Sunday, January 13, 2013

My sscs gift.

I nearly forgot to post a pic of what I received in the sscs 2012 swap.  I got this lovely wall hanging from Kris .  I showed my mum and her friends and they all thought it was really lovely and nicely made too.  She also sent me a nice pair of scissors for embroidery and some little squares from 'moda' and a cute frog tape measure, a cross stitchery some floss threads and some yummy lindt chockys...iv'e eaten those just the other day.   Thanks again Kris.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

sscs 2012 pressy for my swap partner

I should of done this post by now but just got distracted by things here so here it is .  My swap partner was leanne . She is in Tasmainia so I hope she is ok with all the bush fires that are happening over there at the moment.  I made her a 'half eaten gingerbread man ' for her ornament to hang on the xmas tree.  Then I decided to make a cathedral  windows cushion cover.  I hope she liked it.  I used some 'bliss fabric'  I had.
Here is a pic:
one 'half eaten gingerbread man'..too cute!

the front
the back  with invible zipper

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

some flowers


Maori potatoes..not very pretty outside but..

a lovely pretty purple flesh inside (sorry pic is dark)

Before Christmas I won an auction here in nz (called trademe).  I bought some hexie flowers  .They are quite old, vintage almost looking.  The colours are rather ugly . They had a yucky pink centre on everyone and some of the surrounds were that pink too. There was 13 of them and after studying them I have decided to pull the outer circle undone and make them into a separate flower.  I think I will put a cream or white or maybe another colour around the flowers because they are 'ugly' how they are and by doing that i should end up with 26 more hexy flowers and should be able to blend them with others...hopefully. They look ok as just a flower without the colour around them. Well that is the plan, but I'm not in any hurry so it will be a slow'work in progress' as I need to find more fabrics that go together.  I have already nearly finished rejoining them into flowers.  I think I will change the centres to something else I need to audition some colours yet ...anything but pink will look better!

In my mum's garden she had grown some of these 'maori potatoes'  they are tasty but look a bit  weird .

My little chicks are growing day by day . I must take some more pics of them. It was so hot here today ,not a cloud in the sky...but now it is quite overcast looking but i don't think it will rain. I'm off to bed now.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

"Six more mouths to feed."

"Happy New Year everyone".  I have been away at mum's over the xmas break but came home on saturday. The weather was hot but not so great back at home.  Well before I went away I managed to buy some fertile eggs on  trademe and had them couriered to my mothers as she had a 'clucky' chook and we put the eggs under her to that by the time I got there at xmas they should be hatching and then I could take them back home with me.  I forgot the chook was little (a bantum)  she couldn't manage to cover all the eggs so tried 7....she broke then it was 6....she broke another ...we ended up with 5....only 3 chicks hatched .  What to do with the other 6, well we rang around her friends who keep chooks to find another clucky one and we found one so under the chook the eggs went. well only 2 more hatched but thats ok . I now have 5 cute Aracauna chicks. These chickens lay the pretty lite blue eggs. My last one of these chooks died this year so I wanted to try and get a few more.  I just hope there are more girls than boys....I just have to wait and see.
The 2 last chicks hatched 3 days after the 1st ones and you can see the difference in the wing feathers, if you look closely.

1st one hatched out.
5 cute aracauna chicks.

2 new chicks the 3rd is hiding

I haven"t done any sewing since before xmas which was finishing Chey's Star  quilt which he really loved! I saw a cute quilt on terrys blog which I night try and do slowly. I am going to try and finish some old projects too.