Saturday, August 16, 2014

FNSI

Well it's been a lovely sunny day here..quite a contrast from some of the weather we have had lately.  I joined in with FNSI last night and worked away on lots of white xstitches around the border of the piece I am working on..quite tedious and not all that exciting to do!  Then it was getting a couple of stitcheries ready for 'stuffing'..and that little pile of stuffing ]might just be enough for one..the rest is in the bag.  Photos taken in the late afternoon sun outside..
          

Friday, August 8, 2014

Well...Yes... it did snow overnight..

Just as was forecast we woke to snow this morning (it's not always quite so accurate) and my little car is not going anywhere..schools are closed for the day and I have the day at home..warm inside..yippee!! 
                      
Snow on the ground, snow on the plants and the dogs have been enjoying the snow..they just love to run and roll in it, even the coil of the hose was covered
                   
the dog's have had a good romp in the snow and now it is coming down again..
                    
A pot of soup is on the stove and now all I have to think about is what to work on for the rest of the day..so many projects on the go that need my attention..

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Just wondering how accurate the weather forecast is going to be....

I was just checking on the weather report for tomorrow and this is what was on line...I wonder if that is the way the weather will pan out..or if it might just pass us by as it did last month
According to DH they are now saying Friday will be the day..hmmm..will just have to wait and see..

Tomorrow


Occasional showers developing in the morning. Snow above 500 metres, gradually lowering to near sea level overnight. Northwesterlies, gale gusting 120 km/h especially about the eastern ranges, tending westerly and easing by midday.
Issued: 11:25am 6 Aug

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The best sort of mail

.....arrived in my letterbox today.  This absolutely gorgeous pattern...a very generous giveaway from Katrina on her blog, akiwistitching, after she had stitched it for herself.  Katrina does the most wonderful stitching.
                  
I immediately thought that my Mum would love it..it is in colours that she loves and also the violets are a favourite flower.  Now to gather the supplies...and get started.  Thank you so very much, Katrina..

Sunday, August 3, 2014

FNWF

well I had a few things on my to do list for Friday night..well that was my plan and I did manage to get some stitching done but not quite as much as I had hoped..tired eyes maybe from a busy week and also maybe from a few late nights watching some of the action on the Commonwealth Games saw me choose to do something that was not as hard on my eyes..a little knitting on another tea cosy, and some running stitch around the outside of some little stitcheries for Christmas...
         
It was back to school this afternoon for 'open day'..it's the time of the year when enrolments are lodged for next year's intake... opening for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon gives  parents and children the opportunity to come and look around the school ...and students from this year's Year 7 and 13 (Australian equivalent would be Year 6 and 12)  took groups on guided tours.

I was reading Fiona's blog and saw that she had made Lemon Delicious pudding and there was the link for the recipe ..took me back as well to the times when we used to make it ..so that was what we had tonight...yum, we enjoyed every mouthful
         


Monday, July 28, 2014

It's here at last....

..I've been checking the mailbox everyday when I get home for the past week..hoping that my new book might have arrived..and finally there it was today...I couldn't wait to open it up and look inside the cover...
                 
Such big excitement because I am joining in to the Simple Shapes quilt-a-long that Tania is organising..you choose a quilt from the book and over the next 12 months work on it "in secret"  with a big unveiling at the end..if you think this sounds like you then visit Tania's blog and read her post about it..I think it will be a fun year..now to choose a quilt to make...hmmm so many to choose from..do I want one with squares or rectangles or circles...


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today's project...

......was to make a 'chair bag' for my great niece to pop over the back of her chair at school...as you can see pink is her favourite colour...my niece asked if we could make one so DD2 and I went shopping for the fabric yesterday...we loved the floral with the bees but also got a firmer fabric for the main part of the bag...added some appliqué flowers and now it is all set to be used...DD2 did the machine sewing and I was in charge of the cutting, pinning, pressing and blanket stitch around flowers..where would we be without vliesofix...a lovely afternoon spent sewing together..warm and cosy inside...while it was cold and wet outside..