Monday, 28 January 2013

Miniature house build underway

Hi everyone,
Having read a few of my favourite blogs I realise the weather here is not too bad after all. USA is freezing their socks off and other parts of Australia are having bushfires and flooding. Yikes......To everyone out there battling with the elements I send my heartfelt best wishes at it will improve very soon.

On the homefront, there has been a girl's stitching day and an outing to the movies to see "Quartet" since we last chatted. The stitching day was great as always and we all made a little progress on our canvas projects. Anne is working on Michael Boren's 'Frankie', Lis is working on Jim Wurth's 'Czarina' and I pulled out Kurdy Biggs's 'Looking Glass'. It has been a while since this project got an outing and I had forgotten how much fun it is.

Quartet the movie was a little sad but has some great one-liners to keep you smiling. Wouldnt it be wonderful to have a house like this one in the movie for age challenged stitchers in their twilight years? There were some gorgeous sunny windows that would make a happy stitching nook with views that went on forever. Sigh, dream on............a lottery win would make the dream come true, methinks. But... and there is always a but....Ian and I have been buying lotto tickets for over 30 years and we are not rich yet. 

Here is what has made it on to the pile of finished objects
Textile Heritage, UK
Stained Glass Window
DMC threads,35 count Natural linen
I think the sheep has a very cheeky look on his face and it is probably because he needs shearing. The colours are very bright and the blue is almost iridescent. One more done, many more to go.
The next piece is something I could not resist buying a the the summer school market day.
It is another UK project by The Nutmeg Company (click the name to follow the link)
The Nutmeg Company
'The Castle Inn'
3 dimensional  Cross Stitch, finished size 8cms
Cute isn't it. They sell these as whole kits and because they use aida the walls of the house are very square so I am hoping the making up won't be a too much of a stretch.

Happy stitching, bye for now, Carol



  1. Hi Carol - lovely finishes on your blog and some beautiful pieces to admire! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following - I shall follow yours with great interest and awe! We seem to enjoy creating similar pieces! Fiona x

    1. Thank you for you kind words, Fiona. It is so nice to find another australian stitcher with very closely aligned tastes. I do enjoy seeing your lovely work and the projects the other ladies in your groups produce. Happy stitching, bye for now, Carol

  2. Good morning Carol. I have been admiring the projects from the Nutmeg company for a long time. I love etuis and boxes of any kind and collect them. I will follow your progress with great interest, can we have lots of close up photos.

    1. Hi Nicola, I will do my best. It was your Gingerbread house that started me looking for a house to stitch. Thank you, bye for now, Carol