Things are happening at 'My Place' and it started with a trench on the 4th October...We are having a new Gable Patio put on to the back of our house (I'm excited) So I've decided to keep a picture diary of the happenings. If you click on the slide show on the right hand side that will take you to my Picasa Web Albums and you can follow the progress if you feel inclined, only if you want to, no pressure...
Yes I've started again, bought the new fabric 22 count Aida and I actually bought the right amount this time, Woo Hoo! Oh! Dear 3rd Oct. I'm stitching with DMC 520...I've done some research and traditionally this sampler would have been stitched in 'red' but I just couldn't handle stitching in red so I've gone 'green'
I found these wonderful Samplers at the City of Gosnells Museum. Sorry about the poor quality of the photos they were hung quite high on the wall, and me being quite short, it was difficult to stretch up. Like you Sherri I am in awe of these old samplers, can you imagine an 8 year old stitching this today?
This Sunday morning we are 'walking' forMarcour 6 year old grandson who has Cystic Fibrosis. Funds raised will go to research to find a cure. Please take a look at Marc's website created by his wonderful Mum & Dad, Emma & Doug. The 'Mystery' is coming along nicely...so relaxing to stitch...so relaxing I had to unpick 'quite a lot' yesterday evening because I was so relaxed. Have a good weekend, think of us walking!!
Last Friday my DH and I went to The Perth Royal Show, we had such a good time. Each region of Western Australia has its own display...can't remember which region this was, but what more do you want 'Patchwork, Flowers and Wine'
I found a Dollshouse, don't you just love the 4x4 and the horse float and the horse.
Two Sleeping babies 'Small but beautifully marked'
"Gosh! its really tiring being at the show we needed to take a nap with Mum"
Oh! Dear... The pattern for Bristol Fashion arrived on Tuesday Woo Hoo! and whats wrong with stitching two projects at a time? Nothing at all...so last evening I made preparations to do just that. I already had some fabric, beautiful 28 count evenweave. I cut the fabric, basted the edges, found the middle...and started...stitched all of the little ship and the verse top and bottom, looked lovely. 11.30, should be off to bed, I am sat looking at my handy work and suddenly realised I had cut the fabric to the size of the stitching, no borders for framing. How could I have done that? So its back to the drawing board or to Stitchers Corner to buy some more fabric. Not pleased with me. I'm pleased...The Spanish Mystery is coming along really well...so easy to stitch...very relaxing.
Faith-Family-Friends is finished and I'm very pleased with it...now do I frame it? or roll it up with the other unframed ones in my stash? Oh! for more wall space. Maybe I just won't think about for now. This weekend has been stitching heaven, my DH has been away on a 'boys' weekend, and I got to watch a DVD all the way through in one sittting North & South from a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell Oh! it was so good, and I was in control of the remote as well. Started the Spanish Sampler yesterday, love the colours.
My reason for stitching is my DH's job, he is in the Heavy Transport business, repairing. Well instead of getting angry about waiting for him to come home, and dried up dinners. Cross stitching was the answer...it was also portable for taking on breakdowns at weekends. So this is my very 1st piece stitched back in 1994...I wish I had started earlier, there is still so much stitching to do, think I need another life time.
The decision has been made (I think) my next project will be the Spanish Sampler Mystery Stitch-A-Long by Periphaeria Designs! I've downloaded and printed the patterns...and I shall stitch on 28count evenweave. I shall do the coloured version, makes it more interesting I think. Mind you I could change my mind, because I've just bought'Bristol Fashion' by Long Dog Samplers Well... Bristol is where I come in the UK, so I had to buy it didn't I? It won't be here until next week I bought it online from The Crewel Gobelin in NSW. Faith-Family-Friends isn't quite finished yet, so that gives me more time to think about it. So maybe there is still a decision to be made..OH! Dear!
Our niece KaeleeGiurahad a Heart Attack a few months ago and she is only 20 years of age. I am putting this post on my blog to urge people to learn CPR. If the people around Kaelee at the time of the attack had not known how to perform CPR, she would not have survived. Something to think about Hmmmmmm? Read the article what do you think?
Just over a weeks work, and not one single knot all week, it should be finished by the end of the week. Then My DH will hear the dreaded words "I've got nothing to stitch" Well! thats not exactly true, there are about 6 kits opened and unopened, a dozen bookmarks I've started and got distracted by something better. So the search is on... See the example of my first try of stitching over '1'..... I now have great admiration for the people who do this.
Faith-Family-Friends is moving along after a week of Knots. Every time I started to stitch, knots...why is that? When I never change the type of thread, needles etc.etc. Its a mystery to me, can anyone explain it? Still I'm pleased with the progress.
I completed the 3rd square last night and feeling pretty pleased with myself...because I am finding this pattern very hard going...I have uploaded the pattern of the 4th square, double click on it and take a look...
the symbols in some areas are so similar, especially the A - a - E -e with either dashes or dots on the top, anyway I'll manage...just thought I'd have a bit of a whinge, considering all the other symbols that can be used, which would make everything a lot clearer.
Have a Good Day ((*_*))
We had rain over night...and this is me playing with the 'new camera' again...so here we have 'Rain drops on rose leaves' sounds like a line from a song? Sound of Music? No! that was 'Rain drops on Roses'
DH Joe, DD Amy and DS Ian ran/walked the City to Surf with 37 thousand others who participated. "Well done you 3 I'm proud of you" Couldn't find Ian to take a photo, so many people at the finish. The City to Surf supports Activ
I noticed a few extra items in the 'little place' today. Spice Rack, Cannister Set, Kitchen Paper Roll in the Kitchen. Books in the bookcase and Magazines on the coffee table in the Lounge. Scales in the Bathroom, and Clock Radio in the Bedroom. I've no idea when they did this, mind you I have been busy over the past week or so, or they are just 'very' quiet.
I was just pegging out the washing and I had an audience, he/she didn't move for the whole time. So I went back into the house and got the 'chook jug' and gave him/her something to eat. Seemed very pleased about that. This Magpie has been around for about week now, tried to go into the chook pen the other day, the 'Girls' didn't like that. I think I shall name he/she Bobby, more later maybe?
Its 'coming along' I'm loving doing this piece, its so detailed (lots of thread changing Hmm?) Title: Faith-Family-Friends I downloaded it from PatternsOnline, good site lots of choice.
Its a little quiet here, our London Family have been staying for over a week, and now they have moved back into their house. We all need our own space...Yes indeed!
I drove to Rockingham today to have lunch with my very dear friend Shirley. We have been friends for 33 years, long time hey! Good to chat Shirl...luv you!
One year ago today we met Elaine and Mike in Florence.
They travelled from Bristol, England and we travelled from Perth,
Western Australia, and Oh! what a wonderful 2 days we spent
together. Elaine and I have been friends for 41 years, isn't that incredible. Memories!!! Love you 'Laine.
I had a 'little' accident on Sunday, broke my camera, I was very upset. So my DH said go buy another, he's such a 'great bloke' So I did, its a RicohCaplio R6, and last night I sat and read the User Guide ( I really need to get a life) It takes Macro shots from a distance of 1 cm. These are shots of the X Stitch I'm working on. Awesome hey! The stitches look like 'little' jewels
I am Wife to Joe my Wonderful Husband. Nonna to 9 Grandchildren, ages from 6 to 15, 6 Boys and 3 Girls. Mother to 5 Children, 4 Boys and 1 Girl, I won't put their ages they might not like it. I love pottering around at home, and I am very lucky to be able to do that. I love to read Historical Novels...I think I was born in the wrong time.