Saturday, June 13, 2009

I have been stitching......

Well a bit anyway, but not as much as usual. Been distracted by computer games of late! Here's a couple of finishes from the past 3 weeks.

First up here's Just Nan - Joyous Ark which was stitched as charted.
Next up is The Sweetheart Tree - By The Sea Sampler, stitched as charted from kit supplies.
Finally is a little Indigo Rose freebie - Spring Garden. I swapped out the blue thread for a darker purple as the blue just wasn't showing up on my fabric, which is 28ct waterlily jobelan.
It was my youngest daughter's 9th birthday last Thursday and as she was having a party, a cake was required! She requested a rainbow butterfly please Mum! Here's a pic of the cake mix in the tin prior to baking and a pic of the finished product! Cake decorating is not really one of my skills but she was happy!

Well yesterday was spent in very pleasant company indeed and a great day was had by all. I went to the annual Sydney Quilt & Craft Fair yesterday along with Anne, Alison, Karen & Row. Many laughs were had and some very yummy cakes were enjoyed at the Lindt Cafe afterwards. Thanks for a great day ladies!!

Happy Stitching all



Zeb said...

Oohh very nice finishes! What fabric did you use for Joyous Ark? It's all shimmery :)

Glad your daugher enjoyed her birthday cake, it looks delicious! Still quite envious of that craft show after reading about it on Anne's blog!

Amanda said...

Hi Zeb, thanks for your compliments. The fabric I used for Joyous Ark is 32ct opalescent belfast.

Anonymous said...

For someone who's been doing bugger-all stitching, there's many a piece stitched up in there! ;) LOVE the cake photos - it looks awesome ... much better than you made out ;) Was really awesome to catch up with you on the weekend ... will have to organise a day now to go trawling through your fabrics! :D

Brigitte said...

You've finished some great pieces. Congratulations. And this butterfly cake looks awesome. Your daughter must have been delighted.

Lana said...

Love your finishes!!! I know about those computer games...they sure can eat up time like no tomorrow...oh well, as long as you are having fun and enjoying yourself, stitching? gaming? That's what lifes all about!!