Friday, January 31, 2014

Where there is stash...

...there is always an opportunity for a leotard!

Size 6, just cos I could  :)

Saturday, January 25, 2014


I started this lovely design a very long time ago.  Just for the record, I hate hate hate stitching on open weave linen, so getting this one done was a real struggle.
Still, finally, here it is:
Just Nan's 4 Wishes

Two finishes in one month - that's a record for me these days, lol.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Evil Gym Mom Brag Alert!!!!

Today was the day....  Jan 15, when all the NCEA results go up on the website for thousands of secondary school students in Yrs 11, 12 & 13 (plus some Yr10s) who did their Level 1, 2 or 3 exams in November.
Much angst about nasty maths exams, much reassuring by loving parents that we know you studied & we won't be disappointed, much crashing of websites as too many try to log on at once, much txting about who got what and who hasn't dared to look yet....

Well, early this evening, Jess worked up the courage to log on to the NZQA website and check her results.  Much squealing later, she calmed down long enough to work out:

Merit overall
Merit for Accounting, English and French

She is sooo  happy, as these results are much better than she was expecting, especially as there were some Excellences in amongst the individual papers.

Way to go Jessica!!!!  So proud of you,  yay!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Start as you mean to go on

And I have a cross stitch finish!  Yes, it's small... but done in a day, start to finish - chart, fabric and threads out of the stash:
Lizzie Kate, on 28ct lugana.

Here's to more stitching getting done this year.  Happy New Year, everyone.