Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Stitching Day with Friends

I had a lovely day with the girls yesterday, stitching, eating, drinking (coffee, tea and water only) and talking.
It is so wonderful to get together and just relax and stitch while trying to solve the problems of the world.

We spent the day at Michelle's place and as usual she kept us well fed and watered with Eccles cakes for morning tea. I have seen this recipe lots of times and they always look delicious and this time I got to taste and they are everything the pictures promise. 


Who could stop at one !

Wraps for lunch.....so healthy, and to finish off it was custard tart with bananas and cream ! Yum O !




No tea for me tonight........yeah right.....I'm always hungry !





Wendy, Michelle, Blossom, Jenny, Barb and I all had an enjoyable time stitching together. And just to show that it wasn't all laughter and food here is what we were working on.
P.S. I got these photos from Jenny's blog.






With Jenny working on this winter fellow.


And for me,  I started Rosalie Quinlan's Best Friends Forever BOM which I think sums up this little group.


Lots of lovely things being stitched !

Sunday, 24 November 2013

A Little reindeer

I have finished my latest project and although I had a few trials with getting just the right finishing touch for the top I can say I am pleased with the finished result. I did need some advice from a DD and Michelle for just the right look.
That was after I threw the ribbon bow across the room when I couldn't get both sides even ! LOL ! I think it amused them both ! Nothing like chucking a tanti to get it right.


I love his little boots . . . . . don't you ? I used colonial knots to make it look nice and warm around the top.


Here in humidity capital I have to stitch everything on as if you glue things they only let go after 12 months or  sometimes less.


And just to get me in the mood (as if I need this) I have plugged in my little Christmas tree.


Off now to watch the football replay with hubby, as there was no way I was going to get up at 1am this morning to watch it live !
I don't mind when I know the score.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Friday Night Sew In.

Spent a lazy day yesterday, too lazy to do a post or to pick up any stitching. In fact I moaned about it throughout the day. It's very hot and sticky here and we are waiting for some storms to alleviate the heat problem, but add to the humidity.

Anyway I did stitch on Friday night and I completed a new little project I have been working on.  




Don't know how I am going to finish him, in a ribbon entwined hoop, or on a table centre or what, but at least the stitching part is done.



There are a few secret projects going on at the moment, but of course I can't show you, so I will show you around the garden instead !





And this last one is for Michelle as I know she likes trees and bark as well! This is a Northern Territory Weeping Tea-Tree. We have one in our yard, but this is at Wendy's place.


Thanks Wendy for hosting and I hope everyone had a great night.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Tuesday's Treasure

Time to play Tuesday's Treasure with Melody from The House on the Side of the Hill blog.


Growing up on a farm we were always surrounded by animals. Now, as it was a cane farm and not another type, what I am talking about is cats and dogs. Lots of cats and a good number of dogs. It seems that whenever there were kittens or puppies born us kids quickly got in and staked a claim on a new pet !
I remember at one stage there were 23 cats . . . . . yes that's right . . . . 23 . . . . and a more modest number of dogs . . . . just 9 !
Everywhere one looked it seemed a cat was lounging about, but the dogs were less visable following my father out into the fields for most of the day. Must have cost my parents a fortune to feed them all, but I can say that cane fields are full of mice and other things and I am sure they supplimented their diets from time to time ! I know it's not the norm now, but it was then and cats and dogs came and went as they liked !
I guess we had tolerant parents as I was known for bringing just about anything home if I felt it needed a new home or didn't have one. I saved numerous cats and birds and either nursed them back to health or showed the correct amount of sorrow when they died. I would round up my little sisters and have a proper funeral. Yes I do think I had very tolerant parents indeed ! 


These days I only have two cats and one dog and hubby keeps a few chooks.


Where would we be without our lovely pets. Thanks again to Melody for hosting and thanks for visiting and there's not a stitch in sight!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Playing with Felt

Would you believe that I am making some ornies for Christmas ! Yes, I can't seem to leave Christmas stuff alone.
I have finally completed a few of the projects I started on that Friday night a few weeks ago.

A couple of Penguins - all decked out for a chilly Christmas - don't know what they are doing in sunny North Queensland !


and a pair of reindeers looking for Santa to pull his sleigh..........



All frolicking together.


Hope the green ants don't bite them !