Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Fabrics from top to bottom ~ Porcelain 36ct Edinburgh, Spring Garden 28ct Cashel, Rose Petals 28ct Lugana, Caribbean 28ct Cashel, Blush 28ct Cashel, Days Gone By 28ct Cashel, Antique Gold 32ct Belfast, Chocolate 28ct Lugana, Days Gone By 32ct Belfast, and Purely Primitive 32ct Belfast.
I just want to thank everyone for their thoughts about what I should do with Autumn Blessings. I've been thinking about it and the main thing I'm realising is if I want to pull out the one over one stitching, it's going to be tough. What I'll do is leave the wording for the moment and continue with the rest of the pattern. I'll probably end up sticking with the Dried Pink Roses, as I'm sure there'll be enough purple throughout the design anyway. I've also got the Jill Rensel mat for it so as long as it suits the colours in that, it should be fine.
I'm pretty busy with life at the moment so I'm not sure when I'll have a progress picture to show you, but hopefully one will be not too far off. I'm so enjoying seeing what everyone else is doing on their blogs. You're all so very talented.
Until next time...
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
So here's all the bits and pieces I bought yesterday at Candleberry Country. I can never go into this shop and come out with nothing. My will power seems to wait outside while I go and drool over everything inside. Then I end up picking up this and picking up that and forgetting how much all of it is going to cost. I always feel so joyful when visiting here though and it's a place I never tire of.
I have put more photos in my Candleberry Country album if you'd like to take a look.
I never know when I will use the items I pick up over time. They're not usually for a particular thing, but I like to get them when I see them as they'll be gone in a short time. Nothing is available for a long time here - especially fabrics. Some of these I will use in time for my smaller cross stitching pieces to finish them off.
Hope you've enjoyed my shopping experience. I certainly did!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
My favourite shop here is called Candleberry Country. It is chocked full of patchwork and stitchery supplies. Lots of primitive looking pieces can be found here too. I can spend hours in this shop and I think today two hours passed away while we were there. Mum finished looking before me and had a sit down while I still browsed. Mind you, while I was looking she would end up finding other things she wanted to buy (which she did!). She said at one stage that I better stop looking because it was costing her more and more money as time went on.:)
I'll take some pictures of what I bought tomorrow in the daylight. For now though, Natalie who owns Candleberry Country, was kind enough to let me take some photos of the shop. I have placed more in an album for you to look at if interested.
Yarragon township - West Gippsland, Victoria
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
This shop I am probably going to visit on Saturday with my mother. We haven't been there for a while and it's about time we went to discover what wonderful treasures the owner has inside. The other reason for going is I've found out that samples of class projects made over the years are being sold off. This would comprise of a lot of country looking cloth dolls and pillows.
The shop is called Candleberry Country and is in Yarragon, Victoria, which is about an hour and fifteen minutes drive from my place. There are a few other craft shops there, so it's well worth the drive.
I can't wait to go there and see what other cuties I can find!
Monday, October 06, 2008
So over the weekend I have taken some pictures of my two cats. I love them dearly and any opportunity to get a photo of them I take. My eldest, Sophie, was in an angelic mood sitting on some towels I had on the table ready to be put away. Charlotte was not in such a placid mood and therefore harder to get some good photos. Here's the results.
My stitching is still on a go slow at the moment. Sorry I haven't got anything to report on there. Hopefully my next stash order will be here soon.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
I have also succumbed, and have finally done a big stash order. I should receive it in the mail next week so I will tell you all about it when it arrives. Let me just tell you none of it is from American designers. I'll leave you to ponder over that one...