Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Updated my wish list...crossing off things I have already got, removing things that will be out of reach and adding a few cuties like the Shepherds Bush sheep with the little hats. The latest one out is Queen Sheep and I think she looks a little odd...still cute though.
Hope everyones weekend was a little more fruitful than mine :)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Making a flatfold was surprisingly easy...and it looks a lovely tidy finish. And what a great way to knock a UFO off the list and add something completely different to my 50 projects list :)
I am off to the Salvation Army shortly to drop off clothes and unwanted bits and pieces to their op shop. We gave them half our house load when we moved into our little house, because we wanted to declutter and also we didnt have much room. Well now I have found more stuff.
Also I will drop off my Operation Christmas Child box. Some of you may be familiar with this. Its run by Samaritans Purse, and you fill a shoebox for a needy child in a poor country. You just pick the sex and age of the child and go for it...filling the box with toys, hygene products, small items of clothing and educational products.
My daughter and I really enjoyed doing this, especially knowing the joy some little girl will get from it :)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Firstly I spotted a huge US airforce plane around the back of the airport so I watched it take off...
Just before Arthurs Pass which is the half way mark is Castle Hill Station, and Kura Tawhiti Conservation area. This is where some of the Chronicle of Narnia was filmed, and it is very popular with rock climbers. I decided to take a walk to see the rocks a bit closer....
Looking back to the road
Looking towards the West Coast
Eating a tissue
Eating my car!!!
After Arthurs Pass comes the Otira Gorge. The road through here used to be horrendous...a zigzag road that was very steep and narrow...
the road was replaced with the viaduct....
Well thats everything....I hope those that stuck around enjoyed my photos...and I will have more stitching photos to show in a few days :)
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This morning I got a package from Country Stitch....decided to have a spend up because I felt it was time to have one. Actually its about the 4th big spend up I have had recently...oh well, it makes me happy.
Although I said last time that I would wait till my ornaments were completely finished before I showed you them, I decided to show what i have done so far
One Starry Night - The Stitchers Habit
JCS Ornaments 1999
Snow Joe - Heart in Hand Needleart
JCS Ornaments 2000
I want to get cracking next week and do a lot of stitching...no more mucking around, so I can have more to show you next time.
Gosh wait but there is more....another parcel had arrived the week before last and I forgot to let you know, so I have taken the photo and...here tis.....
The Simply Seasons set by waxing Moon, GAST threads & Mirabilia Christmas Tree 2007 kit
Yes so much for my not getting anymore charts...as said for the 50 projects pledge I made....but I can't help myself and I know I have an obsession and can't stop buying more and more.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
The weather here hasn't been too flash, so that is why I have been able to do quite a bit of stitching, yesterday it was a sunny day so I decided to start on my stone path. I have been wanting to create a stone path that goes out to the garage from the back door of the house.
I am just extending a stone path that was there...where the stones were hidden by grass and some of the stones were missing. We have collected some more stones from a river where we went 4 wheel driving a couple of days ago.
Yesterday was spent digging the area where the path will go. Not too hard to dig, because being by the beach we have sandy soil. Here is the first stage of the mess.