Monday, September 26, 2011

Merry Merry Be


Hello dear stitching friends, well Monday has rolled around again after a very productive weekend at our house.  Glenn and I have been giving some of our gardens bit of an overhaul over the past few weeks, and after Saturday we're now we're up to the stage where we can plant some new trees - they've been ordered from one of the local garden centres for pick up next Saturday. We've also topped up our raised vegetable beds and got some vege seedlings all ready to plant when the warmer weather comes in October.  Hannah and I are also going to pot up some petunias and lobelia in several pots, all reds and whites, hoping for a nice display by Christmas.

Yesterday was a quieter day, I had a few sore muscles after Saturday's marathon effort outside all day, hee hee,  and Glenn was feeling underweather with a bit of hayfever/sinus so Hannah and I spent most of the day in kitchen baking up a few treats for lunchboxes this week.  We tried out a couple of Annabel Langbein's recipes in the latest Australian Women's Weekly, an apricot and ginger slice and a fruit loaf, both of these are excerpts from her new book, Free Range in the City, not out yet but bound to be a hit as her last book the Free Range Cook is a best seller. Oh my, both were divine!  We also made Glenn's favourite chocolate cake and chocolate chippie biscuits too.  I made up a huge stock pot of our favourite vegetable and bacon soup, which I like to have in the freezer to pull out for Hannah's dinner when we're having something that she's not too keen on, or for a quick and easy meal during the week.

So there's not been much time for stitching lately but I did manage to finish the little Shepherds Bush kit, Merry Merry Be, in the above photo.  A lovely stitch, which took me a lot longer than I thought it would with all the little colour changes. I found some pretty red Moda fabric for the backing and sewed it into a small pillow. 

Another project finished off over the weekend is the cardigan I was knitting for Hannah, all it needs is a button sewn on, which is on tonight's agenda. I thought I might knit a matching hat from one of my latest Ravelry finds, this ebook, which has some very cute hats for children in it.

As always, thanks for visiting here and many thanks so much for the wonderful comments about the hexagon quilt - its always such a pleasure to read these comments :)

Well, thats my round up from this weekend's happenings, see you soon.

18 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Oh that's so CUTE!!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish.

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Chris said...

Wow Katrina! It sounds like you got so much done. The gardening, cooking, knitting and stitching. Everything sounds wonderful.
I love the small finish.

Carol said...

What an adorable ornament, Katrina--I just love it :)

It's so funny to hear you talk about spring activities when things are heading toward winter here--be sure to take lots of photos of your gardens to help us during the long cold months we're facing!!

Susan said...

That ornament is lovely.

Have fun planting your trees! My yard needs some trees - our landscaping came with trees in the front yard when we bought the house, but the back yard is in desperate need of at least one tree (it's a tiny yard!)

Your baking efforts sound yummy!

~*Shar*~ said...

That is too cute hun..I love it. Glad you got your garden all ready what a chore...

Hugs, Shar

butterfly said...

lovely ornament, great finish

Blu said...

What a lovely finish!

Lynn said...

Such a pretty finish! I love the ribbon trim.
Sounds like you're due for a bit of a break after all that yardwork.
The baking sounds yummy! I'm off to do the same thing now. I'm baking squares for the church.

Patty C. said...

This is just Charming

Sally said...

That is really sweet! Love those little sheep!

Karoline said...

Cute finish, congratulations

Suzanne said...

What a very pretty ornament, I just love how you finished it.

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