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Tuesday, 25 August 2015


Well , time is flying again. soon be the end of the summer holidays for the kiddos . Part of me is relieved ,another part is sad to see the end of a mostly fun time.

 I kind of disappeared for a while , for a couple of reasons. I was stitching on a secret project which I was not really enjoying so it took quite a bit longer than it should have. So, no stitching to show. Then , we booked a last minute holiday to the coast , so I was frantically trying to get things washed and dried ready to pack , getting the kids and animals sorted and also getting things ready for hubby as he was at work. The new job is going quite well ,thanks to everyone who has asked.

 Anyway , Saturday we got back from our break and we had a great time , but I'll post about that later.

 Stitching news , the secret project was duly sent off , and put together with some other fab pieces and turned into the finished item .
 This is what I stitched
It has been added (with a lot of other gorgeous squares) to make an amazing king size bed quilt for a lovely couple who recently got engaged. I'm not going to name names as I don't have their permission, but they were very happy with their fantastic gift . Though I really did not enjoy stitching this as I had to make my own chart and I couldn't get the words to look right no matter what I tried , so I ended up leaving them off. I would still do it again as they deserve it so much.

 I needed a break after this , so charged full on into a Disney princess square for LQ . They are so popular , we never have enough .

Then , I promised my Daughter that I would do one of hers , so a wolf popped up.
I will be doing more of these very soon.

  Yesterday saw me put the last stitches into this little guy
Again , he took longer than expected , but while we were away the weather was kind to us , so we spent a lot of time out .

 So , that's the stitchy catch up. Expect a lot of non-stitchy pics in the next post .

 Thanks for dropping by ,



Rhona said...

There's nothing worse than having to work on something you dislike...well done for persevering and getting it finished. Glad you had a good holiday. Love all your stitching pieces, especially the wolf, that's gorgeous.

Vickie said...

You did an excellent job at designing! What a fantastic gift.

Julie said...

You've been very busy over the holidays Cath, lovely things you've stitched up.

KimM said...

Lovely stitching, Cath. I know how you feel working on something you don't particularly enjoy. Time kind of grinds to a halt. Thanks for sharing your handiwork.

Dinha said...

lindos trabalho a princesa ficou linda demais

stitchersanon said...

Gorgeous stitching. Hope you had a good time away xxxxxx Glad the new job is going well too xx

stitchersanon said...

Gorgeous stitching. Hope you had a good time away xxxxxx Glad the new job is going well too xx

Mii Stitch said...

Great little crosses :)

Brigitte said...

These LQ squares are all so lovely. I adore the little Superman :)

Preeti said...

Lovely finishes!!:) I am a first timer to your blog and I enjoyed seeing your beautiful stitching:)

Chris said...

Hi Cath!
You get so much stitching done, and such fun designs. How was vacation? Has everyone started back to school?