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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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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 !! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy 1st birthday Jed ...

We have enjoyed celebrating Jed's first birthday this week .... He turned 1 on Thursday and had a little party yesterday at home for his 5 little friends .....  



Ash made a cute cake with him holding balloons .....


And he did enjoy the birthday cake !!


Here he is on the morning of his birthday out for an early morning beach breakfast while dad had a surf .....


And he would love nothing more than to be out off the point with his dad ....



Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Bridal Shower

Today was a special day for my "other" daughter .... another Ashleigh .... who is being married in two weeks to the man of her dreams ..... we all got together to celebrate with a pre wedding lunch on the waterfront .......  unfortunately some of the girls had left when we got around to taking a group photo ... but here are some who were left .... The bride to be is in the blush pink dress in the middle at the back ....


It is lovely to have Chelsea and Kye at home with us for a couple of weeks ... he has just returned from an overseas posting and they are organising their own wedding for December this year ... he just helped to carry in some flowers today and got caught by the camera .....


And here is myself, Ash and Chelsea before we left .... but Jed didn't really want his mum to leave ... so had to have more cuddles and get in the photo too ....


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stitch A Long Blocks for February finished !!

I have been busy at work and busy at play .... the playing bit is my stitching time !!   Although I cannot show what I have been working on because they are projects for our upcoming "Stitching on the Lake" days in Canberra on Saturday 28th March and Saturday 11 April 2015 !!    If you are interested in coming, please leave a comment below or email me and I will provide you with some details !!     But something I can show you are the blocks I have completed for February for the Natures Journey Stitch A Long .....


This is such a lovely project to work on and I have ordered the Block of the Month from Anni Downs at Hatched and Patched .... I love all of the fabrics Anni has used in her quilt so I went straight to the source to get my fabrics ....


I love all the little blocks but have changed a few to small hearts which I liked the look of better than the pattern .... I always have to change something I know !!!    And I have stitched "2015" because I have complete confidence that I will finish it this year !! 



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Needlework Ladies

There were some lovely finishes to show at Needlework today ... the ladies have all been busy stitching up a storm throughout the holidays .... Jennifer has put together this quilt for herself using some of Rosalie Quinlan's designs and some of her own .... it really is gorgeous ....


There are lots of lovely verses ....


And great stitching and appliqué ...


And the back is pretty spectacular too !! 


Jenny G finished off her project from last weeks class and it looks great !


Audrey did also ....


Margaret does the most spectacular smocking and dressmaking for little girls ... this piece is just divine !


And Pauline has been playing with crochet and cross stitch to complete a runner ... lots of creativity in this bunch !!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Day 5 Artists Challenge

Day 5 of the Artists Challenge and the final day ... it has been fun seeing all the artists at work and play with their favourite mediums ... I decided to finish off with the three projects I will be teaching on the Needlework Cruise in 2016 ....   the first is my Canvas Work Biscornu and Scissor Fob ...



The second is my Embroidered Hummingbird Garden ....


And thirdly my Hardanger Evening Bag ....


Looking forward to cruising in the South Pacific for 12 days next March .... if you would like to join us, you can look at the Needlework Tours website here.  

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Day 4 of the Artists Challenge

Today is day 4 of the Artists Challenge and I am sharing three of my favourite canvas work creations ...    The first is a ribbons and roses creation ...


The second is a patchwork inspired decoration ...


And the third is a Christmas gift hanging ....


It has been the most beautiful weather here this weekend so we have managed a little beach time and some beautiful swims in the crystal clear and quite warm waters here on the South Coast .... what a shame tomorrow is Monday !!