Thursday, 13 December 2012

Some stitching progress

I thought it might be time for an update on some ongoing projects......
  • This is where I'm up to with Christmas Garden, by Blackbird Designs, the second pic is where I was at back in May(didn't think it had been that long....lol)  The top pic is a better representation of the fabric colour.


  • Next is Block 5 of the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM.  This block is designed by the Blackbird Designs girls Barb and Alma...... still loving these fabrics.  Block 6 is ready to sew and Block 7 should be in the mailbox any day.

  • I had my first attempt at prairie points on the first of two Pinwheel baby quilts, this is the completed top in Ruby fabrics, and I now need to add the prairie points to the one I have done in Bliss fabric.  The little twin girls these are for recently turned 1, so I need to make this a priority!!  Not sure how I will quilt these yet.......... 


I have heard from my lovely SSCS partner Cheryl in California that her parcel has arrived.  I can't find the photos I took of it, but when I do I will share the ornament I sent here.

We finished weaning our lambs this week, this was about 2000 ewes heading for the back of the farm yesterday .........
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Our girls are finished school for the year, they have both had a great year at school, our Miss 12 was awarded with the General Excellence prize for her class.  She was first in English, Mathematics, Science, Phys Ed and Visual Art, and also received a prize for Citizenship.  Our Miss 10 performed beautifully in her kapa haka group at their breakup, and has received a school report for the year that we are so proud of.  Apologies for the skiting, but there are two very proud parents here........  :o)

I hope your Christmas plans are going as they should, I'm off to town today to make sure that we will be ready too.

Till next time .......... happy stitching............ Nicky


29 comments:

Raewyn said...

Don't apologise for skiting - it sounds like you are justifiably proud!! Love your Christmas stitching, what a piece of art that will be when it's done. And the prairie points look great on the 'baby' quilt/s. That's a lot of sheep in your photos - a very impressive photo!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wow, Nicky! Sheer gorgeousness on this post!! I love all the stitching and quilting, and the pictures of your sheep and talk of the girls achievements is extra fun!!! Way to go on keeping up with the BOM. I have one I started - ummm - 5 years ago? That is only half done!! LOL!!

Grethe said...

Love the sheep pictures :-)....
seem to remember one or two from last year?!
Love the Mystery BOM, very nice contrasts in the colours,and
congratulation on your Miss 12as well as Miss 10, great achievemnts.

Christine M said...

You're allowed to skite. I would too! Congratulations to both your girls. Your cross-stitch is looking lovely. I just love your pin wheel quilt.

Annie said...

Nice progress on the BBD piece. Block 5 looks perfect.
And great job on the prairie points too. I'm sure those twins will get their quilt before they go to college!

The parade of sheep is so much fun to look at, especially from that distance!

Congrats to the super daughters!

Katrina said...

Well done to your two girls - what a wonderful way to end the school year! Your stitching and sewing both look fab, have fun shopping!

MandaBurms said...

Oh I firmly believe a mother and father should shout out loud and clear and cheer their children on. GO FOR IT!

You must laugh at out few sheep we have.

Love the stitching!

Love Leanne

Michelle said...

Congrats girls-well done!! Love the photo's of stitching and the farm! enjoy the sunshine, Michelle.

Ali Honey said...

From an ex teacher ...Well done girls.
Your Christmas garden is definitely growing!
I remember what a busy time pre Christmas used to be on the farm. I also remember the smells ( and noise ) of sheep and dust and hay making...quite different to the smells around here.( They are quite pungent when the kiwifruit flowers are all full out. That finished about a week ago.)

Sweet Sue said...

Swooning over your Christmas Garden Nicky:) Congrats to your girls on their achievements. Have thoroughly enjoyed the journey of your lambs, so very sweet and baaa-eautiful xoxo

Fiona said...

well done to your girls.... very good ....
love the projects and the sheep pictures....
Hugz

shez said...

lovely stitching Nicky and i love that quilt and well done girls and what a beautiful farm you have,enjoy your day nicky.xx

Maria said...

Beautiful work Nicky, gorgeous green hills and special congratulations to Miss 12 and Miss 10.

Maree: said...

Nicky your Cross Stitch is just Gorgeous as is your Quilt..I Love PPoints...
Congrats to your Girl's sounds they are Excellent Students and you should be Proud.
Lovely photos of the Farm.
Cheers

Susan said...

Well done to your girls. I don't mind you skiting, it's lovely to hear children enjoying school and doing well. Your embroidery is beautiful, it will be an heirloom when you finish. As will those two baby quilts, just gorgeous. We have five more days of school, and today is my last child free day before the hols, so I'd best get stitching!

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Charlie and Wendy said...

You have been busy Nicky, all your projects look beautiful, I love your cross stitch. Haven't your girls done well, such a nice way to end the year.

Lynda said...

Skite all you want - it's lovely to be proud of your children whatever their achievements. Your Christmas cross stitch has grown a lot. So many sheep!

Grit said...

Wonderful stitching.
So many she eps. Fantastic picture.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Manuela said...

The stitching and the blocks are wonderful.
Beautiful pictures.

Have a nice day, Manuela.

Wendy said...

The stitching is coming along nicely. I love the quilt, the prairie points are the perfect finishing touch.

Tatkis said...

Wow, your cross stitching samplers are wonderful, and the quilt is adorable!
Congrats on your girls' achievements!

Sheep photos are fantastic :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Carol said...

How wonderful that the girls had such stellar school years--you have every right to be proud and brag a bit, Nicky!

Lovely CG--I do love the colors in that piece...and I never get tired of seeing all the sheep :)

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt.....always love seeing your sheep pics - on greeen grass..........so DRY here at the moment...........it's all very BROWN......

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Love the cross stitch. Congrats to your girls on the awards. Enjoy the school holidays.
Bev.xoxo

Aunty Bee said...

Hi Nicky, nothing wrong with a bit of skiting. We should be proud of our children, there are so many great kids out there. Wonderful stitching,you have inspired me to get stitching again. I doing a robin Christmas decoration, really should be a jandel or beach towel.Very hot here and even hotter Sunday,and Monday.

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Your stitching is just gorgeous. Always nice to make a little progress. Love the pinwheels too....am yet to try those. The countryside is just spectacular. Have a lovely Christmas.
Leanne

Deb R said...

yay for your girls achievements! Your stitching is gorgeous!

Suzanne said...

It's not skiting, it's just being a proud parent! Lovely work on Christmas Garden.

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