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May Begins.

Posted on | May 2, 2019 | 14 Comments

Today seems to be the first chance to stay at home for quite a while and I am appreciating the quiet and slow pace of it. A lovely chance to post on the blog, read a few comments and start some stitching.

First up a wool mat finish.

It is by Buttermilk Basin and is called Vintage Campers All Round.

This one came a s a kit. I did add a few extra threads but for once did keep close to the design.

After seeing these photos I realise I need to use the lint brush on this mat.

Good to have this project ready for Christmas.

Keeping the Christmas theme going, I have also completed the March stitcheries from Gail Pan.

I was feeling great because I was catching up – I have one and a half of the April stitcheries done. But then the May email came through with new ones. I will just have to keep pushing on.

I am hoping to get back to some quilting this week. The last couple of months have been extra busy with helping my 90 YO mother to move. Packing up her unit has been a big effort but she is now happily settled in with family in the city. And I can see a few free days ahead.

Hope you also have some stitching time planned.

Cheers, Karen

14 Responses to May Begins.

  • Now you know you should have posted a picture of your beautiful mom. I’m sure she’s happy to be settled in. I loved caring for my momma and, though it took a great deal of time and work, it has provided me some of the best memories of her.
    Listen, those caravans are calling me, very loudly. I will not. I can not. I shall not start another project. lol Unless I do.

  • All wonderful stitching! I like that wool mat, so cute!

  • barbara woods says:

    so cute

  • I LoVe the wool mat.. it’s a real cutie…
    Pleased your Mum is all settled too… xox

  • Kyle says:

    Your embroidery and wool applique designs are super cute and 8 months a head of the holiday. Glad your mom is settling into her new home. Not an easy move for all of you.

  • Joan says:

    Oh my gosh, I know someone who would absolutely go crazy over those campers. Looks like I am going to be shopping for a new pattern. You sure know how to entice a girl! LOL!! Your work is always so beautiful.

  • Astrid says:

    The vintage camper mat is so cute and so are the embroideries! Christmas all year ’round; I’m working on Christmas items in between other things. Have a fabulous weekend!

  • LOVE the campers/caravans!! It reminds me of the John Williamson song “Old Farts in Caravan Parks”!! And, you KNOW that you will never catch up….there will always be another project on the way, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!!

  • Sheryl says:

    Hi Karen wow the camper mat is adorable what a great pattern thankyou for the link I am going to check it out,you always do such beautiful work,well done my friend enjoy your rest at home xx

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Love your beautiful stitcheries especially the vintage caravans, so cute. You always do such gorgeous work.

  • Fiona Robinson says:

    Lovely little Christmas mat… the way some of the things are outlined is so effective…. YOu will catch up witht he other stitcheries soon I’m sure…. glad your mum is well settled now… big move for her… and you!

  • Karen, amazing embroidery. Those different stitches are so clever, especially the 2-colored outline around the presents. I hope you get some extra sewing time now. We are moving our 90 YO mother this coming week, from one large apartment to a small apartment, so I know what you’re talking about. Downsizing is not easy and takes more than time.

  • I love the VINTAGE caravan….Lovely stitching and also your stitcheries. Glad your Mum is settled. A huge job xx

  • Susan Snooks says:

    Those little caravans are very cute Karen! And such lovely colours. It must be very comforting knowing your Mum is settled into her new home and you have some much needed time to yourself!


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