Sunday, 19 June 2011

~This & That ~

It's been quite a while since I have shared any stitched projects here.  I seem to have lost a bit of my stitching mojo over recent months but the stitching still gets an airing every now and then and I did actually finish this little project for my friend Sandra who recently had a birthday.
It is a Shepherd's Bush kit called 'Friends' and I made it into a pinkeep.  I backed it with the fabric it is sitting on.
I also made Sandra a little mini album which I filled with pictures, photos and other little bits and pieces that were relevant to the friendship we have shared since meeting several years ago through our mutual love of stitching on the Legacy Bulletin Board. Here is a picture of the front cover and if you care to see the inside, there are some more photos here in my Picasa album.
This book is made from envelopes and I really enjoyed creating it.  I actually did attempt to make a You Tube video of the book but when I knocked over the camera half way through...that is when I decided I really needed more practise before I published a video to my blog LOL!!Hopefully, my skills in that area will improve and I will learn to edit.

We are in winter here in beautiful sub-tropical Queensland.  I love the chance albeit for a short time to rug up in jackets, jumpers and scarves.  We  have cold mornings and nights and still have beautiful sunny days. Here is a cute photo of my two darling little grand daughters when their  Mum and Dad took them to Canberra recently to see snow for the first time.
It will be only a short time and we will be wondering how we are going to keep cool again....
Hope you are managing to keep warm or cool wherever in the world you are.

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things,
but just look what they can do when they stick together."
Vesta M. Kelly


  1. Lovely birthday gift. Beautiful stitched and finished. The picture of your daughter and grandchildren is gorgeous too.
    Here in Vic it's not too bad. I actually enjoy the Winter weather here. Not too hot and great for walks, although a bit wet at times. But then again...seen the dry years we had we can't complain about that here either.

  2. Sandra's pinkeep and album are lovely Chrissie. Your girls are growing up way too fast.

  3. I treasure both my pinkeep and album Chrissie and think the album is the most amazing feat of creativity. Love from Sand. xx

  4. What a sweet pinkeep. I love it and cute picture of your granddaughters.

  5. Great presents for Sandra, congratulations

  6. Your stitching project is beautiful. I know how much work goes into them. Your friend is very lucky to have received it.

    Thank you for the comfort you sent to me on my blog :)