Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A reindeer................


A new edition for the Christmas collection!  Been wanting to make this wee chap for a while and finally felt like making him!

Spent the weekend cutting out and appliqueing the above, (my son brought me this as a kit some time ago as a Christmas pressie, he informed me it was four years ago.............rubbish'' I told him, .............but I think he is right...............not that I am telling him that!!) I thought by having these prepared I  just might get them done???? Wishful thinking I think!!
And I have a few of these wee things to feed now. They are such time wasters but I love feeding lambs!  I have always been a sucker for babies!!
Enjoy your week, Michelle.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Every day Angels


Well she is almost finished, just some button embellishments to go and paint on there faces I think!
Now can you guess the next project???????????????????
Enjoy the weekend, Michelle.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

An oldie but a goodie



Do you know this pattern?  This has been on my wish list for some time!  I decided to give machine applique a go as pushing an needle thru 3 layers of fabric gives my wrist grief!  Not sure if I like it as much as hand blanket stitch?  Time will tell.........................
Have a great day, Michelle.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

My pumpkins I made for this months challenge.
Nancy's project for the month.
Michelle's whisk challenge-missing bird still
not found??
Claire's Santa take on the stitchery!
A block holder Claire brought for show and tell.
Another almost finish for Claire! (nice facial Claire!!)
Nick and some wool finishes!!
Michelle with some birthday treasures and Nick's pillow was
her challenge for this month!
So this months met was at home and after a roast dinner it was time for a catch up!!  The night was not long enough and with life commitments our next meeting isn't till September!!
Have a great day, Michelle.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

A piece of work




I started this Winter sampler about 3 weeks ago and have surprised myself this morning with how many I have actually finished!  They are very simple stitchery's which I am stitching in black, green and red. I am really enjoying these as there is not much thinking while watching TV!
I hope you enjoy your weekend, happy stitching!!
Michelle

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Twenty one !!




Life has been crazy busy this past month, boys returning from Oz (that was exciting!!! one from work and one from a holiday! still missed them both!! And was over the moon to have them home again!!) then water blasting the house and tiding up the grounds as we had Ben's 21st party to get ready for!  It came around so fast and ended up being a fantastic weekend and I am slowly getting over it.  Not as young as I once was and don't really do the late nights like I used too!!  Got home at 4 am - I should not need to say anymore!!
The  cake turned out better than I thought, his key looked great, (my Uncle gave me this gorgeous piece of heart rimu which we used to mount the key on. ) and his photo book I made with favorite photos of him growing up, it seemed to all come together!  While doing the photo book, you realize how time speeds by, I think we don't truly realize this until we get older!





All and all it has been a great time and like my youngest son told me, √≥ne down, one to go'!!  I have been doing some stitching at night so will take some photos soon and post! Until then, have a great week and take care,
Michelle.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

KHS for June

Claire and her belated birthday loot!
Nicky's antique sewing machine quilt-gorgeous!!
Me and my projects, stitchery and whisk!
Nicks pumpkin project,
Another pumpkin of Nicks!

Nicky's stitchery project (great minds think alike!! I was going to do the same thing!!)
Claire and her stitchery pillow - the colours are gorgeous!
Nancy's Christmas decoration-she made into a needle case!

Nancy made us each a whisk bird feeder for her whisk project!!
(Claire was a little hungry-perhaps we should feed her!!!)
Michelle's stitchery project and Christmas decoration - almost finished
(I wonder if she has an excuse????)
Pretty photo heavy I know!!!! But we met on the 10th of June at Michelle's new house, and she had done so well unpacking what she had unpacked in just 10 days since  she moved in!!  The house was so warm-it is has a great fire box!!  But I will post some photos when she is all unpacked and settled in!  Not a lot of crafting going on, took a effort to finish my projects for our meeting, at the moment I am busy getting ready for our eldest son -  Ben's 21st which is on the 25th of this month.  I hope you are having more success at finding some time to craft!
Michelle