06 January, 2012

Bits and Pieces!

We have a resident possum who lives in one of the kayaks stored in the rafters of our carport. The beginning of the week was very hot here in Melbourne and our possum felt comfortable enough to come and lie outside of the kayak all day. 
Then yesterday we spotted these two Tawny Frog Mouths in a tree at the top of our drive. They sat there all day, just checking us out!
 I received a surprise package this morning from Michelle of  
 The colours of the Valdani thread are so pretty. Shell even sent the boys a bag of candy each. Thank you Shell and the Bunnies.
 This is a little fat quarter bag I made for a friend of Mitchell's. 
The fabric is so pretty.
I finished stitching my Rosalie Quinlan stitchery last night. My friend Jennifer found some of the missing threads in her sewing room (see this post). She thought she had some, so she got stuck into looking in her sewing room. What they have now is a totally different colour of thread, even though it is the same name and number. What is grass green on my skein is now a very light aqua! 
 
I was going to unpick the little needle book stitchery that I had done first to use the thread to finish the big one but now I don’t have to. Jennifer rang straight away when she found it hoping that I hadn’t unpicked yet. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it and was going to wait until I searched some more.
Here are a couple of patterns I won from Jennifer of Shabby Fabrics. Thank you Jen!

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Look at your lovely stitching, Christine! Lucky you didn't unpick it :)

Debby said...

I see my table runner under your stitchery!

Fiona said...

The stitchery is just lovely... so glad you got some thread for it... lovely your visitors.... and the packet from Michelle is great...
Hugz

Melody said...

Lots of gorgeousness in this post. Shell is so sweet. Love your little frogmouths too.

Maria said...

So nice to have some our gorgeous creatures visit you.
The boys were lucky to get some lollies along with your gift.
Nice bag you make for Mitchell's friend. Hope it is a girl....
Your stitcherary is beautiful sew pleased you did not have to unpick the small one.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your stitchery looks so good...very cute bag...your Poss must be happy...lovely Patterns...

Sharmayne said...

Hey Christine, Stitching looking good. What's the angels & mortal swap??

shez said...

Beautiful stitching Christine and congrats on your lovely win,well done.xx