Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday Stitching and an early birthday pressie

I visited Christchurch for the day on Friday, achieved what I set out to do, even 'tho I was very late in catching up with Deb,

she surprised me with an early birthday present, she is so super organised, isn't it just really really lovely, I just love to to pieces - not literally of course.

and I have just the perfect place for it right here,

these shorts were made for a friend of mine who works for Cadbury's NZ, they have some kind of sports come charity event on the week after next, nation wide, and she asked me to make several of these up for her, she actually asked me weeks ago and I should not have left it to the 11th hour, but then I am not nearly as organised as Miss Deb is,

best laid plans 'n' all, so I spent yesterday (and some of this morning) sewing 6 shorts and 4 skirts, when I would really rather have been sewing/stitching on a particular quilt project for the Spring Sewing Party organised by Kelly...

and here they all are, all ready to be sent of,

Now I am off to look at what everyone else has been up to for yesterday's spring stitch along!
If you want to look pop over here for a list of all the participants, and see some really wonderful inspirational results!

..and then I have some hand stitching to finish off that I should have finished off last night,

I hope you all had a brilliant weekend

so this is the rest of the stitching that I managed last night for the Spring Sewing Party, now I know that technically it is not sewing, but there is good reason - sure!

Rowing Man was on call this weekend, and he got called out to 2 motor vehicle accidents last evening, (fairly minor thankfully, and no big injuries), one on the Mt Cook Rd, and the other not far from Tekapo. Now you might think that would give me ample alone time to get my sewing machine cranking along,

The thing is we also had a friend for tea, so it was just not friendly to sit at the sewing machine, so you know the whole idle hands thing, after dinner, I stitched while we chatted and had a wine,

catch ya later!


kiwicarole said...

Lovely birthday pressie! What beautiful stitching! Hope you had fun catching up with Deb!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely present! Well, you did get those shorts finished and will make someone very happy!

By Hoki Quilts said...

Mmmmm, how was my flat white? Come on sweet give me all the details LOL. Our Miss Deb, what a super woman and such a great 'stitcher', she gets through an amazing amount of stuff, especially when you think how much time she spends suffering through migraines.

Deb said...

Well done withe your shorts Shiree.
I am pleased you liked your cushion and I was so thrilled to get it finished in time for your visit.
It was so lovely to see you hun, really nice.
hugs Deb

manuela said...

Hi Shiree!
Beautiful stitching!
And you sew a lot, all that shorts and skirts...

~Marica~ said...

Beautiful stitching :)

Moneik said...

What beautiful stitching!

Darlene said...

Beautiful stitchery project - I love it.

Sue-Anne said...

Love your new cushion, love the lace around it. Your stitchery is beautiful too and I think that it falls into the category of sewing.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love your stitcheries! Glad you were able to come to the party, it sure was fun!

Strlady said...

Hey! you were technically sewing all weekend. LOL! Your stiching looks wonderful. I love needlework but can never get it 'right'.

Anita said...

Hi Shiree, What a lovely gift Deb gave you, oh and hope you have a happy birthday. Sounds like you've been very busy and I know the feeling when you are in the middle of making something, but really want to be making something else!! Kind regards, Anita.

Loralynn said...

Love your projects! You sure have been busy!

Bev C said...

Hello Shiree, You lucky girl receiving the cushion. Congrats. on finishing all those shorts. I hope you get some chocolate in return!!! Have a lovely week.

Elyte said...

Happy Birthday. I do like that Herb Garden stitchery. Is it still available to buy?

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Shiree, I think that is sewing and wish I did more handwork, always in a hurry. Such a great gift you gave.
When you leave a comment on my blog I can't get back to yours by clicking on your name, I don't know what's up with that.
Keep Stitchen'