Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Christmas Stocking.


This is a Shepherd's Bush Christmas Stocking, made as a gift for last Christmas. It's the eighth one I've stitched & this time I used a silk for the linings & backing. The silk was appropriate for the recipient & also adding to the feminine look of the chart. It was well received.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day after the birthday & Giveaways

Josh seemed to enjoy his birthday even though he thought there would be no celebrating. His two brothers were not well, so stayed home with their Dad.


We went for afternoon tea at the harbour cafe & to use the very special birthday gift.




Compared to the photos I posted yesterday from two years ago, he has certainly grown, and still remains, ever so cute. I am a tad biased. LOL.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Birthday Wishes for Joshua.


Happy Birthday Josh, darling. The big seven today, celebrating, sending much love, Mamma & Pappa.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5th,


I saw a blog, where someone was doing a Challenge of 15 starts in 15 days, from January 1st. Initially I thought it was a good idea to clear some of my stash. I've been contemplating it for a few days, so I am too late to join. Nevertheless, as time goes by, I have decided 15 starts in 15 days, would just overwhelm me. Not that I don't have that many charts/patterns in my stash hoard.

I unashamedly do!

However, I don't drink, I don't smoke & I certainly don't go out with bad women!!!

So stash is my vice.

That being said, the problem for me would be that I may not have the floss & fabric for such a challenge, mind I said, "may not". With all that I do have, I feel I need some restraint, & don't need to go fetch more. Well, that's my excuse for not participating in this challenge. LOL :)
On the other hand, it has given food for thought . I could make a list of the items I hope to make as completions or starts.

More contemplation needed, perhaps I can just switch off like these two, then come up with the "list"

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4th, New Moon Date.



As today is the 4th in this part of the world, here is the first month, New Moon photograph of my "ORT" jar for the TUSAL. As you can see it is partially filled. I think I started it late 2009, and then did not save many threads till the middle of last year. It lived in my sewing room where I rarely sit to stitch. Now that it is nearby, I can easily add my orts.
It's warm and sort of occasionally sunny/overcast. I 've been watching the tennis from Auckland & stitching in between great points, & it's now 5:00pm, local time..


Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3rd, 2011.


As mentioned in earlier posts, I joined two SALs, one for Boo Club, by Lizzie Kate, which started on the first of December last, the other, for 12 days of Christmas, by Jim Shore which started on the first of January 2011.

I made the starting line for both pieces and I'm working on both at a steady pace. The Twelve Days requiring a tad more concentration, in parts, than Boo Club.

A TUSAL. Tad Late to Let you Know..

Today I joined Daffycat's TUSAL.

You can find out about it here , but don't delay. All you need to do is post a photo, of your efforts, on the day of the New moon each month. That is all that is required for you to enter the contest, for the end of the year.
Do join, it'll be non stressful and fun!

*** January 4th is the first New Moon so you'll need to be quick.***