Sunday, 26 February 2012

Felix's Baptism

Felix wasn't too pleased with the ceremony but ...

He loved the symbolic tree planting ceremony ...

Held at his paternal grandparents' farm afterward.

Proud Maternal Grandad

An event which brought happiness & laughter to one and all,

(the proud Gramma)

Photographs above are © Mark Crocker, professional photographer and proud Great Uncle!

P.S. The planned birth sampler (which I'll start as soon as the dinosaur alphabet is finished will be very appropriate because of the First Sunday in Lent Readings.

© Joan Elliott

Dinosaur Alphabet - Update No. 5

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Reader's Input Needed

I'm putting together a tin of stitching necessities for a friend for her birthday.
You know the stuff I mean: what you use on a day-to-day stitching basis.

I'd like to know what you have in your sewing container/basket/tin/box and in what you hold it together.

I have a hinged toffee tin onto which I glued a magnet, as shown above, to hold my needles.
This either sits on my coffee table or fits easily into my handbag along with my current project when I go out.
In it I have: needles (embroidery & beading), scissors with a fob, a needle threader, a quick unpick (a seam ripper),
a reel of clolour-fast thread for guide lines, floss bobbins, Thead Heaven, a tape measure, tweezers and a highlighter.

Other things I have, which don't fit into the box include:
a stitching frame (which sometimes I use and sometimes I don't),
a good light which provides me with 'natural light' and
a supply of favourite DVDs and audio books to keep me company.

What else would you recommend? What do you think is unnecessary?

Please leave me your comments.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Dinosaur Alphabet Update No. 4

Stitch, stitch, stitching!
Click on picture to see a larger version

I haven't got a projected finish date
but I don't want the project to go on and on.

I hope you, too, are getting some stitching done.
The weather is perfect for it in both hemispheres.

Happiness & laughter to one and all,


Friday, 10 February 2012

Dinosaur Alphabet - Update No. 3

Cute, isn't it?

A Gift from a dear Friend

Earlier in the week, I went to the post office where I found this lovely kit sent by Berta.
One of these days, Margaret, Berta. & I will meet somewhere with a fabulous view and cement our online friendship with lots of talk, a little stitching and a Mad Tea Party!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Dinosaur Alphabet - Update 2

Each Wednesday, I go to a stitching group and, like with this blog, do a 'show and tell'.

I have a lot of fun at these stitch-ins and it keeps me motivated.

The colours are in my new sampler aresimply gorgeous - what I describe as 'jewel colours'.

Good news! The temperatures have fallen from 42.5C to 28C.
Life is bareable again!

Thanks everyone for your 'comment encouragement' of recent times.
It has been much appreciated that you take the time to call in.

Off topic: How does my blog template look to you?
Has it a big blank space at the top?
It's really weird because in 'preview' when I try to fix it up it doesn't have it.
Hence, I'm having difficulties in fixing the problem.
I'm reluctant to change the template to a blogger template.