Cross stitch and coffee

My little place to chat about stitching and other things.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

I am a mother of three great kids,3 cats and a Fox Terrier.I own an Embroidery store, and my DH owns a Foundry.We live in house that is over a hundred years old and have a large unruly garden.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Birthday weekend

Yesterday was my DD1 Mical's birthday she was 19 years old (sob sob ) truly just yesterday she was a baby!So to start the celebrations off on Friday night we went and got our hair cut (Sarah as well) and then we all had our nails manicured ,it was very girly fun ,then yesterday morning William (BF) took her out to breakfast and we all went out to a lovely Thai restaurant for dinner ,so all in all I think she had a pretty good day.
Needless to say not much has happened on the stitching front this weekend but I hope to get a little bit done today in between doing a mountain of laundry !!
I would like again to thank everyone who has left suggestion on my scissor fold I definitely have a good idea on how to improve it next time.
Well thats about it for now Take Care

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A sigh of relieve

A breathed a huge sigh of relieve this morning when I received an email from Emily to say her PIF gift had arrived safe and sound , this is the first time I had tried putting together a tin I wasn't completely happy with it but I would like to try another one now I have a better idea of how they go together I also add a little scissor fob which I thought looked quite cheerful.
Yesterday I managed to put in a few more stitches on Matters Choice but again I forgot to take a photo I haven't all that much to go on this one now and I must say stitching in just one color certainly speeds things up.
Well thats it for now Take Care.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Yummy Thread

Look at the goodies that were in my mailbox this morning!!You may remember I posted earlier that Namuelle had sent me this very cute chart which I am going to stitch for me Niece ,well Namuelle kindly offered to send the Atalie threads and here they are ,they are really gorgeous and there are a few extra colours as well ,I can't wait to try them out .
Thank you for the suggestions for the scissor keep ,it is very cute and I would like to use it.Yesterday we visited my Grandmother and my Sister and nephew dropped by as well so that was a very pleasant afternoon .I did manage to get a bit of stitching done on Matters Choice but I forgot to take a photo ,so I wil post that tomorrow ,it is comming along quite quickly.
Well thats it for now so Take Care

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Eliza Jane's Needlekeep and Scissor Flat

I have been stitching this for the last couple of days it is Eliza Jane's Needlekeep and Scissors Flat which was in my last stash photo it is a very pretty design but I have to say I am a little disappointed in the finish ,the scissors are tied in with ribbon but I had to adjust the position of the ribbon as when it was in the center the scissor simply fell out now the are secure but the points slip to the side when you pick it up !!!!! I could add another ribbon to tie the points in but then the whole thing seems awash with ribbon! Any suggestions would be appreciated or maybe someone has stitched this before and has a better finishing technique .
This weekend I have a few little jobs I need to see to ,one is buying Sarah a school jumper (pullover) as the weather has suddenly turned quite cold here ,I also need to pick up a couple of things to finish off my PIF gifts and Sunday we are
my Grandmother .
Well thats it for now Take Care.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Joseph

Today is my darling son Josephs birthday he is 17 years old ,my how the time has flown by!! Now I may be biased but I have to say Joseph was quite possibly the worlds cutest baby people actually used to stop us in the street to talk to him ,and now he has grown into a funny, caring ,kind young man .Tonight he is having friends over to watch videos and have pizza which I have to say after years of children's parties involving games and party packs teenage parties are actually pretty easy .
Thanks for the comments on my last post its really nice to know you are all so supportive .On the stitching front I really haven't made much progress on anything in the last couple of days but I thought I would show you one of the beaded scissor fobs I made recently, these are so quick to make that I got carried away and made quite a few LOL never mind at least I'll be prepared for gift giving!
Take care.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Big News

OK time for an up date (I do mean to blog everyday but some how things never turn out that way) I have some big news on April the second I will be starting work at The Embroiderer (LNS) with the option to buy a 50% share at the end of three months ,this business has been owned by a group of four women for 22 years and I would venture to say it is the best shop in Auckland and with one exception the best in NZ so I am really excited ,this has been in the planning since November of last year and has come at the perfect time for me with no children left at primary school and Mical taking over my job doing the accounts for our other business the timing seems right to enter this business .The kids and DH are all very keen for me to take this opportunity as they know how much I'm looking forward to it , and once I get the hang of things it is only a three day a week job so that suits me even better.
The weekend was taken up with helping Mical and Will move flat (apartment) and I can tell you I am exhausted !Sunday Mical hired a carpet cleaner and we cleaned the carpets and made sure that windows etc were clean Needless to say not a lot of stitching was done but I have made a start on Eliza Jane's Needlekeep and Scissor Flat which is looking very pretty ,I will take a photo to post next time.
Well thats it for now so Take Care.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sewing .

Look what arrived in the post yesterday !!STASH it feels like a long time since the last time a lovely package of goodies arrived in my mail box lol.I can hardly wait to get stitching.
Its been a busy week Joseph was off at camp and arrived home yesterday with a giant bag of washing and camping equipment that needs cleaning (this will be his job this afternoon) .On Monday Mical bought a friend over for a sewing lesson ,she wanted to make some cushions so that was pretty easy (not to mention my own sewing skills don't run much past repairs and quilting) she was very pleased with her finished project , and yesterday I did a few mending jobs that had been sitting in my sewing room far too long .
I am getting a little worried about the PIF parcel I sent out two weeks ago as the person doesn't seem to have received it yet ,it seems much longer for post to reach the USA from NZ than it does the other way round actually I am more concerned because even though the lady at the post office told me to keep the receipt as it has the tracking number on it I have lost it due to the fact i bought a new bag and purse and in cleaning out the old one i must have thrown away the receipt which is typical that now I might need it !
Well thats about it for now Take care.