Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This months edition of Creating Country Threads is a Mothers Day Special and I was lucky to be asked to contribute a bag as one of the projects. I have showed a sneak peek before, so here is Elida:
Sometimes its hard to name a design and after a couple of brainstorming emails with Anne Ida, her mother suggested the name Elida (Anne Idas grandmother) and it was perfect! It was wonderful to name a design after a special lady whose passion for craft inspired so many!

I choose a fan as the centre stitchery as it reminded me of an embrodiered purse my Nan treasured. I still have the purse and I keep her old brooches in it.
There is also a profile of me and Threadbare Creations in this edition:

I was very excited and honoured to be asked and to see it all in the magazine is a real thrill!!! Danielle and the wonderful team at CCT have done an amazing job and the photos are just gorgeous!!

Thanks so much guys, I love it and its an issue I will always treasure!!
They say it takes a village to raise a child and I think the same thing can be said when caring for an elderly relative. Thank you to those who have emailed, sms'ed or phoned over the last few weeks regarding my MIL's recent illness (septic shock). It was a worrying and tiring time for our family and she is doing great! The love and support she has received from family, good friends (including one who sadly passed away on the weekend) and neighbours is a testament to the special woman she is and the lives she has touched and we are forever grateful!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Here Comes The Bride

You may remember a sneak peek at this stitchery a few weeks ago:

I stitched this up for the ring cushion for our friends wedding. The wedding is Saturday and its been a rush to organise, we had 10 weeks. There hasnt been a true colour scheme to the whole thing except us bridesmaids are wearing lemon, so this is how it turned out:

Im happy with it, the bride is esctatic (and thats the important thing) and I guess its less traditional than the usual ring cushion (the bride didnt want traditional!!) but its still pretty.

We chose the gold ribbon to tie the rings on, much prettier than the white we had originally chosen. The rings are gold and white gold so it matches nicely!

And for the ringbearer I have added some handholds.......I sectioned it and he can slide his hands in there and will be holding it securely, less chance of him dropping it hopefully. Still heaps more to do but at least the cushion is complete!

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter...........lucky girl me, hubby gave me a copy of this:

Ive been waiting for this book to hit the shelves.......I am a huge fan of Masterchef and this book is truely lovely. Its very well thought out, got some great recipes and I love the section in the back for me to write our own Family Recipes and memories.
Lots of reading and not much cooking as yet, but I will!

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