Thursday, October 30, 2008

If at first you don't succeed! Start Again? Of Course!

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'

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

An Eight and Sixteen Year Old's Sampler

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?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Walking for Marc and Spanish Update

This Sunday morning we are 'walking' for Marc our 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 relaxing to relaxing I had to unpick 'quite a lot' yesterday evening because I was so relaxed. Have a good weekend, think of us walking!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Morning of Miniature Dinosaurs

A feel of summer is definitely in the air today, supposed to get to 30 degrees. This Blue-Tongued lizard didn't want his photo taken as you can tell, quite rude to put his tongue out I thought.
This little fellow is a Gecko (don't know what sort, there are so many) He is quite small, about 12cms from nose to tail, what incredible eyes?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Perth Royal Show

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.
Fruit Cakes...YUMMY!
Two Sleeping babies 'Small but beautifully marked'
"Gosh! its really tiring being at the show we needed to take a nap with Mum"

Friday, October 3, 2008

Oh! Dear and I'm Pleased

Oh! Dear... The pattern for Bristol Fashion arrived on Tuesday Woo Hoo! and whats wrong with stitching two projects at a time? Nothing at 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 easy to stitch...very relaxing.