Fun in my fabric world....

Monday, January 28, 2013

A little stitch here and there...

Rain, rain and more rain! That is what our long weekend has been. Dorothea McKellar certainly had it right when she penned her famous poem...droughts and flooding rains...following the recent fires, Australia has certainly had its share of nature in all of its glory. The inclement weather has forced me inside, and made me feel a little less guilty about grabbing some stitching time.


Some stitching on The Yule Sampler by The Primitive Needle on 40ct linen.


One vintage Dresden almost appliquéd in place...still auditioning centres. This project has been fun. It is odd finishing someone else's work...our techniques and styles differ somewhat, but I hope that she knows that her UFO is being finished with love.


And a start...just because! I have had this Adam & Eve cross stitch, "And all was for an appil" by the Scarlet Letter on 40ct Vintage Light Examplar. I think sometimes a start gets you motivated....what do you think?
The kitchen should be almost complete this week, bench tops should be installed tomorrow. Then I can wash up in a kitchen, rather than here.


I am hoping that it will soon be more settled, and there will be a break from work on the house. The past week has been hectic, mum needing an operation in the middle of it all. Another job interview has led to more work, so I will be working full time for a period...doesn't give me much time to stitch, but the work will be interesting and will help me to feel settled.


I hope all those affected by the flooding are safe and dry tonight.
Cardygirl xx


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22 comments:

suzitee said...

Wooohooo for finding some stitching time! So glad your work situation is improving, even if it is full time for a while :) You'll be feeling so spoiled with your new kitchen.

Raelee Smith said...

Glad to see you have found some time to do a little stitching. Hope your Mum is doing well.

Lorraine said...

Oh yes....starting something new always makes for more motivation ....for a while anyway :) ....hope your Mum is ok.....

shez said...

good luck Alison with everything,you have a lot going on,take care.xx

Heather said...

Nice to see that you still have some time for stitching. That Adam and Eve cross stitch looks lovely.

gracie said...

We also are in a rain streak here in Arizona USA.Can't wait to see kitchen pictures.

Maree: said...

Great News of your Kitchen going in looking forward to seeing it in place....Good
Luck with the New Job hope it's what you Want...Lovely Stitching

John'aLee said...

Sounds like you don't sit down my dear! Love the projects and hope your mom is okay!

barb's creations said...

Glad to see you having a quiet moment to do a bit of stitching,good luck with the new job :) Barb.

Miriam said...

I hope your Mum makes a swift recovery from her operation.
Stay safe from all the rain.
Great to see you finding some stitching time. :)

Sue SA said...

Yes washing up in the laundry (as new and lovely as yours is) is NOT fun! Hope your Mum is on the road to recovery and feeling better. We havent had any rain over here, but keeping an eye on the news, watching the devestation unfold - again for some many.

Sue SA said...

Yes washing up in the laundry (as new and lovely as yours is) is NOT fun! Hope your Mum is on the road to recovery and feeling better. We havent had any rain over here, but keeping an eye on the news, watching the devestation unfold - again for some many.

Susan said...

Never a dull moment for you, I'm glad you can fit in some stitching time. Hope your Mum is feeling better soon, and that you can make her a nice cup of tea in your new finished kitchen.

Marg said...

Hope your mum is ok.
Recovering from the rain and wind here, but at least it gave me some time to sew. Pleased to see you have been able to sew in amongst everything else happening in your life. Fingers crossed that your kitchen is finished ASAP.

AnitaS said...

What a lovely new embroidery. I hope you find some time to work on.

Siobhán said...

Wonderful progress on your projects! I love And All Was For An Appil. When I stitched it I followed my friend Carol's advice, which was to do the dark outline first and then go back and fill it in. I got about half way and then would keep up with stitching the outline when I wanted to look at the chart, but then went back and did fill in when I wanted mindless stitching, like when watching TV. Have fun!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

rain has been a great excuse to stitch here too! Love the new start.
Hope Pauline is on the mend and getting spoilt!
Xx Lea

Too many eggs said...

with the rain and the tennis i have managed to put quite a few stitch's in recently

Deb R said...

Your stitchery looks lovely, a nice pattern! Hope your Mum is feeling better. Glad to hear everything is going well on the job front x

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love all your little projects Alison. Hope life settles down soon :)

Raelee said...

Hi Cardy, thanks for the technical advice.

LuAnn said...

Glad you are finding some time to stitch. Your new home is going to be lovely. Glad the kitchen is coming along.