Saturday, 18 February 2017


I have been quite up and down with my sewing mojo lately. Some days passed without threading a single needle and others saw me happily stitching to my heart's content. Meanwhile my youngest daughter flew over to NZ to attend  a wonderful week long workshop by Jordu Schell who is a world reknown designer for creatures, character design, props and special effects in the film and TV world. He is known for his creations in Avatar, Men In Black, Edward Scissorhands and many many more movies.  This is the pic she sent to me of her creation. ( I have no idea why the computer insists on showing it sideways).  She flew back home this morning so at least she will be in the country when her new nephew arrives in a few days.

So, what have I been up to? Well I really wanted to stitch something a bit different. I searched the internet for inspiration and found a lovely gothic drawing with an owl, skull and roses. I stitched the roses in a gorgeous Cottage Garden thread and now the black and purple stitching looks rather flat. I think I shall add more texture to the skull and owl by shadowing the backstitch with another row of backstitch in a dark but slightly lighter thread than the colours used. Hmmmmm, still thinking about that.
Yey! I finally finished another cushion. This one is for me as the stitchery pattern was a gift from Barb a couple of years ago which I had completed but put in the UFO drawer. I don't think I measured properly as the cushion cover is a bit loose. 
I finished a stitchery (Jenny's design) and have put the borders on. I still need to sew a button on and finish it off,  (when I work out what to make it into ). It is a gift for someone.
I also put the borders on this little mini ready to quilt which is also a design of Jenny's.
I am enjoying needle turning the Rosie Quinlan BOM block I started. I had to add a strip to the bottom as there wasn't enough fabric for the background Grrrrrr. This really is "Patch" work. It is quite noticeable as the pattern is crossways rather than vertical so it doesn't meet up properly. I am not fussed because it is for me. I would be really stressing out if I was making it as a gift.
The cockatoos have now stripped our trees bare of fruit. At least we did get a few peaches which we enjoyed stewed. I was quite proud of this fella because he actually ate the entire peach rather than just taking a bite and dropping it to the ground like the others did.
Angel Blessings.


  1. Hi Ondrea,whoo Hoo not long to wait now,exciting times ahead for you all,cant wait to meet the little man.
    Wow Ondrea,you have been so busy lots happening if you lost your mojo it wasnt for long,lovely work my friend xx

  2. Not long now until baby arrives. Don't forget to share some piccies of grandma with Bub. Lovely work as always.

  3. How interesting was your DD workshop! Love all your stitching. A very exciting time ahead for you all.

  4. your stitching is so beautiful! prayers for a safe delivery. can't wait to hear all about the baby when he arrives

  5. Lovely work as always. Very exciting time will look forward to seeing all the new pics of baby. :)

  6. I think your mojo is just playing games with you - you have certainly achieved quite a lot!! Exciting and beautiful days ahead when bub arrives - just sit back and enjoy!!

  7. Aaahhhh...three days!!! Not long now!! Exciting!! You seem to have managed to get a lot done despite not feeling like your mojo was in residence!! Love your DD's sculpture.