Sunday, 11 September 2016

Finally A Finish ~

The past year has passed in a blur. Yes, it's been nearly that long since I last posted. There's reasons for that of course ~

~ the loss of my husband in March 2015

~ returning to full time work in September 2015

~ a shortage of time and motivation to work on my needlework due to work and life

~ the only project I have worked on all year is a Sue Spargo BoM and you are banned from talking about it or posting progress pics until she publishes it as a pattern the following year. Yes it is controlling but you risk removal if you do not adhere so adhere I did

~ BUT ~

~ that year is over and I have finished the project so now I can sing like a bird about my achievement ~ FOLK TAILS is complete and hanging on a wall in my home and I LOVE IT! ~ wool and embroidered embellishment rocks and it is so easy to pick up and put down with many daily distractions coming at you ~ 

~ FOLK TAILS 2015~
~ Animals for Africa ~ 

Whilst there have been many trials this year there are positives too. Along with the love of my two beautiful daughters I have met a special someone through a mutual friend. It is so nice to be living and loving life again with a very kind and caring man. Recently I celebrated another wee milestone and I was totally spoilt and the gift he found and gave me was ~ well you'd never have guessed but how totally appropriate for a rural countryside residing stitching ladye such as me ~

~ Isn't it just so fabulous ~
Though I did make Maisie and her friend Meredith Mouse a Jill Maas design quite sometime ago never knowing she would be eventually driving a 'Singer tractor', the sewing machine was re-purposed by a clearly very talented and creative New Zealander ~ it's fantastic thank you Spence xoxoxo
~ May Your Days Be Filled With Salubrious Stitching ~


  1. Your quilt is absolutely stunning & beautiful. I saw it on Leeannes blog when she had quilted it & wondered if it was yours. So pleased to read you are finding some joy in life again ... you so deserve it. Keep up your creating x x

  2. I love it Rae~ so wonderful to finally SEE it!!! Just when I think~ Oh~ thats my favorite...nope...I see something new and think~ ya~ THAT is my favorite.....then along comes that little grasshopper....or the leopard...then the hippos....the yak~ I love the whole thing! And a Singer thats my kind of tractor :) XXOXOXOXOXOXO

  3. Love to read you again, missing your posts ! And the quilt is magnificent !Also very happy to hear you are no more alone and wish you all the best.

  4. So good to see that you are posting again - hope you will continue. Lovely to see what you have been up to in your absence and I LOVE that singer tractor!!


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