Friday, 31 July 2009
It was so so so easy....gee it is really wonderful when you know where to look.
Once again thanks a million Deb.
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Hi every one ..... can you see the new signature I have put on to my blog.?
For some reason it is not opening when the blog is published on my computer ...
is it opening on yours please let me know
Monday, 27 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
This is the one I received.
Ladies, Ours are winging there way to you as I type.
Friday, 24 July 2009
It is quite a thrill to receive a parcel normally from overseas,
It may take a while to sort but I would guess it is achievable ...
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
it was not warm enough to shed any clothes but
Sunday, 19 July 2009
This week saw the Rotorua Embroidery Guilds Exhibition .
Oh and by the way sorry it is not for sale...
Saturday, 18 July 2009
It is so simple to make......
15 Suffolk Puffs with cardboard left inside to give stiffness, we used the bottom of a wine glass as the card size for puffs.
Attach each puff to the others in rows, starting with one on the top increasing by one each row till last row consists of five.
Finally make a pot shape with card and fabric about 2 inches in depth, attach to the bottom.
Then decorate your tree with sequines, beads and cord.
So he looked at all my buttons and threads and decided
It was his choice of fabric
Friday, 17 July 2009
On the twelfth Day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Five .... Skeins of Silk
Four hours .. free to stitch
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
( in green top)
some times it was enough to turn the rest of my hair grey.
So it was a great week.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
The temperatures have risen a slight degree or two, and most of the frosts have left us, may be I should not speak to soon. This is the worse winter I have known since coming to NZ, mind only been here 8yrs, and the last 2 yrs in the Middle East have not helped my tolerance of the cold.
So what have I been up to and doing these cold days. I am working on a framed hexagon hand stitched quilt so have quite a pile of finished 5 inch hexagons, will not join them until I think I have enough, .........the size ? don't know yet may be when I run out of backing fabric, so guess that will determine it.
Weekend before last saw the Rainbow Quilters Show it was a great success and we were really busy all weekend.
I am also an Embroiderer with Rotorua Embroidery Guild ( can't be anyone who did not know that snippet of info surely) and our regional exhibition is coming up in Rotorua 15th - 18th July worth a visit if you are this way.
I have an embroidered quilt that will be in this exhibition plus some other small items. Here is part of a block from the quilt
Fabric crafts have also been on the agenda a Suffolk puff Christmas tree and some Japanese purses, and of course my great love pincushions and needle cases.
I actually sorted my UFO's into a pile or two, there is quite a few but hey! have seen worse piles.
Keep cosy and warm, Happy stitching.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
I normally try to speak about nice things on my blog.... I don't like blogs used as soap boxes......
Today, I witnessed a brute beating up his wife / partner at our local BP petrol station, this assault carried on for at least 10 minutes. Starting outside of the car and then in it, with full fist punches to her body and head in front of 2 small children ...... The garage people called the police. Then stood by and watched.
There are businesses all around the petrol station, Burger King, the AA, a Tire Rack business , plus the people who got out of their cars and an Equestrian shop. Everyone came out of their buildings and there must have been 12 or 15 men at least standing watching this thug carrying out this assault .
Do you know not anyone of them, as an individual or on mass lifted a hand or a foot to walk and assist this helpless women. I would say he was near to killing her........
What has happened to our society that grown men can stand by and watch this kind of thing....have we all gone PC nuts, or are they just frightened of getting involved or hurt themselves. What if it had been someone from their family a wife or daughter may be, I am sure they would have wanted someone to go to her assistance.
It is now 3 hours after the incident and I am still shaking with shear frustration that no one went to her help ... I am a 5ft scrap of nothing he was about 6ft tall how I wish I had had the strength to help.
The police by the way did not get there in time, although we did have the number of the car ....
I know what will happen, the police will go to his house and the woman who will be Sh*t scared of him will say there is "no problem ".
So I would like to say to all those men who just stood like lemons and watched,
" well done !! he has probably gotten away with it."