Yet again, it's been a while since I've been around.......for many reasons, mostly just life! I have been doing a little stitching, mainly working on my gift for Chookyblue's SSCS exchange, which I think I have mostly under control now. For very obvious reasons, you won't be seeing exactly what though, but it is fun to be working on an SSCS gift for the third year, wonder where it's going this time around.......?
In one of the first few posts I ever blogged, I shared my Leanne's House Block of the Month quilt which I had started quite a few years ago. Below is where I was up to on Block 4 back in 2010.
(If you clicked through to that last post you may have also seen I said I MUST NOT START ANYTHING ELSE! Ha ha ha ha ....... One thing that blogging has made me even worse at is starting new things and taking a VERY long time to get them finished .......lol)
I've dug it out again and almost finished the stitchery on this block, added some finishing touches to another couple, and made up another one ready for stitching.
This little vase is one of my favourite mini blocks....
It's been great to put some stitches into a long-neglected, but not-forgotten project. I've also been trying to get some gardening done, though the weather has been truly awful for the last week or two, always raining, or even like today, lots of thunder, lightning and hail! This is my new red pot on our deck with some parsley, chives, strawberries and my favourite 'Maggie Mott' violas. I've scattered some Mesclun salad seeds among it all, and they are just coming through now and trying to fight the hail.
We have got about half of our lambs tailed, just waiting on some settled weather to get the rest done. The forecast for our holiday Labour Weekend is terrible, so it may not be till next week now, but I will enjoy my extra day off from the paid job though and make the most of a Monday at home! I hope all the Kiwi girls have a lovely long weekend too............. till next time........... happy stitching....Nicky
PS: GO the All Blacks tomorrow night in Brisbane - make it a clean sweep for 2012!!