Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Personal Delivery

Hello my friends,
On the 21st July was my 
`Travel Pattern` posting.
Kath left a comment to be the next Stitcher
of the `Travel Pattern` 


Since Kath did not live that far from me 
I made it `Personal Delivery`.
We get together when we can to stitch together.
Sometimes there are other friends as well.


Passing of pattern.
Hubby took the photo!


Ran a bath for me the other day and before
even turning the taps off 
Miss Tillie climbed in to check it out and have a drink.
Once she climbed out I pulled the plug,
re run another.
Well I will show stitching progress next time.
Thank you for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Keeping up

Hello my friends,
I am so pleased that with the way my health has been lately
I am keeping up with SAL.
Some of my other projects are behind but hope to sort that soon.
I cut these background pieces and put together
before my shoulder operation,
ready to put applique on.


I took some time looking through my fabric for this 
and added another for basket.
Then I fussy cut from some others.
I am quite pleased how this came together.


A close up of a few:
The butterfly using same wing fabric as before.


Lady bird in different fabric.


A dragon-fly showing off her colours.


The birds remind me of Fantails that fly around here.


The centre complete with peek a boo frame.


I am looking at fabrics for next border.
Thank you for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Travel Pattern.

Hello my friends.
I have been unwell with Bronchitis,
another visit to Dr and Xray  to see
that it was slowly going.
More medication!
Now I was the 45th to stitch this pattern.
If you would like to be the next
(as it is ready to post)
please leave me a comment to say so with a way to contact you. 
I will pick a name and contact that person for postal address
and then send along.


I enjoyed making mine into a `stand alone`.
I used 40ct linen from out of my cupboard.
The label has gone for this.
I used  Sampler Threads:
`Desert Mesquite` for the vine rather than `Pine`,
`Vintage Lace` for flowers as `Harvest Basket` didn`t show on linen. 
The wording is `Clay Pot` instead of `Grape Arbor`.
The Ric -Rac is herringbone stitched in place. 


This months letter for Bunting is 
`I`
and a little cute reindeer.  


Kissing Teddies this time.


Miss Tillie with her feet up fast asleep.


My sewing machine has been away for a few days as I missed a pin!!!
She went well out of aliment.
I`m packing her up to go here. Hubby dropped her off on his way to work.
Now she`s home I hope to feel well enough to work with her.
Well this will do me today but hope to post again near the end of the week.
Happy Stitching,
Clare. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

This months border

Hello my friends.
Yesterday I was at last able to do this months border
on `Tuesdays Mystery`
for The Country Yard.
I am late but happy as can use my cutting board again.:)


I love how these cotton reels came together.
I used design of `Serenity` from E book that I won
`Little Gems`.


Two different colour ways,
with challenge fabric threaded through.


My Lori Holt books


Ready with a new design board to 
join in with others in this SAL.
I have been taking notes so hope to catch up soon.


Every day a few more chore are being able to be done by me.
Still needing pain relief at night and crutch at times during the day.
Time to go for now.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

More Teddies and SAL

Hello my friends,
I`m pleased you have come for a visit with me.
I have had to go to Drs again for pain injection in my hip 
as bruising has gone to the bone,very painful.
Since that the use of the crutches  has still be needed but have had times
 when I can go with out for awhile.
Still on pain medication but not so much.:)


Blocks 3&4.
Dress up Ted `Flick` and Sling Shot Ted `Zane`.


`Flick` has found a lovely hat to go with her out fit.


A lovely evening bag 
with gold chain handle.


Little bird has come to join in with the fun.


`Zane` is looking to use his sling shot.
No wonder little bird has not turned up.


June`s SAL blocks complete.
I have applique colours to sort for next months part.


Thankyou for visiting with me today.
I have a few more projects to sort
 as have had to have on hold while recovering.
I have started again with those 
but thankful that I have been able to sit and stitch.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Time to move `Flag` on

Hello my friends.
Sylvia of
http://flickenstichlerei.blogspot.
is next in line 
for `Flag` 28th May post.
Sylvia I have sent you an email for your snail mail details,
so this can be sent to you.


`Christmas Bunting`
`H` for this month.
Lazy daisy  stitch, back stitch, straight stitch
and chain stitch used this time.


This why I am late with this post.
I was in  a New World Super market and slipped on a
bean that was on their shiny floor.
I  was taken to a medical centre A & E
by ambulance for treatment.
As I had landed on the side of my bottom  I was surprised
that I have a fine line break in my pelvis,
a damaged vertebrae in my back 
and and a cracked rib.
The medication is only just got on top of pain
with the help of a heat pack.
The crutch helps as well.
I am not to drive for 6 weeks :(


At least some of the day I can stitch :)
`Teddies at Play` 
block 2.
`School Girl Layne`.


Her teddy is so cute.
Thank you for visiting.
I am working the next teddy and applique of SAL.
I am looking forward to using my cutting board again
 as have projects to show.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Party Stitching

Hello my friends.
Over the last few days I have stitched
`Teddies At Play`
block one:
`Fishing Teddy` 


Love these felt flowers,
showing the stitching  of the `Cottage Garden Threads` 
and DMC threads off.


And the cute little bird.


I started this BOM at long last for 
Chooky`s  Stitching Party this weekend.
Are you taking part?


 Miss Tilly chilling out. :)
Time to get back to stitching
block two:
`School Girl Lane`.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.