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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"

I'm tutoring on .....

I'm tutoring on .....
The 2016 Embroidery & Craft Cruise .... click on the picture for more information ...

I'm stitching ....

I'm stitching ....
Natures Journey

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Monday, July 27, 2015

I Pad Cover

I have finished my version of Natalie Birds I Pad Pouch ..... Done in my favourite French General fabrics ....


I'm also playing around with some hexies  for Christmas ....  They are tiny ones and red of course !!



And it's a Monday fun day with this little chap today .... Italian for lunch .... Went down a treat !! 


Monday, July 20, 2015

Another busy week

Time seems to fly at present between work, wedding organisation, Monday's with Jed, life in general and trying to fit in some stitching !!! It is just over 3 weeks till we head off to New York to celebrate with the newly engaged couple, then on to a friends 60th birthday celebration in Paris ... An invitation too good to pass up!!!  I have been stitching for our Retreat in September and it's a surprise!!!!  But in between have put together my Natures Journey block for JuLy .... Now to stitch it !!!



Two of our children are building houses at present .... Slab has been poured on one and the roof and brickwork are completed on the other. It is lovely to think that they will both be in their houses before Christmas and the wedding on 5th December !! 




Chelsea and Kye are building a McDonald Jones home south of Sydney .... Roof is on theirs !!! 



Slab for the garage was poured on Saturday for Ash and Tim and Jeds new home just around the corner from us !!! 


A bike riding cutie came to visit yesterday ....




And here it is .... Monday again ... And we are dancing and playing and having fun !!!! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

A fun Monday with this little cutie

Monday is Jed day !!! What a joy it is to spend a whole day playing and reading and building and cooking and eating with this little treasure ! 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Congratulations Sam and Nadia

A very special cause for celebration today .... A phone call and then a Skype session from New York and Sam our eldest announced his beautiful Nadia had said yes to the big question he asked of her ... We are thrilled and delighted and cannot wait to celebrate with them next month when we visit New York !



Rooftop celebrations this evening in New York .... After popping the question during a jog along the Hudson River ....



Sunny days ahead ......  Too much work and secret stitching mean that I have not much stitching to show but I aim to remedy that over the next week or so ....



A gorgeous sunset as I left the office on Friday afternoon .....



A fun visit to a friends farm last weekend ..... Ash, Tim and Jed ....


Jed loved the cows and new baby calves and the chickens .....



And enjoyed a special birthday breakfast for his mum .....


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Ash

Happy birthday today to our eldest daughter Ashleigh ... 29 years ago you graced us with your presence, very early in the wee hours of the morning .... and we have been blessed with a beautiful soul both inside and out .... you are now a beautiful mumma to our gorgeous Jed, a fantastic wife to Tim and still remain our baby girl .... love you to the moon and back !  This is one of my favourite photos from your wedding day 1 December 2012 xx 


Saturday, June 27, 2015

This Week

This week has just flown and here we are nearly at the end of June .... half way through the year !!  Where did that 6 months go ???   It was nice to be back at Needlework after being away in Sydney last week at the Craft Fair .... this was the canvas work biscornu we worked on this week .... this is my design which I will be teaching on the Needlework Cruise around the Pacific Islands in March next year .... this is the front ....


This is the back ....


Jenny G has crotcheted a beautiful lap rug for a special friend ... such a lovely fresh "green apple" kind of a rug !


Helen had finished off her glasses case in yummy colours ... these were the colours we used on our Retreat projects last year ....


Pauline knitted up a couple of tiny furry friends ... this very cute little meerkat is sitting on a pretty little crocheted rug ...


Helen was having a lesson in quilting a project she purchased while on holiday in the USA last year !


And Gloria bought along her hardanger masterpiece .... such beautiful work .... lots of creativity and innovative ideas amongst our Needlework ladies ....


I hope you all have a lovely weekend ... we are babysitting Jed and his puppy this weekend while his mum and dad have gone to Sydney for a wedding .... we survived last night ... and had a bit of an early start this morning .... but all is good .... and lots of fun !!




Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sydney Quilt and Craft Fair

I had a great but busy time at the Craft Fair in Sydney this week .... Enjoyed my "working" days with Jane, Cally and Chris on the BeBe Bold stand which was busy busy busy ..... And loved that lots of people stopped by to say hello !! 


So busy that I hardly had time to shop  ..... Perhaps a good thing !!   I did have a quick look at the quilts late one afternoon ....  Some beautiful inspiration here .....   And I loved the 50 years of flower power display .......


Such gorgeous quilts .....




Loved this gorgeous Wendy Williams quilt which one a prize !!






A clever book case display quilt .... Amazing ! 



And this lovely little wall quilt had such beautiful quilting ....



Another award winner !! 


I came home late Friday and had a workshop to teach yesterday down south .... Here are some of the ladies enjoying stitching@bodalla .... A lovely day of friendship, fun and food (thank you Jenny for the delicious food we enjoyed) ! 


It was nice to have my brother visit us overnight .... Jed was fascinated that Mark is learning the sax at 60 years of age !!    And then he and David had a play on Elliott's old guitar !!