Monday, 3 September 2012

Not so much breaking news anymore .........

Do you remember this, and this, and finally this last July............... wouldn't blame you if you don't, cos' that is more than a year ago.  Oh dear, I hate losing, but I was very happy to stitch something for Chookyblue as a result of me losing our little wager on the Diamonds v Silver Ferns netball match.  The main part of the stitching was completed last year, but as ever with me, the finishing is what takes me so long. SHAME on me!

Well, finally I got a little something on it's way to Chookyblue a couple of months ago, then I waited and waited to hear it had arrived................ and eventually it landed right back in my mail box.  (A true Aussie boomerang.....lol)  Thankfully it was none the worse for its travels, so I checked address details and had another go.........well I am happy to know that it reached it's destination all the way in the land of Oz.  I was lucky enough to have Chooky herself stitch for me in her Secret Santa Christmas Swap last year, so it was nice to finally return the favour.......


I stitched this little piece by Little House Needleworks called Necessities Sampler, added both Chookyblues and my initial, and finished it up as a little pillow.  You can see some other bits I sent for Chooky and her Fairy Girl over at this post........ can you believe that she called it 'Australia beats New Zealand'...... she may as well have added 'again' at the end of that title.........LOL

Thanks for all the 'encouraging' comments about those little hexagons on my last post, I have left them sitting out where I can see them, hoping they will inspire me again........... yeah right!


Till next time ......... Happy Stitching ................ Nicky


PS:  On Saturday all these little ones were born to this lucky ewe.......... doesn't she look a bit panicky about the prospect of dealing with 4 all at once....... I had to smile when hubby sent me the photo from his phone and titled it 'Busy Mum'.....








28 comments:

Deb said...

Gorgeous cushion Nicky. Sort of sticks in the throat to have to make it as a loss to a bet against Australia thought doesn't it. Shame it wasn't a Bledisloe bet!!
Love the ewe and her babies, a sure sign of Spring.

Christine M said...

Your pillow is just lovely Nicky. I had a laugh when I read Chooky's post about the bet! Those little lambs are just so gorgeous.

Susan said...

I'd love to bet on a sure thing against you! Chookyblue has scored well. That poor ewe, even my son said ouch when I showed him the photo.

Manuela said...

Your pillow is very beautiful.

Best wishes Manuela

Chookyblue...... said...

just love the cushion and so special.......it was worth waiting for..........

Love the lambs pic.......

shez said...

Nicky that pillow is gorgeous,yes i remember that bet,it was rather funny,your stitching is gorgeous,well done.Gee 4 lambs to one sheep does that happen often Nicky ?
xx

Fiona said...

Oh Nicky what a fantastic piece of cross stitch.... and I'm sure it will be well loved.... such a lovely picture of the mum with 4 babies... is that unusual... I have heard of sheep twins but never quads...
Hugz

suzitee said...

Well, a bet IS a bet :) Chooky scored well, it's a beautiful piece of stitching Nicky. Quads? Have never heard of that happening before, but then I grew up with cattle, not sheep :)

Michelle said...

The pillow is gorgeous Nicky, I'm sure chooky will love it.
That poor ewe does look a little frazzled, will she be able to feed all four or will you have to help her out?

Lynda said...

The cushion is beautiful Nicky and Chooky LOVES it, so you chose very well. The lambs are so cute.

Annie said...

Super pillow. Just a perfect gift.

That photo is too funny! Hard for me to believe it's real.

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Your pillow finish is very nice. Can you blame the "mom" wow 4 babies to take care of at once! Nancy

Vickie said...

What a wonderful gift. So glad it finally made it safely. I have never heard of 4! That is fabulous. My daughter and I love the photo. Thanks.

Maree: said...

Yes I remember the bet has it really been that Long..
Beautiful cushion and Cute Lambs.
Cheers

Grit said...

Your pillow is so lovely. I love your work so much.
And the lambs are so sweet.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Katrina said...

Hi Nicky, the stitched pillow is lovely - I've always liked this design :) Yay, spring is on its way. Love the pic of the litte lambies :)

Schulz Family said...

Busy mother doesn't half explain it!!! Love the picture. Great to see you blogging again

Raewyn said...

He he I remember that bet too - and good on you both for honouring it!! Shame about the postal service! The pillow is very cute :-) That's incredible, 4 lambs!!

carole brungar said...

Oh my! 4 lambs! Will she really feed all four? Our lambs are still about 4 weeks off yet. Pleased we don't have any yet, it's always so wet under foot, it breaks my heart to see them all covered in mud. Hopefully it will be nice and dry when they arrive.

I love your stitching, oh and your hexagons are gorgeous too! They are on my 'to do' list. lol x

Grethe said...

Lovely pillow,Nicky and what a great picture of "Busy Mum" and her small ones :)))

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your cushion is just gorgeous...your stitching is so awesome...ha ha are your ewes in a competition this year, you had 2 so I'll have 4!!!! So cute...

Carol said...

Lovely, lovely pillow, Nicky--the colors in it are wonderful. And, oh, the precious lambs--the mother will have to have a lot of patience to deal with them :)

Tatkis said...

Wonderful stitched pillow!
And newborn lambs are so sweet :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Terry said...

What a beautiful cushion! And I love the pic of the mom with the four babies! :0)

Josie said...

Your cushion is gorgeous... perfect in every way. Love the colours and the design and the ultra neat stitches. Chooky will treasure it I'm sure.
Aren't lambs super cute! A mom over here had 6 last season.. made it into the local paper. Heck.. that's more like a litter!! Love the photo.

Charlie and Wendy said...

The cushion you made is gorgeous Nicky and such a cute photo of the 4 lambs. She is a busy mum!

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ms lottie said...

Such a lovely little gift - shame about the loss ;)
And FOUR! Hope they all do well and didn't get caught in the cold snap.

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