Friday, 23 September 2016

- An inkling of life again in these stitching fingers -

Last weekend, Sunday in fact,  I managed to sneek in a little bit of time to do some day time stitching. It's been a long time since I have been able to hang out in my studio space. I emptied it out in February this year so the builders could commence the renovation and it has dragged on for six very long wintery months as it is a building boom due to housing shortage here in Auckland and it is very difficult to get a builder to come focus on a renovation project when there is so much new build demand. But finally they are finished in my studio area and I have been unpacking all my goodies and arranging my stitching treasures around me once again.

One of the goodies I uncovered was my beaded mirror project. I got all excited and decided to break out my beads and make a tiny tiny inroad. What a pleasure it was to once again be spending some time on what it is I really love to do through the pleasure of spending a little time with my needle and thread.

~ My castle is finished ~ I carried on where I had left off &
added the grass ~ It's SO sweet isn't it!! ~ even if it is
my first attempt at beading and it's somewhat 'rustic' ~

~ The oak tree was already done but I finished the wee bit of
grass missing under that too ~

Now ~ what shall I do next ?

~ Can't help soaking up the cuteness each time I walk past that
adorable little castle ~

~ May Your Days Be Filled With Salubrious Stitching ~


  1. I was hoping for a new studio tour!

  2. I'm with Leeanne ... pleeeease give us a peek into your new studio sometime :-) By the way, your beading is beautiful.

  3. Cannot tell you how happy I am to see that you are stitching and posting again! I too am completing Rachel's mirror. As I am looking at your gorgeous little castle (great job!!!) I am questioning why I thought it was a good idea to start with the main panel!!!! It seems so huge. I have completed two tree trunks/ 1/4 of a grass mound/ 1/2 the sun/cloud/ a full few flowers. Perhaps a better idea would be to also slate up the side panels and to stitch along with you- I could do with some motivating!! Think often of you and your girls - so glad to see you have some positives in your life of late.

  4. Such happy little beads! JOY of JOYS! Another GREAT thing about working over a paper that you can now easily change the date! :)Youre doing a wonderful job Rae~ now if we can convince Jo to show her progress!! xoxoxxo rachael


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