Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Stockings

Howdy folks, didn't the weekend just zoom by! We were pretty busy out and about most weekend as there were a few things happening around our little town. On Friday it was market day in our main street so once Hannah and I browsed a few stalls we met up with my Mum and two of my aunties at one of the local cafes for a cuppa and a catch up. My poor Mum has just had a two week vacation and I'd say for at least 10 of those days she has been sick with a nasty virus that seems to be doing the rounds again. But she's on the mend now :)

Then Saturday we headed to the local A& P Show (agricultural and pastoral show) where they have all sorts of things - horse show jumping, highland dancing, sheep shearing, even lawn mower races! There were a few stalls to browse and lots of food places to choose from but you can't go past the good old hotdog and hot chips at the show, smothered in tomato sauce, yummo. There were rides for the kids and a petting zoo - Hannah loved the ducks and little piglets!

A few weekends ago we had a Farmer's country market start here on Sunday mornings. Its only small but I think as the weather improves there'll be a lot more to local produce to buy. We decided to check it out on Sunday morning, and were also able to watch the ploughing up of a paddock by three huge clydesdale horses, which is going to be turned into a community vegetable garden. I wish I'd had my camera on me.

For the past few days I've been stitching on another small gift and working some more on Hannah's hexagon quilt. I think I've got about 150 hexagons made up now, still lots to go though, lol.

I was very pleased with myself to get Hannah's and my niece Alice's stockings finally sewed up.






I can't wait to fill these up with Christmas pressies!

20 comments:

corinna said...

they finished up so nicely
what a great gift even empty

Blu said...

Those stockings look amazing. Congrats~

Lee said...

Fantastic! They are beautiful! I know that each girl will cherish her stocking forever.

staci said...

Wow! They're both fantastic!!! What a treasure you've stitched!!!

Daffycat said...

Oh, Katrina! These are WONDERFUL! Excellent finishing too. These will be treasured for many. many years to come!

Kathy A. said...

Your two stockings are so beautiful finished and ready to hang

Alison said...

The stockings are gorgeous Katrina. Great job!

Sharon said...

Beautiful stockings!

mainely stitching said...

Outstanding stockings!!

Just want to let you know that my Quaker RR arrived yesterday afternoon. :)

Laural said...

Beautiful finishing on your stockings!!!

Barbara said...

Sounds like you had a busy but lovely weekend, and the stocking are beautiful, a lot of work went into them, grin. BarbM

Giovanna said...

Wonderful stockings, Katrina, well done!

Andrea said...

Beautiful stocking, real treasures.

Christine said...

Both stockings are just beautiful!!

Tessa said...

What gorgeous heirlooms, Hannah & Alice will treasure their stockings for years. Very nicely made up too :)

CindyMae said...

They are absolutely gorgeous!! You done such beautiful work on them!!

Lois said...

What gorgeous stockings!

Suzanne said...

The stockings are beautiful and so very nicely finished.

We also attended a small farm show last week and the girls had a lot of fun. Especially sitting on all the tractors and farm equipment.

Karoline said...

The stockings are gorgeous, congratulations

Von said...

Your stockings are amazing!! Congrats!

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