Friday, August 29, 2008

Stitchers Angel Project

I have started my first 'Stitchers Angel' project. I have decided to start with the project posted by Natalie Lymer of  Cinderberry Stitches which is a cute little mini tote for carrying around those small projects on the go. As my 'Angel' (as I have been told) likes greens, reds, browns and neutral colours I have chosen these to do the stitchery. I think that they will look gorgeous. 
I am sorry that my photos aren't very good but I can only use the camera on my phone and the lighting isn't very good at the moment, but I think you can get the general idea. I am using natural coloured Osnaberg fabric (which is like a linen)  for the stitchery and I will choose the other fabrics when the the stitchery is done as I am not sure just yet as to which ones to use. I am also going to do the Arm chair Caddy using the same threads. I hope that she likes them but I do need to get busy.  I will see how much I can get done over the weekend.

Have a good one 8o)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Treasure Tuesday

It's Treasure Tuesday again. I can't believe how quickly this week has gone by.
This weeks treasure really is one that I am sure a lot of you have and consider to be your most precious. It is my

I also promised that I would post a picture of this "Scribble and Stitch" project designed by Janet of Wildcraft Farms that I completed a few years ago now and relates well to todays treasure -

I have just had a very busy but fantastic weekend spent with my family which is what has inspired this weeks Treasure Tuesday. My parents both are celebrating their 60th birthdays this year so my brothers, sisters and myself decided to throw them a surprise party which we had this last weekend. This is the event that I had been doing my scrapbooking project for. I put together an album for them titled "Our Journey, Our Lives" and did pages that related to them and each of their children. My sisters helped out by doing the pages that related to them. I haven't had a chance to take any photos of the pages yet but will try to do it this week and post them for you to see.

My parents were totally surprised and had no idea that anything was going on. My brother and sister in law and their two children even came over from Melbourne as part of the surprise.

For current projects that I am working on, well, I have decided to have a go at knitting some socks. I have been inspired by various blogs that I have read and so I did a search on Ravelry and found some easy instructions to make socks in the round. I am not sure how long this will be a WIP but hopefully I will finish them not just one but two.
I have also found a pattern for Sock Monkey Softies through Don't Look Now which I am thinking of making for my neices and nephews for christmas.

Well I think that is enough for now as my sweetheart needs to use the laptop and I want to do a few rows of my sock.


Friday, August 15, 2008

A Quick Hello

I just received an email from Helen Stubbings from Hugs n Kisses confirming the entrants for the Stitchers Angel Swap. I am so excited about this swap. As I have said before this is the first swap that I have been involved in and I also LOVE surprises. I love giving surprises and getting surprises so this is going to be great. I am also looking forward to see the wonderful patterns the ladies involved will come up with and are so willing to share with us for FREE. I can't wait to see who I am given as a swap partner and hope that they enjoy the things that I send them. I will post clues along the way of what I am making so that you can see what is being done.

Enjoy your weekend 8o)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Treasure Tuesday

Today is the first installment of Treasure Tuesday. So I thought I would start off with showing you a very special treasure. My Royal Albert Tea Set called "Kentish Rockery".
The Tea set given to me by my Grandma. I think the story goes that my Grandpa actually bought it near the end of world war 2 as a wedding gift for my Grandma with saved up ration stamps. So that is why it is very special to me. She gave it to me because I helped her pack it when she moved house when I was only eight and that meant a lot to her. I think that she knew that I had always liked it. It consists of 6 tea cups and saucers, 6 side plates, 1 cake platter and a sugar bowl & milk jug. It is proudly displayed on the top shelf of my display cabinet which has a cottage theme.

I hope you enjoy a peak at my treasure. 8o)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Knitted Friends

I know it has been a while since my last post, due to the fact of the time flying by and being busy with life, also I haven't really had anything to post about. But since talking with a friend who has read my blog and has been awaiting eagerly for my next post I thought I had better post something. Well I found this site called  Little Cotton Rabbits a while ago and fell in love with the cute little knitted softies this talented lady makes (you should check out her gallery of knitted animals). She also has some free patterns on her site so I had a go at the teeny tiny knitted toys.
I don't think my bear/kitten/lamb (I'm not too sure what it turned into) looks anything like the ones made by little cotton rabbits. I may have to knit some more as I have heard that practice makes perfect. It really was quite quick to make once I got the hang of it and had looked up various instructions on the internet as I couldn't remember how to do a few simple things like making icord.

I found these really cute balls of wool in my mums stash so helped myself to some.

Well I hope that lets you know a little of what I have been up to. 

I have decided that my next post will be Treasure Tuesday where I will share a photo of something in my home that I treasure.

Have a great weekend and I hope that you are enjoying the Olympic Games.