Tuesday, February 08, 2011

A finish and some new projects

We've been having a heat wave over the past few days and it seems the temperature just keeps on rising and rising! Over the weekend, Hannah and I (DH was away) spent most of our time swimming, getting hot, and swimming some more, lol. We also enjoyed having some friends around for a pot luck tea Saturday night, and then checking out a local fair with arts and craft, fruit and vegetables, and other food stalls on Sunday morning. Late in the day I went along to my cousin to be's bridal shower - this coming weekend the lovely Amanda marries one of my youngest cousins, Glen. We are all very much looking forward to their wedding, they are a great couple.

So with the sticky, muggy, sweaty heat there hasn't been a lot of stitching going on these past few days, but I've been trying to do a bit here and there. This past week I finished the first of the three baby samplers I've been asked to stitch this year:

Baby Row by Bent Creek
stitched with the recommended threads on 32ct platinum belfast linen.



(please excuse my not such a great photo taken early on Sunday morning)

I downloaded the latest Gift of Stitching magazine the other day, and found several great projects in this issue. One of my friends is having a birthday later this month so I've decided to stitch this needleroll pattern for her - it uses one of my most favourite DMC shades 926 too. I'm looking forward to getting this underway as its been quite some time since I stitched a needleroll!

Another new project in my craft bag involved a visit to my local quilting shop to spend a voucher from Christmas. You might recognise one of the fabrics, its the same as I used recently for Alice's Mrs Perkins giraffe.

With these I'm going to make up lots of these hexagons and turn them into bags - watch this space!!


Lastly, from our weekend, Hannah all dressed up in a pretty summer frock before we went out on Sunday. I love that her hair is now long enough to put into plaits - my Mum always plaited my hair when I was the same age.


Enjoy your week, thanks for coming by today.
~Katrina~

13 comments:

Patty C. said...

I can't wait to see the finished bugs - I bet they will be too cute -

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Great new projects. Lovely picture of your daughter.

KarenV said...

Pretty finish, Katrina :) I love the fabrics/hexagons, looking forward to seeing the finished projects.

cathymk said...

Lovely finish! Love your new fabrics - they are gorgeous!

mainely stitching said...

What pretty stitching and fabrics!!

It's funny to read about a heatwave when here it's snowing so hard they've delayed school!

Little Kiwi Chick said...

Hannah looks very pretty - I can't wait to be able to plait Abbey's hair! Although the way it's going I'll have to wait a few years :o)

Love that Baby Row by Bent Creek... I've never seen that pattern before.

Elaine said...

The baby piece is beautiful and I love those fabric hexagons.
Hannah is such a sweetie!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Great finish!

Susan said...

Hannah is growing up so quickly - I used to wear plaits when I was here age, too!

I love the fabric - I'm intrigued as to how the bags will look when done.

Lynn said...

Congrats on your finish, it's lovely! The needleroll is going to be very pretty and I'm anxious to see those hexagons finished.

CalamityJr said...

What lovely projects. Can't wait to see where you're headed with the bag. And I, too, love Hannah's hair. That's part of being a little girl!

Lisa said...

Well done on finishing the first baby sampler.
Those bags are going to look gorgeous!

Rhona said...

I love the baby sampler you are working on, I haven't seen that one before. The trouble with visiting lots of blogs is that I see all these glorious patterns and want to add them to my stash! lol

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