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Love that God blessed me with a creative gift to share! Love creating new embroidery, needlework and patchwork projects of all kinds! Passionate about my family and my faith. Love where we live on the south coast! Wish I had more time to be creative!!

Something to remember ...

"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

Canvas Biscornu

Canvas Biscornu

Embroidered Garland

Embroidered Garland

Recently finished ....

Recently finished ....
Natures Journey

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Clay

Too good not to share ....


Clay playing with Duplo this morning .... such a gorgeous boy .... can't wait to have my 3 grandsons all together at the end of next week !! 

Christmas Gifts

It is not too long until we celebrate Christmas.... and there is so much to be thankful for this year.... 


This cute little Christmas decoration arrived in the post yesterday from Katie in the USA as part of ChookyblueSSCS Christmas Swap .... the other gift will go under the 🌲 on Christmas Day ....


I have been pretty busy lately so not much sewing happening.... but I am trying to finish off a couple of Christmas stockings for the newest members in our family ....


Elliott with Jonah .... recipient of one new stocking .... for his first Christmas!


And another for Clay ....


Here we are celebrating Nadia's birthday on Saturday ...


Such fun to have the newly married New Yorkers home for good to celebrate this Christmas !!


Monday, November 28, 2016

Baby fun



This melts my heart ....


Our son Elliott with his new son Jonah ... 


So very precious 💕


Uncle Sam back from New York, newly married and having some quality fun bath time with Jed and Clay !!


Lunch at Bannisters on Saturday .... a special gift from all our children ....




Absolutely beautiful ...


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wedding

We had a wonderful day on Saturday celebrating Sam and Nadia's wedding at Palm Beach in Sydney ....


Here we all are before the wedding .... me, Chelsea, Jed, Sam, Ashleigh, Elliott and David ...


It was a little windy where the ceremony was located on the beach reserve but we managed to get out of the wind for some photos .... Mr and Mrs Hawdon !! 


Celebrating their marriage ....


With their wedding party ... all of their siblings ....


Ash Tim Jed and Clay .... Jed handed up the rings and did a wonderful job ! 


Chelsea and Kye ....


Elliott and I ...


David and I ....


The newlyweds on the deck at The Boathouse at Palm Beach where the reception was held ....


Now honeymooning in Fiji and loving it ....


Elliott's beautiful new baby Jonah and his mum Andrea couldn't fly over from Perth for the wedding so Elliott just came for a quick 2 night visit and then flew back to be with them !  

Family is everything .... and it was wonderful to be able to celebrate together !! 



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wedding planning

Lots of preparation and organising happening for the wedding this weekend of our eldest son Sam to his beautiful Nadia who arrived home for good from New York last week ....



They have been loving the special family times with all the little nieces and nephews ....



Sam with Jed this morning ...



Clay ...



And on the other side of the country Jonah is now 12 days old and very cute ....



New car for me this week ... time to swap the orange Subaru for a hyper blue .... very bright and lovely to drive ....

So much happening and not a lot of stitching but I am working on Jonahs quilt in what spare time I have ....



And a little canvas work ...



Monday, November 7, 2016

Welcome Jonah

We have had a busy few weeks in our family including welcoming baby Jonah on 4th November ...,


Firstborn to Elliott and Andrea .... so loved and treasured by us all ....


Such an exciting time ....


David and I flew to Perth for a lightning visit Sunday afternoon so we are enjoying spending a couple of days with them celebrating ....


Great to welcome Sam and Nadia home from New York too after 3 years away ...,


They get married in 2 weeks in Sydney so there is lots of excitement in our family 💕

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Beautiful Stitching

Our Stitching in the Hills weekend a couple of weeks ago was wonderful ... one of my favourite parts is getting to see everyone's finished pieces ... for inspiration and sheer joy, take a look at some of these beauties ....



One of the many finished scissor fobs made over the weekend !



Some of last years projects all completed and beautifully made ....



Tina from WA bought over some of her beautiful work also !



Great Christmas creations .... not long till Christmas now !!



Another great idea for the felt work we created last year !



Some finished projects from our Christmas in July Stitching Days !



I love this pouch idea ...



Christmassy blessings above and below ....



A completed French General bag from our French General Stitching Retreat ...  and a very cute glasses case !



Shirley's beautifully finished cushion .... looks great !



Such an amazing amount of stitching in this great fold up carry all ....



And here it is all folded up ....



Beautiful quilt ....



Stunning embroidery in this piece by karel ....



This felt work has been made into a folder cover which looks fabulous !



Asia's beautiful version of Anni Downs "Natures Journey" .... just gorgeous !!



Michelle has been very busy finishing off a project a month and bought along these two lovely pieces to show ....




I hope you have found some inspiration here .... I certainly have !     I might just try and follow Michelle's lead and try and finish one thing per month .... at least .... I will let you know how I go !!