Friday 14 October 2011

A giveaway

Perri from Stitches from the Bush has a wonderful giveaway on her blog for the following lovely goodies ...
So if you would like a chance to win, pop on over to her blog and enter, I definitely will be!!

I have kept up with my sew-alongs this week, finishing the third Christmas banner stitchery with Sew Happy Me ...
And I have completed the second step of the Tilda sew-along with Lydia's Treasures.  This week the task was to turn the doll pieces and stuff them ...
I am enjoying participating in these sew-alongs, I would otherwise have felt the projects too big but broken down in week-by-week steps they have been manageable so far.  It is also fun looking forward to the next task to be posted.

It is spring here in New Zealand and we are having very changeable weather, in one day we have heavy rain, then an afternoon of sunshine and then strong winds!  The plants are enjoying the season even if we humans aren't as much!!
I love this viburnum when it flowers each spring, the flowers are white and lacy
Of course, the girls enjoy wandering around the garden with me ...
Henny Penny always hopes I will throw her some food!
I have sewn 80 hexie flowers now.  There are two Rugby World cup semi final games this weekend so I plan to start sewing the forth row together.  I can occupy myself with sewing if things get a bit tense watching the Australia vs All Blacks game!
Happy weekend and happy stitching, Wendy


  1. Looking forward to seeing your Tilda doll when she is finished, great idea to break it down and do a little each week.
    The weather has been great for the garden(and the weeds) but boy we sure could do with some constant sunshine for the school holidays!
    The viburnum is very pretty.

  2. your Tilda doll is coming together... lovely stitcheries too.
    Sounds like you have been having Melbourne weather!
    Happy stitching during the rugby~

  3. I am also looking forward to seeing the Tilda dolls progress :o) I love the christmas banner also, can't wait to see the next one in the next few hours, it might be my project tonight if I'm up late enough! Have a great weekend. Sharon

  4. Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway! Love your stitcheries! They're turning out nice! I'm hoping to start mine this weekend. I'm going to make a mini quilt out of them. Thanks for sharing the beautiful flowers! They're so nice! Enjoy your day! :)

  5. Hello Wendy,

    Love those Viburnum flowers,enjoy the World cup.
    Happy days.

  6. I enjoy stitchalongs with reasonable goals too... fun sewing with others.. your stitcheries look great and I'm enjoying watching Tilda doll...
    have a good rugby weekend... GO WALLABIES....


  7. Beautiful stitching..and congrats on more hexies!!! Tonight is my night to be working on them again. Your flowers are beautiful..and lucky you to be able to have Henny Penny in your garden with you. We aren't allowed chickens in town! :)

  8. Good luck with your hexies this week end !! You are pretty much busy...
    Have a good time !!

  9. Good on you for keeping up with the stitchalongs - you're right, breaking up a project into small steps makes it more manageable. Hope you get lots of hexies sewn this weekend, and the semi-finals are a relaxing sew - not too stressful!!

  10. Hi Wendy, I love your garden pictures, especially henny penny... chooks are so lovely.. Your Tilda sew along seems like a great one to be in.. can't wait to see her made up..
    Have a lovely weekend..

  11. Thank you so much Wendy, for sharing my blog giveaway on your blog ... good luck!
    Happy stitching, P

  12. Im loving your progress on your Tilda doll!! well done.... Go the All Blacks!!

  13. Your Christmas banner looks terrific Wendy. Good luck tonight. I have stitching to do as well. Only about an hour to kick off. I have been disowned by my friends as I really hope, in my heart, that the All Blacks win. I know how popular the team is in NZ and I think it would be such a wonderful thing for you all to win the World Cup after such a terrible 2011. I am cheering for the best team to win!!

  14. Hi Wendy. I've just discovered your blog, and wanted to say hello as I'm in Hamilton too. I love your vignette quilt, great choice of fabric. And finally, YAY the All Blacks!!Take care.

  15. I could not find you, but now I am a folower. Your stitcheries are lovely and your angel stuffed alreaydy too. I love spring but we entered autumn.

  16. Oh Wendy.... you are tempting me to start the Christmas Banner stitchery. It's just so sweet. Can't wait to see how your Tilda doll turns out... how you're going to dress it. Now... I have to admit to being a tiny bit envious of your chickens. Henny Penny is one good looking bird.
    I'll be rooting for the AB's in the Final. Don't even attempt to sew through that


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