Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What is Aussie and black and white?

Hello,

Well I have managed to get the Black and White Stitching Challenge I have with Anita each month finished. I decided to do some machine embroidery in black thread. I chose to do some Australian designs by Glenn Harris I made six place mats,it was very hard choosing which designs to choose.The designs in the first two place mats are of an old farmhouse and a miners cottage.
These two are a petrol station and church and graveyard.


Another church and surrounds and the Royal Hotel. You can click on the photo's to see them a bit better. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this months challenge. February's stitching challenge subject is "Hearts". I wonder what we will both come up with.
I got a phone call the other day from Chris to say that her parcel of goodies had arrived.This is the table runner I made with the rest of the batik material. It fits her table just fine.




Please check out the Grow Your Own posting. There were a record 61 entries. Lots of lovely recipes all made from items which have been grown by the bloggers.It has been lovely having temperatures in the high 20's. I had all the windows and doors open yesterday catching the breeze. Just the right temperature to do some stitching.
Happy days.
Bev C

12 comments:

retdairyqueen said...

Oh I do like those placemats and the tablerunner is pretty special as well

Cath Ü said...

Love the placemats and table runner.. well done.....
Cath Ü

Beena said...

Love your blog, and love your work! I will be back to visit often!

Anita said...

Super duper table runner. I love it. Kind regards, Anita.

Heather x said...

Oh Bev! Them placemats are awesome hun, I love all the detail that you have put into them....just amazing :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Pauline said...

Bev, love the placemats! How you do such delicate needle work amazes me. Will see Chris' table runner next week hopefully!

Shiree said...

the placemats are delightful Bev, I love them! And I so love your sunflowers too, absolutely wonderful

clare's craftroom said...

Those placemats are beautiful !

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great blocks there Bev and Wow, those sunflowers are beautiful. I'm still able to get into my computer, very slow : ( but able to see some of my favorite blogs. Have a great day. Hope to check back in soon.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Bev you've been busy...love the table runner♥x

Mylene said...

Those placemats looks great as well as the table runner.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Simone de Klerk said...

Wonderful placemats! And the tablerunner fits perfectly. Great fabrics.