Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy 2018 and a Finish Already!

A Stitching Group I am in are holding a UFO challenge, as it appears many of us have unfinished projects either to be stitched or completed into an ornament, pillow, be framed etc.

Well the first one I pulled out was my Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler from 2012.

I think I did do a little bit on it last year but it again may its way to the UFO Black Hole.

I picked it up again on 27 December and it looked like this.....

And after a little bit of frogging on the boarder and completion of the last band, I finally finished it the 7 January.

I must say it was a fun stitch, now I just need to either get it framed or turn it into a wall hanging of some kind.

The next UFO to be bought back to life was this one. (Restarted 8 January)

It is Glendon Place - Witches Wheel.

Admittedly I was on three weeks holiday over the Christmas period and now I am back at work stitching will fall back to maybe on the weekends, but I really want to get this one finished now.

I have also been doing a heap of re-reading and my current binge is the Sookie Stackhouse Series AKA True Blood Series.

I have nearly finished book 11 in the series...

Which leaves me two to go, but I think I bought these on Kindle and as all the others are softback books I am going to have to order the other two but then that will give me the whole series to find a place for on my bookshelves (now that is a whole other problem to deal with LOL).

I went op/charity shopping the other day and apart from picking up some work clothes I managed to get two sets of books, albeit both sets have one book missing grrrrr.

But I can't complain as the books ranged in price from $4 - $2 so all in all a good deal.

So I really think my daily commute reading is set for the next few months.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

RIP David Cassidy

He was one of my first teen crushes, his poster shared a wall with David Essex and David Bowie.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Progress on Halloween Stitching

Well there was little progress this week as spring has sprung and outside duties are calling.

But I did get a little done Sunday afternoon watching the Australian Moto GP.

Week One

Week Two
This is a fun stitch and has little to no back stitching - whoo hoo !!

I found my stash of Ruffle Yarn this weekend, I have been looking for it for months. So I am now on the hunt for things to do with it beyond the basic scarf as I have done these to death.....so stay tuned.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Was In A Fabulous Swap

I am in the most amazing group on Facebook, it is a place I can go when I don't want to post something on my personal page and I know I will get the love, support and kindness of members of this group.

Well recently they held a craft swap and I received the most fabulous gift......

This is just so cute and I love it.

Now as you probably know from reading this blog my crafty talents are limited so this is what I sent my person......

Some fingerless gloves. Now I don't know about you but I love fingerless gloves. And I just hope that the person who receives them has hands about my size LOL.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Started This On The Weekend

This is my latest stitching project and I am loving it so far.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Life got away from me!

Wow since my last blog post, very early this year things have not gone to plan or gone slowly.

But here is a few things I have been up to.


I went to Melbourne in June to celebrate my mothers 75th birthday. She lives in New Zealand and as I live in Perth we thought we would meet half way. It was a fabulous long weekend spent with family in a city that I love.

Panda Exhibition in Federation Square

Looking over towards the MCG across the Yarra River, early evening.

Watched the Bulldogs get smashed by Melbourne at Etihad Stadium

Leaving Etihad after attending the game.
Food Scene

I don't take many photos of what I cook but here are two exceptions.

Asparagus wrapped in Procuitto

Spinach, Pumpkin, Feta Salad
The Salad recipe can be found here Recipe Tin Eats. I recommend that you sign up to this website as the food and recipes are fantastic and most of the time I have the ingredients already to hand.


Bruce the Bat
 We had a visitor one night. I didn't even know that we had bats in Perth. Unfortunately Bruce didn't survive through the night.
Early Morning Sunrise - Late Winter

My new birdbath

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Have joined my first SAL

I am a slow stitcher and already I am a couple of months behind by hey I don't care.

I have never been a big sampler girl but I am really enjoying this one.

It is by http://linenandthreads.com/ and there is also a group on facebook with all the wonderful pictures of peoples process. https://www.facebook.com/groups/linenandthreadsSAL/

I am not doing the full width of the sampler as I didn't have a piece of fabric large enough as the last few years I have cut back on buying stash and am trying to just stitch with what I have on hand.

So without further ado..... here is my progress so far (about half way through the January section or my take on January LOL)