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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 ....
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Sydney Craft Fair

Shirley and I had a lovely but quick visit to Sydney yesterday for the Craft and Quilt Fair .... It was a beautiful clear day as we left Circular Quay and headed around by ferry to Glebe Island ...

Sydney Harbour looked stunning !!

First stop and we did a little bit of shopping at Anni Downs stall ... I caught Shirley in the act !!!

Admiring all of Annis beautiful quilts ! 

Loved the beautiful display by Cecile from France ...

Her work is very beautiful ...

Had a lovely wander around the quilts too .... This display in hoops by the Quilt Guild was gorgeous ... Especially Wendy Williams work on the top left ....

Some fabulous quilts took my eye too .... This one by Wendy Williams won a most deserving prize ! 

Stunning !!

Just a few that took my eye ! 

And then it was back on the ferry to the Quay .... A sail past the Opera House in the late afternoon light ... And into the car and home .... A nice escape from the office for the day !!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sydney Craft Show

Pssssst ..... Don't tell anyone ...... I'm sneaking away from work for a day to visit the Sydney Craft and Quilt Show .....

I wonder if they will notice I'm not at work !!!!    

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday Stitching

We had a lovely day inside out of the rain yesterday enjoying stitching@bodalla with the 20 ladies who joined us for the day !  

There was lots of lovely show and tell which the ladies bought along to inspire ! 

It was nice to see some finishes from our Stitching in the Hills Retreat last year  too !! 

Some beautiful pieces here ! 

Some cute stitching bags from an earlier stitching day !! 

Hardanger finishes !!

Nice finish from Pauline on the day .... And it matches her black and white needle case too!!   Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of all the ladies or the beautiful food .... Thankyou for catering for me Jenny .... But it was a great day ! 

And today was more rain so we had a little picnic rug on the lounge room floor and Jed and Clay joined us for a fun afternoon tea !!  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

stitching@bodalla this Saturday

I've been missing in action .... busy at work and no internet and phone at home again !!!!   Anyway .... I am looking forward to stitching@bodalla this Saturday and catching up with all the ladies !  Here are the projects we will be working on .... 

Canvas work Biscornu 


Garland of flowers 

Felt pincushion

Appliqué Stitching Bag 

Candle wicking 

We are looking forward to a fun day full of creativity and wonderful food !! Photos to follow !! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Lots of lovely finishes at Needlework this week ...

Double sided table runner by Marie ... Made at a recent class ... Oriental side ..

Reverse side .... Indigenous .... What a great idea Marie ...

A very very cute Christmas stocking by Marie also for a special little person ...

I'll have to make a stocking for Clay for this Christmas !! Whoops .... I got side tracked .... Back to stitching ....

Asta made this gorgeous felted little basket ... Very cute ! 

And here she is peeking out from behind this wonderful quilt she has made for someone very special ! 

Chris has been working on this special cross stitch and finally put the finishing stitch in on Tuesday night !  

And here are some of the ladies who made morning tea this morning .... What a beautiful display ... Shame I'm on a diet though !! 

And slightly digressing again .... Beautiful flowers from my husband tonight ....Just because .... 

And here's Jed with his new wheelbarrow ... With a little bit of special cargo .... Clay !!   Way too much cuteness in one photo 💕

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Finally stitching !!

I'm happy to say I have spent an hour at my machine this afternoon after having done no stitching for almost a month !!  It feels good to be back in the chair after s back issue and way too many days and nights of lying flat on the floor !!  It was great to get back to Needlework on Wednesdsy morning too !! 

Sally has done a great job of her canvas work !!   This is the front ....

And the back .... It looks wonderful Sally !! 

I had a visit south to the doctors too and managed to fit in a quick trip to Stephs in Moruya .... Such a gorgeous shop !!

There were a few little bits and pieces I needed to bring home with me .... Not the least of which was my machine which Steph had kindly fixed for me !! 

And she is now purring like a dream .... Thanks Steph and Cheryl !! 

So many lovely tempting fabrics and patterns ....  I just needed to bring this one home for a little boy ...  Or maybe 2 little boys ...

It's always lovely to catch up with Steph .... do visit if you are down on the south coast .... she can now tempt you with her fantastic little coffee spot too !! 

And what have I been putting together this afternoon ??   This handy little stitching bag which we will be doing this week or next week at Needlework ! 


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bits and Pieces

I had to have an MRI scan on my back on Monday .... On the way back we had coffee in a cute little cafe with these gorgeous crochet stool covers ..... 

What a great idea .... And about as close to anything crafty I have done in the past 2 weeks !! 

I love my Mothers Day flowers from the children ....

And this gorgeous boy loves his second teddy made by one of my needlework ladies .... Thank you so much Joyce !! 

And with his new little brother !!