You wouldn't think that it was nearly winter here by the weather we've been having lately - today it's sunny and mild, although some other parts of the country have had some terrible weather this weekend. The mornings and evenings are pretty chilly but who minds when you get a nice sunny day to enjoy.
Things have been pretty quiet around here over the past week or so. Hannah came down with a nasty bug last weekend, DH has had a sore throat and bad cough and now it's my turn. There are lots of germies doing the rounds at the moment.
Going through my photos earlier I noticed that I haven't shared a photo yet of this stitchery I finished a few weeks ago, New Day Stitchery by Anni Downs Hatched and Patched. I'm not sure how I'll finish this off, maybe into a nice white frame.
You'll be very pleased you're not at our house this morning - DH is making such a racket in our new caravan! Well, new to us that is, lol.
This is something we've talked about for a long time, having our very own caravan to take away on holidays to the beach or various spots around NZ. So a few weekends ago, we bought one and since then DH has spent all his spare time in there, hauling everything out to be eventually completely renovated. I will report back on the progress soon!
Miss H turned six a few weeks ago, still can't believe she's 6! We had a lovely dinner out at a local restaurant on her actual birthday then cake for dessert at Granny and Pop's. Then on the Saturday afternoon following her birthday, she had a little party at the local pools with her cousins and some of her school friends. My cousin Donna made the wonderful cake - this was layers of red, black and vanilla inside. The doll is a Monster High doll, Hannah is really into these at the moment.
A few weeks ago I purchased some new booklets by one of my favourite embroidery designer, Gail Pan. The Simply Christmas book is just lovely, I'd love to stitch everything in there, a great follow up from Gail's 2013 book.
The Embroidery Loves Patchwork I purchased as a digital download from Martingale, and have since had my local bookshop bind the booklet. This also has some great projects to make.
I've just about finished my Shepherd's Bush Fold piece, only some of the grass to fill in and then attach the buttons. I'm looking forward the next kit in the series coming, it's a scissor fob and you can see a photo here.
Enjoy the weekend!