Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sunday Stitching

It's a glorious day in Hobart, the sky is blue so I'm torn between my sewing room and the great outdoors.
I decided to do a little stitching earlier and this afternoon we've been relaxing on the back deck and just lazing about as the weather heats up.

I hope your Sunday is as sweet as ours!

Friday, 15 February 2013

A sad little story

I just wanted to write this down:
I was out the front of my workplace this afternoon when a young male driver sped down the street and hit a ginger moggy, he stopped about 50 metres down the road whilst the poor moggy writhed around. I called out to my office mate to grab some towels and I raced over to see if the moggy needed first aid. It was obvious it had sustained major injuries and was taking it's last breaths. I put my hand on her body and patted her gently as she drifted off. It was so sad witnessing the end of her life.
The young driver's female passenger had gotten out of the car and raced to the cat too while he just stood at the car and didn't seem to care less.
I'm not a cat lover and believe they should be kept in cat runs but I accept everyone has different opinions. I just don't like to see an animal suffer, it's heartbreaking. This cat had a lovely little collar and the Council Animal Control Officer told me it had been desexed however it was not microchipped so the owner could not be traced and notified. She was taken away to a vet where they keep her for a week (in a freezer) and if the owner thinks to go to the vet within the next week they might just find out her fate.
So the moral to this story is please microchip your pets, especially if they like to roam, and make sure you keep the details upto date.  And the second moral of the story is to beware there's idiots on our roads!

Sunday, 10 February 2013


This is the 'F' ATC I received from Carol for the Altered Papers Alphabet ATC swap.
'F for Flamingo'.
'G' is next, mine is on it's way to Edilza.

Friday, 8 February 2013

A Finish

Finished Sew, Laugh, Love!

I didn't have enough of the border fabrics to make sure a square cut to the print. If it annoys me too much I'll replace it with something else but for now it's done!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sewing Kits for Tassie

The online group I belong to "Friends in Stitching" have put together kits to be distributed to fellow stitchers affected by the recent fires on the Tasmanian Peninsula. The sad part about this post is that more fires started up yesterday so it's not over yet.

Here's my kit, I've also added scissors and needles since taking this photo.
The stitcheries for each of the 27 kits were kindly donated by Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Kisses.
Helen has been rewarded for her generous nature by being named Barnardos Mother of the Week. The nomination, prepared by her eldest daughter, highlights Helen's passion for helping others. Helen is a great role model and a lovely friend. Congratulations Helen, I'm so proud of you and your gorgeous Miss M!