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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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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Biscornu

I finally stitched together another of my favourite Biscornu pieces ....


The top ...


The bottom ....


And a side view .... this is my version of a Sue Hawkins design .... a few different stitches and designs used .... not very often of late have I had the opportunity of a quiet couple of hours of afternoon stitching on the weekend !! 


The next day was not so relaxing .... we climbed Pigeon House mountain with friends ... this was the view from the top on a glorious day !!



A quick visit to the farm on the way home to see the new calves ...


Uncle Sam and Nadia went to visit Jonah on the weekend and sent this cute pic !!! 


And here I am back in Sydney for a couple of days looking after Jonah who has a bit of a cold .... but despite that continues to smile through it all !! 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday ....

A beautiful morning walk along the beaches this morning with our puppies .... they had a swim .... we didn't !!!


And now it is clouding over so I may even manage some afternoon secret stitching which is hidden in this gorgeous Camilla pocket ....


And i may even use my new stitching chair !!!!


A little creativity on our first weekend at home for a while .....


Hope you are enjoying your weekend !!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Babysitting

A busy morning trying to teach a little one to crawl for his toys .... I must have exhausted him because he is fast asleep .....


This is modern babysitting with a monitor ....


Which allows for a little quiet stitching time !!  Gotta love this gig in Sydney !! 


Jonah .....💙

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

More Fiji

A couple more Fiji memories .... Sam and Nadia ....


Chelsea and Kye ....


Jed wanted to give this beautiful bunch of flowers to mummy ....


And this little cutie, despite spending a night in hospital, brings love and laughter to everything ....


Sadly Elliott and Andrea and Jonah couldn't join us due to work .... so they sent us pictures of them freezing back in Sydney ...,


Fiji

We had a lovely week away last week in Fiji with most of the family ....


Stunning flower arrangements ....



Beautiful blue blue water at such a beautiful temperature ....


You have to love a hotel that welcomes you with freshly made lime and coconut shortbread .... and hibiscus !! 


Food was incredible ... a few good desserts together with the freshest fish and tropical salads !!


We cooked our own BBQ seafood lunch on the island one day ....


We celebrated Ashleigh's birthday a week early .... so she could have a warm one !!



Stunning sunsets ....



And some waterslide fun too !!!   It is now very hard to get warm back at home after such gorgeous weather !!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Biscornu

I have enjoyed making this Biscornu pincushion .... although it has been a long time in the making ....


The front and the back are different ....


I love the colours !!   This was a kit purchased from Sue Hawkins in the U.K. 


I've decided it looks great sitting in this beautiful bunch of native flowers ...


Now to get on to some more of my unfinished projects !!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Home

Hard to believe we have now been home for over a week and back into the thick of work etc .... holidays seem like so long ago !!



It was so nice to fly into Sydney and then catch the train to the quay and then ferry to Manly to stay with Sam and Nadia .... there is nothing quite so welcoming as Sydney Harbour on a beautiful day !!



Then it was off to the football for the Swans and Hawks match ... Hawks won !!



Then the next day was off to Scarborough Pub on the headland for catch up lunch with all the kids and grandchildren !! So nice to see them all !!



Back to work on the Monday which was pretty full on !!  Then we got to catch up and meet a new arrival for our great friends Ashleigh and Chris ... Addison Maree was born while we were away ! 



Such a little cutie !!





Had some fun with Jed and Clay who both have flu and have given it to their mum too !!! And now Davey !!!









We also had a beautiful lunch at St Isidore on Sunday in Milton ... a special thank you from some lovely friends who we helped out !! 



And picked up some gorgeous Australian natives at the markets too !!



Also got to catch up with Jonah and his mum and dad in Sydney on the way back too so have had lots of grandchildren cuddles to make up for our time away !!!!