Thursday, December 3, 2015

AN UPDATE.........

all good intentions to post in November flew away about as fast as the month did for me...so before December does the same here is all my news.
 Firstly thank you to Cindy who despite all that the year has thrown at her came through with the planned Christmas exchange... it arrived very early accompanied  with some treats for my birthday.    I have hung it by my computer  so I can enjoy it, the big tree is not going up this year for reasons that will be shared later.

for my Christmas Decoration I sent to Cindy I did a cube, this was a very enjoyable piece to stitch.


I also received my exchange piece from Stitching friends challenge a scissor fob, truly this piece stitched by Heather is far to lovely to be on a pair of scissors and I have put it on one of my sewing bags where I can enjoy it without  it being handled as much as when attached to scissors. The tiny fob on the bottom is less than an inch across, such perfect tiny stitches. 


and there is more........ Annette from California Stitcher sent me  this lovely needle
book..the design is Ann Hathaway's cottage. It's too lovely to use and don't you love all the silk ribbons so in keeping with the age in time that it represents and what a lot of stitching I am in awe. Thank you Annette for for all the work and love that went into stitching this for me.
 



Ann came down from Whitianga for my birthday weekend and we went to the Embroidery Exhibition caught up with several of old friends there and on the Saturday when other friends dropped in to say Hi, .............. had a picnic  by the lake ..........went to the Christmas shop ...........visited Maree and heard all about her trip she went on the Casket tour in Scotland and England...........and of course we talked and stitched together.  And this month it will be my turn to go away overseas.
With my sister and her husband we fly out to Queensland Australia next Wednesday for a short trip specially to celebrate with our brother his 70th birthday,it is close to twenty five years since I last saw Donald so it will be some reunion.   Will return just before Christmas, and hopefully a December posting will follow to share the latest news.....................
.....................meanwhile happy Stitching  everyone.

4 comments:

gracie said...

Oh my goodness what lovely stitching pieces...

Annette-California said...

Cindy's gift is so darling, love Prairie Schooler! Heather's fob is amazing! Glad you liked what I made you! I started stitching it back in Spring - lol!
I am so thrilled for you getting to see your brother after 25 years!!!
Happy safe travels, love and hugs Annette

Vickie said...

I am so happy to read of the exchange you and Cindy did, despite her many problems this year.
Wow.Heather's work is spectacular!
What a gorgeous needlebook by Annette.
25 years! Wow. That is a long, long time. So glad for the reunion.

Smily - Света said...

Your stitching is so nice and delicate, as usual! And now, seeing it in reality, I'm impressed and adored. Yes, I've received your robins! They are incredibly nice! So tiny, so cute, so... Thank you!!
In proccess of writing the post with pictures in my blog about your gift...