Tuesday, July 31, 2012

And This Little Pig said New Stash!

Pretty Threads
There's nothing like new stash... now all I have to do is find time :@
Mesh bag for carrying round threads and my smalls, plus JCS Christmas Ornament Preview, you know it is cheaper for me to order this from the US, not only cheaper, but I still have not seen a copy here in Oz yet... probably tomorrow.
Little House Needleworks, Ornament of the Month 2012 No1 through to No 6, these are for next year, I still have to finish OoM 2011!
I'm about to say something really awful, I forgot I ordered this one... oops... I remember seeing this on Vonna's Blog - The Twisted Stitcher last year and was so disappointed when I realised it was an exclusive retreat design.
And of course last but definitely not least Plum Street Samplers Halloweenies, the only thing I have to do is find a piece of linen, and start stitching :@

Great progress made on LHN Family Sampler, progress photo later in the week, if I can keep my hands off the above :@

See you next time... LiBBiE in Oz

Thursday, July 26, 2012

And This Little Pig said Cow-Day on a Thursday

I meant to post yesterday, honestly I did, but I clean forgot. Silly me :@ Don't that look like a group of naughty school boys, saying 'It wasn't me, honest.'
Two of my loves, Brahmans, and bellowing calves.
Long face and loopy ears
Old man waiting on his master, and taking a quick snooze.
Macaroons! The lovely Cassie from the Saleyards, made these for me as a belated birthday gift.
They were scrumptious, and didn't last long in the office :@
Meah helping me stitch the other night, she wasn't all that happy at be woken to have her photo taken, iPhones are wonderful things.

Off to do some stitching.

See you next time... LiBBiE in Oz

Monday, July 23, 2012

And This Little Pig said July IHSW

Just a quick post, my third International Hermit Stitching Weekend, I have signed up for three in total, and have managed to stitch for two of them. This is a wonderful concept, particularly if your mojo had deserted you, but mine is back, and I am so glad.

Sorry it was a really dull day, and I didn't check the photos before I put this back on the Q-snaps.
This is the first bit of custom designing to go into LHN Family Sampler, a little tiny bit of original design. I love the fact that Dianne designed this chart with a section that you customize to fit your own family. Giving options on family members and pets. I have one more little design of my own that I have fitted into this, but you are going to have to wait a little while to see it :@

See you next time... LiBBiE in Oz

Saturday, July 21, 2012

And This Little Pig said What Was in Your Driveway Last Night

So what was parked in your driveway last night? Bet it wasn't what I had parked in mine :@
Well this was sort of parked in the driveway, on a flat bed truck.
A David Brown 885 :@
I've grown up with David Brown Tractors (now known as Case tractors) my Dad has been a dealer for years, and still dabbles in them, this old girl was on her way to a new home. Forgot to ask Dad how old she is.
It's amazing, I still have people tell me your father sold us a tractor XX years ago, the old girl is still going.

See you next time... LiBBiE in Oz

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

And This Little Pig said Cow-Day-Wednesday

First don't faint! Yes there are cow, well one photo of cows
Didn't have much time today to snap some photos, but grabbed this one with the iPhone, love the long hair over her tail.
Also the iPhone taken on the 4 July, the last pens of the sale being sold. It was a beautiful winters day. The sun shining, no breeze, just perfect.

The stitching mojo is still with me, praise be :@

See you next time... LiBBiE in Oz

Monday, July 16, 2012

And This Little Pig said Finally!

Finally I seem to have my stitching mojo back, but don't uncross those fingers just yet :@ one good weekend is a start.

First that is my Meah at the top of this post, my very spoilt dog, I was in so much trouble after my post last month, no photo's of her Royal Highness Princess Meah or Moo or Mooey as she is often called. So a hunt through photos found these taken back in February just after mowing the lawn. There are a lot of Long Dog photos, but I have been informed by she who must be obeyed, that while I can show photos with the plebes in them, She must be the centre of attention. They will be at the bottom of this post.

Stitching Mojo, I had a great weekend, firstly it was my birthday on Friday, yes a Black Friday, but I'm used to these, try being 13 on Friday the 13th :@. Spent the day at work, by myself, fielding phone calls and really not doing much. (Hope the boss doesn't read my blog). Saturday, I went down to my LNS 'Busy Needles' and spent the morning with the beautiful Bev, putting the border fabric on a quilt that has been finished for five months. Then bundled it up and arranged to be pick-up for quilting. Will show you it when it comes back.

Saturday afternoon, finished off the washing and housework, boring but a necessity. Saturday night, was restless, nothing on TV and cold, couldn't find a decent book to read, so settled in to watch a DVD. Still not happy. Oh cross stitch, but my Crazy bag was out in the car. Cold. Ahh my Little House Needleworks Family Sampler was in the cupboard!
Photo taken in December 2010, I should be ashamed! I had done some more since this was taken, windows finished, door done, and a little bit more brickwork, but not much. Didn't realise how yellow it looked.
Photo taken today, house finished! Changed colour of door, to a dark green, think I will change it again, not sure if I like it? Really happy with progress, but in reality I should have trekked out to the car and done some Crazy stitching.
Crazy finish number four, LHN Ornament of Month 2011, Cardinal Winter, finished 31 May 2012.
Crazy progress, LHN Ornament of Month 2011, Bringing Home the Tree. Will have to put aside the Family Sampler and work on my Crazies, maybe I'll rotate them. Don't mess with the mojo, if it want's Family Sampler, that is what it's gonna get.
Meah and Podge, so close, yet...
... So far, these two photo's were taken seconds apart, poor Quincy brining up the rear, Meah had wrong footed her when she grabbed the toy. Meah is usually I may be half your weight, and while you have long bodies, I have longer legs, as she sprints away with the toy.

Well so happy to see that my crafting mojo may be returning. Now to catch up on everyone's blogs, so here's to seeing everyone again soon, with more updates.

Catch you all later... LiBBiE in Oz

PS Seriously could I have used any more labels :@