Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

"With Needle and Thread."

Hello,

Friday Night with Friends was on on Friday evening. There were 22 ladies from across the globe stitching up a storm. Thanks Cheryll for hosting this event.


I worked on a small cross stitch from the designer Casa Mia. I chose my own colours for this.Please note there are some extremely cute designs that are available for free from this site.

I missed the first bit of the opening ceremony of the Olympics but I was thoroughly impressed with what I saw. So glad to see that the environment took centre stage. Hopefully this will give our politicians the shove in the right direction. Off my soapbox now and back to watching the Australian ladies playing Hockey.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C

Thursday, August 4, 2016

"Especially for Miss March."

Hello,

A little Winter blogging break has come to a end. I had a few things to attend to and it was wonderful to be internet free for a while. I did finish a cross stitch wall hanging  for my great Niece.


 This design is part of a cross stitch along on the internet. I changed the middle section and put a rabbit (hare) in the centre instead, which was another months design.


 I made it up in 14 count Aida and several brands of threads. My great Niece is aptly named March.


Earlier on in the year I made up several oven mitts and gave one each to my two eldest daughters from that batch. Of course they said Mum you know we need one for each hand so another two were made up.

Friday Night with Friends is on tomorrow, hoping to find a project to work on.

Happy days.
Bev C

Saturday, July 2, 2016

"Friday Night with Friends- a cross stitch finish."

Hello,

Friday Night with Friends was on last night. I had started stitching on this hand towel earlier on in the week so only had about a quarter of it to stitch. I also attached some ric-rack.


I found the cross stitch pattern in Australian Country Craft and Decorating Vol 8 No 4. I used DMC threads Number 700 and 704.

27 ladies joined in Friday Night with Friends this month, it is great to be part of this and I thank Cheryll for hosting us each month.

Happy days.
Bev C




















Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"Paris Cross Stitch and English Paper Piecing."

Hello,

Time is just flying by. I can't believe Wimbledon started yesterday. One of my favourite times of the year.


I have finally stitched my Paris cross stitch into a cushion. Doing this stitch along was a challenge for me as I usually start at the top of a chart and work down. This started in the bottom right hand corner if I remember rightly. It is such a pretty cross stitch design by Kat  I used some floral fabric for the back of the cushion and added some beautiful cotton lace at the top and bottom plus added some silver hearts for decoration.


 I have added several more hexies to the collection now. It is fun finding fabrics and matching the embroidery design in the middle.

Linking this post to Piece Yourself Together hosted by Anthea.


Craft Magazines.

I have done the unthinkable (for me anyway) I have started getting rid of craft magazines. I realised I haven't even looked at lots of them this year. I had a quick look through one section of my bookshelf and have discarded 64 magazines so far. I found only one pattern from all those magazines,  a cross stitch one that I will do. How do you go with de-stashing your sewing room? Or do you add to it without taking something away?

Happy days.
Bev C

Saturday, June 18, 2016

"Butterfly's Bluebirds and Friday Night Sew In."

Hello,

I hope your weekend is going well. During the week I finished the little Bluebird Cross Stitch into a wall hanging.

 This was stitched on 25 count Dublin Linen using DMC threads Numbers 312 3829 and 3838. Once again this was a freebie provided by http://lacontesselepointdecroix.blogspot.com.au/. The Bluebird flew from Kainga this week in this lovely card made by Bobbie Lynn. Bobbie Lynn had sent me this card with a letter inside and made it so it was re-usable. Thanks so much for your letter Bobbie Lynn, your kindness is much appreciated.


Last night was Friday Night Sew In, during the afternoon I completed the simple quilting on my "Country Store" wall hanging and sewed on the binding during the evening. I then had time to get some more hexies organised for my Hexagon project. If you joined in Friday Night Sew In I hope you got lots done.Special thanks to Wendy for hosting the evening.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C