This unseasonal wet winter for the tropics has had us all feeling a tad uncomfortable. We're not used to humid days in our lovely winter.
On Saturday it was far more comfortable to stay indoors and stitch then wander outside in the wet humidity.
I am so close to the end of the sampler!! Just need to finish the Z, and add something to the O ('cause I think it's too open - probably a few little flowers would bring it to life)...
Taking a wee break from the sampler, I spied this gorgeous free design on my friend Allie's blog!
Within minutes I had printed up the pattern, reversed the applique pieces (because I chose to blanket stitch applique and Allie had needleturned hers), and scrounged through my scraps box to find some vibrant fabrics to create my own version.
This became my Saturday afternoon & evening project. All I had to do on Sunday night was stitch down the binding...
I love those little clouds behind the poppy!
Thank you, Allie, for this gorgeous design!!
If you'd like to make this free design of Allie's too, just visit her blog HERE for the pattern.
Mr E and I did not go for a ride this Sunday, as our retiring Ulysses club president, Anthony, was moving to Cairns and Mr E had volunteered to help load the removal van.
It was a lovely cool morning, perfect for the guys!
issued tried to issue instructions to them, but they did the bloke thing and told us both to head inside for coffee and leave them to it...
I think guys bond when they do heavy men-stuff...ours certainly laughed and joked a lot between the muscle work.
Sunday afternoon and we were back home again when Kezzie and the boys arrived for a surprise visit. Silly me forgot to take photos! Just let me tell you that I hugged my grandsons soooooo tight cause I don't see them as often as I'd like and I want them to know their nana loves them very much! :-)
Kezzie, Blossom and I left Mr E and Bert to amuse the boys awhile because we girls have secret planning business that I am not going to tell you about just yet. Can you see my cheeky grin? ;-)
Wonder if you have any ideas???
Back in the sewing room this morning, I finished the second project for Issue 14 of Elefantz HOME Magazine!
This is what became of the dresden block I showed you last week....
Do you like it?!
Now I am going to use the remaining three stitched circles in the third design for this coming issue...
What would you make with this trio of stitcheries?
In case you missed photos of the first design, it is this framed stitched block, "Roses & Daffodils"...
I wonder what you're stitching this week? Well, whatever it is, enjoy every stitch!