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Friday, October 18, 2013


Friday has rolled around again and it also time to join lots of my blogging friends for

The very lovely Wendy over at Sugar Lane Quilts is our hostess tonight. If you want to join us you can sign up here It is a lot of fun to know you are stitching with others all around the country and then you get to visit them over the weekend and see what they all got up too.

I have had a hankering for a little while to visit my cross stitching days which was I have to admit many moons ago. I was never one of those clever souls who could stitch on line but I did enjoy a bit of stitching on the old 14ct Aida cloth. So thanks to very kind Marina I have a little chart I have fancied for a while and a lovely skein of Country Garden thread (Vintage Rose)I received for my I am going to see if I can remember how it is done...
I even found some needles in my fingers crossed.
Some more little trees are also on the agenda. This time I fancy a couple of green ones. They are all cut out and ready to go.
So after a spot of hunting and gathering for some ingredients for an easy dinner I intend to have a looong sew in. Hope I can pull it off. Hope to see you there.

Lastly I would like to send my heartfelt prayers to all those affected by the terrible bushfires in NSW particularly to those who have lost their homes. I it so hard for me to comprehend that the beauty we experienced a few weeks ago has now been so devastated. Huge praise and admiration for all our dedicated 'Firies' who do such an amazing job and put their lives on the line (even in some instances where their own homes were burning) for their fellow human beings. Heroes each and every one of you.
Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. have fun with your cross stitch Michelle i get those urges sometimes too and i must finish off one cross stitch xmas decoration.
    Yes my heart goes out to those people affected by the bush fires also so sad.xx

  2. looks like some very lovely projects coming along there....
    such a lovely country we live it but it can be so harsh sometimes...

  3. Have fun with your cross stitch - that thread is really pretty! We love Australia, but it can be very cruel sometimes.

  4. Don't get "cross" at the stitches... just enjoy the process again :)
    With your talent Michelle... you'll do a marvellous job! :)

  5. I bet you are having fun with that heart also goes out to those families affected by the fires...

  6. Can't see to do cross stitch myself, but love looking at everyone elses.
    Looking foward to seeing your little Christmas trees.

  7. Hope you had lots of fun sewing these projects

  8. Hi Michelle, I love cross stitching, but haven't done any for quite some time either. I was just thinking recently that I would like to do some again, so would love to see what you do. Looking forward to seeing your green Christmas trees to. I too send my heartfelt prayers to all those in the bushfires in NSW, and praise and gratitude to the Firies who work so hard and in so much danger on our behalf x

  9. Your projects lovely, hope you enjoy your cross stitch!


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