While resting up after a back injury I began stitching a freebie pattern from Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler. A gorgeous Gazebo Tuffet Ornament. Using 14 count aida, DMC thread 444, 471, 553, 913 & 924, purple 3mm satin ribbon & pearl 8mm bead.
It is my first biscornu, I have been going to make one for a long time. Even stitching different squares and never finishing them off. This lovely pattern, called out to me”Stitch Me”. So I did.
21 days fly by again. One more row completed. I am pleased with my progress it has maintained my sanity amongst the long work hours. Starting Monday it should back to business & “normal” roster. Then I can concentrate on catch up blog post reading, craft & life 😁
Please visit the many talented members of this SAL, they have brilliant crafting skills & some very pretty creations
Can you believe another 3 weeks has come by. I have been working practically full time and very little time for anything. I did find a few moments to add another row to my stitchery. The colours are really making this little tree pop 🙂
Don’t forget to pop over and see what other ladies in the SAL are working on.
I have been absent lately with so much non-stitching activities.
The main event our 5th Wedding Anniversary. Ok not long compared to some, but we’re still loved up & having fun.
When I met My MOTH, it was almost Love @ 1st sight. Engaged 3 months later & married after 18 months from our 1st date. As you get older time is precious & just wanted to live life together. Being my 1st marriage & in my 40’s life changed quickly for the better.
Instantly I became wife, stepmum, Nana, daughter in law all in one moment. Since then its been a roller coaster ride. Together we have shared 4 overseas trips, 4 trips to Qld including a 5 week road trip all the way from Geelong to Bowen on the Whitsunday. Both undertaken 2 years of assorted studies. My Moth survived 3 serious illnesses. I injured my knee twice & suffered sciatica for several month’s after the road trip (Claire I hope you repair as quickly as I did). We were parents of the Groom twice & greeted 4 additional grandies bringing the brood to 7.
On top of this there have been many trips to the movies & live theatre. So to celebrate we headed to the big smoke Melbourne. Starting with lunch at Hopeton Tearooms. A spot of shopping at The Block Arcade, strolled hand in hand through the Carlton Gardens, visited Imax Theater to see special extended 3D Avatar version. Stayed the night, then off to Chinatown for a stroll, lunch at The Hofbrauhaus, then to the stage show Kinky Boots. A full few days.
Valentines day was lovely with the MOTH giving me e Puppy. Well a toy one, as I have hinted at a puppy for a while, but really don’t have time to care of one with my hectic schedule. I barely have time ot care for the MOTH of late – poor dear, and our herbs are surviving so that is in our favour.
Adding to my blog absence has been an extension in my work hours from 6-7 day fortnight to 9 day fortnight, which will be ongoing until mid April. Participating in several out of hours Kikki K Workshops (my Christmas pressie from the MOTH). Club officer training & additional speech preparations for Toastmasters. Naturally we do get the occasional moment of time together and the MOTH and I headed out for coffee & nibbles to an eclectic The Door Cafe
Well I have a lot of blog reading & posting to catch up on. See you soon.
I am fortunate to be part of a wonderful SAL. A wonderful inspiring group of ladies from around the globe, all posting progress on one stitchery every 3 weeks. Time has been precious of late and just a few small stitches have been added to my project. One more row completed. I adroe the variegated thread, makes the otherwise broing backstitch a little more exciting. The linen has a few flecks of grey intertwined. The photo does not do it justice, its actually a earthy grey tone.
Do pop over the the other ladies in the SAL and see what brilliant work they are up to.
As you know I adore Christmas. So I have commenced a Christmas Stitchery. This iron on transfer from Gemelligirls picked up a show last year along with some gorgeous linen was a lovely find. Picked by my MOTH who sometimes accompanies me to the craft shows.
So after adding some pellon, ironing on the transfer. I picked up my Cottage Garden Pearl thread #1009 Cranberry & a Jenna Kimbal embroidery/redwork needle #8. Using tiny backstitch here is my progress so far.