the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the leaves are changing in the most magnificent way and the temperatures are moderate and it is just beautiful ! that is the way it is in my home city of melbourne, australia, today anyway and for the past couple of weeks ! so enjoyable !
i have spoken before how i am a great starter, love a new start to a project, but i do finish also, well most of the time, sometimes !
never say never ! i did say i would never ever cover hexagon papers again, but as you can see, i am covering hexagon papers, fussy cutting some and others are just random. thus is in preparation for something in the next few months. last time, years ago, when i did this i first cut up magazines for the templates, not any old magazines, ones with very good quality paper, but these days it is easier and considerably cheaper to use the already available cut papers.
i am also cutting out clam shells, you know i love the preparation !
also continuing with my crocheted squares
this is a blackbird design 'gathering basket' which i cross stitched and now made into a small little linen purse which i will use for containing a project, maybe my next small cross stitch item
this is one of the finished items of our stitching group's interpretation of the line drawings we were given and i made it up into a 'soft canvas' type throw using some heavy weight furnishing cotton as the background. it will be available as part of a silent auction at the embroidery exhibition in queenscliffe
on friday and saturday, april 20th and 21st, this week
at the town hall, learmonth street, queenscliffe, victoria
10.00 am to 4.00pm each day ............. $15.00 entry
in aid of motor neurone research and kidney health australia
please if you are able to attend this exhibition, make the effort, lots of lovely things to see and purchase
and we are still stitching !
some of the things i can't show you yet ! sorry !
i am heading to hobart for another 'babysitting' engagement with my family, the ones that were staying a few weeks back left me with this reminder of them, it flaps its leaves and the flower wobbles and it reminds me daily of happy times !
last night i got an email from 'nan' in scotland telling me she had received her copy of the 'dancing dollies' pattern in her mail on monday morning (scotland time) she was amazed and so was i because i had only posted the pattern to her on friday last at the post office at approx 4.45pm ! nothing wrong with that and it was friday 13th and she received it at her home in scotland, in the morning mail, on monday 16th ! well done australia post !
i love faces, i purchased these in brisbane many, many years ago when i was up there for a trade fair, still love them
and a tissue box
the only colour in my all white guests bathroom
and another face with wise words, she lives here with me, i like inspirational words !
just all part of the collection of this my life !