Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I love my Bothys...

Hello fabulous readers,

Today is Pirate Wednesday so I have an update on Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Pirate Ship.  I was rudely interrupted whilst stitching on it last night by the sirens of fire and police vehicles and the roar of a water-bombing helicopter,  so I didn't do as much stitching as I would have liked.  There was a small bushfire one kilometre away from our home. It was 40 degrees celsius yesterday (which is very hot in farenheit) and with strong winds we were nervous and kept a close eye on it.  We live in an Aussie bush setting so fire is a possibility. Luckily the emergency response was fast and it was doused fairly quickly.  Some homes were only metres away so they had a lucky escape.


In regards to the pirate ship I  have started stitching the pirate the ginger-beared pirate is duelling against.  Only done his feet so far. Next week I should have his body, clothes and face stitched.

I have been working hard on the Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Castle also.  I finally stitched the little man on a ladder at the side of the castle after frogging him and then the ladder!  I have also worked on the body of the dragon in his lair and the start of the dungeon. This is my fifth page out of nine so it is progressing well.



An Aussie summer always includes a camping trip which we returned from yesterday.  We got down and dirty with Australian wildlife and local convict history.  Tom loved sleeping in the tent. He was definitely the most comfortable as the rest of us had lilos that deflated. He cried when we had to pack the tent away!


Thanks for wandering through my garden…
                                                            Jan x

18 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

SO glad that you were all safe from the fires! And my goodness is your work so beautiful! All of the colors and details are magical! Your trip looked and sounded fantastic too! Such fun pictures...and all of that green is making me ready for spring!!! Happy week to you!!! Nicole

Busy Lizzie said...

Glad you are safe. Beautiful stitching done.

Margaret W said...

Fantastic progress on the Castle - looks great.

Justine said...

Great progress! I will stitch on the ship's mast tonight. Your castle is looking fantastic.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great progress on your Bothys! :D Looks like you guys had a blast at the camping trip too. Glad you were safe from the fire!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, a bushfire so near, that sounds really scary to me.
Very nice progress on both your Cut-Through projects. I love the little pirates who are certainly a fun to stitch. And when you do the backstitching on them they will come to life even more.
Great summer trip that you had.

Shebafudge said...

Great progress. Castle is looking brilliant.

The fire sounds a bit scary and it sounds like some people had a lucky escape. Glad you're ok!

zenuwpees said...

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Dani - tkdchick said...

Your Bothy's look great and so much fun too!

Julie said...

How lovely to be spending time under canvas, what fun!
Your castle is growing so quickly, I love watching this one grow.

Chris said...

What a lovely vacation you guys had.Great progress on your stitching projects too.
So glad that everyone is safe from the fires.

Linda said...

Nice progress on both pieces Jan. I so love stitching on these.

Linda

xstitchlibrarian said...

Hi Jan,
We're coming to Tasmania in March and we're looking forward to going to Port Arthur and a few other spots. I love the progress on both your cut-thru designs - they look great! Kerrie

Faith... said...

Glad to hear that the fires were put out! I love both of your Bothys - the Pirate looks great.

Wagapapa said...

Wow, didn't know the Cut Thru' designs and love all the charts of them, specially the ones you're stitching, Pirates and Castles. I think I'm going to save some money from my SFS budget to buy them :D

Have a nice day! xoxo

Karoline said...

Great progress on both your cut thru's they look great

Anne said...

I love your Bothy's too!! They look like they are a blast to stitch. I may just have to get one myself :D

Catherine said...

So glad both you and your home are safe! Great progress on your projects ~ these are so fun to see. Lovely looking through your vacation pics ~ looks like fun times!