Monday, 16 January 2017

It's Official

My 2nd Little Macca's Farm quilt is now officially Little Parker's Farm.

While I wait for my next town day to buy a better matching blue cotton to machine applique the letters ... I've been hand embroidering more animal sounds and whiskers.

Missy Mouse

Tweety Bird

Mr Ed

Also officially back to work this week ahead of back to school for students next week. I am really going to try and keep up my blog posting and visiting more regularly than last year ... it's nice to keep in touch with friends xx

Enjoying slightly cooler weather today after a week of 38 to 41 degrees and oh the humidity. Hubby measured 12mm this morning after last nights storm while friends in town 50km away measured 101mm. More 38 to 42 degree heat forcast this week 😭

🎶  Just had to pop back in and edit ... keeping with all things official ... this is my 700th post ... wow!  🍹🎉  

From small beginnings come great things.
--- Dutch proverb

Sunday, 8 January 2017

FNWF Result

Yes, I did manage some stitching after many more cuddles.

At the end of 2016 I promised myself I am going to stitch one of Michelle Ridgway's Calendar Bears each month this year. I've had a couple prepared for a while so took this one with me.

Joy is not in things;
It is in us.
--- Richard Wagner

Friday, 6 January 2017

Hold The Sewing!

We are over the moon announcing the arrival of DD's and SIL's first born and our 2nd grandchild ...

Parker Ian
9lb 2.5oz  (4.15kg)
January 05, 2017

Yes, a big boy, but doesn't look it at 55cm.  

I might find some time for stitching tonight once we pry ourselves away from cuddles 💞

Cheryll is kindly hosting FNWF once more this year and I look forward to joining in the fun. 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Baa Baa Moo

Grabbing a little stitching time here and  there ... and baked some more ginger bread.

Shaun Sheep - 5 of 12


Missy Moo - 6 of 12

There is only one happiness in life,
To love and be loved.
--- George Sand

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Fur and Feathers

Two more animals ready to "meow" and "honk" on someone's farm.

Charlie Cat - 3 of 12

Gertrude Goose - 4 of 12

Here's a little bit of summer colour on our farm.

Pleasures newly found are sweet - 
When they lie about our feet
 --- William Wordsworth

Monday, 2 January 2017

A Relaxing Start

Happy New Year

Firstly, here is my last hand embroidery for 2016 ... Billy Goat's "bleat" and mouth ... no. 1 of 12

Followed by today's  first hand embroidery for 2017 ... Bluey the Dog's "woof" and mouth ... no. 2 of 12

We've been enjoying some beautiful rain since sometime through the night and it's been showering on and off most of the day ... 46mm.

I have so many projects and ideas running through my head. UFO's I would like to get back to ... patterns I would love to start on and a BOM I am very tempted to sign up for. Let's hope my enthusiasm keeps going as a new year unfolds.

May your 2017 be all you could wish for xx

Little friends may prove great frienda --- Aesop

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Farewell 2016

My last machine sewing for 2016.

It's a bit hard to see... Curtains hemmed and hung at the kitchen window to cut the afternoon sun scortching in. It was cheaper (and quicker) to buy ready to hang and cut them to length. Bonus is I have just as much left over to make some curtains for smaller windows in the house.

Wishing all a Happy, Healthy and a thread-filled New Year

Monday, 26 December 2016

Twas The Day

Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house ... the sound of a sewing machine ...

Look, its a mouse!  I've been working on a couple of animals for "Little ???'s Farm.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas

New traditions and special memories at this time of year. Grandson J gets to hang his personalised bauble on our Christmas tree.

Pa and Grandson J stop to check out Mr (or Mrs) Emu at the Rockhampton Zoo. We spent a lovely weekend with extended family and SIL's family to celebrate Christmas together.

Then it was time for more baking. Of course I thought I could tackle a Gingerbread House from scratch. It's a little bit wonky or I could call it a Gingerbread Bush Hut. My Santa gather around the wood burner chimney each year ... lucky it's Summertime.

 Out to the mailbox and want do I see ... a parcel of goodies especially for me :o) I was super lucky to win a prize for the last Friday Night with Friends hosted by the lovely Cheryll. It's always nice to sit and stitch with friends and these sweet treats were an added bonus. I look forward to many more Friday nights, starting with my new pattern ready for next year. Thank you so much Cheryll xx

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, safe travels and special times with friends and family. May your New Year bring health and happiness with plenty of time for creativity.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

A Christmas Scent

Yesterday my kitchen had the 'smell' of Christmas ... Gingerbread!  Icing was a bit rushed and needed a smaller nozzle but it still tastes great!

Just had to try out these animal shapes for Grandson J.

Whipped up a batch of shortbread first.

We had a little visitor last weekend so it was time to hang his bauble on the tree xx

Thinking now that it's time for a coffee and maybe I need to taste test ... again.

Enjoy the Season