Wednesday, 14 August 2013

This & That... & A New Swap...

I've not been doing a lot of sewing or stitching, but enjoying the little of it, all the same...

The cliff/dune are of my Seaside Treasures is proving to be a challenge, that's the brown & green coloured blob (not quite finished) at the top right of the stitched area...so many colours to use, but the end result will be worth my painstaking care...
Last night I spent some time stitching a bit more of my Redwork Noel... see some of the little cottages are easily recognisable now... I can feel already that this is going to be so gorgeous...
And a flower, for One Flower Wednesday... you can see some more at the linky HERE...
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Lovely Kim at Lily Patch Quilts is hosting a fun swap... Why not pop over HERE to get the info you need... I'm joining in... it's not a secret swap & you just might make a New Bloggy Friend!!
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I have no work days booked in the next few weeks, so I now have two more days in my week, Yay! (And, no more exposure to the colds & coughs of the students, for the time being, phew!) Of course there will be sewing, stitching & begrudgingly some garden work. I am finally getting some wonderful new shelving for my Sewing Space, which will be perfect for helping me keep my patterns & mags organised, & within easy reach. Currently they are stored in tubs with lids - not at all easy to get to - so shelves will have me smiling a big goofy grin!
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Lastly, I am so pleased to see two of my Bloggy Friends IN PRINT!!!
Yes, the current issue of Patchwork & Stitching Magazine features Leanne (Lizzie The Quilter) & her very pretty pillow... and Wendy (Sugarlane Designs) with a great fishing journal for the Angler...
These are debut designs for both Leanne & Wendy, & I am so doing a Happy Dance for you, my friends! (good thing you can't see me, LOL)

19 comments:

Helen said...

Your seaside is coming along beautifully as is your red work and yes I can see the cute little cottages. Great to hear you will have extra time for stitching. !!!!!

Leanne said...

Your cross stitch is looking great, both of them. thankyou for your kind words, I still have a silly smile on my face. I'll e-mail you after tea and tell you all about it.

Val Spiers said...

Your cross stitching is looking fabulous. The beach scene certainly has lots of shading detail. Your hexie looks great. I considered the zippy swap but I don't feel I can keep to a deadline. I will keep an eye out for the show and tell. Congratulations to Wendy and Leanne for being published.

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Susan said...

I take my hat off to you Anthea, such great detail on your cross stitches. Yes it will be worth all the effort. Enjoy your extra sewing days.

shez said...

such beautiful stitching Anthea and yes leanne and Wendy have done very well,i had to rush out and buy this mag because my friends were in it.xx

Lisa V said...

Great stitching progress Anthea.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitches look beautiful, lots of lovely details! Hugs Wendy

Cheryl said...

Such beautiful cross stitch - used to do a lot of cross stitch once, and yours reminds me of how much I used to love it

Karen said...

A little bit adds up in the end. Pretty flower and Seaside Treasures is going to be a treasure.

Hilachas said...

Lovely purple hexie flower. I used to love doing cross-stitch but it got too hard to see the holes in the fabric. Yours is gorgeous. Can't wait to see your finishes.

Maria said...

Your cross stitches are looking great.....
Nice hexie
Oh no not a new swap... I am being good as I have lots to do for our hanging......

Lin said...

Lovely stitching as always Anthea. I have signed up for the swap! My first - am feeling nervous already!! xx

Fiona said...

The cross stitches are already looking lovely... such a lot of tiny stitches....
Hugz

Heather said...

The cross stitch is coming along beautifully. Well worth the wait to see it finished.

Sharyn T said...

So much detail in the beach scene Anthea. Looking good! Sharyn:)

Narelle said...

Both stitcheries are looking good.
Remember the Hare and the Tortoise?
Tortoise gets there in the end and I'm a tortoise for sure :o)

Wendy B said...

you think you're happy dance would be embarrassing???? Should see me with my gammy knee!!! LOL Thanks sweet friend.......Love what you've been up to...hope you're feeling better now! xoxox sugary hugs

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful stitching Anthea. Love both pieces, I'm looking forward to seeing you progress. Pretty hexie!

Tatkis said...

Good progress with your stitchings!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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