Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekend Happenings

Happy Monday everyone, and it's off to a chilly start here - we've woken to a very white, and crunchy, lol, frost this morning, the first of many to come for the winter I'm sure.

Firstly, many thanks for the book recommendations - there were some great ones suggested, some I've already enjoyed but several to add to my list for the coming months. I've pre-ordered another Kindle read over the weekend, The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani, as I've heard good reviews about it so I'm looking forward to being released on the 24th.

I spent the day at work on Saturday helping out with a gardening project so yesterday was a very low key day at home, just pottering around while DH tried to reinstall some outside spouting on the new extension of our house. Hannah was having a great time in the hole, digging around in the mud!

I was also able to catch up with one of my best friends over the weekend, who was in town with her family for a few days visiting her parents. My friend recently had a baby girl so I got to have my first cuddle with eight week old Louisa.

I knitted up a couple of pairs of booties recently for Louisa using snuggly double knit wool and a pattern I found here:



Another recent knitting finish is some new hand warmers for my cousin Donna, the pattern I found on Ravelry, Strappy Stella Gloves.


I stitched a little bit more on my Mystery Sampler:


The latest Mollie Makes magazine arrived from Sew Pretty, the little mice are so cute!  Love the teeny knitted jumper!


I also did a bit of stash diving. I was on the look out for a design to stitch for my Mum's 60th birthday in August so I've decided on Blackbird Design's Something Sweet. I'd bought this a few years ago with my Mum in mind.  I also came across Country Cottage Needlework's Garden Girl which I'm going to stitch as a birth sampler for baby Louisa sometime in the near future.



I'd completely forgotten about sharing a photo of this little bunny pincushion, a finish from way back in early April.  This cutie pie design was generously shared by Bronwyn Hayes from Red Brolly.


I'm now counting down the days until Thursday, when I start a week's long service leave. My Mum and I are heading away for a few days for a girls' weekend to stay with our relatives in Palmerston North. We both can't wait - lots of shopping, going out for dinner, etc.  I've got a bit of sewing planned for the rest of my break, some gardening if the weather co-operates and I'm looking forward to trying out some recipes in our new slow cooker.  There'll be plenty of stitching happening too :)

See you soon xx


7 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

The bootees are very cute. Lovely progress on the mystery sampler. Look forward to seeing your new start. Hope you have a great time away with your mum.

Chris said...

Great progress Katrina! The booties are so sweet. I love the bunny too. Your mystery sampler is coming along. I had to stop and spend a moment with mine over the weekend. I really enjoyed stitching it.
I love the projects that you found in the stash too.
Have a great week!

Melissa said...

I love that bunny pincushion - so cute! Nice start on the mystery sampler too. The booties are so cute!

Sounds like you are heading off to a great week away! Enjoy!

Susan said...

Enjoy your vacation! I remember the days of Long Service leave! Sadly, they don't have any such thing here in the USA.

The booties are really cute, and love the little rabbit finish.

I agree with you - the mice on that magazine are adorable - are you going to make them?

Karoline said...

The booties and gloves are great & I love the pincushion.

Your Mystery Sampler is lovely

Mrs Dibble said...

Lovely work....you forget how little their feet are!!! My baby's feet are now size 12 men's!! Happy stitching

Lynn said...

I hope you enjoy your time away with your Mum. Sounds like fun!
Your mystery sampler looks great! I've still haven't started mine. I'm nervous about attempting the 35ct fabric so I keep putting it off.
Love your little pincushion. It's so adorable!

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