Archive for the ‘embroidery’ Category

posted by on embroidery, outside, patchwork, quilts

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Tweet This was to be a post about one of the quilt tops I’ve stitched this week.  Alas, the last two days have been so terribly hot, that stitching on both quilts slowed down to a crawl … pressing seams became truly horrible … and neither are quite finished!  Ah well. Thankfully, by 4pm, a [...]

posted by on christmas, crafty, crochet, embroidery

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Tweet   I’m sorry I’ve been so silent this December.  It’s this placement thingy – it’s been really hard.  The first two weeks – agonising back.  Now into the last of the second two weeks – streaming hay fever.  All four weeks – relentless insomnia.  I’m so buggered.  And so over it.   Only four [...]

posted by on embroidery

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Tweet I truly do have so much to share at the moment – there’s been wonderful progress made on some thrifted treasures, several quilts on the go, aprons for Christmas … good stuff.  But tonight, I just want to introduce you to another one of the long losts.  Another William Morris needlepoint via the talented [...]

posted by on chatter, cooking, embroidery, family, homely, our furry children, outside, patchwork, thrifted, woollen blankets

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Tweet There you go – last week I thought it was the 44th week of this fine year – alas, I was a week behind myself.  So here we are, seven days later and yet an extra week ahead. Never mind, it’s almost the end of the year.  And I have only one exam left. [...]

william’s fox

Nov
2013
09

posted by on chatter, cushions, embroidery, homely

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Tweet There’s nothing like a few good finishes to get one all riled up and digging even deeper into that bag of almost dones.  And with the monkey looking so luscious on the sofa, I was inspired to trek out to the sewing shed this morning, rain and all, and find my very first needlepoint. [...]

a cushiony update

Nov
2013
07

posted by on cushions, embroidery, homely

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Tweet Last Friday was largely spent unpicking.  It never ceases to amaze me how unpicking an item can literally take 3 times longer than the time it took to put together.  Oy! First up, there was the unpicking of Mary Margaret.  I first sewed her up 6 years ago (oh my goodness, just read this [...]

posted by on applique, embroidery, festivals

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Tweet Ah the best laid plans and all, huh!  I am in the throes of writing a tutorial on pinwheels and squares within squares.  It was to be all done and dusted by the end of the weekend and posted here for my mum, for any of you dear readers who are interested, and for [...]

posted by on cushions, embroidery

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Tweet This is Elizabeth – one of the utterly beautiful patterns from the talented folk at Carriage House Samplings, my favourite cross stitch designers (you’ll have to scroll down quite a way to see her).  She is part of a series called The Girls – and I have all four in various stages of completion. [...]

weekending

Oct
2013
27

posted by on cooking, embroidery, our furry children, patchwork, quilts

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Tweet It’s the end of the weekend already … too fast, too fast. Despite the dreadful weather (Spring?  Spring?  No spring ’round here ) we kept ourselves well occupied, with lots of quilting … … moveable / cut the grass / become good friends rabbit hut building … … ah, friendlier already :-) … pattern [...]

catching up

Oct
2013
25

posted by on books, chatter, crafty, cushions, dolls, embroidery, family, homely, knitting, patchwork, quilts, thrifted

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Tweet   Oh my goodness!  Has it really been two weeks since I stopped by!  Are you still here?!  I was chatting with Mum this morning and she told me to get on over here and write a post, share some photos, and say hi to all the lovely folk who visit block-a-day.  She thinks [...]

on the front porch

Oct
2013
04

posted by on beach, chatter, embroidery, family, far south new south wales

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Tweet It’s my favourite spot – Mum’s front porch.  Just a narrow strip, wide enough for a pair of Adirondacks at one end, the old miner’s couch in the middle, two rows of vibrant red geraniums and a couple of potted herbs under the kitchen window.  All carefully positioned to soak up the sun.  Within [...]

posted by on beach, christmas, embroidery, far south new south wales

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Tweet My favourite spot.  Nestled in amongst the glowing red and honeycombed rocks, the turquoise water tinkling close by.   Cardigan dropped within moments.  Cross stitch on my lap. Sea birds gather.  Small black ones duck and dart amongst the gentle waves.  Every now and then one catches a fish and must frantically throw back [...]