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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"

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The 2016 Embroidery & Craft Cruise .... click on the picture for more information ...

I'm stitching ....

I'm stitching ....
Natures Journey

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Needlework Ladies

Some lovely finishes at Needlework this week .... Gwen bought along this lovely Hardanger star to show us ...



She has also made a cute little scissor case ....  this is the front ...


And this is the back ....


Shirley is making lots of little mauve hexagons for a quilt ...


And Jenny is putting lots of hexagons together to make a purse ....


Sue was putting the finishing touches to this very vibrant quilt panel  for her daughter ...





Monday, March 30, 2015

Stitching Projects

After the busy day we had on Saturday at Stitching in the Hills, it was nice to clean up a little bit in the sewing room yesterday afternoon and try to get some projects finished .... or nearly .....  I am stitching with the Stitch A Long group and we are working on Anni Downs "Natures Journey" .... here are my March blocks completed ....


And this morning I have posted off my Tilda swap with my online stitching group .... all wrapped in a lovely piece of Tilda fabric .... I hope she likes it !!!



Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stitching on the Lake

Sylvia and I had a lovely day in Canberra yesterday with lots of ladies enjoying our first Stitching on the Lake Day for this year.  The second  day is on 11th April .... so we are lucky to get to do it all over again !!     Lots of fun and the ladies from Hobbysew Belconnen managed to tempt us yet again with lovely things to buy ... thank you Najelle and Terrie for bringing along your "shop" for us !!   We do have a great time organising these days so many ladies can enjoy a relaxing and stitch filled day !!


Our samples were all on display so ladies could make the choice of what they would like to stitch on the day !


The Hobbysew Belconnen stall looked great .... far too many tempting things to purchase here !! 


It is always lovely to see samples made up and makes purchasing so much more tempting !!


Our orange gift bags brightened up the hall, as did the roses in the centre of each table ...


The food was absolutely delicious ... thank you so much to Lynne and her helper Sammi for going above and beyond to make this food filled day so special for all of us !


It is always inspiring to see finished projects from previous Stitching Days .... Celia had finished off her Christmas decoration from last year in her own choice of colours !


Roni had finished off a Christmas table mat which looked beautiful !


Roni also was extending a little wall hanging and making it into a cushion, and beautifully personalising it by adding her own stitchery to the centre .... great idea !


Two of the ladies had made their little village stitcheries into fantastic pencil cases with hexagons as well ... I  love these and will be adding this to my list of things to do .....


The back of one of them with hexagons ... too cute for words !


We did have a great day ... and all this came after a quick trip to Fiji for 5 days last week to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary ....


Destination .... Matamanoa Island ....


Mode of transport .... helicopter .... amazing scenic flight !


Tropical flowers .... stunning ...



Sunsets ..... spectacular !


Beach .... amazing .... especially when ours are the only footprints to the water in the morning !!


The spa .... to die for !!   Just beautiful !



Monday, March 23, 2015

Stitching on the Lake Projects

Sylvia and I are looking forward to our first "Stitching on the Lake" for this year to be held in Canberra this Saturday ... with another one happening again on Saturday 11 April 2015.   Here are the photos of the projects we will be doing ...  Sylvia has created a very cute little zippered purse ...


And a gorgeous little bunting for a special little someone ...



She has also made a fabulous cushion ...   for the colours of cottons she has used in her projects, have a look at her blog here.  


And my three projects are a little travel needle case and pincushion ....


And the inside ....  the DMC colours I have used are 989, 3814, 959, 351, 352 and 676 - however I chose my colours to match my lining fabric so you might like to do the same ...


I have also made a little Hardanger Pincushion .... the fabrics and threads will be provided for this project.  You will need to bring a small tapestry needle ....



And lastly not to disappoint those canvas work fans .... I have made a canvas work glasses case ....


The DMC colours I have used are 799, 3849, 964, 341, 3047, 369 and a variegated thread 4220 ... however again you can use your own choice of colours.   Canvas will be provided but you will need a tapestry needle for stitching!

Sorry for the delay in posting the photos of the projects .... I have just flown in from Fiji tonight and Sylvia is just back today also from a weekend retreat .... better late than never !!  We look forward to seeing all the ladies who will be attending on Saturday and those who will be joining us in two weeks!   

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lake Crackenback ....

We have had a great weekend away with friends at Lake Crackenback ....  Cycling from Thredbo to Lake Crackenback on Saturday (a mountain bike trail of about 20km) and then a lakeside ride on Sunday !   This grassy knoll is where Kye and Chelsea are getting married in December !! 



The weather was great and the mountain streams are beautiful ....



We loved staying right beside the lake in their apartment .....



And just to prove I really did it !! 


Our lunch spot !

And today I'm having my first Monday off in the new regime .... Ash has gone to work and I'm babysitting this gorgeous boy ... Our grandson Jed ....  Having so much fun .... 


And I'm babysitting their new puppy too ....


She is a little bit cute too!!!   And no .... I don't have time to stitch today !!!! 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Beautiful Wedding

On Friday a very special family friend of ours was married to the man of her dreams .... And our two girls were her bridesmaids .... It was such a beautiful day and a great celebration ....


Held at the gorgeous Cupits Winery at Milton on the South Coast .... It was a stunning setting .....


David and I .....


A great family shot .... Minus our two sons and their girls .... So not quite a full family shot ....


Congratulations Ash and Chris .....

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hardanger Fob

I have been doing some stitching in between family events .... this little Hardanger fob was fun to make ..... 



Testing on the eyes but all fell into place quite nicely ....



Hardanger is such a precise science ....  but small projects like this are easier to work on than a large tablecloth !! 



I'm not sure what has happened to my background design ... will have to look into that when I have a bit more time !!