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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"Friends in cross stitch."


No "Happy Monday" this week. It was just too bloomin' hot to be happy,  43 celcius in the shade here on Monday. The hottest place in the state - again. I am so over this heat. Thankfully today it so much cooler. A top of about 30. Perfect for getting out into the garden later on.

I have been doing some cross stitch.

A cute design which is a freebie from Caroline. I changed one or two of the colours to suit what I had on hand.

I made it into a mug mat for my Aunty E. I machine embroidered a label and it will be delivered to her tomorrow. The measurements for the mug mat at 12 1/4 inches by 7.5 inches. I quilted around the cross stitch and on the blue fabric I quilted a circle for the mug to sit on. I used a cream 14 count Aida cloth.
On Monday I asked Lucy if she wanted a day out. We decided to go to the movies. Unfortunately the movie we planned to see started in 15 minutes. It takes a hour to get there. So we decided to go on Tuesday instead. We watched "A little bit of Heaven" Well this has to be the saddest movie I have seen for a long time. You could hear people crying in the cinema. There certainly weren't any dry eyes. A group of 4 ladies who sat near us blew there noses when the movie had finished and said who's idea was it to watch this. It was a great movie though,the actors covered the story line so well.
When the movie finished we caught up with David who had finished Uni for the day and spent a couple of hours together shopping and having afternoon tea. Thanks Lucy and David for a wonderful relaxing day out.

Of course I had to buy this new book  on my day out, which was only released last month. Such beautiful designs. Lots of Samplers etc either stitched in blue or red. See the vase of roses I picked this morning. Some of the roses thrive in the heat while others struggle. These are called St Cecelia, a David Austin rose. Did you know Saint Cecelia is the patron saint of music and musicians.
Happy days.
Bev C


Christine M said...

Your cross stitch rug mug is lovely Bev. Sounds like you had a lovely day out. Hope it starts getting cooler for you soon. Hugs, Christine

Anonymous said...

lovely stitchery Bev and sounds like a wonderful time with your children.xx

Melody said...

Such lovely stitching. I'm so glad it is a bit cooler for you.

marina said...

lovely mug rug and your new book looks very interesting!
What a lovely day out even if you did go to a weepie.
thank goodness we haven't had those high temps.

Gladys & Maude said...

Hi Bev,
what a fabulous idea for a mug rug, it's just gorgeous.
I've heard about that movie and I'm not sure I can handle it in my emotional state at the moment. I'd love to see it though.

Your new cross stitch book looks just gorgeous and I adore David Austin roses, don't own any myself but I enjoy looking at yours xxx

Pauline said...

These days I can't imagine how I'd survive in that heat. I wouldn't be one of your more hardy roses, that's for sure. Glad you had a nice day out with Lucy and David - love to Lucy!

Karen said...

That's a lovely idea to use the cross stitch in the mug rug. It looks great.
Hope you don't have too many more of those hot days.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely cross stitch Bev and great book...lots of new projects to think about. Your roses are just gorgeous. I am strange I love a good blubby movie.

Maria said...

Your cross stitched mug rug is lovely.
It is sooooooooo nice having a nice cool day.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely day you must have had with Lucy and David!
Love the stitchery. Thank you for the link!
That movie must really have been very sad. I can feel it, from you just writing about the audience.
Have a lovely rest of the week.

Terriaw said...

Cute stitchery! That book of samplers will be fun to go through too. Sounds like a nice day out, in spite of the heat.

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a sweet cross stitch design. One should never come back empty handed from an outing. : )
Glad to hear that you had a lovely time with the family. We could use some of that heat here.
Have a wonderful day.

Michelle said...

Lovely cross stitching Bev...hope you got to enjoy some time in your garden.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

A great day out Bev...I haven't seen that movie...sounds very sad with all those people crying! What is it about books...some of them have just such nice colours and we have to buy them ha ha...Great post...hope the weather stays cooler for you...43 is very hot!!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch mug rug is beautiful and your roses are gorgeous.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love the cross stitch! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!