Monday, May 24, 2010

Recent Finishes and some WIPs Update

Its a very miserable rainy and cold day here today - why couldn't it be Saturday or Sunday again so we didn't have to leave the house, and it was still quite dark until at least 7.30am this morning. A sign of things to come I guess as we approach the official start of winter next week.

Our weekend just flew by doing all the normal things around the house. Also, Saturday night DH and I went out with friends to a local fundraising event, to see a live band, which was a heap of fun. The evening had a country and western theme. I'm not really into that sort of music but we had a ball, dancing all night and having lots of laughs. My cousin Donna was also here for the weekend and as it was her birthday yesterday, it was a great start to her birthday celebrations. Needless to say, we all have a very low key day yesterday!!

Lately, I've had the urge to stitch up a few Christmas ornaments, and these three I finished earlier this month:

Skater Girl
one of four ornaments from White Christmas by Birds of a Feather
stitched on 32ct mocha belast with suggested threads - GAST, Weeks

Christmas Spot Sampler
Ewe & Eye & Friends
32ct cream belfast & GAST Threads


Love Letters/Noel Ornament from Joyeux Noel Booklet
Blackbird Designs
32ct cream linen using suggested threads.


This is the Tralala design I'm stitching to turn into a birth sampler - sorry, not such a great photo today. I'm using a piece of hand dyed linen for this one.


My Quaker Lady has seen the light out of my stitching bag recently too and I've added a few motifs as well as started the alphabet - I had to wait on a order of thread to get back to this one.

Coming up next weekend I'm lucky enough to be going to be spend a few days at the beach with some friends - we're going to be staying a friend's family beach house for a winter crafty get together. I've already sorted out a whole lot of projects to take (stitching and knitting) and I'll definately be packing my book and a couple of magazines. I'm sure there'll be lots of great food and even a glass or two of wine - sounds just perfect to me:)

Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

What cute little designs.

KarenV said...

Gorgeous ornaments Katrina - you've been busy!

stitcheranon said...

Lovely ornaments. Very pretty!

Lynn said...

Very pretty ornaments and I absolutely love your Quaker Lady! Sounds like a fun and relaxing weekend you have coming up. Enjoy!

Katrina said...

Love all the ornaments, I've stitched all three, more than once :-). The other designs are sweet too.

Giovanna said...

Beautiful stitching on all fronts - well done!

Melissa said...

Oh, my, what a lot of lovely stitching! Well done!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely ornaments and Quaker Lady. I hope you have a lovely weekend away.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome ornaments, Katrina! The BOAF is a favorite - can't wait to see how you "finish-finish" them!

Great WIPS, too!

I hope your winter is as mild as our last one was in Michigan!

Michelle said...

Some great stitching - love the Christmas ornaments!

Deb said...

All your pieces looks wonderful Katrina. Love the BoAF ornament. Hope that you enjoy your weekend. I always find it a little odd when people talk about it being winter in their part of the woods since we're going into summer!

Ranae said...

Love the little finishes
The colors in Tralala are so pretty

Karoline said...

Lovely ornaments, congratulations

Andrea said...

Wonderful ornaments.

Daffycat said...

Wonderful stitching, Katrina! It looks like you have been very busy!

Suzanne said...

What beautiful stitching, you've been very busy.

Claire said...

Lovely stitching, enjoy your time away.

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