Saturday, May 25, 2013

Block Swaps Are Up To Date

I have been sewing up a storm in the last week before going away making sure I finished my swap blocks.  I done all apart from one as I need some black material which I finally found. And now they are complete.  So here is the update of what I have sent and received.

First this block was sent to CrafteeCC for QBSA for the May swap.

Then for the CQBSA I sent this block to Vicki in Australia

I had Janet from Canada for the 6" Block Swap and sent her these two postage stamp blocks

A while ago an angel call was sent out and I have finally sent this Christmas Tree block out to Chris in the USA

 Then for the March 6" block swap I received these lovely blocks from Robyn

And then for the CQBSA April swap I received this lovely block from Lori

Now I need to get onto it and complete my BOM blocks I am in and then I will truely be upto date.  Just happy have the block swaps out of the way for now.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Last weekend I went with hubby and son down to Queenstown for a few nights.  Apart from the flights either being cancelled on the way down or delayed on the way home, everything went well.

Queenstown at this time of year is wonderful with all the autumn colours, especially in Arrowtown. We were also lucky that it wasn't that cold either and made it before the big snow which is sure to happen soon.

The view from our hotel room


Arrowtown centre



TSS Earnslaw

Old Cromwell Town

The Famous Cardrona Hotel

At the top of Cardrona Road looking towards Queenstown

Looking down towards Queenstown from the Skyline Gondala

Looking over the lake toward the TSS Earnslaw and Queenstown

Looking back twoards Queenstown from on the TSS Earnslaw

Walter Peak Station
If you ever make it to us over here in little old New Zealand you have to make sure you visit Queenstown and its surrounding towns.  And yes I found two little patchwork shops I visited, much to hubby's despair.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

FNWF Check-in

So what did I do this time round?  A little bit of cross-stitch.  I bought a Celtic Knot Scissor Keep kit a couple of months ago and have started stitching it.   This FNWF I completed the rest of the outer and inner border, then last night done some of the inside pattern.  Would probably have finished last night to if I did not have to unpick some.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

FNWF Reminder

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow night over at Gone Stitchin' is FNWF, so go over here and sign up.