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 – 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.
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. I could go on for days about Scotland! And I probably will, but in a later post 😉
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. I’m over the moon with happiness 🙂
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.
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.
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!
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. Next time you see this pattern – it will be finished! Until then – happy stitching 🙂