Friday, 4 October 2013

Friday Night With Friends

Hooray! Another reason to stitch...as if I really need a reason :-)

Thanks to Cheryl at Gone Stitching I was able to join in with her Friday Night With Friends event. This is what I've been working on...






It's another of Claire Turpin's cushion designs, Pip and Ellie, which will go to my other niece. I really love the bright fabrics I managed to find and I find the stitching so relaxing.

I can't wait to see what everyone else did tonight. If you'd like to see too you can check the list here.

I also have to share some photos I took on our walk this afternoon. We now live close to a lake and took little Miss M for a stroll this arvo as the rain had disappeared for awhile. Spring has definitely sprung as the 2 swans we have recently seen on the lake now have a nest and, apparently, 4 eggs. We can't wait to see how things progress and look forward to showing Miss M some cygnetts soon.

Mama swan resting on her nest

Papa swan being all protective - so cute
I'll keep you posted on any new arrivals. Have a great weekend!

Happy stitching,
Tracy xx

14 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love what you were working on. The birdies are cute. Hugs,xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful plump birdies you are working on. Love your gorgeous photos too. How exciting to find their nest like that.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love your project,,,

Val Spiers said...

Looks like a very cute cushion. I love the birds and wildlife. It is so nice we still have some around.
valspierssews@gmail.com

Maddy said...

Love the fabric you are working with and those lovely plump birdies are so cute.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Thanks Jeanette.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Thanks Michelle. We went to check on the nest again yesterday. A lady we spoke to on Friday (who told us about the eggs) said they had a nest a couple of years ago but none of the eggs were viable, which was a shame. Hopefully these ones will produce some beautiful babies.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Thanks very much Peg.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Thanks Val. It is lovely to still have some nature around isn't it? We have spent most of our life in the Pilbara (NW of WA) and miss the country so it is lovely to be able to have that little bit of country with the lake.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Thanks Maddy. I picked them up at the craft show in Perth in May and have been hanging out to try them.

shez said...

Hi tracy lovely work you have been doing,can i also offer you another tip,where you reply here to other peoples comments,they will not see these unless they happen to come back to the comments,you are best replying back to people via the email that you get from them and then they will get your reply,hope this helps you.xx

Maria said...

Loving the fabrics you are working with for your cushion..
Mama Swan is well camouflaged on her nest..

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love the bright fabrics. What a beautiful place for a walk!

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I love the birds in the cushion! I think your niece will be pleased! The swans are majestic!