Monday, 20 August 2012

Still here .......

Well hello, it has been quite a while since I've been here ....... again..........3 months ago today since I last posted.    So much has been happening, some good, some not so good, but I wanted to pop in and let you know I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth.

Here are some random pics from the last few months..............

Some misty winter mornings on the farm ...................


A pretty sunrise.............

This framed stitchery is called Friendship Tree by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse. I finished this in June for my best friends birthday. It was a lovely little piece to stitch, and I got the co-ordinating frame when we were in Australia earlier in the year.  I must remember to add it and another little finish from May(which is currently in transit) to my August OPAM finishes as I haven't 'finished' anything since February :-( 
I love the little wooden buttons that came in the kit, aren't they gorgeous?


I have been trying to find some crafting time in the last couple of days, and have managed to start another new project - surprise, surprise!   Nothing like starting something new when nothing else is calling out to be stitched on......... lol.    Can you guess what pattern this little lady is from?
She is from Anni Downs recent book 'The Simple Life', and will be a little zipper pouch.  It's been such a long time since I've done any fusible web applique that I'd almost forgotten how!  I'm not sure if you can see part of my little stripey dog on the left side of the pic, he isn't coming out how I'd planned, so I will redo him in a darker colour I think.  And then I'll have to learn how to put in a zip....... don't know how that will go.

Well, now that I have bitten the bullet and actually written a post, I hope I will be able to keep it up and not be a stranger any more!  I hope you are finding some time for some stitching.................. thanks for visiting, till next time ........ Nicky


32 comments:

Lara said...

Hello! So pleased you are finding some time to stitch :) look forward to reading your next post soon!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hello Nicky

So good to see you back!

Cheers

Linda

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Nicky, I popped over to see your post after reading your email. Your stitchery is gorgeous and the new pattern looks sweet. I'll be interested in how you go with the zip because I have to do one in the Lynette Anderson project! Wendy xx

Raewyn said...

Woohoo!! Great to see you again! Your stitching is lovely!!! And love the little lady!! Take care!!

Deb said...

Lovely to hear from you Nicky. Sometimes life does get in the way of things but hey thats life! Your stitchery is gorgeous, I bet your friend was thrilled to get it.

Christine M said...

Glad you're back Nicky. I was only thinking about you the other day! I've made that Friendship Tree too. It's certainly a lovely stitchery. I'm looking forward to seeing your zippered pouch.

Susan said...

Lovely to see you back, and good that you're finding some time to stitch. X

shez said...

so good to hear from you Nicky and love your projects,well done.xx

By Hoki Quilts said...

Hey, welcome back Nicky. I don't feel so bad now with my irregular posts - thanks for that ; )
Love your recent stitching and the photos too.
Hope to hear from you again real soon - hint hint
hugs, Miche'le

Michelle said...

It's sew wonderful to hear from you again... how is your family? Have you started lambing? The photo's of your farm are beautiful are they views from your house?
Blessings

Lynda said...

So lovely to hear from you Nicky. The framed stitchery is beautiful and your zippered purse will be too.

Vickie said...

Your stitching is beautiful. The pictures are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Annie said...

Glad to see a post from you.

Your framed piece is just gorgeous with those cute buttons.

I've never done applique like that, but it's definitely on my bucket list. Looks like that will be a real cute finish.

There are tons of tutorials out there for finishing zippered pouches. If you google it, you'll find a nice selection. I have a couple listed in the sidebar of my blog too that have worked reasonably well for me. Good luck with it!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful photos and beautiful stitchery!
Welcome back to blogland ;)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Florence said...

Superb views, these landscapes are really very quiet, relaxing!
Your embroidery is very nice!

Carol said...

How nice to see read your updates, Nicky :) I just love your latest creations--especially the one with the darling buttons.

Beautiful scenes of NZ, too--I suppose spring is on its way :) I suppose that means lots of little lambs running around!!

Have a lovely week!

Cottage Tails said...

Nice to see you back! Maria had said she had an email from you and was taking a blogging break.
Love the new stitching you have done.
Love Leanne

Chookyblue...... said...

good to see your back......life interrupts at time.......love the top photo.........goodluck with the zipper......

Michelle said...

Where to start............welcome back! Love the photo's of the farm, they are just gorgeous and as for the stitchery, your best friend is very lucky it too is gorgeous!
Michelle

Farm Fancies said...

Love your stitcheries and your scenery photos.
Cheers,
Robyn

ms lottie said...

Beautiful photos - I love misty mornings. Hope you get some more stitching time soon.

Aunty Bee said...

Lovely to have you back, you were gone but not forgotten. Good to see your stitcheries, lovely as usual.

Sally said...

So lovely to see you posting Nicky. Beautiful photos and your stitching is gorgeous.

A Little Stitching Time said...

Sorry to hear that you've had bad times lately. Great to see you back blogging though!! :)

Leeanne said...

Love your stitchery!! Your stitching rocks!!!

Maria said...

So good to hear from you Nicky and love your stitching. It's beautiful.

Too many eggs said...

glad tp have you back Nicky, love you stitchery you made your friend so sweet

Leanne said...

Hi Nicky
Lovely to have you back in blog land. Your Nat Bird stitching is beautiful, I am doing that one myself.

Fiona said...

Lovely pictures ... so peaceful.... and I do love the stitching you are doing... both great designers and your work looks fabulous...
Hugz

Grit said...

Wow, your stitching is so beautiful.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Suzanne said...

Good to see a post from you! Love your stitched piece, what a great gift.

Jennifer said...

Hi Nicky,
It is so nice to see you posting again! I have missed reading your blog and seeing photos from around the farm and of your gorgeous stitching projects! I don't get much time to 'visit' these days, though - we welcomed our little boy, Ben, into the world back in March. Don't ask me where the past six months have gone!? He is doing really well and his big sister absolutely adores him. Life is very busy and lots of fun!

Hope you and your family are all well and that your lambing season is off to a good start.

Take care,
Jennifer in the USA x

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