Sunday, June 21, 2015

Winter is Here.

I love Autumn, no doubt about that. Those frosty cold mornings and the beautiful sunny days is my dream. Can sleep at nights, and rest well. Well, this weekend we had a taste of winter. And tomorrow, we'll it's going to be colder than we have had in a long, long time. Time to snuggle up by the fire of an evening and stitch, quilt and knit. 

So what have I been stitching and making.....

A project pouch for Clare 

A project pouch for Katrina

And a project pouch for Pat.

And a stitched scissor case for Wendy with her project bag too. We all love our project bags an I just love making them. 

I always enjoy stitching for these ladies. 

I have been stitching for myself and will share those photos in a day or two. I am trying, for the first time to blog from myip iPad. Let's see how it all goes!


Friday, February 06, 2015

Waitangi Day Doings

I love having a day off, it has to be said. We all work darned hard at work and there is never a dull moment. So, when one of these precious days off is here it is always nice to sit and stitch for a while. 

I am working my way through some Lizziekate Cross stitch patterns I have. Wanting to make a wall in my entrance way full of these inspirational sayings. Through January I stitched these two, Promise Me 

And Good Friends a wee kit given to me by Katrina for my birthday. 

I am not sure how I will finish them yet though.

So with it being the long weekend this is the next one I have started.... At Our House. 

These designs make such great TV stitching too so it's not long before they are finished either.

So to all you Kiwis out there enjoying our national day, I hope you are doing something you love to do too.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Year Resolutions - Maybe

Happy New Year. Gosh one month down already. It's been almost a year since I last wrote on my blog. I was given an iPad for Christmas last year so don't sit at my PC so much anymore. So.... I am going to give blogging a go on the iPad if I can. Wish me luck as I am not the most techy of people.

So what's been happening.....

The firm I work for moved cities in July last year. A huge upheaval for many of us. Extra two hours travel a day and for me it has really affected how I now can't do things. I used to go home for lunch, hung washing out sorted out dinner etc and even sewed sometimes. Life was great. Being on my own was having some benefits .... Until we moved.  So for the last 6 months I have struggled with this a lot and my health has suffered significantly. But, I still stitch, sew, enjoy the friends I have and of course my treasured boys, Zeus and Billy.  
Waiting for mum to come to bed.

Lauren and Chris split up. Anna now has JP in her life. They are both good.

So, what have I been up to? I have sorted out my front garden. Gee there was a lot of digging a sweat going on there for a few weeks. Didn't help that I had damaged my right knee, but well, living on ones own you just have to get on with it.  I am happy with the progress.

Next step.... Learn how to upload photos from the iPad to my blog!,��  I am guessing I may have to use Picassa.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Easter Treats

I am always a bit behind in blogging, but I am definitely trying to be better.  Hello to my new followers, lovely to meet you.

Each year Katrina and I stitch a wee exchange for each other for Easter.  I always enjoy seeking out a pattern, where it be a freebie or one I have bought.  This year is we a wee freebie and I so enjoyed stitching this one.  I am going to stitch it for myself too.

Here is what I gave her this year....

and Katrina gave me this stitched little beauty....

a wee design by Homespun Elegance.  Katrina had hand dyed the trim too, matched perfectly.  I love it and it will take pride of place with my bunnies in my Easter decorations.  There was chocolate too!!!  Nom nom nom!

So that was Easter 2014.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Some Shepherds Bush Sewing and Stitching

It is ANZAC day here in New Zealand and Australia, we remember our fallen soldiers.  Lest we forget.

Hi All

What a great few days it has been.  Off from work for ten days, being able to sort the house out once more, sew and stitch and have a day or two away from the normal routine.

Last year, about October I think, I bought this wee pattern

and promptly stitched it up.  While I was stitching it, I had other ideas of how I would like to make it.  Never just a one thing in my mind!!  So here is what I made Katrina for her birthday... in her favourite spots of course and lined.  I even changed the colours to match the fabric.  Love how it looks.

a bag to keep her stitching in.  Well, I loved that one so much I have made myself one too!  Of course that was always the plan, so that I could keep my Shepherd's Bush 2014 Fold all together.

So here is mine....

and the original little bag that I stitched way back in October...

Speaking of Shepherd's Bush, my mail had a great parcel in the on Tuesday.  I had been waiting patiently,  hahaha, not really, for it to arrive.  Was tickled pink when the courier delivered it to me.

Here is where I am at right now, and I was not happy having to rip out the house that I had all stitched. Count twice, stitch one Kath!  I think that pink heart is going to have to come out, I may have left an entire line out.  Nevertheless, a very addictive stitch.

So that is me for now.

Thanks for dropping in.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter One and All

Happy Easter to everyone out there in blogland.  Gosh don't know if anyone still follows my blog, I am pretty spasmodic in posting.  I think I need to learn how to do things from the ipad as that is where I do most of my browsing from these days.  Little and often! (It's very time wasting that ipad!!!)

Katrina, Clare and I are eagerly awaiting our Shepherds Bush Fold kits so we can start on those.  It seems a long wait!  Hopefully this week for sure.  It would have been nice to have for the entire Easter break, but that was not to be.

It's not that I have not been stitching and sewing either, I sure have.  I will update in a few days when I have some more finishes.  I am on leave this week, yippee, and I need the break too.  So there will be some serious sewing in the next few days.  Lauren is coming for a few days, so that will be a bit of a down time too.  I am looking forward to that.

Many Easter images in this one!


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Shepherds Bush 2014 Fold Series - First Pics!!!

Hi All

Hot off the press first photos of the upcoming Shepherds Bush 2014 Fold series.

Cant wait for mine to arrive!!  If you would like to join the SAL send me an email and I will send you and invitation to join.

Happy Stitching