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Sunday 13 September 2015

Some Threads to Stitch

I did quick trip into Hobart yesterday to get a last few threads so I could finish stitching a couple of WIP blocks. Well the trip IN was quick....more about that later.

 My first stop was Spotlight because I know I can get DMC threads there....besides, I was also looking for something in the homewares aisle. Out of the 7 colours I needed,....suprise, suprise...I could only find 5!

 No probs, this time I remembered that there is a thread shop in town so off I went to find it.  Not much help though as they had closed early!! The ones I had would have to do. The trip home was interesting. I had no idea how to get home from where I was so I called on my TomTom to help and it took me home on the windy trecherous route which was definitely not the quickest route.  By the time I realised, I decided to just go with it......at least, the scenery was amazing around the base of Mt Wellington.

The two threads colours I didn't have were not necessary for finishing the blocks that I wanted to so today I sat down to finish them.  And here they are:

First off, the daisies on block 1 of 'A Country Tea Party' ......so pretty

Then I pulled out my first two unfinished blocks from "Australian Afternoon". Here is Emu makes a Duck.

and lastly I finished off Possum Reading

I loved stitching the little yellow daisies.

They sort of remind me of the daffodils that I keep finding in the garden and which I keep picking for little pops of spring all over the house.

While I wait for my next BOM blocks to arrive in the mail, I am going to stitch
The Brolgas are Dancing.

I also managed to do some block piecing today....more on that later. Actually, I got a bit done today....from stitching and sewing to herding cows to photographing sights in the yard....those are currently appearing on Cath@Home

In the meantime I am linking in to
Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts

BOMs Away at What a Hoot

Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape



  1. Such pretty blossoms in your work and I had to laugh at that emu!

  2. Beautiful stitching. I love the emu and possum.

  3. Very pretty stitching--the Australian blocks are so charming! I hope you find your threads without such a dangerous route!

  4. I love your stitching. Those motifs are so cute. The possum is adorable.

  5. Lovely stitching. You can't really trust a gps, mine has taken me quite a few weird ways

  6. Your stitching is very beautifully done. Wonderful!

  7. Beautiful stitching there Cath, the spotlight store here sounds like yours, the threads are so messy you can never find the one you want.

  8. All the threads look so pretty together. Lovely little stitches

  9. beautiful stitching, I love seeing your progress on the australian afternoon. these two are gorgeous.
    It makes my fingers itch to want to get this design!
    lovely little stitchy flowers too.

  10. Very nice stitchery, Cath. These blocks are so fun. The emu makes me laugh. :D

  11. Gorgeous handwork! I love it so much!

  12. Hi Cath,

    I'm visiting you from Super Mon - No Cape's Stitchery Party.

    Love the flowers, and such a cute Possum! It was interesting to hear your story of the lengths you have to go to to get your threads.

    I look forward to your next adventure.

    Lovely stitching.

    Barbara xx


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