Sunday, September 28, 2008

FFF is Finished

Faith-Family-Friends is finished and I'm very pleased with 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.

Friday, September 26, 2008

My Reason for Stitching...

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 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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Our niece Kaelee Giura had 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?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

No Knots WooHoo! and Over '1'

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.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Over 1

A Rose for Sandra...Thank You for your help...I shall have a try this evening.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A week of KNOTS...

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.

Monday, September 8, 2008

'stitchin fingers'

I found the most wonderful site on Friday...its called 'stitchin fingers' Lots of very talented friendly Ladies from around the world sharing their work and knowledge. Take a look its a great place!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

3 down 1 to go...

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 ((*_*))

Monday, September 1, 2008

Rain Drops

We had rain over night...and this is me playing with the 'new camera' 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' 

City to Surf...Sunday 31st August

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