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Monday, April 22, 2013

"Good Tidings with Jane Austen cross stitch, Lucy and a win."

Hello,

Happy Monday,

Wow I can't believe that if you put your mind and hands to something you can actually get it done. Yes I am talking about a cross stitch which I started last week and finished last night. There wasn't any border on the pattern but  I am planning to add a simple one around the sampler. I will have to audition threads over the next couple of days.

Good Tidings with Jane Austen.

This sampler is called Good Tidings with Jane Austen, designed by Tanya Marie Anderson of the Sampler Girl. 
I noticed I still had the docket in amongst the linen, threads and pattern. I purchased these from a lovely shop in North Perth back on 25.6.2011 which I think has now closed . I can't believe how time has flown since then. I can still remember the lady helping me. This was stitched on 28 count linen in Platinum. There is a mix of DMC threads and Gentle Art and Simply Shaker threads.

Last week was a pretty good week for me and a very happy one.

Blog Hop winnings and a beautiful linen towel from Lucy's travels.

You see on Monday we were at the International Airport to pick up Lucy from her travels in New Zealand. She had such a lovely time that she wants to go back again. She was back to work a few days later so is saving for the next trip. David is still in New Zealand and plans to travel to a few more countries while he is over that side of the world.

Tuesday I received a lovely parcel in the post from Cherilyn. I was her winner in a recent blog hop and the prize was this wonderful Better Homes and Garden Quilting Magazine and a jelly roll. Please take sometime to check out Cherilyn's lovely blog called A Farm Wife's Journal.

Friday Ian was back at the Domestic Airport with Lucy to pick up Bonnie. When they walked in Bonnie said  "You have got half your family home" Of course it is a different matter today with Bon of for this week in another direction.

Life is never still here, which is a good thing.

Hope you have a Happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead.

Happy days.
Bev C

14 comments:

Christine M said...

Your fingers must have been flying getting that cross stitch done so quickly Bev! It looks lovely. Lovely win too!

shez said...

congrats on your win Bev,lovely work ,well done and good to have your family home.xx

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Bev, My word, you are a busy bee to have that beautiful cross stitch finished within the week. I think you are right though, when we put our minds to something, it is amazing what we can achieve.
Congratulations on your lovely gift. Isn't it wonderful when you receive surprises through the post.
You sound as if you live in a very busy household....our was like that once, but is much quieter now.....I do miss the hustle and bustle of family life.
Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes
Daphne

marina said...

lots of coming and goings at your place Bev!
love your new sampler great going getting it done so quickly.

Maria said...

You must not have put that cross stitch down... Looks great..
Lovely win..

Terriaw said...

Love your Jane Austen cross stitch! I love the colors and sweet imagery. Have fun with your winnings!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

You have been busy Bev... Congratulation on your lovely gift. Have a lovely week.. Hugs Judy

Anthea said...

I love Jane Austen and I love cross stitch - so of course I love this sampler! Just beautiful Bev, and you have stitched it up so quickly!
Well done on such a great win, too, the fabrics look great x

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Good things come from such busy fingers! So pretty!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good on you Bev for completing that x-stitch in a week....how cool is that! Congratulations on your win....these are always a surprise aren't they! Have fun reading your new mag!

Fiona said...

lots of comings to and fro... but what a lot of fun.... it's great to have them home when they can isn't it? lovely stitching things to play with too...
Hugz

Karen said...

You have been busy. That's a lovely cross stitch. Good luck with all that is happening at your place!

Sue said...

What a great week at Kainga. Love your sample, Bev.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch is gorgeous, you have been super productive! Sounds like you have a busy family. xx