A Simple Life – New Friends – And Old

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Finn, Niamh and I spent yesterday morning with Marita and her girls, and Marita’s sister in law and her boys. There was playing, snacking, and even (shock!) stitching. Not much of that, mind you, but I gave a little bit of love to my Wee Beasties dragonfly. It was such a lovely morning, company and weather-wise, that I was reluctant to leave, but Finn needed to go to kinder, and Niamh to bed, so we had to head off all too soon. Hanging out for the next time! Funny, just a few short months ago, I was lamenting the fact that I didn’t have any crafty friends who also had kids of a similar age. I guess sometimes the universe takes notice 🙂

Then in the evening I spent a good long time on the phone to a close friend who I have been woeful at keeping in touch with these last few years (since I had babies and she went off to other parts of the world – if that sounds a touch green-eyed-monster-ish, it isn’t meant to!). She’s now back home(ish)… in Tasmania, and (surprise, Mel!) expecting her first baby in December. I’m so excited for her, and hoping to make plans to get there for a visit sometime in ’08.

Today’s pic is finally the promised photo of Elizabeth’s Designs A Simple Life. The grass at the bottom was kind of tricky – I didn’t want the variegation in the thread to come through in vertical or horizontal stripes, so I intentionally stitched ‘blocks’ of the grass at a time, trying to emulate dappled sunlight coming through the tree. Not quite sure it was 100% successful, but y’know, it looks okay, I think. And marks finish number 9 for 2007.

9 responses to “A Simple Life – New Friends – And Old

  1. Was great catching up with you again. I think we are going to have to make a regular stitching playdate.

    ‘A Simple Life’ is just beautiful. Great idea with the grass at the bottom, it has worked very well.

  2. A Simple Life looks fantastic, Mel. Congratulations! 🙂

  3. Great job! It’s a beautiful peice and I love the charms. The grass was inspired.

  4. What a sweet finish 🙂 Congrats!

  5. A simple life looks great, glad that you got to meet Marita and that you had a good time.

  6. That’s great you’ve found a new stitching pal with kiddies – gives you even more in common that you can share 🙂 Love the new finish – between yourself and Junette, the more I see of Elizabeth’s Designs, the more I love them, they just look so interesting to stitch.

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