Sunday, 22 March 2015

Confined Again!

Confined to bed rest once AGAIN!  After a necessary root canal operation at the Day Hospital I am restricted to two days "rest" , which under the OGO's interpretation of instructions from the dentist, means either time in bed or time in my lounge chair!

Thank goodness for a thoughtful son who provided his father with the gift of an iPad 18 months ago. Time to surf the web and time looking through Pinterest without that feeling of guilt I usually have. Also time to work on all my new hand stitching projects that I wasn't going to start.

At the moment I have four "new" projects and three older PIPs (Projects in Progress) hand stitching projects sitting on my work table. There are also two quilts in progress that I will return to once over my "confinement". Two days of hand stitching might just get one project finished and ready to piece together on the machine.

Recently spent time going over my blog posts and realised there are a few projects that I finished last year before Christmas that I had not shared on my blog. As the original idea for setting up this blog was a journal of projects I had been working on during the year I decided to add a page with photos of completed projects for 2014. If you would like to view that page it is on the menu bar below the blog title.

Cabin Beneath the Stars - Jelly Roll Log Cabin
Work in the Woman's Cave has been slow this past ten days as I have been spending time 'training' the OGO in setting up his own blog. After seeing the EXCELLENT job I have done with our travel blog (and this blog), and a little encouragement from me, he decided he needed a personal blog to show off his photographic talents. So 'RoCs World in Photos' was created for public sharing. We think his blog will complement our travel blog with more photos of the wildlife and landscapes we see on our adventures. Now that I have promoted the OGO's blog, back to my own.

Last month I decided to try and start on my Christmas gift list. So far I have spent more time getting ideas from library books and Pinterest than I have making the items. But I have managed to finish a lovely cushion cover this week using the disappearing nine patch technique. As I haven't yet decided who to give it to, I thought I could share it with you.

Do you know what this little house holds?
Bugs in a Rug floor mat - finished & delivered
Thought I would also share the other small projects that I have started, despite vowing no more until I had completed the older PIPs. My excuse is that I need lots of hand stitching projects to take with us when we leave for the NP in May --- oh, and for our train adventure in April!!! Haha.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Reverse Bugs in Rug
Disappearing 9 patch cushion cover finished
Ellies in progress 1
Progress on Ellies Wall hanging for Women's Cave
Embroidered Hexies Bag - Faeries project
Mountmellick project - My Welsh Heritage
Hexie bag embroidery

My Welsh Heritage project - Mountmellick work

More designs for My Welsh Heritage project

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Relaxing Time

After a very busy, and quite stressful, few days last week, this Crafty Miss is enjoying some time out with the OGO.

Chilling out at the Mouses House

As a birthday gift the OGO booked us into the Mouses House in Springbrook. My favourite place to celebrate special occasions. This time it was to celebrate my birthday, but as it turns out we are also celebrating the birth of our grandson.

This is a beautiful location with purpose built chalets in the rainforest. Nine of the original chalets were named after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, plus the Wicked Witch. There have been three other chalets added - Prince Charming, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. The latter is the newest luxury chalet and is where we are enjoying some quality time out.
The chalet has luxury appointments, including a spa bath and a private hot tub, overlooking the rainforest stream.
Lounge & kitchen area
Of course, the OGO's quality time out revolves around his bird photography, for which there is plenty of opportunity here. Naturally my quality time revolves around......... Yep, you guessed it....... Stitching!!!!!! What a beautiful spot for inspiration and motivation to work on my beautiful embroidery pieces .......

 Of course all that is between relaxing in the hot tub after some short walks in the forest, glasses of bubbly, and simply sumptuous delicacies of seafood, cheese, local fudge, and fresh fruit ... Oh, and must not forget that lovely massage!!!!

Stitching as always!

Well, that's it folks. Guess you are all feeling a little envious by now, so I'm off for another soak in the hot tub and another glass of bubbly.