Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Stitching Complete

Hello my friends.
I am home for a short while, but leave again in the morning
to help my Mum now she is home from surgery for cancer
on her left wrist.
So time for a quick visit with me.
I have joined Chooky Blues SAL this year.
January is Anni Downs `Christmas Wishes`
I have completed the stitching and put the borders on as this is to be a cushion.


The colours I stitched with where:
Sampler Threads - Old Red Paint,
Cottage Garden Threads - Dandelion and High Country,
Aurifil - # 12 2260 and 
Weeks Dye Works - Blue Coat Red.


The peek a boo border shows off `High Country` thread.
Then the other borders bring it together.
When I come home I will attach the piping
and complete my cushion.


Once home I will finish my cushion and show how it came out.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Ran out of time

Hello my friends,
no posting as
I came down with a nasty stomach bug.
I ended up at the Drs for treatment before coming right.


These are so cute.
I love the red tones they have.
The first Friday of each month there is a family lunch.
I am driver for my Mum and a couple of her brothers.
Mum gave me these at Christmas as a `Thank you`.
My Mum has Cancer and she is to be operated on this coming
Thursday. 
She found out early December 2014.
Hence I ran out of time to show these.
A quick post for me today and a busy week 
coming up.
By the way I joined up for Chookyblues SAL 2015.
More on that next time.
So bye for now.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.



Thursday, 1 January 2015

Finished at last.

Happy New Year my friends.
So pleased that you could visit
 we have not visited since last year. :)


This is December 2014 s `Smalls`  project for me:
Just Nan `Christmas Workshop`
My friend Katrina was able to get this for us when it came out in 2007.
Two of my non blog friends started this with me in 2008.
We stitched one day a month,quite steady for awhile then
the time got further apart.
They had other plans but I didn`t want to get ahead of them
 and I had other projects to do!
But last year I decided was time to finish mine.
I am so pleased that I have.


Work Shop open. 
Just love it.


The needle pages like little trees. 


A scissor charm on the thread cutter pocket
where the `Clover` thread cutter is.


The Just Nan logo charm on the pocket
 for the `Clover` needle threader. 


In the kit was this lovely waxed star with 
the cute bee hive on the pocket.  


The pin cushion tree is decorated with gold beads
and silk ribbon. I have removed that loose thread.:) 


The base was stitched as well.


As you go round there are either red or blue dressed elves.
This will go into the Christmas box to come out 
with the other decorations.
Thankyou Heather for a lovely `Smalls` show and tell
during 2014. I look forward to being part of Smalls 2015.
Thankyou for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Christmas in the Summer time.

Hello my friends.
Sit down for a few minutes and visit with me.
These last few weeks have flown by as they have been so busy.
This `Santa Trio` by Disa Designs I made for one of my friends 
as her Birthday Christmas gift .
She doesn`t have a blog but was so excited I made them for her. 


In the pattern they didn`t have noses but I added those on.
So cute.




A thankyou  to Chookyblue for hosting this years SSCS.
Peg of Happy in Quilting blog parcel had these lovey 
gifts for me:
An Angel table runner,  


Peg I love your lovely hand work.


A tissue holder (this to go into my stitching bag),
some chocolates, a satchel (this will be in constant use)
and Leanne Beasleys `Butterflies and Blossom` pattern
with fabric and rick rack. I am looking forward to making this.  
Thankyou again Peg.


This was my gift and  for Jan of  Little Red Hen
with a chocolate star. I forgot to take a photo of that.


Merry stitchmas tree was the ornament for Jan.


Now this would be a very long post if all gift shown today!


Katrina of http://kiwistitching.blogspot.co.nz/
   put my gifts in this cute bag.
For some reason the photo has turned on this
Joy ornament. On the tree it is straight!!


These Christmas balls stitched in this ornament.


A beautiful pin keep,


`The Nativity` by Country Cottage pattern,
(a must to stitch for next Christmas)


and a wall hanging `We three kings`.
Thankyou Katrina for my lovely gifts. 


Kath of http://sheepiegirl.blogspot.co.nz/
 gave me two stitches cushions,
a table runner made of `Holiday Medley`


Lovely `Silent Night`.


And `Follow the Light`,
shown in this basket with a little room for more.


Table runner made with Holiday Medley fabric plus
a pack of the same for me to play with :)


Well must go Hubby waiting on lunch.
Thankyou for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Sleigh came by today.

Hello my friends,time for a visit.
To day the SSCS sleigh came by.
Peg of `Happy in Quilting` sent me these two parcels.
One to open now and the other for under the tree.
That will be when Miss Tilly kitten is in bed Christmas Eve.
Other wise she will open it for me!


The little green parcel held these delightful ornaments.
They are so cute.
Thankyou Peg for these lovely gifts and
 Elf Chookyblue for organizing this lovely swap.


This is the ornament I made for Jan of
`Little red Hen 08 as part of my swap for her.


Yesterday this happened to my clothes line 
while hubby drove the trailer round the house:(


Here is the lines wrapped with the # of pegs for each round.
Hubby promises to have it back like by the weekend.
I still have the lines in the carport
 but would not want that long term.
At least we are with Summer weather! 


Time to go and get some speacial projects further on for completion.
Thankyou for your visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Countdown to Christmas

Hello my friends.
Today has been lovely so we can fit in a visit.
Time for smalls again.
Thankyou Heather of Stitching Lotus for 
organizing this though the year.


My `Smalls` for November  are from 
a favourite magazine I get.
Stoney Creek magazine Vol 25 # 2. 
I changed some of the colours:
DMCs 498 to 221
           699 to 986
          701 to 500
         703 to 989


I changed the finishing as I like this look.


Max is waiting to go for a ride to get fire wood.
Miss Tilly is trying to be noticed.
I think she would love to go as well.
She didn`t get her way.
Well time to go and stitch some more of my Christmas Gifts.
I have loved visiting with you.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Monday, 17 November 2014

In the mail today

Hello my friends.
Thankyou for visiting with me.
Love the comments you write so thankyou for those,
they can brighten my day.
I finished a few days ago my secret stitching.


Today I posted to my partner her gifts.
I pray they travel safe and should arrive in plenty of time.
I look forward to my partner letting me know she received this parcel.


They are all wrapped and labeled.


Miss Tilly with her toy mouse.
She hide this in the strangest places 
so was surprised to see her like this.


I stitched this BBD in 2012 but recently put together.
A project needing to be completed
and in the Christmas box.


Hubbys been back at work for a few weeks now.
Tomorrow we see the surgeon for a checkup!
Well best get onto some other Christmas stitching.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.