Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!

It’s true! I’ve been having so much fun, and the time has just flown by – I cannot believe that my last post was four months ago. Well, settle in with a cuppa your favorite beverage, I’ve some things to share!

Most important is a belated thank you for a wonderful gift in the post box in December –Β  I love surprises in the mail, don’t you? Claire made this pretty little heart ornament and popped it into a Christmas card for me. I hung it on our tree, and then when the tree came down I kept the ornament out – it’s the perfect colour to complement my beach-in-a-glass which was a many-years-ago gift from my daughter.

A lovely heart ornament

I was so lucky to be able to go on a fabulous trip to Scotland this past fall, to visit my daughter – we had such a grand time and I’ve nearly a thousand photographs of castles, and coos, and kirkyards… but I’ll just share one for now.Β  I could go on for days about Scotland! And I probably will, but in a later post πŸ˜‰

Inveraray Castle

I am so very blessed because not only did I have those awesome weeks with my daughter, my son and his wife will soon be here for a visit! This is precious time, as we all live in different countries and only travel for a visit every couple of years.Β  I’m over the moon with happiness πŸ™‚

Onto crafty things – in my last post I showed you a picture of a new blackwork design in progress. That bookmark grew to two, and then morphed into a needle book and scissor fob. Both Mosaic Tile patterns are now available in my Etsy Shop, offered at an introductory price for a limited time.

Mosaic Tile Bookmarks, Needle Book and Scissor Fob

I had such fun with the needle book, opting for colourful pages to match the gorgeous variegated floss – “Wild Flowers” by Fiberlicious Yummy Fibers. I stitched up patches and pockets for the pages to hold all of the things you’d need in a pinch – pockets for your needle threader and scissors and of course your seam ripper for when that darn frog visits.

Needle Book: Accessory Pockets
Mosaic Tiles Needle Book

My new start for the new year is another bookmark, this one called Kauri and Kiwi – it’s designed by Lyn Manning. You can see the cute little kiwi bird there, and the pretty red flower is apparently a flax flower. I don’t remember seeing any flowers like that when we visited New Zealand, so I think I should go back and look again!

Kauri & Kiwi Bookmark

I’m still tripping down memory lane as I stitch Pretty Little Sydney, which is so very close to being finished! As I stitched the Sydney Opera House, I remembered our ride across Sydney Harbour in a little boat, and seeing the Opera House from the water for the first time – and the Harbour bridge of course.Β  Next time you see this pattern – it will be finished!Β  Until then – happy stitching πŸ™‚

Pretty Little Sydney
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge

 

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