Sunday, November 29, 2009
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I'm moving along with BBB, albeit at a slow pace. I've now stitched the second Bug with its wandering flower so it makes me about two thirds of the way through.
Baby Bug Ball - 8 November 2009
This progress was from Sunday. I'm leaving all the beading and buttons until I've finished with the stitching part.
I'm hoping my stitching friend who's working on this also, Loraine, has made more progress than I have now. How are you going with yours, Loraine? What a fun piece it is to do and I'm loving each flower that pops up.
The weather here is still so hot. This is quite rare for November in Victoria. We may get the odd hot day here and there but never a stretch like this. It made it very hard to get some decent sleep last night. The worst thing though, is now the authorities are worried that the bush fire season looks like it's going to be early. After the terrible fires in February, we don't want to see a repeat of those extreme temperatures like we did then. We just need some more of that rain we had early on this Spring.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Yes, a little more stash has come my way. A couple were limited edition so I decided to get them now instead of being disappointed when they were no longer available.
(from bottom left) Shepherd's Bush - Scaredy Sheep Scissor Fob kit, Here We Go A Haunting kit, and La D Da A - Bird In Hand kit
Firstly I'm going to show you the SB limited edition folk art box which has inside their kit for Here We Go A Haunting.
It's a wooden box painted black outside, and has on the top of the lid a picture of the stitched piece.
Inside has the kit which includes chart, fabric, threads, and a button.
The kit comes with the limited edition box for a short time only for no extra cost than the kit itself, but beware, some shops have already sold their supplies of it. I got mine from Stitching Bits and Bobs.
Next is also a SB kit called Scaredy Sheep. This is a scissor fob and is a companion to Here We Go A Haunting. The witchy scissors don't come with the kit but you can order them separately from the Shepherd's Bush girls or other needlework shops may have them too. These I will definitely have to get in the future.
Lastly is a new release from La D Da called A Bird In Hand. Again, they have brought it out in a limited edition kit including 35ct WDW Straw fabric, Needlepoint Inc. silk threads, and hand-made cord to turn it into a cushion, along with finishing instructions. The fabric and threads have lovely warm tones and I've tried to take pictures to show the real colour of them. I think I've achieved that.
I'm really pleased with all of these. The only down side to them is that they increase the chances of choosing my next project that much more harder. :) Not sure whether I'll do another Halloween one this time of the year though.
I went to see The Time Traveler's Wife last night and thought it was really good. I usually see romantic comedies, so this one was a change to that, although there was still the romance to it. Loved Eric Bana's part and Rachel McAdams did a wonderful job too (I liked her in Wedding Crashers). You had to keep on your toes with it because of the time travel but the linkage was done well and you knew what was happening.
Well, the weather here is going crazy. It's decided it wants to be summer and we're in a mini heat wave (low 30s) compared to what we've had lately. There's been limited spring weather, so we're not really prepared for this heat. Melbourne is renowned for it's unpredictable weather though so it's not surprising. The best part is that we've had some really good Spring rain and the gardens are growing like mad. It's been a while since this has happened. Our poor gardens have just been trying to survive, let alone thriving.
Just having a quiet day today. The pussy cats are taking it easy too. They've been flaked out on the floor because of the weather. I don't blame them really.
I'll try to get some more stitched on BBB. Nothing more since my last progress on it. I better get cracking though, otherwise it will be Christmas already and I'll still be working on Halloween!
Take care all and happy stitching. ~x~x~x