Monday, 31 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Sandra and I both found this tiny project to be rather fiddly. Mine is stitched on 27ct linen which being quite a large weave is prone to fraying so when it came to turning him inside out that became a bit of a problem. However, he survived and is happily sitting on his perch now with his strawberry in his mouth after a 'cook' on the microwave after I sprayed some Parisienne essence on him to age him a bit. I also added a rusty pin.
I recently was able to spend a day with my friend Mary (Melbourne) who I have often spoken about and shown some of the beautiful gifts and cards she has made for me. We enjoyed a day visiting my LNS and had a lovely lunch although silly me forgot to take a photo. Thanks for taking time out to spend the day with me Mary :) Now I am counting down the days until I get to meet my other Internet stitching friend Sandra (UK). How wonderful it will be to finally meet the person face to face with whom I have become such good friends. We will have so much to talk about.I will remember the camera this time.
Friday, 7 August 2009
I added the tassel as I thought it added a bit of Victorian elegance and also made some little cards just because :))
Sandra made a beautiful button for her version and used slightly different colours. I always love to see how the two different versions turn out.
"Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are."
Monday, 3 August 2009
"One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything."
~ Oscar Wilde. 1854- 1900
I just love this quote but sorry Oscar, I am not listening to you today and as I remember those known to me (and those I don't know) who haven't reached it , I feel very glad to be able to say I have turned 60.:)))) I am very blessed with the best family, good health and great friends.
My two stitching buddies, Mary and Sandra, both whom I meet through our mutual love of stitching via the Internet, have once again given me the most wonderful stitching treasures which I really want to show you. These two dear friends always put so much effort into wrapping my gifts in the loveliest way which always makes opening them such a joy. Look at this....
Mary chose a bird theme for her wrapping and even made the little box the packages came in. She also makes the most beautiful cards and the detail in this card is amazing. The hummingbirds go with the bird theme.
As always Sandra's stitching is utter perfection and I can tell you this needlebook is no exception.
I love the bird fabric and that little bird button is so precious. Thank you so much dear friends for making my birthday special.
To celebrate our joint birthday's (DH's is five days after mine) our family gave us a weekend away at the Gold Coast with tickets to see the "Australian Outback Spectacular" and what a spectacular show it was.
I am a little bit behind again with my SAL but hopefully will catch up and have something to show in my next post.
I am going to end with another quote as well....
"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."
~ Author Unknown
Oh Yes, just one more thing..... Ben asked me to says thank you so much for your kind comments.