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Love my family and my faith .. love being creative ... love the beach and sand between my toes ... love to read ... love where we live on the South Coast of New South Wales .... love exploring the great outdoors .... travel and tropical islands .....

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Shepherds Bush Christmas Stocking Progress



This is where I am up to on this stocking .... loving the stitching when I find the time to get to it and not long now until I am at the stage of adding all the trinkets and buttons which are so very special ....




I'm not sure who this one will be for  ......





This is the little trinkets pack which comes with this stocking which is full of beautiful little bits and pieces to add to the stocking when completed ....





My aim was to have one for all the grandchildren before this Christmas .... we are currently at 4 with another on the way in the next month so I better get cracking .....





Not sure whether to do Sophie or Charlene next ????   This one will be for Malia, our new little granddaughter who is just one month old ......






Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Beach walks and little boys


We had a great time at the park at Mollymook last Wednesday with Jed and Clay ....





They have a great pirate ship that Jed loves ....





We made some puzzles when we got home ....





And had a nice beach walk over the weekend ....  




Such a perfect day .....





One day soon I might have some stitching to show .......

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Family Visits



It was so lovely to have all these little grandchildren together last week for the first time at home .... Jonah, Clay and Jed loved playing with baby Malia .... and the little angel slept all the way through the cuddles from the boys !!





We took them all out to the farm owned by some friends ... there were lots of new baby calves which they all loved ..... here is grandfather David, son Elliott, Elliott's son Jonah and Ash's boys Jed and Clay all enjoying the beautiful day at the farm ....





Jonah came to visit me at work one day .... he actually looks like he knows what he is doing here ....





And I loved waking up each day and having cuddles with our newest little addition .... here is Clay having a special cuddle with Malia and I ....





It was lovely and a special treat to have all four grandchildren on the beautiful quilt that was made for me by my Needlework ladies 4 years ago when Jed was born ....   such a special piece of work and such little treasures to enjoy it !





Sunday morning snuggles with Malia .....




Alas no needlework to show but I aim to rectify that this weekend with some quiet stitching time !!!!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Malia's First Week



On the second day they came home from hospital Elliott and Andrea took two little children out for the day in their new double pram .... it was chilly as you can see ....




Jonah was pretty happy playing protective big brother .....





Malia was all rugged up in a little puffy pink jacket ....





A rare weekend at home for us with a walk along the beach with our dogs and Ash and Tim's dog too ....






They all love being together .....






Followed by a lovely lunch at a local restaurant ... I have had the flu for a couple of weeks and this certainly made me feel a bit better ....




And cheers to you my lovely man ....



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Four Cousins



These four little ones got together for the first time in Sydney on the weekend .... Jed and Clay met baby Malia for the first time with big brother Jonah looking on ....



These boys got sick of playing babies and had some puzzle time together !!





Some beautiful flowers .... just love these proteas .....





And some bottle brush type flowers .... all in a beautiful bunch from my lovely husband ....




And this little treasure was introduced to State of Origin football on Sunday evening by her father .... apparently she fell asleep after five minutes .... and missed New South Wales big win !!!! 



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Colour Ways - Sari Silk



My dear friend Jill makes these gorgeous woven and sewn baskets from sari silk ....





This one is bright and colourful and matches the canvas work pincushion I made recently ....





The colours in the silk are so bright and varied and I just love them ....






Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Welcome to baby Malia



There was much excitement last week in our family as we welcomed our first granddaughter into the fold .... 
Malia Kysely Hawdon was born on 12 June 2018 in Sydney to excited parents Elliott and Andrea and even more excited big brother, Jonah ....





Our first cuddles with this gorgeous little pink bundle of joy ....





Jonah was fairly intent on showing Malia his new duple .....





I had such a special time looking after Jonah while Elliott and Andrea were in hospital for a few days together .... but I still managed some very special cuddle time with Malia ....





She is just gorgeous ....





Very pink ....





And very much loved by her older brother Jonah ......