Monday, February 4, 2013

January was a busy month

Amongst lots of quality family time, and finishing the top of this beauty, I managed to have a rather busy but productive month.

skow quilt

My first project in the latest stitch-a-long was this thread catcher from Natalie Bird's Red Home book. I enjoyed using some of my fat flat's from spotlight (I do have rather a large number of them lying around).

Red Home - by Natalie Bird

Next, some more progress on this Faye Whittaker - All our yesterday's cross stitch. I got this pattern from the World of Cross Stitching magazine. Its so relaxing to do this in front of 'Downton Abbey'. I'm trying to catch up before this new season starts.

Towards the end of the month, hubby and I found ourselves for two nights, kid free, in paradise (tropical FNQ - Cairns, one of my favourite parts of the world). OK, we did arrive in a tropical depression from Cyclone Oswald and some minor flooding but it didn't stop us having a lovely time celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary.

The perks of a hubby that travels alot is there is generally some frequent flyer points and hotel points to go somewhere. We were lucky.

This was the view from our room.

And this was 10yrs ago this month. (it was 44 degress when this photo was taken, you wouldn't know it!).

Happy Stitching, Susie


Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

You have been very busy and congratulations on your Anniversary, hugs

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary and boy you have been busy,lovely lot of projects there Susie,well done.xx

laurajane said...

I love those thread catches,will have to look for that red home book.Glad you had a good break.
Conrats on yot tenth Anniversary,what a beautiful coupe you make.
Hugs Laura xx

Nicky said...

Happy Anniversary Susie, your wedding photo is gorgeous! Lots of neat projects happening too, the stitchalong is going to be lots of fun...

Susie said...

Thank you Sharon.

Susie said...

Thank you Laura

Susie said...

Thanks Shez

Susie said...

Thanks Nicky, yes looking forward to the SAL too - only hope I can get everything done on time!