Monday, 22 October 2018

At last - a project that captures my interest

For a time my stitching mojo had completely disappeared but in a trawl through my stash cupboard I found this chart and the fabrics.   Most of the floss were in my DMC boxes too so I was able to quickly kit up and begin.  I am making the box on the right in the picture.   There are needlework smalls also charted but I don't have need for those so may stop at the box only - in which case I will have to change the words a little. 

It has been a long weekend here and splendid weather so not only have I done some sewing (a T shirt for me, a blouse for the DBEM  and two pair of "active wear" trousers) there has been a few excursions out to the various beaches around the city.   
My sweet peas are flowering and promise a profusion of blooms.   Currently they are only a deep cerise pink so I am hoping for some variation as that's what the packet promised.
Each evening as soon as the weather forecast is complete I don walking shoes and at a brisk pace, tramp the pavements around the neighbourhood while the DBEM stays home and plays her favourite computer game.   My reason is that the walk is good for health and well being; her excuse is the game is good for maintaining brain health and well being.   We can't both be correct-  surely?


  1. I'm sure you're both right! (Maybe I should have had a career in the diplomatic service).

    What are the words on the box? It all looks very pretty.

  2. I'm glad you found something that appealed Margaret. It's a very neat design and reminds me of the type that used to appear in the Sampler magazine that I used to buy.

  3. What a great box, you're off to a good start.
    Talking is good for the brain too, she should walk with you!

  4. I vote your walk. Love the stitching project and glad you've found something to perk your interest again.
    Sandy's Space

  5. I'm pretty sure you are both right :) What game is she playing?
    Love your new project, it's very pretty!