Friday, October 29, 2010

A few things red...and a finish in black!

Red Club.........Red Stitching.......and a Red Back............................!

Red Club was last Saturday and we 'built' a red house.......


This week I finished a little red  Christmas stitchery - I started this one when I was in hospital for a day procedure earlier this year........the borders will go on this on the weekend to make a little wallhanging for Christmas........like I really need more Christmas stuff....LOLOL


A previous red club.....still a top...yet to be quilted...but oh so pretty.......


Red Sweet Peas .....just because I am loving these flowers.......




.......and now the most un-lovely and in fact really nasty red thing........a red back spider......yikes.....
  
Rhiannon was bitten on the toe by one of these spiders last Sunday night and has been in a lot of pain for most of the week ....I think she is slowly getting back to normal now...but not an experience she wants to repeat!  Amazing how much pain one little spider can cause! The spider's days were numbered however and the next morning it was 'flushed' out of it's hiding place in the  car and  ........well suffice to say it won't be biting anyone else!

That's it for red things for now.....but I do have another finish to share.......... 


Peace and Plenty by Kathy Schmitz......was really pleasd to finish this one......I have been working on it for the past couple of weeks after not putting a stitch in it for almost a year.....nice to be working thru some of the projects that have been on hold for a while.........

After some great sunny weather it is back to winter again this weekend........off to the farmer's market tomorrow morning with a friend for breakfast and to check out some great local produce.......tasks for this weekend include putting the binding on the little red house ......and since the rain has softened the ground it should be easy to pull out the weeds that have sprung up again in the front garden....I ordered a green waste bin the other day....once that arrives will I officially be a gardener????  LOLOL

'Til next time..................Lorraine

20 comments:

loulee said...

That's a lot of red. I could have lived a little longer without seeing the spider. Ugh!

Stina said...

Totally agree on the spider thing.. Happy we havent those here!! YUCK!!;o))
Love all your RED things made!!!

upstateLisa said...

beautiful stitching! not so beautiful bug! ew!

Dawn said...

Yikes bitten by a Redback..OUCH...glad Rhiannon's on the mend..Missed Red Club..boo hoo. your House looks fabulous... got to get my kit and start mine once this wretched cough goes...
Love the Stitchery... well done one less UFO
Hugs x x

Doris said...

Love all the red (even the spider, as it's kind of cool as long as I'm not seeing it in person...) So sorry for your daughter though, ouch!

Grethe said...

Oh dear,oh dear,What a dreadful spider! None around here :-)
I am glad the toe gets better.
Love the reds,yes,Chrismas just around the corner,Happy Quilting to you.

Darlene said...

Ick & ouchie on the spider thing! I detest spiders.

Do love all the RED things - yummy! I'm quite smitten with your Peace & Plenty stitchery project - it's fabulous

Chookyblue...... said...

have fun at red club...........everything look beautiful here........

Kris said...

Oh wow, oh wow! So many pretty things! I looove the Kathy Schmitz stitchery. Just beautiful.

Hope Rhi is on the mend, spider bites suck! Spiders suck! So it was in her car? Yuck!

You have been busy as. Yes. Green waste bin = gardener. I think that pretty red sweet pea also = gardener! Have a great weekend!

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous lot of red things. Except the spider. :( Love the header picture. :) The black stitchery gorgeous too.

Levin said...

i love everything but the spider. poor girl - it must have hurt. david was bitten by a huntsman one day and he was in a lot of pain. did she need antivenom?
the sweet peas are gorgeous. we still have some in our garden - they smell divine :)
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Joy said...

Your sweet peas are looking fabulous!!! Poor Rhiannon, hope she's ok now, that spider looks scary ..... I don't 'do' spiders **shudder**. Love all your red club stuff ... that Chrissy stitchery is adorable!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Lynda said...

Poor Rhiannon - that's an awful thing to happen. LOVE everything you've been making Lorraine - so much beautiful stitching in the Kathy Schmitz and the sweet pea colours are so pretty.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Poor Rhi- that sounds nasty! They're everywhere at the moment. I had one in the boot of my car recently.

Your red house is charming. The stitchery is fabulous.

I'm thinking I might plant some sweet peas next year. Yes Loz I think you are officially a gardener.

Amanda said...

EEEk I dread the red back spider bite, we have them everywhere around here, especially round the pool they like little crevices, we are forever warning the kids to be careful and not stick there fingers in holes. Glad Rhianon is on the mend, but they are a worry, did she have to have anti venom or is it a just suck it and see approach. Love the house block it is gorgeous, and that is fantastic really am drawn to her designs and love the black thread. Good to see the stitching mojo is on the way back.

AnnieO said...

Fabulous bunch of red lovelies! The elves stitchery is squealable cute. How pleasurable to have so many great projects getting done. I have got to get my stitchery traced and ready to go.

There was a red bodied spider on the patio chair I was moving the other day but it didn't get me! It didn't even move at all as I shoved the chair under the table to keep the wind from blowing the chairs over. Hope your girl is better now.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Loz your completed stitchery is just so beautiful..Poor Rhiannon I hope she is feeling better, love your little house ......

Maree: said...

Lots of Red happening but all Lovely...I like your last stitcherie..looks Biggish..and your sweet peas are gorgeous...have a good week
cheers

Leanne said...

Poor Rhi they are nasty little fellows. We have lots around here just move a brick and you will find one. Love the Peace and Plenty stitchery I have that pattern perhaps I will drag it out.

Katie said...

I saw your Peace and Plenty and decided I just had to have the pattern. I was all ready to order it online. I went with friends to the closing sale of a quilt shop this morning and there it was! Right by the register. :-)

Question. Did you do it in a single thread as the instructions suggest?

:-)