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

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

" 5 times 5 does equal 25."

Hello,

There is nothing better to stitch with a friend,
To soothe away tensions and help you unbend,
To stitch and to natter is such a treat,
So come with a friend, or there is new one's to meet,
Bring your needles and thread and whatever is needed,
And time will fly by, your troubles unheeded.


Yes you guessed right, I am joining in Friday Night Sew In this Friday.


I have this bag  pattern that I want to make up from a Homespun magazine,using some American themed tapestry fabric.


 The rose pruning has begun here at Kainga, would you believe that this is the pruning's from just one rose, the Mutubilis rose is a stunning rose with multi -coloured blooms.


5 times 5 does equal 25. 5 stitches across by 5 rows down does make for lots of stitching time. Yes, I decided to do the checkerboard edging including the sunflower this last week. Then it is time to stitch the Sheep that will be in the West block. Then the fun part! back stitching.

Happy days.
Bev C

18 comments:

Sandi said...

Hi Bev
Love your poem. I am not a blogger but will be joining you all on Friday evening anyway...sewing while in touch with the friendliness that travels so far via your blog. It's a pleasure to open my email and find another 'Kainga Happenings'. Thankyou. Sandi

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great blog Bev, lovely poem and I do like your stitching too

Maria said...

What a beautiful verse Bev...
Look forward to stitching along with you and others on Friday..
Love the checkerboard border. I always loved to do the backstitch on my cross stitch. Brings it to life...

Christine M said...

I love the checkerboard on your cross stitch. See you tomorrow night Bev!

Fiona said...

fun verse Bev and I love that cross stitch... such a lot of work ...
Hugz

Julie said...

Lovely verse Bev, I have copied it down. Yes I have mutabulis rose also & it is prolific though probably not as rampant as yours :-) Your x-stitch is coming together well. Happy stitching Bev, Julie

Nat Palaskas said...

You have been very busy Bev. Those x-stitches must take all your time. I used to do them too. Love the farm theme on them! Rose pruning for us too, but we only just got back from NZ so will leave it for a few weeks.
Have a G'Day - Hugs Nat

shez said...

yes i know that bag pattern its lovely and will look so nice in the fabric you have chosen Bev.xx

Terri said...

your sew-in sounds so lovely! Wish I could've been there. I could use an evening like that.

Pauline said...

Busy as always, huh, Bev? Really like your cross stitch.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sweet poem Bev. Love your cross stitch. Enjoy making your bag and I will see you there.

Anthea said...

Bev that fabric will be great for the bag design, & yes it's great that FNSI is back up again!
How cold is it at yours? And how did you survive tuesday? we are good here, thank goodness.
The cross stitch is coming really well, are you impressed that I have been doing some too?! LOL
x

Petra said...

Hello Bev you work looks wonderful, the bag is lovely and the cross stitch I love it. The weather over here is good at the moment, a lot of sunshine it's really summer time. At this moment we had some visit from Australia, we had a great time today it's a year ago when we where at your country, we had a great time, it is unbelievable that's a year ago. When I had a lot of money then I like it to go for a second time en maybe more. I wish you a great weekend, enjoy the time and I hope the weather is good at your place. We had contact with our friends in Shepparton but there was some rain. But i think at your place is the weather much more better than around Melbourne or I'm wrong. Had a good time Bev, take care greetings Petra.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
Yes, I do believe those clippings came from one rose bush. The mutabilis is a beautiful full bush and I would love to put one in my garden area, but it is too large of a bush. Love the simple petals of it too. Your cross stitch is beautiful. Another art work for the your home. thanks for your comment and I hope my new additions will thrive well.
Happy gardening and sewing. : )
Blessings!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Awesome fabric Bev..hey, you're a poet and didn't know it LOL!

Karen said...

Good luck with all your sewing plans. And all the pruning work in the garden.
Love seeing that cross stitch growing.

marina said...

lovely progress on your weather vane cross stitch and your new bag has come together beautifully.
A very productive night!

Susan said...

Love your poem - is it yours or from someone??