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Friday, May 13, 2016

"Peace."

 Hello,

I hope you are enjoying some peace and sunshine like us here at Kainga.


Peace design in DMC 777, stitched on 25 count Belfast Linen.

I have been going through some of my cross stitch patterns that I have downloaded over the years. This Peace design was a freebie from h/http://lacontesselepointdecroix.blogspot.com.au/ I left out a few random background stitches. I don't like threads running across the back of the design. I made it into a mug mat or it could be used just as a small table centre.


I really wanted to make the whole back out of hexagons but didn't have enough of this fabric. Instead of quilting the mug mat I used a chain stitch. It was good to use up bits and pieces from the sewing room.


 For the past 18 months we have been buying our fruit and veg from Farmers Markets in the Perth Hills. Whilst these provide fruit and veg that is so much better than what the supermarkets provide we have also discovered some places that sell at their orchard.


 Earlier on in the month one of the orchards had a open day and we were able to walk around the orchard and eat fruit straight off the trees.


They have also planted hundreds of Italian grapes. Building is currently underway to open a restaurant in Spring. You certainly don't get a view like this if you shop at a supermarket.

Hope you have a lovely weekend, Anything planned?

Happy days.
Bev C

16 comments:

Penny Peberdy said...

Hello Bev

Sounds like a peaceful life, as you say. I love the idea of eating apples straight from the trees - but I think I would want the trees too!

Penny
x

kiwikid said...

Beautiful mug rug you have made. How nice to get your fruit and veges from the grower or the market! Lovely to walk in amongst the trees too.

Petra said...

Ooh whauw your peace stitch is wonderful you make a lot of beautiful things you are so creative. Thanks for the reaction about the tulips, and yes it's lovely to see that kind of things. Have a great weekend enyoy. Greetings Petra.

Maria said...

Pretty finish Bev...
How nice you can go to the orchards and buy fresh fruit...

Helen said...

Lovely to be able to walk around the orchard and pick your own fruit. Pretty colours in your mug rug it looks great !

Jeanette said...

Love your little mat. Ooo how wonderful to just walk around an orchard & pick the fruit & eat it straight from the tree. Hugs,xx

Terri said...

Cute mini stitching projects! I love having small projects to whip up in a few spare minutes. How wonderful to discover that orchard nearby. We don't have any plans for the weekend, which is a great feeling. Probably just gardening and some new art projects.

Fiona said...

lovely post Bev - so great to support the locals and nice fresh fruit and veges aswell...
Hugz

KimM said...

Beautiful post - love your mug rug.....simply gorgeous!
xxx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great mug rug Bev and how awesome to get to walk around that farm!

Cheryll said...

Nice visiting you again...xox

Anthea said...

buying from the grower is so good Bev... what a lovely way to spend time in these lovely Autumn days

sharon said...

Your autumn weather looks lovely. Enjoy the opportunities to choose local when ever you can. That new restaurant should be a real treat when it opens next spring. Hope you can go often.
Love that you're a cross stitcher and quilter like me. Makes me feel so connected to you a half a planet away!

Lynda said...

Peace is a lovely little angel. Grocery/fruit/veg shopping is very different here.

Karen S said...

Lovely cross stitch.
Great opportunity to get local fruit.

Kim said...

I don't know about "peace" but we are having oodles of lovely sunshine down here. Your little angel is very sweet and I love the back. Such a sweet cross stitch. How wonderful to visit orchards and try out their fruit. There is nothing quite like picking an apple straight off the tree; they are always so fresh and crisp. Have a lovely week, Bev.