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In Recovery

I had eye surgery late last week, so have been in recovery. Which means very little doing of anything and lots of rules 😦 no outdoors (except with sunglasses on); no bending over; no lifting; no coughing (except with my

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a year of peace in 2012 and many contented hours of stitching and crafting. Things spun a little out of control in December. Work and tidying up the house/yard in preparation for Christmas guests took all my

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Framed Work

I paid another small fortune to get some of my favourite recently stitched items framed… I was a little anxious about choosing a modern frame for these designs, but I’m absolutely rapt with the final result! I’m busy stitching for

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Sooner Begun…

…Sooner Done!  Yippee, my Sally Spencer Sampler (Birds of a Feather) is stitched 😆 I’ve been on a short break from work for the past week and have been enjoying a bit of leisure time working in the garden when

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It’s Winter in Perth…

… and I’ve been hibernating a little. It’s been raining most of this week, which is a welcome change, and temperatures have dropped to 19° Celcius maximum during the day and about 7° Celcius at night. Not a whole lot

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New Year, New Start

In keeping with a tradition some stitchers have, I started a new design to mark the new year.  I decided on a design by The Drawn Thread,  one of my all time favourite designers. Morning Glory, Drawn Thread Fabric –

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This past week I’ve been at home taking a break between jobs. Unfortunately, the government’s 3% efficiency cuts has affected my job. The unit  where I’ve been working for the last 7 years or so was one of 3 Curriculum

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Kindness Grows

I finally succumbed to the flu (hopefully not of the swine variety) that’s been going around the office and have been home yesterday and today, too bleary-eyed to do much and nursing a stubborn cough. Anyway, I took some photos of

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About Me

A certified cross stitch addict who is mad about samplers and loves working with hand-dyed fabric, variegated threads and embellishments. Stitching keeps me sane.

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2012 Stitching Plans

1. WIPs - finish 4:
- DT Sampler Game Board
- Workbasket's Trellis (done)
- DT Morning Glory
- LK ABC Lessons

2. New Stitching Projects
Plymouth Sampler - TSC (started)
Wonderful Village 1 - MaggiCo (done)
Wonderful Village 2 - MaggiCo (done)
Pear Orchard Farm - CHS (done)
Mermaid's Song - CHS
Dutch Strawberries - TGH
Birds in the Bower - TGH
Persian Proverb - MB
Peaceful Garden - MB
Sampler 1663 - PoC

Finished Fair Squares
2011 Stitching
2010 Stitching
2009 Stitching
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