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.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The worlds most beautiful duck.

Todays photos are of my beautiful duck Ping she is now about eight months old and daily lays me a beautiful egg which delights me everyday, her main purpose though is keeping the armies of slugs and snails in my garden under control which she does an admirable job of.You cant tell from these pictures but she looks exactly like Jemima Puddle-duck she walks upright and is quite tall.
The other photo is a piece that I recently had framed but finished quite some time ago, it was a mystery SAL but I have lost the link for it now.I stitched a little more on CHRH but I haven't taken a photo as I will need to press it first as this linen creases a lot.I really need to give up sleeping I think or I am never going to get through my giant stash of projects in my life time lol looking at other blogs I am constantly tempted by all the lovely pieces I see everyone working on .Well I better go pop the spare ribs I'm cooking for dinner tonight in the oven or the troops may rebel.
Take care.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Long Year

Its been such along time since I last posted here that I have almost forgotten how too, and it seems Blogger may have as well because it dose not want to add my photos.
Well a lot has happened in the time between posts ,my Grandmothers estate had to be settled with my sister and I as executors this was finally completed in October ,my eldest daughter turned 21 in March and my son and youngest daughter have both had important exams this year, we were robbed a few months ago with the intruders managing to steal almost everything that wasn't nailed down ,my FIL continues to battle cancer the amazing thing is that they didnt even think he would see this year in let alone be here to see it out , on a brighter note we look forward too welcoming a new great neice to the family early in December and we also added a duck to the family as well ,she is a very beautiful Indian Runner Duck named Ping.
On the stitching front I have completed quite a few pieces this year and will post photos over the next few days.The projects I'm working on at present are Shepherds Bush stocking Elizabeth for my youngest daughter and I have made a small start on the new Christmas at Hawks Run Hollow which I love ,I am stitching it in NPI thread on 32 # Lambswool linen .
Well I better go put another load in the washing machine ,I hope to get round too reading a few blogs soon as I have really missed keeping up with what everyone is up to.
Take care .