Hi folks, it's been a crazy week or two around here, lots happening on the farm, and busy times for me at work as well. We have just had a holiday weekend here, the Saturday and Sunday of which we spent getting our lambs tailed. As we expected it was a pretty disastrous lambing for us, however the lambs and ewes we have are all pretty healthy, so we will do our best with what we have. On Labour Day Monday we made a daytrip to Roxburgh and jetboated up the Clutha River to Alexandra and then onto the Clyde Dam. It was a lovely day out, only problem was I left my camera behind, so I haven't got any photos of beautiful Central Otago with the wild thyme in flower, smells heavenly and the countryside looks amazing. Photos next time!!
In stitching news, some long awaited stash arrived..........some lovely new LHN charts and gorgeous overdyed threads, sitting on some Weeks Dye Works 32ct Linen in 'Straw'
and LHN's Virtue Sampler which I couldn't resist making a start on. Oops - Fallen off the wagon again!
And because I need another project start like I need a hole in the head, here is the beginnings of my Stitching Around The Block, from Helen Stubbings - Hugs and Kisses. I am thrilled to be in a little Kiwi stitching group with these lovely ladies Raewyn, Janis, and Leanne. Raewyn and I 'met' thru our blogs a few months back, our blog address names are very similar, and we are both(obviously) farm girls! I have my fabrics pretty much finalised for this little quilt, and this centre block needs to be finished by the end of the week and sent on its way North for the beginning of November.
I must confess I am a little behind my one a week target though, likewise I am very behind in the Gardener's Journal SAL. Thankfully most the others aren't, so you can check out some lovely blocks and quilts over here. Secret stitching for my SSCS is still happening, and I am gathering things for my 6 Items Christmas Swap too. All in all, it's going to be a busy countdown to the end of the year - thanks for calling by here today to visit, I appreciate that you have persevered this far. LOL
Till next time, take care ............. Nicky