Thursday, 31 July 2014

Needle book and SAL

Hello my friends.
Time for check in 
for:


I have chosen to make 
`Ngaire`s Little Accessories Needle Book`
by Nqaire Brooks. She is a New Zealand  designer.


The flower petals are quit tiny hexagons.



Needle book outer.
Nqaire had binding around which I think I will go back and add.


The pockets for needle holders and wool felt hearts for needles in use.


I have turned the first corner on my ladies skirt with this SAL.
Well next month I hope to show more progress.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas in July

Hello my friends.
I have been so blessed by Melody of 
http://thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogsot.com 


Now it`s the 25th and time to show what was inside these parcels.


The first parcel to open was this lovely 
stitching bag with a bar of chocolate and 
in the bag tied with red ribbon
10 little ladybird chocolates. 


I have the fabric for the top part of the bag but will lookout for the other
plus the lining fabric as well.
I think I will make a block roll to match.
This will keep everything together. :) 
The next parcel had these three ornaments to hang on my tree.
Melody they are perfect.


The last parcel had this fantastic stitchery wall hanging.


The last two are going in my `Christmas box` 
ready to hang in December.
The chocolate won`t last that long and the stitching bag 
I have a project ready for this. 
Thank you Melody. You have blessed me so much.
I pray my secret partner is out of hospital and has 
opened my gifts to her.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

July Yesteryear

Hello my friends.
The days go by when there are lots of appointments to attend.
Hubby had an eye check,another check next month then a operation
at the end of August to remove oil and replace with fluid.
A few weeks after that the lens put in and hopefully vision .
I`ve had a MRI for my left shoulder and now wait operation date.
First this months `Yesteryear` block 4
`Bird House` from The Country Yard.
I back stitched most but the chain I used chain stitch.
Ready and waiting for next months block.




These came in the post the other day but this has been my first chance to blog.
Melody of thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com  sent me the three lovely parcels.
They are in a cupboard till the 25th.
Not too many days to wait.
I hope my parcel will reach it destination soon!


Time to go hope you enjoyed your visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

SAL and parcel sent

Hello my friends.
I have been getting `Sampler & Antique Needlework` magazine for 
sometime now so was delighted to see 
`A Sampler Pincushion Doll Maiden` in # 75.
I could not get `Elizabeth` so mine is `Meloday`.
She was the only one wearing a bonnet hence I 
changed the colours.
DMC 158,472,3051,3041,3820,3052/3053.
Soie d' alger 4634.
SNC Forget me not 081
to match her.


A small start. Now to pick a day each week to stitch
so I can see some progress.

 
Annette from California Stitcher and two other ladies 
plus myself are working on this as a SAL .


I have joined this years `Christmas in July ` swap.
Today I sent my three Christmas gifts 
to my Secret partner.
I pray these reach her safely and on time.
This is the package before address written.
On the 25th I will blog on the gifts.


Getting as warm as she can be.
It has been quite cold here.


Time to go so thank you for visiting and the lovely comments,
 till next time;
 Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Happy Stitching

Hello my friends.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog posts.
It`s time for `Smalls` again.


This month I have `Remember Me` stitching pocket
by Midsummer Night Designs to show.


This lovely sewing pocket I use stated threads:
DMC 3779 ( instead of 778 )
Crescent Colors: 
Apple Fritter,Cherry Tomato,Blackbird,Weeping Willow,Sassy Brass,
and Shamrock.
and 32ct Platinum fabric. 


The front with cord tied.


Fully open showing stitching.
So love the colours .


The inside with Clover needles on `Deep Rose` wool felt.
Pockets each end to hold threads and scissors.
These are so use full and love the way the come together.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Relics from Yesteryear

Hello my friends.
This month has been busy with appointments.
Hubby is allowed light duties but not at work.
He`s waiting on another eye operation,
which we will find out when this happens when we go next month to see surgeon.
I am in another `Mystery BOM` with 
The Country Yard.
`Relics from Yesteryear`
Threads:
Main design -Cottage Garden Thread 507 Rusty Gate.
Inner solid border-Auriful 1285 (a dark brown).
Outer border-Cottage Garden Thread 310 Carrot Seed.


A Penny farthing bike for block one.
Worked in back stitch.


Block two is the older telephone.
I have used chain stitch for the heavy cord,
some satin stitch for dials and the rest is back stitch.
One of the farms we lived on in our early years of marriage
had this phone (used as party line for round the farm)
 beside a more modern one general calls. 


A pile of antique suitcases for block three.
Worked in back stitch and running stitch.
As you can see I have been slow showing these.
I look forward to next months block.


Who is hiding behind the drapes?
Our Tilly. 


You can see whats she`s up to with big brother.


I can see you :)


I will be catching up with you in a few days.
Thank you for your visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

All those years ago

Hello my friends.
Today is our Wedding anniversary.
34 years ago we married at 11am.
The cover of our Wedding Album.
Here is a little part of our day back then. 


This is me just before heading  to the church


Photos taken in the park not far from the church.


These where taken before the reception.


At the reception this was our cake.
`Two hearts joined together`.


With Hubby resting from his eye operation,
today will be low key for us.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.