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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stitched Ornamnts

I managed to stitch a couple of extra ornaments up until Christmas, to add to my own collection.
The one below needed to be finished & a small empty fabric container seemed to suit the piece.
It is one of the free PS cards issued when making a purchase.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fifth day of the new year.

It's hard to reconcile we are already at the fifth day of the New Year. Time seems to be flying by so rapidly. Today is the day to dismantle the Christmas tree & decorations around the house. I really love our home dressed for this time of the year. When it is all packed away the house looks a tad bare.

We are supposed to be in Summer season in this part of the world, however, one could hardly call the last five days "summer," as I know it to be. It is so cool, lambs wool slippers & warm tops are the order of the day. The skies are overcast & the dreaded Northerly is blasting us with nasty gusts.

I am about to make up a delicious soup, to take to folk who are moving house today. Relocating can be an exhausting exercise so homemade soup might be a great help come the end of the day.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year.

I've made a great start on some patchwork for New Year. I also spent some time fondling fabric from my stash and deciding on several pieces to use in a few different projects.
This morning we've woken to the news of three more shakes for Christchurch. I do feel for the folk who are living through this constant upheaval of Mother Nature. I 'm made of strong stuff although I know I couldn't handle this kind of uncertainty under my feet.
We have a site called Geo net where we can see where the earthquake happened, the depth & the magnitude. These shake recordings below show the latest activity over the last 24 hour period, some 19 or so events. The map shows where the larger shake today was felt from the top of the North Island to Dunedin in the South Island.