Monday, January 18, 2010

It's been too long...

Wow I didn't realise it had been so long since I posted! This year I resolve to post more often!!

Had a great Christmas & New Years and spent a couple of weeks with my parents which was great as I hadn't seen them since last Christmas! The girls & I drove down to their house on the Hume Highway (the short route) and as Daryl joined us on New Years eve, we drove back the coast road (long way) and visited Philip Island and a number of coastal towns which I hadn't been to before. We even went to 2 cheese factories, yum!! We also stopped at Mogo zoo which my youngest daughter had been wanting to got to for a long time! Mogo zoo is only a small zoo but it's quite good as you can get pretty close to the animals. Here's a couple of shots of the beautiful scenery we saw on the way.This was taken at "Nobbies" on Philip Island, you can see the seals on the far island through telescopes & binoculars. This was taken at Eden on the far south coast of NSW it was about 7am!Here's a shot of the giraffe at Mogo Zoo, he came right up to the fence, almost close enough to touch!!

On the stitching front, my "mojo"has returned!! Yippee!!!!!!! I have a couple of finishes to share and a new wip or 2 for guilt-free January!

I finally finished a small Sweetheart Tree piece which should have been finished in 2009 but seemed to take me weeks! Would have been finished while I was at my parents house but I inadvertently left the chart at home!! Here's a pic:Sweetheart Tree - Pirouette In Purple, stitched as charted with kit supplies, DMC & Needle Necessities. Stitching completed January 10, 2010.

Next up is an ornament freebie which I had intended to be my December ornament but that didn't happen!!Plum Pudding Needleart - Fa La La. Stitched as charted on 28ct tea dyed monaco. Stitching completed January 14, 2010.

Here's a wip pic of my January 1st new start piece.Just Nan - Needle in a Garden. I'm stitching this one as charted on the recommended fabric.

Here's a list of my planned "guilt-free"January starts.

Brittercup Designs - Raising Hooves (started this one on January 15 and am almost done with it!)

Indigo Rose - Forget Me Knots (started this one and have finished the stitching on the fob)

The following I plan on starting but haven't done so yet!

Victoria Sampler - Ravenhill Herb Farm

JBW Designs - Plum Pudding

Country Cottage Needleworks - Sunflower Sampler

Elizabeth's Designs - In The Garden of My Heart

Look for some wip pics of these pieces soon!!

Well that's it for me for now. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Happy stitching


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