Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A different direction

Hello my friends,
time for a visit like this tiny hedge-hog.


A closeup then out in the garden he went.


I was unwell a few days last week so no post.
My Wednesday stitching was only small.
Hopefully I get more progress tonight.


`Natures Journey` SAL part one.
I have worked out most of my colours now
and pleased with the first blocks.


For more of my post on this follow the SAL blog
down my side bar.
Thankyou for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Wednesday night Stitching

Hello my friends.
Last night I stitched my
`Quaker Christmas 11`.
I was up till midnight but pleased with my progress. 


For the month of February the letter
`E`
of the Christmas bunting.


Because I am working on lots this month I
thought this doll would be my `Birthday Month `
project.
I brought the kit and will post about her again at the end of the month.


The fabric in the background is part of
`Natures Journey` SAL.
I have a little more to complete on this plus
a few more fabrics to add.
I will be ready to show next week.
Hubby`s car windows where down so
Miss Tilly thought she would climb in.
I do not think she was wanting a ride!


Thank you for taking time to visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare. 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Projects

Hello my friends.
As my younger sister is caring for our Mum 
this weekend I have time for a visit with you.
I finished my `Christmas Wishes` cushion.


So pleased with this and have put it away 
with my other Christmas decorations.


Fabrics nearly sorted to start `Nature`s Journey` SAL.


I have been waiting on my Sampler Threads.
They came a few days ago so made a start last night.
`Quaker Christmas 11
Songs of the Season`
Using suggested threads
Sampler Thread : Currant and Blue Spruce.
This will be my Wednesday night stitching from now on.


One of my sisters and I are stitching 
Rosaline Quinlan`s `Christmas Bunting` a letter each month.
They are on pre-printed linen.
This is the first chance that I`ve had to show January`s
letter `M` two of these. I have one `E` this month.
I am using DMC 815.
More progress on this later in the month.
Look where `Miss Tilly` climbed too!


Miis Tilly is this a drink?


No play time.


Well time to go.
Thankyou for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

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.