Monday, 20 September 2010

This 'n that!

It's a sunny Monday here in good ole Ireland-yes, the sun actually is shining, but it is shining in our home too-today was the first day for sometime that we haven't had tears in Nursery school, oh am I soooo relieved! Hopefully we are on the way up and my mornings can now be spent catching up on some very much needed housework (I have been sitting outside Nursery in the car,every morning, since the beginning of September.....and my housework is suffering big time!lol) but when my babe is happy-I'm happy:))

I don't have a big lot to blog about, with regards to my own creativity, but I have wanted to get on to show you the lovely Fall gifts I received from my friend Christine (Preferably Prim)-I'm sure you all know her by now and the lovely handwork stitching she does,

Take a look at this beautiful pinkeep pillow-love the colours and the stitching,

And just take a look at this prim shelf-sitter; all hand stitched! Thanks again Christine, I love them all:)

There hasn't been a big pile of stitching going on here (you will see now in a moment) but this is a Buttermilk Basin pattern, I have been working on, now and again. I'm not sure whether or not to frame it, as the pattern gives, or, to make it into a pillow-which would be quite large!

Here is why I haven't got much stitching done......yep, I have been playing with the dye pot again! I actually think I am becoming quite the squirrel-I seem to have the need to hoard nuts,oops-I mean wool for my favourite season-winter. Don't know when I will ever get them stitched, but I seem to need lots!

Don't forget that the colours are all darker than the pics show:)
I'm thinking Christmas tree's

and maybe some Santa's here

I can't seem to get a good colour on this photo, but they are a mix of pumpkin/rust and cinnamon and spice colours-some fall items and some gingers?

If you can excuse my ironing board with the towel I use to iron my wools to keep them fluffy, here is last weeks productivity!! I'm loving textured wools at the minute, as I'm sure you have gathered!lol!

This week, I really have to get some stitching done-even though I could sit all day and just look at those wools......maybe when I think I have enough I will be able to cut them up?? What do you think-will I ever have enough?

Have a great week,
Blessings, Shazy x

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


Hope everyone is getting into 'routine' again, after our summer:)

Things are settling here not too bad. Nursery got off to a great start (maybe too good) mum had only to stay for the first morning-I couldn't believe it! But this last few days have been a little more difficult-we have had some tears, not wanting to go in, but I am hoping it is just a little blip. I heard a little bit this morning, that 'some of the children are a bit noisy', so I think that is what is making her nervous, but it is still early days:)

I was flicking through some photo's (after the return of my camera) when I realised I had never shown a winning!
The lovely Stacy from Buttermilk Basin, had a giveaway and although I didn't officially win, I got rewarded with $25 due to my 'advertising campaign' so this is what I 'ordered'

.....and some of Stacy's lovely wools and patterns

I also promised I would show my purchases from the Festival of Quilts;

My pride and joy-Valdani threads!

And the new book by Veronique. The little house in the above pic, was also from her stall.

Now it is confession, it's not Internet purchases (bet that is what you thought!lol) but, I am admitting that I have an addiction to wools!!
This last few days, I have been having some fun in the kitchen, not baking, but 'stewing' and yesterday, I became a little braver and experimented hand dying.
Here are some bundles I put together,

It is so difficult to show colour properly-this is a brighter pic, but again, it is not totally true to show the colours and the lovely textures.

I had such fun and I can feel another hobby coming on!lol!

I found these pics too and realised I had not shown this wool runner completed-again, I can't get the pic to show the colours properly.

Don't suggest a cure please, for my 'addiction'-I really don't want one, but I somehow don't think hubs would agree.....:)
Hope you are having a great week and don't forget to say hello, if you are passing by,

Blessings, Shazy x