Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April IHSW

Hi everyone, well today is a public holiday for both New Zealand and Australia to remember those who served their country in war and the blessings that we have today because of their service.  It is usually a quiet day of reflection for me as I have many ancestors who served in both world wars, some who were killed in action, and it gives me a chance to pause and remember them.  My husband works a half day as all the stores are closed till 1pm and then open half a day.  So he has just left for work, the little man has just gone to bed for a sleep due to being tired and grumpy and I actually plan to spend some time this afternoon while he sleeps doing some genealogy.....I know, stitching!!!!  Genealogy is my other passion, and I find that I dont spend enough time on it with all of the other things that get in the way. 

So onto my weekend stitching for the IHSW.  I managed to get some done on ladybird, I did not get to stitch as much as I planned to as we had lots of visitors and other things got in the way.  But I did manage to get the wings done on the left side and all the hair done.  She is coming along nicely, just the skin and a few ladybirds to do and she is half finished.  That is my plan for this week, to get her half finished.

Confession time, I havent done any more work on my SAL this week, I only have a couple of star bursts and then the beading to do.  I think I have been putting it off a bit because I have never done beading before on a cross stitch design so I am worried about it.  I SHALL work on it this week and post my progress next week on here :)

So that is me all updated.  I hope everyones IHSW went well and that you got lots of stitching done.  I thought I would share this photo with you, look what just caught my attention in the lounge.  She spent the night locked in the garage so I think she is staying close to home now.  And I guess she has figured if Jacob is no longer using it she might as well.

Right, off to find those ancestors of mine....happy stitching :)


demeter83 said...

Your progress is beautiful, and I hope the research on your geneology went well.

Veronica said...

Lovely progress on Lady Bird Fairy. She's beautiful!


Lesley said...

Your Ladybird Fairy is beautiful.I love your photo:)

Miamina said...

Ladybird fairy is looking lovely, you are making good progress.

Cris and Crafts said...

You made a wonderful progress, she looks amazing!!!!!!

Melissa said...

Hi There! I'm a new follower :)

Wonderful stitching on the fairy! So beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more!

♥ Nia said...

Your fairy look gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...


Your Ladybird fairy is just beautiful, such lovely colours.

Good luck with your beading on the other project.

Lovely photo of the kitty in the high chair, so cute.

Joysze said...

Great progress on Butterfly. She looks so beautiful. :D

Awww poor kitty.... I hope she'll stay indoor from now on. ;)

Denise said...

I love doing genealogy also. Your stitching is gorgous.
Happy Stitching & hunting for past relatives.

Jagna said...

lovely work :)