Saturday, 7 November 2015

Friday Stitching... FNWF for November

After an absence of several months from my Patchwork group, I was so glad to go back there & catch up with my stitching friends... I'd been gone so long they all thought I'd left them for good! So coffee was made, cake was served & lots of catching up happened.

I took something nice & easy to stitch on for the day... Santa... started on him a few months ago, so it was his turn to receive a bit of progress.

Here he is in the morning...
...And here he is at the end of Friday... it was great to add so many stitches to him!
Thank you so much to Cheryll for hosting us all for FNWF♥
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The Great Backyard Project is taking a massive step forward on Monday. 
Our guy is coming in with his bobcat... he'll be completely gutting all the limestone retaining, gardens, paving... everything right up to the house... Gone. Stripped bare. All of it!
mrHS has already painted the roof; what an epic effort & it looks wonderful... he says the view is lovely up there... He will be taking down the pergola & patio himself on Sunday, hopefully that goes smoothly, because time is not exactly on his side.
I have relocated two 6-feet tall frangipani (plumeria) trees so that they were not lost to the demolition...Might I say that was epic effort too, given I'm not at all a gardener & it's tricky to do the right thing for my dodgy back when undertaking such things! But I managed fine. I just hope they survive & thrive, so my efforts were not in vain.
I won't bore you with lots of pics of our venture... I realise that someone else's reno pics are not always interesting to anyone else... I'll share some pics next week when the 'fun' really starts!

Good news: I mentioned in a recent post about the missing Horn cabinet key... I was looking for something else in the last few days, & guess what I set my eyes upon?! Yes, the key. It's now tucked away in my sewing basket, a far more appropriate place than a draw full of pens & the like.
Whew, what a wordy post, sorry about that... if you've read to here, I thank you.

~ Have a Fab Sunday ~

18 comments:

Oddbjørg said...

Lovely embroidery!

Maria said...

Love Santa...pleased you had a lovely day at Patch.. Will be wonderful when all the renos done.

Kate said...

Santa's coming right along. Good luck with the 'reno'!

shez said...

Lovely work Anthea xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Santa is going to be cute. Good luck with your Frangies. They are tough. Glad you enjoyed being back with your group.

Deb R said...

Glad you had a great day, cute Santa!

Helen said...

Santa is looking fantastic look forward to seeing the renos when finished !!

Ondrea said...

Gee, you did do a lot of Santa and he is looking fantastic.

creations.1 said...

Great progress on Santa. Good luck with all your demo work - it will be worth all the hasle when finished!

Lin said...

Santa is looking great! Good luck for Monday and remember to keep those trees well watered. xx

kiwikid said...

Great stitching...nice to be back at your group...sounds like major work in your yard...good luck with the trees you have moved..I hope they thrive.

gracie said...

Santa looks to be on his way at your house...

barb's creations said...

Sounds like a lot of work happening at your place at the moment, good luck with the reno's today :) Barb.

Christine M said...

Your Santa is coming along nicely, Anthea. Hope all goes off without a hitch with the reno!

Fiona said...

lovely sewing.. so many tiny stitches... fun with the reno and I hope not toooooo dusty for you... and so glad the key was found..
Hugz

Linda in Calif. said...

I'm loving that Santa. He's really coming along. And Yay! For finding the key. Good luck with all your gardening. Sounds like a lot of work - and it will be beautiful.

marina said...

Your Santa is progressing beautifully like your renovations too by the sound of it.
How wonderful!

Sharmayne said...

Wow, it sounds like all systems go at your place right now!!! I've been so pre occupied with all my own family chaos, that I've missed what's been going on everywhere else! Sounds like you are doing quite a big thing in the back yard!! I do hope your frangipani trees survive - what an effort moving them at that size!
Your Santa is coming along so nicely.....what will you be doing with him when finished I wonder?

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