Saturday, 20 April 2019

Happy Easter to all.

It is Easter already. What happen to March????? It was our Mothers 93 birthday and of course we where harvesting fruit from our trees and later on preserving the fruit.

I am having Easter with my family, we are not a large family here in Australia but we have a good time.

We just received news that Mogear threads will stop dying threads,as the Lady is retiring.
When we have sold the stock that we have on hand, that will be it. It is almost going back to
the bad all days when there was not much choice for over dyed thread.

This shall be all for today, I hope that everyone has a lovely Easter.
Happy stitching for all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.


Sunday, 3 March 2019

Long hot summer.

I hope that everyone is having a good time and that the weather is not to hard on you. We are having our next hot spell, on January the 24th it got to 48 degrees. I know we are in autumn but summer has not left us, with 40 degrees on Friday and 41 yesterday, and today we are having 31 degrees and humid.
It is so hard to keep  the garden alive as you can see with our roses, first photo was taken

at 8am in the morning and the other at 5pm that night.
I feel sorry for our Farmers, where in some places it has not rained for 4-5 years.

Well now for some Good news, we are finally able to get Thread Gatherer threads and ribbons again, it has been a long wait but it was worth the wait.

There has been no progress with my beading, all I have done so far, is lace the fabric onto the slate frame and then I came to a full stop.  Maybe March will be a better month for me.

This shall be all for today, happy stitching from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Happy New Year

Happy New  Year to everyone from one stitcher to a other.I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and
a Happy New Year.We are having it very hot at this moment 3 days over 40 degrees but that is what we call
Summer here in South Australia.

Over the holiday break, I found myself a piece of fabric that I will be beading, I hope it will work out the way I have design it in my head.
Rosemarie has to reverse stitch her hardanger, found a mistake right at the end, such is life.

I would like to talk about KACOONDA  Australia threads and silk ribbons.
These threads and ribbons are hand dyed here in Australia, the threads come in silk, mohair and wool.
The silk thread come in weigths of Fine, Medium,High Twist, Thick and 2 Ply.

The wool comes in Fine and Medium. These threads will give you lots of options in designing a new project.
Kacoonda ribbons are wonderful to use, with 3 sizes to pick from they are 4mm,7mm and 13mm with a large colour range.

This shall be all for today, happy stitching from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Christmas Greetings

Greetings to one and all. The Christmas Paggent has come and gone so everyone knows that Father Christmas is not that far away.
Hopefully the weather Gods will be kind to us so that we all can enjoy our festive meals on Christmas Day and not swelter away.

Our elves have been busy creating new items for you. New to us are Embroidery Trestles, suitable for slate or roller frames.

We also now have heavier slate frames. This has come about due to some feed back that we received saying that our standard frames have
a tendency to bend when silk Organza is stretched onto them. Hopefully this problem has now been solved with the heavier frames.

We are creating a Hardanger scissor companion in the wonderful over dyed Primke Perle thread with other colours to come.


I'm still looking for my fabric piece that I want to bead.
This is all for know, we hope that everyone will enjoy their Christmas and have a safe and happy New Year
from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

We did not fall of the end of the Earth.

Hi there, yes it has been long time, we did not fall of the end of the Earth but we where very busy making
Slate  Frames for Beating Around The Bush. And we have just caught up with all our back orders.
You can also get our Slate Frames from The Embroidery Den, Highett Victoria Tel. 03 9532 2142 .
We have also last received the NBN, the Internet is just so much faster, some times one just has to wait
for small luxuries  like this.
Well have almost finished with weeding the garden, hopefully there will be time to do some embroidery
I am thinking of maybe some bead embroidery,but I am still looking for the right piece.

This is all for know, we hope that everyone is busy embroidering as Christmas is only 10 weeks away,
from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Colour in our Life

Well I have been busy,  but not with embroidering but with crochtering myself a new jumper for winter.
As winter is just around the corner, I know  our winters are nothing like the Northen hemisphere, but when those winds come
of the Southern ocean you will certainly know about it. 
As you can see it is in my favourite colour. We all have favourite colours, we use them all the time whether
it is in our cloths, embroidery or around our home. That is why when we look in our thread stash we always
pick similar colours, colours make us feel good because they are part of who we are.
So keep on using your special colours.

This shall be all for today, happy stitching from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Primke Slate Frames

May I introduce you to Primke Slate frames.We hand make them ourself in sizes from a 4"(10cm) to a 24"( 64cm) which are our stock sizes,
all sizes are for the tape length. We can also make frames for you any sizes you like, whether you like your frame longer the our stock
sizes or you would like different length of side bars.
I have enclosed some pictures of how to lace up your frame.We will have better instructions in a short while.
I hope this has been a help to any one having trouble lacing up their frames.

This shall be all for today, happy stichting from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.