Sunday 24 March 2024



I have enjoyed more stitching time making my tree of hearts bloom and grow. 

Now that I have found a way of rediscovering my stitching mojo I am quite enthusiastic to do more crosstitch , ( although I still have to finish and old one), and have purchased a new design which embraces my love of patchwork as well. Win, win! 

It is only a small crosstitch and there are a couple of others I have in mind too. I also bought a small gothic pattern but need to buy a couple of threads before I can start it. 

                                      Happy stitching!! 

Sunday 10 March 2024



Summer finally arrived here yesterday. We are in the 2nd week of autumn , had no summer during actual summer apart from less than a handful of warmer days, and now another couple of hot days are ahead. They have even cancelled the Moomba parade tomorrow for the safety of performers and the crowd. I love summer but not the possibility of fires or the rowdy impatient tourists down here. 

It has been good getting back to some stitching and I have started another crosstitch. I found a Homespun magazine stashed away with this crosstitch design and during my sewing room cleanup I also found 2 packs of 16 ct Aida in a tin. So, I got organised and started the crosstitch using my chosen colours. 

I seem to be managing the 16ct Aida better than linen for my eyes, thankfully. 

I have done some more of Jennifer's stitchery design but got a little sidetracked doing the crosstitch. 

So, slow progress but better some than none. 



  The past week or so I have cleaned out 4 drawers, 3 cubicles and my drawers of colour coded scaps for applique. A basket full of patterns ...