27 April, 2015

A Couple of Wall Hangings To Show You

When I was up in Sydney, I got to see these two wall hangings I made ten and eight years ago. 
This was before I was blogging and we had a digital camera. These photos are much better than the original ones I have.
I made this Kimono wall hanging for Neville for his 40th birthday. I bought a kit as I don't use Japanese fabrics.
Then with the left overs I made this one with the 
Geisha Girls for another gift..
 I used bamboo as the hangers.

25 April, 2015

Lest We Forget

Remembering 100 years of the ANZAC

24 April, 2015

Captain Nelson!

 At the end of 2014, Nelson was announced as the 
Meers House Captain (Middle School). 
After a very long delay in arriving, Nelson was finally presented with his Meers Captain badge today.
I hadn't blogged about this as I was waiting for his badge to arrive. I never thought we'd be waiting a whole term!

Congratulations Nelson.

23 April, 2015

Surprise Reading!

 Back in March at the Friday Night Sew-In, I didn't do any stitching but did some reading of magazines from the library for inspiration (see this post).
 One of the magazines I read was this edition of 
Homemade (Vol 33, No 3).
 I turned the page and what a surprise! 
I was the Star Letter.
It was the Reindeer wall hanging and stitchery hoop
that I made for Pat in the Christmas In July Swap.
This is the prize pack I received. Some fabric, 
acrylic templates, thread, A Thimblelady thimble, 
ten fabric hearts, thank you cards, lovely papers, 
embossing folder and stickers. The fabrics remind me a bit of vintage sheets and are quite pretty.
There was also this covered tape measure. 
I think he is suppose to be a turtle!

This edition must have come out about November or December and I missed it. If anyone has a copy of this magazine they no longer want, I'd love to get a copy to keep. I was surprised I hadn't heard anything from the publishers that I had won. It was only after I contacted them after 3 months or so that my prize was sent to me.

22 April, 2015

Stitching In Sydney

The wonderful thing about spending time in Sydney 
was that I had lots of time to stitch. 
After doing some touristy things we would come home 
and just relax the rest of the afternoon.
I finished my little Christmas elf.
 Using Jenny's (Jenny of Elefantz Stitching Club) Simple Alphabet Sampler, I stitched this initial for someone special.
 I also stitched this one for another special person. But of course they are a secret, so that's all I can show you.
 I started and finished this lovely stitchery that Melody 
There's a cute Theadora button to go on it.
Block 4 of Jenny's Vintage Kitchen BOM is now done too.