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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blue and White Cross Stitch and some creating at Kainga."

Hello,

Surprise surprise I have started another cross stitch. This one is from the book called Cross-Stitch Samplers by Marjorie Massey.


 I am using DMC 312 to stitch this, just started the second skein of thread.


On the weekend we put up this old door that my Mum had and she didn't want. This door is very very old. We had to pull some nails out of it as we had to do a bit of re-constructive surgery down the bottom and we found that the nails were made by hand. The door knob is a insulator thing that are on the electricity poles. We found this in the load of wood we purchased recently. Just perfect for the door knob as it came with the screw already for us to put on.


 This is the other side, so much character on this door.


Bonnie made this stool at school many years ago in Woodwork class. It has been in the shed not being used. So yesterday I got to it with a coat of "Gilly Stephenson's dark restoring and new timber polish. It now matches in perfectly with our other furniture. It was plain pine before.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the week, can't believe it will soon be May.

Happy days.
Bev.

14 comments:

Cheryll said...

That door adds so much character to the path entry. Well done! :)

Lynda said...

The blue cross stitch is going to be lovely. I love the door you've added to the path and it's great that you can give Bonnie's stool another lease of life.

shez said...

that door looks fantastic in the garden Bev and what a lovely stool.xx

Petra said...

Hello Bev, your stitch looks very Dutch I love the beautiful blue color. Over here it's Queensdag today it is the last time today we had a Queen. This day we had a change and than we had a King, it is a very special day today. The Queen did this job for I think 33 year and now her son is doing the job. Maybe you can see something at the television today over it. We had beautiful weather today but is is still very cold. And I love your old door it looks so lovely, I like that style.
I wish you a nice day, we had a small holiday the kids have now school and we are very busy with the backyard. The kids are old enough to help us a bit so nice to see . When we are ready I show the pictures at my blog and you can see what we had change.
Greetings Petra.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hello Bev, your new cross stitch is beautiful and you have done a lot already! Gorgeous door and stool.

marina said...

love your new cross stitch design. the old door does look like it has some character. Where will it live?
So great to pull that stool out again and bring it into the house. It's really lovely.
happy cross stitching!

Fiona said...

what pretty stitching.. the metallic blue is perfect.... I love that door and it's story with hand made nails.... and it's great to give the stool a new look and use it again.... looks well made... well done Bonnie...
Hugz

Bobbie Lynn said...

A beautiful blue cross stitch. What a sweet table and glad that you are able to use it. What a great way to repurpose your Mother's door. Looks great in your garden. Have a lovely day.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The garden door is very unique and a treasure. I love it. Your blue and white stitchery is lovely.. I love you restored you stool... Have a lovely week, hugs Judy

Anthea said...

Bev I wish I was as quick a cross stitcher as you! The door is great, so much history & I love the electrical insulator as a handle x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Going great guns with your cross stitch Bev....and great door and I think Bonnie's stool is wonderful!

Julie said...

Hello Bev, your blue cross stitch looks lovely - I do love the sampler designs & they look great framed together on a wall. Gosh your old door is a great find also - it has loads of character :-) Happy week Bev, Julie

Karen said...

Love the blue on white in the stitching. Always has a fresh feel with those colours.
Good to see all the repurposing going on, too.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

That sampler is to die for! Love blue and white in linens and dishware! The door looks wonderful!