Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
The rules as copied from Cyndi are:
1) Accept the award. See above
2) Thank the person who gave you the award. See above
3) Add a link to the person who gave you the award. See link above
4) Put the award on your blog. See below
5) Write 10 things about yourself others might not know about you. See below
6) Pass the award on to 10 others. See below
7. I work part time as an office administrator in a retirement home.
8. My husband and I have been married for 13 years.
9. Our farm is in a beautiful valley, surrounded by native forest.
10. At high school, I played lots of sport, netball, basketball, squash, rugby, tennis, almost anything. I still enjoy sport, but don't play so much now, as we live a long way from anywhere.
As I have been looking around some of my favourite blogs, many have already received this award, so I am going to renege on the last rule of the award. Hope that is OK! I love looking at blogs - you are all so inspiring and welcoming.
I have a small confession to make. I have been working hard on my Numbers sampler in the last few days, and have completed number 9, BUT I started a little Easter project last night, Good Eggs by The Trilogy. My resolve to get some WIP's completed is being very tested it seems. I have never stitched any Easter projects before, but there has been such beauty displayed everywhere recently, that I couldn't stop myself, Such a lack of willpower, I know. It is gorgeous though. Will try and get some pics of progress when the weather improves.
Till next time...........Happy Stitching
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Cyndi to receive a Pay it Forward, so sometime soon I will offer a PIF here. Cyndi has a lovely blog, and some very exciting news happening over there at the moment. Cyndi has also been kind enough to give me an award. I will have to spend some time today thinking about 10 things you might not know about me, and post the award details then too.
For now though, I hope you are having a fabulous day. Thanks for stopping by. Nicky
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Stitched on 32ct Ivory Linen with WDW and GAST
Thursday, 4 March 2010
I can't thank you enough Annie, you have made my first ever exchange such a lot of fun. My stitching for this exchange is finished, I just need to make it up now. Well then, two posts in one day, another first for me.
Till next time ................. happy stitching!
It has been a windy, wet week here so far, our girls school have been trying to hold their athletic sports day since Tuesday, and it has now been postponed till Monday in the hope of more settled weather. I guess officially autumn is here, now that March is upon us, but I am really not excited about the prospect of winter. After the terrible winter many of you have been experiencing in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope ours won't be so harsh. Here on our farm we usually get one or two small dumps of snow each year, but it is normally gone within a couple of days. This is a good thing, because our sheep and cattle are not wintered indoors, as many are around the world. Our winter is normally a mix of lots of rain, and southerly storms, hopefully mixed in with an occasional spell of fine, frosty weather as well. We live a couple of hours away from Central Otago, where they enjoy(or maybe that should be endure) beautiful hoar frosts where the fog freezes and looks stunning on the trees. It is such a magical sight. My in-laws live at Lake Wanaka, which is a beautiful alpine area, with ski fields nearby. It is beautiful in the summer there also, with lovely hot summer days. Perfect for getting out on the lake on the boat. Anyway, enough talk of weather, we don't actually get much say in what we receive, do we?
Till next time, Happy stitching.
Monday, 1 March 2010
I thought this was such a wee cutie when I first saw the pattern, so now I need to complete the cover stitchery and choose some fabrics to put it all together.
We are enjoying a nice gentle rain today, just what the paddocks need to freshen up. I am going to be spending this evening helping to crutch lambs in preparation for trucking to the works early tomorrow morning. My husband does the hard work with the handpiece, the dogs and I just need to keep them pushed up the race to him. Lucky me - so unfortunately no stitching tonight.
So until next time - enjoy your stitching!
***EDITED TO ADD: For the uninitiated, 'crutching' is removing with a shearing hand piece(kind of like clippers) the dags and excess wool etc from around the rear end of the lambs. This keeps them cleaner and more hygienic prior to and during slaughter at the meat works. Hope that helps, Cindy. Maybe I should try and get some before and after photos! Nicky