Saturday, 25 May 2013

Anyone there?

Hello there, I won't be surprised if you've all disappeared from visiting here, much as I have lately.  I have been very absent from both my blog and visiting and commenting on others for the last month or two.  School camp, family visiting, school holidays, winter sport getting under way and lots of busy days on the farm has meant little sewing or blogging time for me.  Hopefully things might settle down soon!

I have finished my feeble attempt at the Tis the Season wallhanging which was the April project for  the Stitch-A-Long blog.  The original has three stitchery blocks joined in a horizontal row, but I have settled for one this time.  

 The only other thing I've really worked on lately has been to finish joining the 'petals/blades' for the Dresden plates for the Sugar Dish quilt.   Time to decide on centre circle colours and how I'm going to attach them to their backgrounds......

I have the fabrics all ready to go for the bag for the May Stitch-A-Long project, and will do my best to get it done before the 31st!  Hope you're having a great weekend whatever you're up to, it is a beautifully warm, breezy day here today, though we are being warned about snow for Monday....... not looking forward to that......

Till next time(hopefully not so long next time though) ........  Nicky x

32 comments:

shez said...

Hi nicky good to hear from you you have been very busy and i love all your projects,well done and you have a good weekend too my friend.xx

Leeanne said...

Hi there Nicky! very cute wall hanging. I love your Dresdens, I look forward to seeing what centre fabric you choose & the background fabric. There is something yummy about Dresden, don't you think? I must do some more of mine.
Your weather sounds like what we had the other day, now it is bleak, wet & wintery.......soup on, light fire later!
Enjoy your weekend.

Michell said...

Cute wall hanging. I must get out my 'Tis the Season and start stitching some. Very cold here in Gisborne today. Colder than it was down in Queenstown last weekend. Hubby about to light the fire soon

Schulz Family said...

We are a patient lot. Things will never settle down - trust me on this. I have been saying it for two years and realised that I just need to go with the flow and what is happening. Will read whenever you can blog!!

Doniene said...

I can relate to absenteeism - your Dresdens are adorable!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Hi Nicky! I really like the colors for your Christmas project. It's adorable! How funny to think of it snowing there! I did make a card with a snowman on it today... maybe I should send it to you!

Susan said...

Sweet little Christmas hanging.....I wouldn't worry about not having the other two done.....even a little stitching is better than none. If it does snow I hope you can stay tucked up warm inside!

Heather said...

Welcome back! I love the cute stitchery and it looks good using just one panel.

tales from a handmade home said...

Pretty christmas hanging........a little stitching is better than none at all I always say.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I was thinking about you today - perhaps you got the vibe?
Love your dresdens, they look tiny.

Linda

Manuela said...

Hi Nicky,

your little wall hanging is cute. Fantastic stitching.
Your Dresdner Plates are very beautiful. Nice colours and fabric.

Have a nice weekend, Manuela.

Deb R said...

Lovely little wall hanging!!! As are the Dresden plates...don't stress too much, we are all here somewhere lol

Carol said...

Oh, that wall hanging is adorable, Nicky...The colors are so wonderful :)

Hope your snow isn't too bad--we are having a MUCH cooler than normal Memorial Day weekend here, but, thankfully didn't get the expected frost last night...

Enjoy your weekend!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

That's feeble? I'm thinking of another f word...like: FABULOUS! :)

Wendy said...

I think your little hanging is just perfect...I had one block left over so will be doing the same. Great job!

Wendy said...

I'm still here!

Love that stitchery, so pretty

Annie said...

Love the stitchery block. And the colors in the dresden plates are so pretty. Looks to me like you have managed to do quite a bit of needlework given all the other demands on your time.

Always so weird to hear you talk about seasons opposite from mine. But stay warm and hope any snow you get is just conversational as we say here to describe a light snowfall.

Jennifer said...

Hi Nicky! Yup, still here and busy as well - totally know what it's like! :o) We were in NZ for three weeks over March/April, so that was lovely. We had great weather the entire time and lots of fun with friends and family. I'm still trying to catch up on everything since getting back... nice to see a post from you!
Jennifer in the USA

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Nicky, your little wall hanging is lovely, love the LA fabrics. And your dresdens are beautiful, I look forward to seeing how you finish them, hugs Wendy

Christine M said...

Hi Nicky. Your little hanging is lovely. The dresdens are so pretty. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Hi Nicky
I was thinking of you the other day, thinking I must catch up and see how you are. How is the horse riding lessons going?
I love your projects lovely as always! Seeing your dresdens, I must get mine out, all I have to do is add a border...;o)
Hugs
Michelle

Leanne said...

Hey Nicky, I'm here looking at your lovely blog , I love your little decoration and your dresden blocks look so pretty.

carole brungar said...

Looks like you've done plenty! And your dresdens will look fantastic either way! x

suzitee said...

It's all good Nicky...life is just so busy lately! I haven't blogged about anything stitchy for ages either, it's only my Project Life that keeps my blog ticking over :) Hopefully things will settle down for you soon.

Nancy J said...

Beautiful stitchery, and yes, winter's busy days are starting right now. dresdens, perfect, lots of fine sewing there, Guess you might get snow today, thanks for your lovely words, greetings to all at your place, Jean.

Raewyn said...

Nice to see you back - it does sound like life has got in the way but it nice to see what you have been up to. Love your projects :-) Good luck with the snow, hope winter is a nice one for you.

Tatkis said...

So glad to see you back!
The hanging is so cute, and dresden plates - simply adorable, great fabric choice!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Josie said...

Nothing about that wall hanging look feeble to me. It's so pretty... and you are ahead of the game for Christmas... Brownie points for you. Love the little Dresden plates.. sweet.

Cheryl said...

I totally understand the busy thing!!!!! Love your Tis The Season hanging, super cute, as well as your Dresdens...dreamy!!!

brandy1 said...

Great to hear from you Nicky. Love the wallhanging and the Dresden plates look tremendous.Did you get the same amount of snow as Dunedin?There is a reasonable height mountain here near where I live (Mt. Pirongia)and apparantly it had snow on top yesterday. Not a regular occurence.Stayed indoors and sewed some patchwork. Most enjoyable.Shirley

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Your one chosen block is perfect. Good luck with the dresden plates. Have you had snow yet?

Happy days.
Bev.

Julie said...

Love the wall hanging the fabric is so cute!

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