Little bit of this & that, making some snow flake stitchery, plus a little cat from spanishblackwork.com. Plus a few baubles which I j6st created without a pattern. I did some last year now ad-libbing my blackwork fillers. Now to back them, for gifting at an upcoming function.
Not much progress of late. Much on, distractions etc every stitch counts 😊
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I’ve been stitching just the border of late. Nothing too mentally stimulating, but more than my little brain can cope with at his point in time. I know I have a lot on plus working extra hours. However when something I planned for ages didn’t eventuate, I felt let down. Why is it so easy for others to let us down. To me it’s as if they don’t care. Which is disheartening. Perhaps I need to care less. That way I wont feel as I do.
Ok my emotional rant is over. A little more border stitching only. As my secret Christmas Stitching cannot be revealed just yet.
Tis the pre-season… to eat out too often. With so many Christmas functions , Birthdays etc at this time of year. The MOTH & I have been dining ourselves in all manner of cuisines. Here are just a few of the tasty morsels of late.
Spinach, pumpkin, quinoa salad with Persian Feta
Eye fillet, mash & vegetables
Salmon with asparagus cream sauce, parmesan rice & tomato bombs
Raw Pad Thai salad with prawns & black sesame
Chicken & Prawn dumplings with gorgeous lime & chilli sauce
Chinese five spice roast duck, cucumber & goji berry salad
Chocolate tart, with orange jelly, chocolate mouse.
Naturally my waist line is suffering, so its time to dance. Ballroom style, I dug out my aging dance shoes. Back to beginners class, fortnightly due to other commitments. Amazing how much I forgot & remembered after 10 years on side lines. Knees are surviving just sore.
Not too much to show. Using scraps I have bordered my little cross stitch. The borders are 1/2 inch wide. Then with left over ends 1 inch wide I created some binding. Machined one side, then hsnd stitch under side. Crazy or what! Ok corners were tiny tiny demons. Think I will add some embroidery to embellish. Its going to be a needle book – eventually 😁 By the way what you seevis 2.5 inches square. Yep, scraps do have a life. Im still to add pages & join together. Embroidery 1st, so you’ll have to wait a little.
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Summertime, those warm glowing days. Moments relaxing, sipping a cool drink in the sweet breeze. Scent of flowers wafting. Colours abound. The sweet pink blossom on a nearby tree catch my attention. Pink its my favourite colour. Here’s a blast from the past my girlie girl quilt. Lots of pink & chenille. It’s used often, even as I type, warming my old rusty knees. Hence the wrinkles. I stitched this about 10 years ago. Using my breast cancer fabric. As it was for myself, I never labeled it 😯
So ! What’s your favourite colour? I look forward to learning y9ur preferences.
My new – old WIP. It’s been a little over year since this was started. From a freebie by Elizabeth Almond I chose a different colourway. Cottage Garden Threads #”1002 Kangaroo Paw” (variegated). I’m Still having trouble with colour, its actually a yellow background.
I have previously mentioned my MOTH bakes a yummy loaf of bread. Well he handed the dough to me to create some knot rolls. You see we “kneaded” to try something different 😂😂😂
After turning the dough onto unfloured board (oops) scraping if off and flouring the board. The fun began. As I wasn’t sure how big they would rise, I tried 2 sizes. The first few knots are a bit rough looking, then improved. A touch of milky glaze, a sprinkle of poppy seeds, some extra rising tine. Voila – crusty light rye bread rolls.