Monday, July 01, 2013


Hello friends, did you have a lovely weekend? We did - the sun was shining all weekend so I spent a bit of time outside in the garden, DH worked some more on our house extension and he's also made some new shelves for my sewing and stitching fabrics to go onto in our office/craft room, pictures to come soon. Hannah spent a bit of time with Nannie and Grandad, and we also enjoyed a lovely walk & scooter ride yesterday afternoon. 

As usual, I've got lots of crafty projects on the go at the moment so I've sorted out a weekly rotation so I get a little bit of time spent on them all.   

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings have been spent stitching on Christmas Garden, CCN's Garden Girl or Santa's Village, and LHN's Sheep Virtures.

I'm really pleased with my progress on Christmas Garden:

Wednesday nights have been set aside for stitchery projects and then over the weekend is when I stitch ornaments or other small designs. This is a recent finish:

Maison Rouges by Cathy Roy
two free designs to choose from 
stitched with DMC 321, 32ct white belfast

I'm also trying to fit a bit of knitting in as I've been asked to make some handwarmers by some of the ladies my Mum works with.

As usual over the winter months, I've been reading a lot more and I love getting new books in the mail - these two arrived last week :)

Have a lovely week x


Melissa said...

Katrina - I love the stitchy pieces! Christmas Garden is gorgeous. I have it kitted out and wonder whether I will get to stitch it this year. I love that little red piece that you did.

Enjoy your books! I will have to check the out.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous projects as usual. You are amazing what you get through

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous projects as usual. You are amazing what you get through

Annette-California said...

Christmas Garden is Gorgeous! Lovely projects you are stitching on.
love Annette

Lesleyanne said...

Christmas garden looks lovely. Look forward to seeing your rotation pieces.

stitcheranon said...

Christmas garden looks amazing as does your embroidery piece. Very pretty.

Anonymous said...

lovely work there Katrina,love your xmas garden,well done.xx

Marilyn said...

You sure are busy!
Christmas Garden is looking lovely, and love the redwork too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely little red ornament finish too.
Thanks for the info to find it.
I love reading too.
Have a good week (:

Jackie said...

Christmas Garden looks wonderful - I love the fabric you've selected. It sounds like you have a good rotation in place!

Giovanna said...

Christmas Garden is coming along beautifully, and that red ornament is just adorable - well done.

Tatkis said...

Great progress on your Christmas Garden, colours are so lovely!

Love the small red-and-white finish too :)


Penny said...

Christmas Garden is looking pretty! Love your other holiday pieces too. Both of those books are on my to read list which is almost as long as my to stitch list. :)

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love how you have organised your week, such a great idea. All your projects are gorgeous.

Isabella Morais said...

Aw, I think I'm gonna follow your example :D I also have many in here that I wanna finish but when I spend too much time on a project I usually get bored and left behind. Choosing a day for each project is genial!

All your progresses are awesome! I like the Village a lot :D

Maggee said...

I'm with Melissa! I have Christmas Garden all kitted up, but somehow--it is JULY and I have not put one stitch into it!! Not holding my breath for a finish this year! Sad face! Your work on it is gorgeous! And the redwork is pretty neat! Makes me want to start Christmas stitching for sure! Hugs!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your little chalet finish is just lovely and Christmas Garden is looking great!!!

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