Monday, 26 June 2017

A finish, A Start and some shopping!

A Finish!
St Basil's Cathedral is finished.
To be honest, it doesn't look any different in this photo, to the one in my last post!
But I know there are changes. So I am happy.
It has now been added to the queue!
I have about a dozen cross stitch pieces all hanging in my cupboard, all awaiting framing, or some other finishing treatments.
I'll get to them.
A start.
There has been two starts in fact!
One is secret. It's for a gift and as the number of people who may or may not look at my blog may or may not be growing.....
No pictures sorry!
But it is a cross stitch.
The second start is also a finish! LOL
Claire, Debs and I had another shopping trip on Saturday. We went North this time. I purchased the beautiful blue yarn used to knit the scarf you see above. It only took me one evening. It's for a gift.
I don't think she reads my blog, but if she does, she knows what she is getting for Christmas, as it is 'her' shade of blue!
Also on our trip I bought this lovely collection of pretty florals. I already have a few, and plan to collect some more.
I finally found something I want to use them for. I have known for some time I wanted to do something floral and romantic, but could never find just the right thing...

The shopping!
Our trip was a little uninspiring this time with Debs and I purchasing yarns, my wee bundle of fat quarters and Claire purchased a bundle of blues then came all the way back to Timaru to find some black batting.
Never mind, we are off again in two weeks, we will be re visiting The Quilting Shed and hunting down two other shops that we haven't visited before which another shopper told us about. 
For those who like to know, we visited...
We tried one other shop but Material time was closed!! 
What self respecting fabric shop is closed on a Saturday? And they have no website.
Great shop though, if you can get there when she is open.
I'm so happy that I also bought two pairs of slippers, as it was minus 5C here this morning when I climbed out of bed, and only just 2C degrees at 09.30 on a beautiful sunny day.  A good day to snuggle in my new slippers and sit in my armchair in the sun and cross stitch.
On a very exciting note!
Mr H has agreed that I can have my new sewing machine a whole month before my birthday, so next Saturday, after I finish work, we will be off to the shop to order/purchase it. Hopefully they will have the very one I want in stock and we will be able to walk away with it, on the day.


Time to go be domestic, then I get to stitch in the sunshine.


Jenny said...

That's exciting - going out to choose a new sewing machine! Do you know which brand you will be getting yet? Or is it a matter of "try them all and decide"?

Janice said...

Woo Hoo! Great to have a finish. Looks great. I had a peek at your new project idea. It will be perfect for your fabrics and a great way to combine two of your favourite crafts. I hope they have your machine in stock.

Maria said...

Your St Basils Cathedral is gorgeous..
Lovely blue you used for the scrap.
Pretty florals you perched on your great shopping trip with friends..
Hope they have your sewing machine in store sew you take it home and play...

Maria said...

Your St Basils Cathedral is gorgeous...
Lovely blue you knitted the scarf out of..
Pretty fabrics you purchased on your shopping trip with your friends...
Hope the store has your sewing machine in stock sew your can go home and play.

Laura said...

St. Basils is gorgeous!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finish....I love this.

I love your Material that you bought...this is so pretty.

Happy Stitching

Have A Lovely Day

Linda K