Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This Week

Hello there

Midweek already and I've been meaning to add a post for a few days now.  I'm back at work after my lovely break and already it feels like I didn't even have a holiday! 

This is the little piece I stitched during my holiday, which is going to be a gift for my Auntie. I think I'll frame this. 

Family, Friends, Faith, Forever by Homespun Elegance
stitched on 32ct platinum linen using Crescent Colours Manor Red

This week I've started on Part 5 of Santa's Village, Santa's Stocking Store. The next part is on it's way and should be here any day now. I can't believe this series is now half way through.  It's been such a fun project to work on this year.

On Sunday Mother's Day was celebrated here in New Zealand. I'm blessed with a wonderful Mum, who is my best friend, and one of the most loveliest and kindest persons I know. I think the world of my Mother in law too, she is a very special, and a very funny, lady too.  I'm very lucky that both live nearby so we can see them a few times a week.  Hannah loves her Nannie and Grannie very much too.

I decided to bake my gifts for Mother's Day this year and found the perfect recipe in one of the lovely cookbooks I received for my birthday, Gran's Sweet Pantry by Natalie Oldfield.

This Weetbix Deluxe slice turned out just delicious and was a hit with my Mum and MIL. I can see this becoming a regular favourite on the weekend baking list.

And of course, I was spoiled by DH and Hannah.  Hannah made a lovely card and a painted rock, and spent ages in her bedroom secretly colouring in this cupcake picture.  I loved the mosaic vase filled with chocolates too.

The highlight of my day was enjoying a wonderfully cooked dinner by DH followed by a bit of stitching - just perfect:)

Lastly for today, my happy school girl - she's loving it so far, even the homework :)

See you soon x


Elizabeth said...

The cross stitch you have stitched for your Aunty is gorgeous, it will look lovely framed. I am sure I have got that pattern in a magazine. That slice looks yummy. Glad Hannah is loving school

Anonymous said...

lovely cross stitch Katrina and love the look of the slice and love what Hannah got you for mother's day.xx

Palkó said...

Beautiful work! I like it! :)

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Beautiful stitching and a gorgeous girl! :)

Marilyn said...

The HE is pretty in red.
Cute Mum's day gifts!
And the recipe looks delicious.
Cute pic of little Hannah. :)

Chris said...

Beautiful finish! I know that your Aunt will love it. I love the color you chose.
Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

P.J. said...

What a sweet gift.

♥ Nia said...

lovely stitching :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lovely stitching, and a great Mother's Day celebration!

Giovanna said...

Such a pretty finish - well done!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Sounds like the perfect Mother's Day.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like a lovely mother's day and your gifts are lovely too! The cross stitch for your aunt is beautiful.

Kathryn in NZ said...

Amazing how even just one week of school makes little girls look very grown up!

Local knowledge question Katrina: we'll be in Taradale in Oct... know any good accommodation?


Jeanne said...

Seeing your progress on Santa's Village is one of the reasons I started buying the patterns Katrina. I love what you've done! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day weekend.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your finish for your auntie is lovely

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