Monday, 19 July 2010

Stitching with friends.

I had my stitchy meet on Sunday which was fun, in the morning I baked my first banana bread with caramel icing. It smelt so fresh and beautiful, the smells coming from the kitchen, I hope the girls liked it, I sure did.

We sat around stitching and playing with Melody's (the girl who hosted) little 9 month old daughter Lily. She is ultra cute!It was a perfect day for stitching, it was cold and rainy outside, and we were having cups of tea and yummy snacks.
As I am still waiting on my metallic thread to arrive which should be here this week, I didn't get to work on feather fairy. Instead I worked on the little piece I took overseas with me but hardly touched. It is a cute pattern by Margaret Sherry called 'cats and cuddles'. I am stitching it on 14 count oatmeal aida. It is a picture of 4 different cats sitting in coffee cups. They are very cute and colourful, and instead of stitching the cats all in a row I've decided to stitch them individually and put each one into a plastic coaster which I can display on our coffee table or dining table, wherever they end up I guess. I bought the coasters a few years ago at a craft show and they have always been stored away. This is what I've stitched so far...

I will continue stitching on this piece tonight, but it will take a back seat when my thread arrives as I really just want to finish my fairy now, she's so close to being completed!!

Happy Stitching xx


  1. Oh how the banana bread looks wonderful, I could almost smell it. Not much worse than waiting from goodies to finish a project. Patience is a virtue.
    Be always in stitches.

  2. Your banana bread was yummy hun! The icing was very sweet though, so at least I wasn't tempted to have any more! Daniel enjoyed the slice I brought home for him too, so thank you :)

    I really enjoying stitching and chatting with cups of tea yesterday, watching the horrible weather - shame we had to go out in it to come home really... I'm so excited that we are having the next meeting in 4 weeks - it'll be great to have them regularly again :D

    You've certainly made progress since yesterday on your cat design - it really stands out now. You have a knack for picking good designs, I think. :)

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that your thread arrives soon too. I know the eagerness as a design approaches it's finish, so no wonder you are feeling frustrated about it right now. xxx

  3. That banana bread looks yummy!

    Margaret Sherrys charts are so cute, great start. Look forward to more up-dates.