25 May, 2019

Catching Up!

 I finished my "House Rules" stitchery a few weeks ago but only 
just got around to framing it. But I'm going to have to take it out as 
the fold line is still showing. Hopefully, I can get rid of it. 
The pattern is by by Leanne Knell of Petals and Patches.
 This is the prize pack I won from Toni Alexander at the
 Red Boots Gang a little while ago.
 For Mother's Day, Mitchell got me this book (he made have had 
a little help!) by Toni. There are so many lovely things in it.
 I have started a new hand project, "The Happy Stitcher". 
I bought the kit at the recent AQC.
I've also started preparing for a new baby quilt.
Last Saturday, Noel and Nelson headed off on the trip of a life time. 
They are walking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. 
The trek is 96km of rugged terrain and they finish the trek on Monday. 
We don't have any contact with them but the tour company has been putting
 daily reports on facebook. They seem to be going well 
but I'm looking forward to them getting home and telling us all about it.

Well, that's a bit of a catch up here at MacDonald's Patch. 
Hopefully, I'll have some great photos of Noel and Nelson's 
Kokoda trip to share with you.


Julie said...

I love your House Rules Christine. I would try a bit of spray starch on the back where the line is ... leave it awhile & then iron it. I have used this method before. Your win is rather gorgeous - how wonderful. Also your husband & son doing the track - I have a friend who walked that track & loved it!!

Lin said...

Your stitchery looks great though shame about the mark. The starch idea sounds good in fact if you starched the whole thing it would probably look good. Hope your thread is water proof! Hope your men enjoy their trip. xx

Karen's Korner said...

A nice win. Enjoy your new book.

kiwikid said...

Beautiful stitchery Christine. Wonderful win and that book is fantastic, so many things to make! I hope the boys go well at Kokoda, David and our two did it a few years ago, hard going but they really enjoyed it.

Christine B said...

Love your stitchery Christine and your new books looks gorgeous. Lots of pretty new projects started too! Hope you get your boys home soon safe and sound! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

Maria said...

Lovely finish and I do hope you can get the line out...
What a fabulous win... I'm sure you'll enjoy the gifts.
Great gift Mitchell, I love that book and have made a few quilts out of it.
The baby quilt is looking sweet.
The guys are having a memorable trek.

Karen S said...

Lovely to see your stitchery framed. And well done on your win.
Gorgeous fabrics for the quilt.