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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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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Christmas is coming .....

Shirley F has been very very busy stitching together little decorations for this coming Christmas ... can't believe how productive she has been with these !!


Lots of lovely felt decorations .... stockings and mittens ....


More felt stockings ....


And some red embroidered ones also .... just lovely Shirley .... and very organised for Christmas already !!


Margaret has finished off this very cute quilt for a special little person ....


The colours look great and her stitching and first go at machine quilting are wonderful !!


Shirley also made me a lovely pink flower brooch ... along the lines of the poppies which were stitched for Anzac Day ... this one is pink one for breast cancer awareness .... thank you Shirley for the lovely thought !  xx 


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sewing Room Fun !!

Ashleigh called around yesterday to get some help to put together a couple of baby change mats for  two friends having babies .... The help she needed was to keep the little fingers away from the sewing machine and iron .... so instead of getting in the way Jed played with the off cuts of fabric and made all the animal noises of the animals on the fabric .... Classic time waster !!!! 




Lots of lovely bright colours and designs in these two little quilts which will be off to the quilter to work her magic this week !! 







Saturday, May 2, 2015

I found my scissors ... and more

How exciting is it when something you thought you had "misplaced" turns up when you are least expecting it ??    I was searching for a particular thread this morning and came across my favourite little pair of travel scissors - stork scissors with blunt ends for travelling !!    I also happen to like the scissor fob attached so it was nice to "find" them this morning !!


Here is a beautiful quilt made by Jennie who is a member of my Needlework group.  This was based upon some of the designs of the projects at our "Stitching in the Hills" Retreat last year and she has put together a gorgeous keepsake quilt for a special friend ....


She has added a few of her own adaptations to the designs and it looks lovely ...


I love all the colours and particularly love the range of fabrics which we used which was the Moda "Mirabelle" range ...


Her embroidery embellishment on all the designs is just gorgeous ...


Lots of beautiful stitching and patchwork ...


Pauline has been crocheting up a storm with these little penguins destined for friends at an "Antarctic Reunion" later this year ...  very appropriate ...


And she has made this cute little donkey also ...


And I have cut out some squares to help Ashleigh put together a little quilt for a new baby due soon ...


Lots of bright colours and cute patterns on these fabrics I bought from Hobbysew Belconnen !


Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend .... and I hope it involves a little bit of stitching !! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Natures Journey

I am happy to have finished off my "Natures Journey" blocks for April ... with just a couple of days to spare ....


These blocks are lots of fun to stitch and put together .... 


I am using the appliqué method and blanket stitching them onto the backgrounds but did needle turn the pointed star ...  Bring on the May projects !!


After seeing this cute little pincushion on Chookyblue's blog, I decided I needed to add it to my collection .... so I ordered it from Shiralee Stitches and it has now arrived and is just begging to be started ....


But .... today is Monday and it is my day with Jed .... so not very much stitching will be completed here today .... but lots of fun will be had .... this is how he arrived at our house this morning ....  it was a chilly morning even though the sun was shining .... such a cute little zebra !! 


And this is yesterday as he walked Davey along the beach ....  such fun to be had with this little chap !


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Anzac Day 2015



We will remember them ..... Lest we forget ....

Our Anzac Day started with a beach walk in the sunshine with our little ray of sunshine Jed ! 




It was such a beautiful morning after the bad weather here this past week !!   We then headed off to our local Anzac Day service which was a wonderful example of a small village coming together to honour our Anzacs and serving men and women !  


David took along his dad's medals and we took Jed to his first Anzac Day Service ....


He was fascinated with Dadeda's medals ....  


Stunning wreaths and flowers of remembrance ....


And then arrived home to a beautiful buch of flowers by Lucy at the branch from Ash Tim and Jed .... Don't they know how much we love looking after him every so often .... Not a chore at all !!


Fresh Anzac biscuits just out of the oven ....


And now to tackle these April blocks for the Stitch A Long group ... Anni Downs "Natures Journey " quilt !!    

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A little bit of stitching ....

We flew home overnight from Perth, arriving in Sydney to sunshine and warmer weather than expected.  We have been watching the severe storms on the east coast of Australia and are thinking of all who have been affected.   I managed a little bit of stitching and finished off another of Rosalie Quinlans designs ....


I also bought some more Cottage Garden threads to add to my collection ....


And these are safely tucked away in my Gail Pan Cottage Garden Thread Holder which I love ....




It is always sad to say goodbye to our children who live far away isn't it?   But before we left we managed a swim here ....  Beautiful sunshine and warm water !!



And I helped Elliott make a cake for a friends birthday .... An avid Australian Rules football fan !  It was lots of fun !!! 


Monday, April 20, 2015

Perth

We are in Perth for a few days for work but have had a lovely weekend catching up with our son Elliott and Andrea in the sunshine here .... Weather has been perfect !


We have enjoyed some great meals .... We loved the art work in this restaurant on Sunday ....


Look closely .... You will see thongs and swimming goggles and rope here ....


And this one uses thongs and old toothbrushes !!


Enjoying the warm weather ! 


Great food everywhere ! 



Heading into Rockpool Perth to celebrate David's coming birthday and Elliott's birthday just gone .... Last night !!