25 February 2015

More on CQJP Yellow February

 CQJP 2015 - Yellow February 

Lots of random 'BITS' have been added to the yellow block this week.
Stitching is dominant in this project, and (as I am a crochet-aholic) I am making an occasional piece of crochet to fit where ever I think I can 'get-away' with it, lol.

So here is the centre of my block.

A slice of lemon for my G & T.


A 'sort of' elongated Yin & Yang' design.

A Mandala that needs finishing in the middle, probably with French Knots.

And, last but not least, a Paisley.

I'm still enjoying using yellow threads and creating designs for this block.

Almost finished with the February CQJP now, just a little more stitching to get it to my happy place.

I've been doing a bit of cross-stitching on Stitchmap lately too.
Here are a couple of my designs.

And 'just-for-fun' - here is Fred and Mojo catching the sun by our front door.

And Juliette is looking for her Romeo by the lounge door. Luckily she didn't hop over the sill and poop on my carpet. I kept a close eye on her.

I hope you have had a great week.

Happy Stitching.

18 February 2015

February Is Yellow - CQJP

I am LOVING working with yellow.
I think it's a colour that is underrated. 
It's soft.
It's elegant.
It's soothing,
mellow, pleasant, classy, captivating, and, well,
just downright delightful.

What do you think of YELLOW?


15 February 2015

To Raymond

Happy Valentine's Day to Everyone

Happy Valentine's Day

You can QUILT it

You can STITCH it

You can COLOUR it 

You can PAINT it

You can COLLAGE it

You can CUT it

Your can CARD it









11 February 2015

February CQJP 2015 block started

CQJP 2015 - February's naked block has been hand pieced in my neutrals fabric colour scheme.  

And some base foundation stitches have been added to a couple of the seams now.

 You will have probably guessed by now that February's block colour is YELLOW.

04 February 2015

An Interesting Day

Auckland Anniversary Day was last Monday and it was a beautiful day here in NZ.
 Just right for a day out with my hubby.
 With a fully stocked chilly-bin off we went for trip up North of Auckland.

First stop was Warkworth, a wander round the shops and cafe's (Ginger's is our 'usual' cafe). Then we had a pleasant stroll along the waterside paths, watching the ducks and other water-birds, and children having fun and splashing about in the shallows.

After a picnic lunch we went Northwards again, and ended up at Wellsford for an ice cream break and window shopping.

Then we headed East on the Whangaripo Valley Road which took us to a lovely beach at Pakiri where we continued with another bit of the picnic from the chilly-bin.

From Pakiri Beach we followed the coast heading South to Matakana, and then back through Warkworth to the Motorway (Highway).

Our last stop was at Puhoi Pub for our evening meal. They do the most delicious fish 'n' chips, nice and crisp batter and chips (not the soggy stuff), and the fish is very flavorsome.

The Puhoi Pub has a large outdoor seating/eating area, and usually put on some form of entertainment. We were treated to a group playing music under a gazebo, and children playing game of bowls on the lawn.

A thoroughly relaxing way to end the day.