Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Unfinished projects

Some unfinished projects.....
I dug these out of a pile the other day...
Not sure how long it will take to do any of them, I am starting with the fish.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Pattern!


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I received a request to make this embroidery into a pattern and now I have!  I needed a bit of encouragement (thank you to Jennifer!) and I have put it in my bigcartel shop today.  It's mostly backstitch and french knots, so hopefully not too difficult.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Timber cross stitch kit

I found this kit just before Christmas and was going to make it as a Christmas present but ran out of time.  I finally got round to stitching it and it didn't take long at all.

It's a great little kit I found at the Spotlight store and it was $14.99.  There are other shapes you can get but I liked this flower shape.  It comes with the frame, the DMC floss, 6 design charts (owl, fox, butterfly and more) plus a full alphabet chart.  It also has blank graphs so you can make up your own design.  

I decided to use my own DMC colours and just do straight rows in rainbow colours.  It has a little felt backing to cover the backside and it was really quick to stitch up.  I gave it to my daughter.

If your interested and can't find it at Spotlight, it is designed in Australia and the website listed on the back of the pack is

My new diary for 2014 given to me by my sister for's from kikki.K and is just beautiful...


And some beautiful bowls from my other sister...lucky me!
They are from Maxwell & Williams Enchante pretty

 On my desk.......I like to do little watercolour blobs and turn them into animals....

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy January 2014

Here's hoping 2014 will be a very happy year.  I hope I do more embroidery, more painting, more swimming, more walking and more photography.  

Here's hoping...and here are some sunny, summery images I have taken recently to start the new year....