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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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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 !! 


Monday, June 15, 2015

Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair

I'm heading off tomorrow afternoon to Sydney for the Craft and Quilt Fair and am looking forward to spending a few days helping out my friend Jane of BeBe Bold ....



Do come and visit us and say hello if you are wandering around the Craft and Quilt Fair !   I can now show you the gift I made in the button swap for Sarah (who is a lover of all things green) ... I enjoyed stitching this gorgeous Gail Pan design and incorporating Sarah's name onto the bottom right hand corner, finished off with Tilda fabrics and Tilda buttons ... Sarah has received her gift and is very happy with it !


Some of the Needlework ladies have been very productive lately ... Norma made this very cute wonky donkey quilt for a special little person ....


There are lots of grandmas in our Needlwork Group, and Margot has been knitting up a storm including this lovely little cardigan for another special little one ...


We all loved Gloria's Embroidered Village Bag which she bought to show us last week ....


Lots of lovely work has gone into this beautiful bag ...


Tracy has embroidered and made this great table runner ....


Kereen is crocheting up a colourful blanket ....


Kay has been finishing off lots of little projects .... well done !!


And I am enjoying stitching a few of Rosalie Quinlan's "United Stitches" pieces when I have the time !


I will be back with photos to share from the Craft Fair later in the week !! 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair

I'm a little bit excited about sneaking away from the office for 3 days this week to help out my friend Jane at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair at Glebe Island.   Jane runs BeBe Bold, for the lovers of everything Japanese, and I would love you to come and say hi if you are at the Fair !!   We will be at Stand F01 .... Hope to see you there !! 







I'm looking forward to catching up with lots of ladies and maybe doing a little shopping !! 



Another beautiful beach walk this morning .....



My daughter Ash and her gorgeous Jed having a bike ride yesterday afternoon ! 



And a little finish off last night .... One of Rosalie Quinlans United Stitches worked with Cottage Garden Threads .... I have been stitching other things which are a secret at the moment !!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Button swap gifts

I have been very blessed by the most gorgeous gift from Peg in our online stitching group swap ....  Our brief was to make a button swap ... Anything incorporating buttons .... Here is what Peg made for me ....



It is a gorgeous Anni Downs pattern which I ordered online recently to make for myself .... And now I don't have to .... And she has even incorporated orange into it !!!! 



The buttons and flowers on each end are just lovely ...



And it looks great on my dining table ...



And she also made a beautiful project bag complete with a huge button !!!  



Beautiful gifts ... Thank you so much Peg !! 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Long Weekend

It has been lovely to enjoy a 3 day weekend .... Queens Birthday weekend here in NSW ... So I have done a little stitching, a little tidying up, a trip to the markets, lots of lovely walks and a trip to Braidwood to meet Bruce and Sylvia for lunch .... Beautiful flowers and candles from our local markets .... 


We had a lovely early morning walk with a spectacular sunrise ... 


Then another walk along lots of beaches today and saw lots of marine life .... Manta ray .... And just look at the colour of the water !! 


Then along the next beach there was a cute baby seal playing in the waves ....


I have finished off my June blocks for my Natures Journey quilt with the Stitch A Long group !! 


And a weekend would not be complete without a cuddle or two from Jed .... Who had just woken up !! 


I hope you have had a wonderful weekend too !!