worth checking out since its in a new premises, I stopped by after work the other day. Once again I couldn't resist these pretty Christmasy fabrics for my collection, I don't have anything in mind for them, they just "jumped" into my shopping basket, lol.


Its been a pretty full on time around here lately, between work and then a couple of out of town trips the past weekends, as well as a tickly sore throat last week, I'm looking forward to some much needed down time around home this coming weekend. I'm hoping to get my sewing machine back out and get on with some more 2007 ornament finishing, I'm determined to get them completed!

I think it was Dani who asked me last week about maternity leave here in New Zealand? If you have worked with your employer for more than twelve months, you are entitled to 14 weeks of paid parental leave, and then you can also take up to the rest of a year off unpaid. I'm going to be taking six months off from my job, returning in November part time for another six months. But that all depends on how things are going :) No pressure. I'm very lucky in that my employers are going to be very accomodating as to what I want to do.

once again, thanks for stopping by :) Enjoy your week!

18 comments:

Kathy A. said...

What lovely work you have done on Sampler Gameboard. Your progress inspired me to purchage the pattern and I am trying so hard to leave it in my trunk until I get some other pieces done. Your new threads, fabrics and patterns are all cool.
Glad to hear you will be able to take some quality time for you and the new baby.

Kathryn in NZ said...

Gotta love that gameboard, coming along so well!
Us clucky well past babyage persons would like a pic of you & baby bump please :)

Karoline said...

Sampler Game Board is looking gorgeous, great progress

Sally said...

Your Sampler Gameboard is looking fantastic!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Great job on your gameboard. Good luck finishing it soon!

KarenV said...

Great progress on Sampler Gameboard, Katrina! Not much more to go now :)

Lovely stash, particularly the patchwork fabrics - I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with these.

stitcherw said...

Great progress on your gameboard, those little motifs are so cute. Love the stash too. I also couldn't resist the Home of a Needleworker (too) and Schoolgirl Lessons. Have you decided what color you want to do Lessons in yet?
Sue

Suzanne said...

You are so close to completing the Gameboard Sampler. It really looks great. I am also in love with the LHN designs and can't wait to purchase some more soon.

Carol said...

Wow- you sure are close with the Sampler Game Board now!

Marie said...

Your SGB is very nice ! and almost finished... i love all you have bought.. and i can understand what you wrote about those fabrics... i am the same when i see a very nice one even if i don't really need it...

tkdchick said...

I'm glad you've got a good employer who is willing to give you the time off you want with your new baby (when he/she comes)

I look forward to your gameboard finish!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Your Gameboard is just to die for Katrina! I love it!

Laura said...

Wow, the Gameboard is just beautiful. You are really getting close to a finish. I also love LHN and CCN patterns. Their designs just seems to get better and better each year.

Aussie Stitcher said...

SGB is looking great, must get re-acquainted with mine again soon. I love seeing how you finish your ornamants, love the Home Sweet Home pillow, so pretty.
Glad you had a good time at the wedding and that all is well with you and your baby, 27 weeks, not too much longer now.

lena-lou said...

Loads of lovely things to see on your blog once more :-)) Beautiful stitching on SGB, I might get mine done some day ;-) Love the new stash too!

Have a great weekend (bet you are getting quite a bump now?)

Chrissie said...

Hi Katrina and thank you for your comments on my blog. Sorry but I couldn't find an address anywhere to thank you other than posting here. Hope you are having a happy and healthy pregnancy and wishing you all the best.
Chrissie

J Rae said...

Your game board looks great!

Love your stash! LHN & CCN is so great!

The new colors from Sampler Threads are so pretty!

Katrina said...

Love your sampler gameboard! Gorgeous.

What a great maternity plan. It's so nice you get to take so much time off with your new baby.

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