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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"

Canvas Biscornu

Canvas Biscornu

Embroidered Garland

Embroidered Garland

Recently finished ....

Recently finished ....
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Finally stitching !!

I'm happy to say I have spent an hour at my machine this afternoon after having done no stitching for almost a month !!  It feels good to be back in the chair after s back issue and way too many days and nights of lying flat on the floor !!  It was great to get back to Needlework on Wednesdsy morning too !! 

Sally has done a great job of her canvas work !!   This is the front ....

And the back .... It looks wonderful Sally !! 

I had a visit south to the doctors too and managed to fit in a quick trip to Stephs in Moruya .... Such a gorgeous shop !!

There were a few little bits and pieces I needed to bring home with me .... Not the least of which was my machine which Steph had kindly fixed for me !! 

And she is now purring like a dream .... Thanks Steph and Cheryl !! 

So many lovely tempting fabrics and patterns ....  I just needed to bring this one home for a little boy ...  Or maybe 2 little boys ...

It's always lovely to catch up with Steph .... do visit if you are down on the south coast .... she can now tempt you with her fantastic little coffee spot too !! 

And what have I been putting together this afternoon ??   This handy little stitching bag which we will be doing this week or next week at Needlework ! 


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bits and Pieces

I had to have an MRI scan on my back on Monday .... On the way back we had coffee in a cute little cafe with these gorgeous crochet stool covers ..... 

What a great idea .... And about as close to anything crafty I have done in the past 2 weeks !! 

I love my Mothers Day flowers from the children ....

And this gorgeous boy loves his second teddy made by one of my needlework ladies .... Thank you so much Joyce !! 

And with his new little brother !! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Needlework Cruise finishes

I have received some lovely notes and pictures of finished projects from some of my stitching students from the Needlework Cruise ....  

Jenny has finished her two class projects as well as the scissor poke pattern I sent after returning home. This was a great colour way Jenny!! Well done!! 

And Cheryl has also finished hers which are also worked in great colours ... Such a great effort by all the ladies !! 

And it has been great to receive your very kind feedback following the Needlework Cruise !!    Alas there is no stitching happening here at the moment .... A back injury is making me lie flat or stand up .... Such a nuisance !! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


It is always lovely to get back to Needlework after the school holidays and catch up with all the news from my ladies  ..... Some beautiful pieces have been finished too ....

Pauline has finished her Hummingbird Garland but has incorporated a cute stump work butterfly and ladybird into her garden ! 

She has also finished off a very special stump work Banksia for a special gift ! 

Jenny has finished off not one but two garlands .... Stitched on cream damask fabric ... They have been made into cushion covers .... A great idea Jenny!! 

Kereen might just have tweeked  my crochet button with this gorgeous log cabin crochet blanket ....  I might have to have some of this stunning wool in my crochet collection !! 

And here is a brightly coloured little quilt made by Jenny for Clay ... our newest little grandson ... being cuddled here by big brother Jed ... with Tava the pup watching on !!!! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Anzac Day 2016

Remembering all our soldiers .... Their families .... Their sacrifice .... Today and always ....

South coast Anzac Day ....

And Clays first Anzac Day .... 9 days old 

And cuddles with Jed ....

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Scissor Poke

I met some lovely ladies on the Needlework Cruise .... One of them was Jane from Western Australia !!

I received a lovely email from Jane with a picture of another gorgeous canvas work piece she has finished !! 

Front and back !! 

And it was great that Jane finished her canvas work project on the cruise too ....

And just another very cute photo of Jed and his new little brother Clay !!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Welcome Clay

This is such an exciting post to share .... We have another gorgeous grandson .... Clay Francis Taplin .... Born on Saturday afternoon at 3.22pm to Ashleigh and Tim .... And the cutest little brother to Jed .... Blessed is what we are !!!!

This was Jed's first visit to meet his little brother ....

Leaving the hospital .... Less than 24 hours after being born !

Big brother is watching while he sleeps ....

And Davey hasn't lost his touch .... Managed to put him off to sleep !   No stitching happened this weekend!!