Just having fun! Embroidery and more.

I love free style embroidery! Its all fun, no stress worrying about perfect stitches or whether l have chosen the perfect thread. Its all about expressing what you have in mind or is it the picture talking to you? Oh well whatever but the hand work to me is the fun part. Here is what l am working on and can only bead it over weekends when busy inquisitive Neil the grandson is not around, hehe!

Day 1

Day 2

Wow the beading takes a lot of time!

Have also been stitching a Mandala from a book by Di van Niekerk and Hazel Blomkamps new Mandala patterns.

And last our ‘stoep’ is done, here is a picture of the house the day we moved in and now it looks more like home to me! Now just need to add plants! Also needed this because of the wind, it blows mostly from the back of the house and now we can enjoy (wind free) a great view of the park across the road. Don’t have much traffic here! Thank goodness!

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A bit of stitching!

Busy stitching this tablecloth. Its very old with the pic already printed on fabric!

This is a quilt top for Matthew, fabrics chosen by him. Now to get it quilted.

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Just having fun!

Was asked to make 4 inch embroidered blocks these roses are completed. Its great to be doing embroidery again!

Cant make a fairy house outside so in we go and this is how far l am now.

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Bedding complete

Finished this today and now need to put my ideas to work on some new wall decor!

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Sophie Throw

At last after starting this throw, designed by Dierdre Uys in 2015, l finally finished it today! I learned a lot of new techniques with the basic stitches! Also having to change the pattern for me use. I am a lefty!

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New project!

I have decided to add more crocheted flowers to my sewing room. This is the first basket!

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Wow time flies by!

I have to say that time just went by and l have not kept my favorite blog updated.

Life has changed a lot since then! A very quick decision was made and house in Clanwilliam was sold within 3 days. We now live in Port Alfred to be nearer to our daughter and her family!

We have renovated the house we bought and as of last week am now enjoying our retirement once again!

a hornbill visiting daily.

we have a great view a park with coral trees.

fencing up front.

fencing at the back done!

from this to this

kitchen changed!

Neil and oupa having lunch!

Also now getting more time to enjoy my hand crafts again!

I have finished another 2 quilts for the new place.

And last but very precious

enjoyed a walk on the beach with Neil and the dogs!

Have a great day!

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