Saturday, 3 May 2008

This and That

Last Thursday, I spent the day at the Stitches & Craft Show in Brisbane where I spent several enjoyable hours browsing the stalls. There was all manner of crafts on show, beads by the mile, scrapbooking, stamping, patchwork, cross stitch, beautiful threads, cardmaking, knitting ~ you name it, it was probably there. I only bought a few little bits and pieces as I really didn't need a lot. One purchase I did make and am quite excited about, is my little mini ironing board and iron which I had seen at a previous craft fair and wished afterwards I had bought. So this time I didn't pass it by. It is a perfect size to have in my sewing room to use when I am needing to iron seams open or press a little piece of fabric etc. Isn't it cute!!

I also bought three fat quarters, one being this beautiful green Moda fabric which I think goes perfectly with this gorgeous Moda Sampler tin which is a recent addition to my growing tin collection/addiction.

Not a lot of stitching progress to show you but am making slow headway with my Strawberry Blonde and have made a start on my May ornament in my stitch-along with Sandra This month we are keeping our colour choice a surprise from each other so I can't wait to see what Sandra has chosen. One thing I know is that it will be beautiful as Sandra always does the most beautiful stitching and has great taste in colours.

We are having the most glorious Autumn weather at present with crisp mornings and evenings and gorgeous days, perfect for gardening. I wanted to show you my vine again. This is Petrea Purple Passion that I showed you a few weeks back when the flowers were beautiful purple. Well now they have turned green and are still beautiful but in a different way.

Isn't nature interesting!!

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
~ Eleonora Duse


  1. Thank you for the compliment Chrissie, you are too generous!! Glad you got your Moda tin, they are so pretty aren't they. Also, I like your new signiature.

  2. Since when did the fact that 'you have enough stash' stop someone from buying more Chrissie?:) It hasn't stopped me! Love the fabric you found and such a good idea with the ironing board. Your plants must be loving the weather you're getting at the moment?

  3. Hello Chrissie! Thank you for visiting my blog! I've added you to bloglines and will be green with jealousy over yours and Sandra's beautiful monthly ornaments. The stitching is incredible, but I am amazed with your finishing skills. I am hoping you both inspire me to try some new finishes.
    Ben is a beauty.