Monday, January 26, 2015

Christmas Wishes

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After having a bad year last year I have decided I am going to be good and do a Christmas item once a month, whether it small or big, and I have accomplished something for the month of January .... yay!!

Yes I am also one of those ladies who has joined Chookyblue & Co for the Natures Journey Stitch-a-long this year.  While patterns and fabric are being rushed to every ones doors we have been given a pattern to stitch for the month of January.
This one is Anni Downs Christmas Wishes pattern and it can be found here.
 I used Cottage Garden Thread Hugs & Kisses and the material is from Lynette Anderson Designs

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow your Blog

Hi, my name is Michell and this year I have decided to join the Grow Your Blog party Vicki from Two Bags Full is holding.  
I am a Registered Nurse working in a small hospital in Taupo, New Zealand.  The views are stunning were I actually live on a sheep and beef farm about an hours drive away from Taupo of Mount Ruapehu

 and on a fine day from Taupo the views are great too (just got to get some pictures).  I have only lived in this area just under three months now.  Previously I was in Gisborne where it has some pretty stunning views too

I have been blogging since 2010 and try to do a few post each month.  I enjoy sewing and stitchery and here are a few of my favourite things I have made

I also do cross stitch but lately that has been on the back burner but have a few projects on the go.  Here are some projects I have completed

I will now start looking at all these other blogs joining in, as I know there are many to get through.

Thank you for looking at my blog and if you want to follow me I have a few follow buttons on the side to choose from such as Google Friend Connect or you could just click on the logo below to follow me on Bloglovin if you like

or even Instagram

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

FNSI Results

Not much done this time, but at least I done something on this busy week.  

The stitchery of a little gift bag which is in Simply Christmas 2013 by Gail Pan Designs

I have made one of these bags before and loved how simple it was.  This bag will be put away for one of the many Christmas swaps I will be signing up for later this year.  Never to early to start I say.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Christmas Was Nearly A Month Ago .......

Hard to believe Christmas was nearly a month ago and all Christmas swaps are over and done with for another year.  One swap I have not yet blogged about was the Send Us Christmas swap I was part of.

For the swap we had to fill up a 1 litre container with items that included something with a Chrstmas theme, and a favourite recipe

My partner was Ange from Tall, Short, Tiny & a Pickle.  She sent me some lovely gifts

And from me she received all these

Another great swap and thank you to Kimberley for hosting it and if you go to her blog she is holding a Send Us Your Country Swap, which sign ups are open for now

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Natures Journey & Some Goodies

I have joined up to the Natures Journey Stitch-a-long and today I received my pattern and some other goodies I bought from Patchwork Angel.  It is a lovely pattern just put out by Anni Downs from Hatched and Patched

It is going to be very involved I think and I am definitely going to learn some new skills, but as I say ..... "Bring it on!!"

While ordering the Natures Journey pattern I had to buy some more items .... obviously I could not resist.

Then the weekend just gone, I shot down to Palmerston North, detouring to my parents in Eketahuna first for the night so I could go and have a look at the Quilting Symposium being held currently in Palmerston North.

I had a look around the Merchant Hall and obviously bought up large again, while my Mum and Miss 18 waited outside as it was so hot.

I didn't eventually go to the bigger quilt exhibition, as like I said to my Mum, I saw exactly what I wanted to in the Merchant Hall a Farmers Wife quilt many others.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

FNWF Update

On Friday I again joined in with FNWF that Cheryll is so kind to host.  With all these plan in motion to do things I had a hick up ........ I fell asleep.... on the couch.  I had a long week at work so was a bit zonked.  Anyway I did get this done.  I traced out the Christmas Wishes stitchery ready to stitch as part of Chookyblues Stitch-a-long.

Yesterday after my big sleep I went to Hamilton Zoo as when I asked Miss 18 if she wanted to go anywhere before she goes of to the Airforce next week, she said she wanted to go here.  So after a 2 1/2 hour drive we arrived.  It was a very hot day so was glad to get back to some air-condtioning in the car.

It was the very first time we went to Hamilton Zoo and enjoyed it alot.

On the way home we went through Rotorua and I popped into Spotlight to get a quilting ruler.  Unfortunately I did not get the ruler, but I did spend a little bit and to add to my stash of books are these.

So a somewhat eventful weekend had here

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