Sunday, 29 September 2013

Stitching Sunday: Week 4

It is Sunday and therefore time to join in with the very lovely Chrissie from Chrissie Crafts for her fab Stitching Sundays. I am so enjoying this lovely stitch-along, which is such a great incentive to get projects done. This week has seen the return of my little flower, which I have done before and shared with you here, but I needed to finish two more of these in order to finish the project that I am working on.





It is such a simple design, for which I used Stem Stitch for the stem and Lazy Daisy Stitch for the flowers. Both stitches are really easy to do and I love the way they look, what I find most striking about it is the simplicity of it all.




It has been a busy week where I have done nothing else but stitching, squeezing in a little crocheting where I can. I think my poor yarn must feel really neglected right now, but never fear a new project will be started this week. I've so enjoyed working this little fairy and trying out a new stitch, the 'Encroaching Stem Stitch', which I worked on the wings of the fairy. I found the instructions for this stitch in my trusty companion, The Embroiderer's Handbook by Margie Bauer.


This week I am planning on working on another fairy, and I am sure it will fun stitching this cute little fairy. There is something magical about working these fairies and if you are anything like me who still wholeheartedly believe in fairies (no jokes here!), I am sure to feel the magic in my fingers as I work. 


We have enjoyed such a lovely and sunny weekend here and there has been so many things that have made me smile. Here are a few:



Very tasty Carrot and Coriander Soup made by my lovely man, using this recipe from the BBC and adding a handful of pumpkin seeds, yum.


Enjoying leisurely lunches and delicious Madeira Cake and adding a little butter and plum jam, naughty, but nice!



 Getting some bulbs into the ground with the help of darling little Es. Don't pay too much attention to the health & safety assessment here ;-).



The kids enjoying their very first apple from our tree. 



Cutting some Rudbeckia's and bringing them indoors.



Receiving a lovely parcel from Sew and Quilt, oooh too exciting. Can't wait to start working with it.



Making home made dairy and gluten free pizzas using Orgran's Pizza & Pastry mix, which I have to say is pretty darn amazing!


Enjoying a wonderful morning with a friend traipsing around a small part of the very lovely Treacle Market, but more on that later this week.



My very first attempt at making gluten free Yorkshire pudding for our tea tonight. All in all a very enjoyable weekend.

Hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful weekend and for those feeling a little under the weather, I do hope you start to feel better soon. Thank you as always for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate the time you take to leave them and I want you to know that I so enjoy reading each and every one of them.

Warm Wishes
Hannapat
xoxo







42 comments:

  1. Dear Hannapat
    Your embroidery is looking lovely - I am looking forward to seeing the end result they will be used for. I was intending to do some bulb planting today, but got distracted with doing other things (as so often happens!) Eating, gardening, sewing, cooking - sounds a great recipe for a weekend.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thanks Ellie. I am currently busy making them, so will share with you before they go up for sale at the end of November. Distractions so often happen here too and sometimes it can be rather frustrating! xoxo

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  2. Hi dear Hannapat I just love your work and can really see you coming on. What a fabulous post, just loved it with so much to look at and read. Sorry I couldn't make the Treacle Market - been a real saddo today unfortunately but reading your post has cheered me up. Your fabrics look scrumptious, can't wait to see what you do with them Hannapat. Gorgeous little ones, look like you. Have a fab evening Hannapat.
    Lots of love as always
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks Dorothy, you are so sweet. I completely understand and there will be many more months for us to enjoy the market, so please no need to apologise. I am very pleased to hear that the post at least cheered you up a little. Thanks for your lovely comments as always Dorothy. xo

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  3. Your stitching is just delightful! I am completely enchanted by the fairies, I love the colours you chose for your first fairy and can't wait to see the second one stitched up. And I am a big fan of simple, delicate designs, and the flowers are very special indeed. Nice to see you all enjoying a lovely autumn weekend, with good food and gardening! Hugs, Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks Chrissie for your lovely comments and hopefully I will find a little time to do some stitching this week. xoxo

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  4. Such delicate embroidery. I think your children look very healthy and about as safe as mine! check out our weekend adventure. What is that gorgeous fabric for?

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    1. Heehee! Fabrics are largely for small things, but I will try and keep a few bits for a quilt. I am sure you will see some of it over the next couple of months. xo

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  5. Beautiful stitching lovely Hannapat, and of course you know I too believe in fairies and the like. I do like that different stem stitch, it really stands out. Your new piece looks a beauty too - all the best with it - I'll be watching for it.
    Looks like you've had a lovely week and congrats on the gluten-free Y Pudds - very tricky to get right, not to mention light!
    How beautiful for your littlies to pick apples from their own tree - you can't beat that!
    Have a blessed week lovely Hannapat and enjoy your crafts.
    Warm hugs,
    Joy xoxo

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    1. Thanks lovely Joy, yes I was thinking about you as I typed. I really like the different stem stitch too and I think I will be using it again. Thanks, yes I think I still need to improve a little on the yorshires to get them just right, but nearly there. Yes I thought that eating their very first apple from the tree was a rather special moment indeed. Happy stitching. Much love xoxo

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  6. Loving the little flower stitching. Sounds and looks like you had a great week!

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  7. I believe in fairies, always have. I'm interested to see what you make with your embroideries.

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    1. I am pleased to hear I am not alone being 'off with the fairies'. I will show you at the end of November when it is all ready to be sold at my little stall I am having in our village. xoxo

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  8. Ooh, your post is a real feast for the senses! I love your lavender, they are just so simple and stylish, and the little fairies are too oulik. And then there's that delicious looking cake and yummy soup.... sigh.. I want to come and live in your house! ;-)
    Little Es lyk net soos haar mamma - and who cares about health & safety when it's so much fun to plant pretty bulbs together!
    Have a lovely week, skattie . .
    totsiens xx

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    1. Ag skattie dit is so lekker dat ek n bietjie afrikaanse boodskappe ook kry. Oulik, such a great word, love it! You are always welcome here, our door is open to anyone and everyone. As for Health and safety, I can guarantee you that I could give a monkeys, but I thought it was funny when I uploaded the pic. Totsiens and dankie vir jou lekker boodskap! xoxo

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  9. Such a lovely post! Your embroidery is beautiful, I love the soft, pretty colours. Your new fabrics look very pretty, looking forward to seeing what you make with those. Love the photo of the kids with their first apples from the garden! Lovely memories to treasure. Thank you for the gorgeous comments at mine! Hope you have a great week, lovely Hannapat!
    Marianne xxx
    Ps. My floral top is from Primark...!

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    1. Thanks Marianne for your sweet message. The fabrics will be used for a variety of small projects, but also some will be kept for a quilt, which I will start working on next year. Loving that top and you look rather lovely in it! xoxo

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  10. Wonderful fairies, so sweet and full of magic. Sounds like a lovely weekend, that apple looked mouth smacking tasty :) xx

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    1. Thanks Cheryl and yes that apple was more than delicious, not quite what we were expecting, so we are all delighted! xo

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  11. Oh we believe in fairies here too. Lucy left a letter for the tooth fairy the other night and got a lovely reply the next morning. She was jumping for joy at the side of my bed a 5am. ...me not so much so:))
    I'm still loving those stool covers and the colours you chose.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Hello Rosie, pleased to hear that you join the fairy club. How sweet of the fairy to leave her a letter, what a lovely idea!! I am sure she must have been thrilled to bits! Thanks for your comment about the stool covers, I love them too! xoxo

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  12. I love your embroidery, it's looking so nice. The soup looks delicious as does the pizza!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, yes it is the time of year where food really starts to warm our hearts xoxo

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  13. I've just been catching up here and now I'm craving cake!

    We really do need to arrange a Treacle Market meet up sometime :)

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    1. Thanks Annie. Yes please lets do!!! xoxo

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  14. That's settled it.....I'm coming to live at your house, that's of course if you don't mind. You can teach me to cook and embroider at the same time! :) x

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    1. Sounds like a fab plan. Doors open, just let yourself in!! xoxo

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  15. You are a busy bee. Gardening, cooking and embroidery. Love the fairies. I think these stitching Sundays are great.
    S xx

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    1. Thanks Jessie, I am also loving the stitching Sundays. xoxo

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  16. Lots of lovely things in this post, Hannapat! Your embroidery is so neat and pretty, and there are some yummy things to eat here too! How cute the children are! Must get planting my bulbs too......your little helpers are doing well!
    Wishing you a happy October!
    Helen x

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    1. Thanks Helen for your sweet comments. It certainly helps to have little helpers, well sometime anyways! I still have quite a few bulbs to plant. Enjoy doing yours xoxo

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  17. Such pretty stitches sweet Hannapat!! Embroidery is so relaxing and fun to do! How darling are your kiddos! Looks like you are all having such fun! And, what pretty new fabrics! Can't wait to see what you make! Happy sweet day to you! xo Heather

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    1. Thanks sweetie. I couldn't agree with you more. I never thought it could be so relaxing and such fun. I used to watch my mum for years not really being that interested in doing it myself and now I completely get her obsession with it. xoxo

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  18. Oh my goodness! I would love to eat in your home! The recipes you prepare looks completely delicious :-) We seem to have similar tastes in food too. Your stitched fairies are so pretty and I do believe you that magic springs from your fingers as you work them!

    Happy week to you :-)

    Stephanie

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    1. Well, needless to say you are always welcome here Stephanie. Yes we do all love our food and it plays quite a big part in our lives. Thank you for your sweet comments about the little fairies. xoxo

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  19. Wow you're stitching is just gorgeous, I love the flowers and can't wait to see your completed faeries (I'm a believer too !!) That soup looks super yummy, and the pizza, I know how hard it can be cooking with intolerances and allergies, so will look out for the pizza mix, is it yeast free too? Looking back at some of your other posts I see you are a fellow ME'er, I hope it's treating you kindly at the moment.
    Clare x
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Clare, lovely to see you over here. I am sorry to hear that you too suffer from ME and I hope that your journey is treating you kind and that you have started seeing some improvements. Just to let you know that the pizza mix is yeast free, so it is good to go all round dearest. Will pop over to see you soon xoxo

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  20. so many fabulous things to see xx
    Your stitching is really pretty (i love the colours your using) and the fabrics are so gorgeous are they vintagexx and your own apples always taste the best xxx So inspiring loved your post xx
    Hugs Lynn xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely Lynn. No they are a mix of new and old. Yes, well the apples most certainly took us by surprise to say the least. Enjoy your week xoxo

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  21. This is such a lovely post, just crammed full of good things. You eat so well! The soup, pizzas and cake all look amazing. I love your stitching, especially your flowers. As you say, it's the simplicity which works so well. Have a great week lovely. x

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    1. Thanks Gillian, well yes it is that time of year where my waistline stands no chance and I am over fighting it. We eat healthily but also really enjoy our food. Thank you for your sweet comments on my stitching. Wishing you a lovely week to sweetie xoxo

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