Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Week that was

For the past few weeks the HDHBEM has hardly left the house except for medical appointments so yesterday we set off on a small road trip.
Our destination was the small town of Pukekohe, just to the south of Auckland.
At the quilt shop we found some fabric to back Christmas ornaments (yes I have begun the stitching for those!) and buttons for six garments that the HDHBEM has completed for the local hospice shop.   It was a cold cold day so we rugged up .  Hat, gloves, scarf and leather jacket - you'd be forgiven for thinking there was snow!
The shop had a quaint old fashioned cash register.
Do forgive the quality of the photos.   I forgot my camera and my cheap phone was the only alternative.
I have been stitching steadily on my UFO hardanger piece and should have it finished this week.   In anticipation of a finish I have pulled out floss for the Christmas ornaments for the nieces and nephews.   Each year a stitched ornament is included in their Christmas Card and while the HDHBEM writes the cards I get to stitch the ornaments.   This year the Prairie Schooler Christmas Alphabet, DMC floss and Belfast Linen will constitute the ingredients for the Christmas mix.
And, while clearing out a cupboard in my garage I found a large square box containing ..... this!
I had forgotten I had this.   Some years ago(perhaps six or seven?) the Embroiderers Guild had an exhibition and the theme was "A View of Auckland"   I stitched this and called it a view from space!   The inspiration came from a freebie off the Piecework magazine site.   I didn't stitch on silk as per the instructions and was never really satisfied with the completed piece- hence the sealed box in garage I expect.  It will go back there now.   And I will go back to my beloved counted work -  stem stitch and surface embroidery are not my best friends!
Hope you all have a great evening.  



4 comments:

  1. I like the idea and coats and scarves.. lol I am in The US in Alabama. It was 104 here today.. We are having a heat wave!! I love that old cash register!

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  2. It's so funny to see your mum all wrapped up at this time of year. I still find it strange knowing that this is your winter. Mind you, we've had the worst June I can remember and the weather elsewhere seems to have gone crazy.

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  3. Nashville had record breaking heat of 109 degrees! Please send some of your cool temps here.

    Wonderful keepsake Christmas ornaments for family

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  4. Margaret, your globe is wonderful! I have the Piecework project in my To Do pile..

    Hope you stay warm (send cool thoughts our way). Heat wave here in the northeast US...

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