Sunday, 15 March 2015

Pickled on Peisley and Nundle

Hi there blogland....
To all those girls going to Girls Day in the Country at Nundle next weekend, pop on over to our Blog and check out my post....
Lots of Yummy Goodies over there if any of you would like to place an order while stocks last....
Better go as I am busy packing orders today....
See you all in 5 Sleeps....

Hugs Kate

Saturday, 7 March 2015

My Backyard Patio/Pergola

Doing a Happy dance this week because my
Patio/Pergola that I signed up for on the 15th of December
 is finally getting built. The deal was a couple of weeks for
 council approval and it would be built in early January...
 Yeah Right!!!!! I think he was Dreaming! Isn't it amazing
what these builders promise you to get you
 to sign on the dotted line......
Anyway Wednesday morning bright and early they arrived
 and unloaded all the necessary bits for the two solid roof parts,
 I so did not want to go to work because I love this sort of thing
 and would have happily been the trades assistant for the day....
 I am so sure they were glad I was driving out the drive....
Ha Ha...
With any project I love to take before and after pictures, since
the big tree was removed from the back of my house it has been
 very open and gets all the afternoon sun. A patio of some sort
 was always on the to do list and because of the tree removal
it is now happening sooner rather that later.....
I'll never get my new kitchen at this rate!!!!
 The area was already paved when I purchased the house
 and the gardens were there but a mismatched couple of beds
filled with all sorts of plants. I fixed those up when I first moved 
 2 years ago (Wow! I really can't believe I have lived here
2 years already) I am hoping that the plants will still do
 well under there.....
Must remember to water them as they won't get the rain.....
This is the driveway side, I am moving the water tank from
 there completely and it will be a solid roof that fits in the
 corner out to the existing sunroom with screening
 on the driveway side....
There's the "Studio" over the back nestled under
 a big old silver birch tree......
 My old neighbor Max calls it little house on the prairie......
This part here will be screened off for added privacy from
 the street, the BBQ and a bench will go under this section....
I am hoping to do something like this there, I have been saving
 this idea for just the right spot and I think I have found it....
I already have a few pieces of tin that I have collected and I
am on the hunt for some more unique pieces....
Before side view from the "Studio"
The start of the main solid roof going up, there will be two
solid roofs and an open pergola section on the driveway side,
 I plan on planting climbing plants to creep over it eventually.....
I would have liked to go with a timber set up but really don't
 want to be swinging off a ladder in 5 years painting it so I
 went with the Stratco type that I will never have to worry
 about maintenance wise....
The pergola section will have decorative ends like an
 old timber style one so should add some character, I didn't want
 just a big span line roof across the whole length of the
house and if it turns out how I have it envisioned,
I will be a very happy girl....
I ducked home at Lunch time on Wednesday and this is what
 greeted me as I walked around the side of the house....
Yay! excitement building here!!!!
The main roof is up held by support poles, I would have
thought the posts would have gone in first. I hope we don't
 get one of those storms that we have been having
 before they finish.....Eek!!!!
The gutters and side beams still need to be added to this part... 
This is how it looked yesterday when I walked around the side
 after work, it's a slow process because I am sure the builder
has triple booked himself with jobs and has contracted a
guy to complete this part for him.....
He has a couple more helpers today so I hope they get a bit
more productive cause I am sooooooooo impatient! Ha Ha...
So best go supervise, annoy, pester, check out
 how they are going today.....
They say "Good things come to those who wait"
 Don't they know I want it all and I want it now.....LOL!
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate
 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Christmas Wishes

I dropped out of the 2015 Stitch-a-long but I am
committed to finishing the January project, my
stitching is all finished and ready to be stitched
 to some background fabric.....
More of this one later....
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Petite Sewing Kit

I started this little set in 2010 and I am not sure why it got
tucked away after only the stitcheries being completed....
So spent a few hours yesterday finishing it off....
I worked on getting the needle book together first....
It is just a tad bit cute this little beauty....
It has woven wool pages and a tiny pocket in the back cover...
I really like the choice of fabric for the bag, check
 out those cute hand stitched pin tucks....
All stitched up with cute wooden buttons stitched on the ties...
Yay! My first of many UFO's and
projects to be completed in my Studio.....
Love Anni Downs projects....
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Birthday Spoiling

I forgot to share this little beauty with you!!!!
Suze spoilt me for my birthday with this great stitching lamp...
It comes with a USB cord for recharging and
has 3 light settings and I loooooooove it!!!!
Thanks again Suzie Black....Mwa!
Every stitcher needs one....
Have a great weekend!

Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate

Friday, 27 February 2015

GDITC Lynette Anderson Swap

Had some quiet stitching time in my studio last night
and it was bliss, finished off my little swap gift
 for GDITC 2015....
A cute little stitchery from our tutor Lynette Anderson
 that we could make into whatever we wanted to....
I made this little zippered number and
would love to keep it for myself...he he!
The flip side!
A little something popped inside....
I can't wait to see all the variations of this little stitchery...
Until next time, Happy Stitching....

Kate

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Desktop Centre

Hello Blogland I hope you have all had a good week....
I wanted to show you a project that I worked on this week...
I picked this up at Spotlight the other day with a 40% off voucher
 making it an affordable addition to my Studio....
I must have been having flat pack withdrawals
 cause this was all the medicine I needed....
So many parts for such a little unit!
The little drawers are too cute.....
Here it is all assembled....I love it!
Plenty of spots for bits and pieces....
And a hanging rod for ribbons, tapes etc....
Perfect on the corner of my Sewing Bench....
I also got this little unit but it was already put together
 and perfect to hold rolls of ric rac and ribbons....
They look great on the bench and make
 me smile when I look at them...
Have a great weekend....
I hope you all find time to be a bit creative....
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Initial Heart Swap Gift Sent to Melanie









I joined in on Cheryll's  Initial Heart Swap...
And this is what I sent off to my partner Melanie in SA....
Heart Chocolate....
Heart Soaps.....

A Heart Chalk Board.....

And this covered notebook made from French General
 fabrics and red work stitching.....
I LOVE how this one turned out and I hope Melanie does....

The main rule was to embroider Melanie's initial onto a heart...

It's so nice to be participating in some swaps again....

Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate
 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

"Suze in The Studio"

Yay! I finally got to do some stitching in my Studio
 with my bestie Suze yesterday....
Here she is sitting at the cutting table....
Suze was busy working on her February stitch-a-long blocks..
Proudly displayed on my Design Wall....
I was just busy making a mess....ha ha!
And working on a little swap gift for GDITC in Nundle...
More of that later....
Sadly not much stitching was achieved because the shops took
 up a lot of our day and perfecting the art of eating....ha ha.....
Suze is on her way home and I miss her already....
 
I hope you all enjoy your Sunday....
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Feeling the Love

This is what I received from Kim
in Cheryll's Initial Heart Swap.....
Firstly I would like to say a big good on you to Cheryll for
organizing us all, this has been a fun swap....
And secondly a huge WOW! and thanks to Kim
This bag is so adorable and I am
very excited to be the lucky owner....
It was filled to the top with so many lovely goodies....
Pen, notepad, soap, 2 fat quarters from my Favourite designer
 Anni Downs and Yummy delicious chocolates....
I am definitely feeling the love today....
Happy Valentines Day Blog Land
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate
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