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, June 16, 2007

Long time no post.

Yes its really ME!!! I know I haven't posted in such a longgggggg time but I have been so busy i hardly even have time to check my email let alone anything else.As you may remember I started working at The Embroiderer in April and since then I have been flat out , one of the projects that has been taking up a lot of my time is that I have been developing a range of wooden thread keepers with a friend of mine he has done an amazing job and spent hours getting them to be exactly what I wanted ,he will be delivering the first of them to me tomorrow and I can hardly wait to see them ,so far the range will include a palette ,a birdhouse ,heart,oval ,a rectangle and one other which I cant remember at the moment ,they are made from Maetai , which is a native New Zealand wood .I will add photos tomorrow to show you how beautiful they are.
I have also been working on a range of canvas cushions for the store and have just about finished the last of the range and I am about to start on the instructions for working them.As well as having finished three cross stitch samples to hang in store as well.
And as if all of that was not enough my DH has taken his father for a three week trip around England and after that will be meeting up with my eldest daughter in Singapore for a week of business meetings.
Last night my son attended his school Ball which was held in a lovely Hotel in Auckland city he looked very handsome in his suit and his GF was gorgeous as always I do have photos of Joseph but they are on my DD's camera so I will try and post one later.
Now you think this would enough excitement for us but not quite tomorrow is my youngest daughters birthday ,she will be 14 ,we will of course have a celebratory dinner but she will wait till next weekend to have her friends over.
Well after all that I am going to see if I can manage to catch up on blog reading before the rest of the household wakes up.

By the way if any of you are interested in the Shaker Thread Keepers I will be selling they are priced at $19.90NZD and you can contact me at ( and mark it to Tracy)