Sunday, May 17, 2015

FNSI catchup

..a little more work on these squares...so I am.nearly there with the makings of the biscornu...

                       

.and I opened one of my gifts from Mothers Day.  DD2 had gone online and ordered my very own muesli mix from the choice of ingredients at the Muesli Hub..and then named it for me using an old endearment/nickname my family used when I was young..and it was yummy, lots of fruit and nuts in the mix she made up for  me..
          

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day



                                            .... have a wonderful day


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Friday Night with Friends

...gave me a chance to start the hardanger biscornu from the pattern I showed a few weeks back...I must say though that I'm not really enjoying stitching with the recommended fabric, Oslo..it is the first time that I have stitched with it....usually I like to use Lugana and I think I will get some to do a few more
                        
And I can share Mum's tea cosy..this is the third one I have made for her small, medium and large teapots..rather funny though as Mum is not a big tea drinker, but she wanted them for when she has visitors..
                        


Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Day of Remembrance

           
We joined with about 20,000 others for the Parade and Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in town this morning..and on our way home stopped at the Field of Remembrance Crosses which had been placed at the oval near the Memorial from the South African War.
                        Lest We Forget

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Just relaxing..

..and enjoying the last few hours of my 50's,before I move into a new decade tomorrow..so I'll soon find out what it fells like to be 60 !!!!!!!
There was a knock at the door late this afternoon and it was the delivery of this beautiful arrangement of flowers from my dear Mum...ordered in Sydney and delivered through a florist over here in NZ..she wanted  to make sure I would have them in time for my birthday ..
                    
I rang Mum to thank her and to check that she was all right given the wild weather that has been battering Sydney and beyond...she's OK but while we were talking on the phone the power went out again..I'm hoping it's not out too long..

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Catching up on FNSI

Just sitting here on the couch, relaxing before the busyness of a new term starts tomorrow.  A bit hard to take clear photos without shadowing but I'm too comfortable to get up to take them somewhere else!!! Friday was the last day of the school holidays and it gave me time to have a wander around the shops (much more enjoyable than the time I had just spent unstacking the desks and chairs in my classroom and setting things up for the new term).  I spotted this pattern as soon as I walked in to one shop and it just had to come home with me
                             
.. and they just happened to have the supplies that the pattern recommended so they came home too...
                        
Then it was on to spend the whole afternoon with my stitching group friends and I took along another tea cosy I am knitting for Mum..I've made the large and extra small one and this one will be for her medium size tea pot..which only comes out when she has visitors ..but it will complete the set. I thought knitting would be easier  to keep track of all the conversations around the table..
                              
I hope you all had an enjoyable FNSI ..now to try and visit to see what everyone else has been working on...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

This and that and FNWF

Time flies between posts..especially when it has been the busy end to the term...now with the holiday there's time to 'catch my breath' and catch up on all the things that I haven't had time to do..like reading blogs and seeing what everyone has been up to and getting back into some stitching. 
 The weather has been great over the Easter weekend (if we don't count yesterday) and it has been good to get outside, spend a bit of time in the garden and just enjoy the sunshine.  Our little tomatoes are ripening each day and I've just picked another bowl today.
                          
Not a lot of stitching has been done lately but on Friday night I got out my bobbins and started on a bookmark..just for something relaxing to do...and it is far easier on tired eyes at night..
                                
...and a bit of a close up with some pins removed ..
                                            
DD2 made her favourite cheesecake for dessert on Sunday and used her special plate to serve it..it was so delicious as always..white chocolate cheesecake with raspberries..