Saturday, April 19, 2014

Shepherd's Bush Fold

As a big Shepherd's Bush fan, I'd be expected to join the 2014 Shepherd's Bush Fold, wouldn't I?  Yes, well I did succumb to the temptation and finally joined through The Silver Needle recently.  Last Thursday I received my first and starting kit in the mail.  As well as a few other SB kits to make the purchase even more exciting.
They always package things so nicely.  It seems a shame to open up the package.
Here's what was inside...
Fours kits, including the Fold kit.

First kit in the Shepherd's Bush Fold - A Full Heart
 A Tisket, A Tasket
Bee Blessings
Wisteria Snowman
In my last post I mentioned that I had purchased some stash at The Silver Needle's New Year's Eve sale.  I'll try to post some photos of what I got next time.  Sorry that I haven't got around to doing this yet. I'm lucky to be posting this one, as tomorrow I'm heading off with my fiance to visit his parents in country Victoria for Easter.  So I thought I'd post this while I had the chance.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter break and gets the chance to catch up with family or friends.  I'm sure there'll be a little chocolate mixed in there somewhere.  Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

A Mother's Xmas Gift

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable welcome to 2014. May it be a happy, healthy year, full of lots of wonderful stitching moments for you.

I wanted to share with you a present my mother made for me for Christmas.  She is 80 years old and she stitched this beautiful little kit called C Is For Kitty-Cat.  It's by The Sweetheart Tree and comes with everything needed to stitch it up, including all the beads and charms. My mum finished it off as a small little cushion.  Made even more special as she has stitched it herself.

She knows how I love my cats and I was completely surprised she had made this for me.

My life is still busy.  I'm sharing my time between my place and my fiance's.  He has two teenage daughters that live with him most of the time.  Their situation needs to be considered at the moment, so I wait for the day when we can live in the same house and have a normal life. Then I hope to have at least a little more time to dedicate to my stitching again.  Or, I long for when I retire.  Plenty of time to stitch then!

I did do some needlework buying over New Year's.  This is the first time I've bought needlework for quite a while.  Not that I need anymore, but why should I let that stop me.  The Silver Needle had their annual New Year's Sale on so I took the opportunity to buy a few things at 25% off.  I'm just waiting for the package to arrive in the mail.  Probably another week or so.  I'll make sure to take some pics to show you what I bought.  Always exciting to see what people buy, I think.

I still haven't been looking at any stitching blogs lately.  I do apologise for that.  I've recently bought a laptop computer so I hope to have more access time to it than when I was using a desktop in another room.  I love how a laptop can be taken to anywhere in the house.  So I can sit in the lounge room while the TV is on and use the computer at the same time.  Wonderful!

Kath was so kind as to let me know about the upcoming Shepherd's Bush Fold for 2014.  Hadn't heard anything about it til then, so thanks for letting me know Kath.  Think I'll have to join up for that one but I'm not sure about the shaker style sewing box as it sells for $160.  Bit extravagant for my liking.

So this is where I finish my post.  I hope everyone has a wonderful year of amazing stitching.  Thank you for your lovely comments as I do appreciate them so much.  It's nice to know that people are still interested in my blog.  Take care and happy stitching!