Friday, 6 June 2014

A little stitchery

When Margaret sent me the bag, she also sent a card with it. Inside the card was this stamp.

Stamp in the card
That inspired me to do this.
Little stitchery with birdhouse
 Then along came this little birdie.
Bird in tree
Then it was joined by this little bird. They both want the bird house!

2 birds in the tree
 Now I will have to work out what I will do with the stitchery. A small needle book perhaps?
We have a long weekend , and the weather has turned out just glorious today. We had very heavy rain earlier in the week and looked like it was going to be a wet weekend too. However, a pleasant surprise this morning-- blue skies.
Enjoy your weekend too.


Monday, 2 June 2014

From the Postman

I went for a walk along the esplanade with a friend this morning-- another glorious morning with blue skies. I came home and what would be by the front door? a parcel. I opened it with great excitement! ( just shows how excited I was, I did not even take a photo of the unopened present). This is the most gorgeous bag from Margaret (, sent all the way from Spain, as a birthday present for me.

Bag from Margaret

I am delighted with the gift. I cannot get over the perfect sewing and finish. I am a very proud owner of this bag.
I have been lucky enough to get birthday gifts from my family which will keep coming over the year. I have a weekend away to the Southern Highlands later this month. There are patchwork shops and Victoria House along the way south, which hopefully will get a look in. My daughter and son in law have given me a ticket to Totem, Cirque du Soleil, and they have tickets too, so we will attend the performance together, which is even nicer. That is in November. My son has given me a subscription to Simply Vintage magazine-- and I am looking forward to the first one, which hopefully, will be here soon. We have gone out to my favourite restaurant for dinner, and I still have 1 more lunch next week with my Tuesday walking companion ( as we go out to lunch for each others birthdays). So I do feel spoilt.
I have had this on the wall for a few months, and realised that I have not put it on the blog. After all it is a craft finish and I should have shown it. I started it when I returned from our UK holiday in late October, and could not believe it when I finished it before Christmas. It is the fastest cross stitch I have ever done.
Danish flower thread Cross stitch

This is where I am up to so far re my Blue Hexagon quilt. I have umpteen small blue flowers to make, so it will be ages  before there will be progress.
Blue Hexagon quilt in progress
I am off to the shops now. Guess which bag I will be taking to the shops today!