About Me

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kia-ora As my last post said watch this space --well here is the Salmon piece I have been working on-
First picture with no stitching

Second picture  I feel it still needs more stitching
Keep watching this space.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Year of the Dozen 2012

Kia-ora and welcome to my blog for the year of the dozen 2012.
To start this year I will show you one of my other loves --my Garden.
I love to puddle around in my garden -- dusting --flowers are welcome weeds are not!!!
I can not walk past the garden without touching or picking or pruning --

 I have a constant companion with me Blaze a Blue Roan English Cocker Spaniel
12 pictures from Spring to early summer 2011
                                                     Granny Bonnets -

Guem growing thru White  Iceburg Rose

Burgandy Iceburg one of my favourite Roses sadly no perfume.

Little hidden treasures Viola's


Part of front garden not in flower

Trellis Garden --Bird Bath

Looking along the Trellis garden

These are stunning when the sun is out --very vibrant in colour

Gerbera and Viola's on the front porch

Looking down the side garden

Last a small vase of another favourite
Carnations and they do have a perfume

Hope you enjoyed looking at some of my garden

end of 2011

Kia-ora here is the last of my finished stitching for 2011. These were xmas pressies and I waited until they had been recieved before posting pictures  --
 A mixture of handwork and machine work , the colour is a very vibrant lime green with bright embroidery in thick Pearle thread.

Pinny and Apron


Now what will 2012 see Fudge and myself making

Thanks for taking a look at my work  in 2011
Best wishes to you all
Now on to 2012.