Friday, December 1, 2017

My SSCS Has Arrived

So I finally posted out my parcel today to my partner for the 2017 SSCS, and also when I out to open my front door there was my parcel waiting for me too

Ripping the postbag open I found these three wrapped gifts

with only one being allowed to be opened today.  The other two are for Xmas Day. 

I received this lovely ornament from Maria

Now the wait until Christmas Day.

Patience is a virtue.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Here It Is.....

After blood, sweat and a lot of tears ....... my printed and bound Thesis.

So happy it is finally over.

Monday, November 6, 2017

FNWF Update

Just a couple of days late with the update but I did get something done on FNWF.

I cut and basted these 1" Hexagons to make into flowers

Then over the next couple of days sitting watching Gossip Girl, I have stitched these up ready to send away 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Hexagon Madness and FNWF is On Tonite

First of all tonight is FNWF so if you want to join up too, go on over here there is still time to join.

In the last week I have also being belting out some hexagon flowers for swaps I am in, and these have all been sent off to various parts of the world

I still have some more to do and these will be completed over the next few days and sent out.

Finally it is now November, so..............

Monday, October 23, 2017

Some Winnings

I entered 19 items in the local A&P show this year, the most I have ever done and came out with seven placings.... four 1sts, two 2nds and a 3rd.

 I got 1st placings with my Tomato Relish which is from the handy Edmonds Cookbook and this year entered some Pesto too and I found this recipe online.

I also entered my Christmas stitchery that I had just finished which is C\called 'Jolly Santa' by Natalie Bird at The Birdhouse.  I picked this kit up at JJ Crafts when visiting there a couple of years ago.

I also made this table topper and again got a first.  The free tutorial I found was from Sister Of The Divide and called the Candy Corn Table Topper.  I was simple to make and I learnt how to do mitered corners on a hexagon finally.

I entered this oven mitt last year and got nowhere so was able to enter it again this year and it got 2nd ....yay!

This cross stitch that I got 2nd for was one I had done a while ago and reframed recently.  There were some lovely pieces on display this year.

I also made a stitchery that had been sitting in a box for a while into a cushion and this came 3rd

There were others I had entered and came nowhere this year and if I don't use them I may enter them again next year.

One was this beanie

And a bag made from French General fabric using a pattern I found on Pinterest and the pattern can be found here

For the first time I entered some baking but alas did not get anywhere this time but will keep on trying.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

FNSI Update

I had good intentions to start some knitting on Friday night.
I bought some wool, have plenty of needles and even have pattern books, but I thought why not look online for another pattern.  

Well that was my night gone with both Ralvery and Pinterest

Oh well will try again next month

Saturday, October 7, 2017

FNWF Update

Wahoo, I finally got to join in FWNF .... no work till tomorrow

I have a few projects I need to complete by this week for the A&P Show here in Gisborne and one is this Christmas wall hanging I bought as a kit a couple of years ago and it is finally finished.

Also today hubby and I went for a drive up the East Coast for lunch at the Te Puka Tavern in Tokomaru Bay and my lunch was yummy even though I only got wedges

The view out the window was great

We then when further up the road to the Tokomaru Bay Wharf as I hadn't been there for about three years to find it now closed

The view back into Tokomaru Bay

Friday, October 6, 2017

When On a Cruise Do Not Leave your Phone Alone

Last month I went on my first cruise. Only 3 nights long was good as a got a bit sea sick but resolved with dry toast and meds.

Was the biggest boat I have ever been on and my friend from Gisborne and 6 others were ready to board in Auckland on a lovely spring day.

Not quite the Titanic but the board walk was a reminder to me of it

Leaving Auckland all my friend wanted to hear was the horns going and she got her wish but we had to remind her it aint the Love Boat

First night we found the best bar and it was cocktail time or for me mocktail at this stage.

People also learnt fast do not leave your phone alone even to go to the toilet or have a sleep.
These gals were my room mates and were a great bunch.  

I have been nice and only put the tame pics up, but no ones phone was safe.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Night Away and a Magazine

Look what came in my mail recently.  Yes it is the latest Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments magazine.  Lots of little projects to do once I get into stitching again.

Then yesterday hubby and I drove down to the Hawkes Bay to attend an engagement party of a friends daughter and the Bay put on some nice weather for us.

This morning we woke to an even better day with a great view out our motel window.  The coffee bus was tempting, but we went into town for brekky with Miss 21 who also stayed with us (who we won't be seeing until Christmas now).

Then after brekky, we went for a drive up Bluff Hill as hubby hadn't been up there for a while, and watch the work going on in the Port.

Below is the hubby and I.  Miss 21 has plenty of her and I but not sent through yet.

Then for being a good sport (I go up Bluff Hill often) he drove me through to Hastings so I could have a look in K-Mart and the reason I wanted to really go to Hastings ..... Spotlight, where I did restrain myself and only got a new ruler and some fusible wadding.

Monday, September 4, 2017

I Got It!!

It took some looking as a few places had sold out, but finally from Patchwork Plus over in Australia I got my 2017 Simply Christmas book last week.....yay!!

I see a project I want to do so need to my stitching mojo into top gear and get onto it.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

I Went To Fiji Part Two

Yesterday I showed you some of our pictures of the Fiji trip we went to last month.  Here are some more today.

It was a great holiday and I can't wait to go again.  Next time it will be the sons choice where to go for his 21st, so I wonder where he will choose.