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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!!

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"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Girls Morning Tea In

Lots of pink to be seen this morning at Needlework as we held our annual Pink Girls Morning Tea In!  Unfortunately due to the bad weather we had to cancel last night but will definitely be getting the pink thing happening next Tuesday night to make up for it !!   Some great lucky dip prizes and a beautiful bunch of pink and white flowers for the last ticket pulled out ... and the winner was Jennifer who had kindly donated a couple of pink items she had made for our lucky dip !! 


Some spectacular "pink" morning tea was to be enjoyed ....


Sooooo much pink food colouring I think !!



Lots of ladies dressed in pink for the occasion ....


Lots of happy faces stitching away the morning ...


And because it was so chilly and the weather was so bad, there was quite a lot of knitting happening too !!


Lots of busy ladies here ....


Shirley, Jennifer with her flowers and Sheila .... a sea of pink !!


Everyone enjoyed the morning but most importantly we raised some funds to go towards Breast Cancer research which is a good thing !!    Tuesday night ladies will not miss out .... we will just defer our Girls Night In until next Tuesday 21st October 2014 .... don't forget to wear pink ladies!!



Stella has been making some gorgeous Christmas bits and pieces for her stall at the South Coast Hand Made market to be held in Batemans Bay on the 7th November 2014 at the Soldiers Club ... I think I would get there early if you want to snap up some of these gorgeous bargains !


It was lovely of Maureen to bring her beautiful jewellery to show us this morning ... she will be donating 10% towards a gift for us to raffle .... a very generous gesture .... thanks Maureen !!


This is her beautiful Miglio jewellery which she was sharing with us this morning !


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Girls Night In/Girls Morning In

Getting ready for our breast cancer fundraising night tonight at Needlework and tomorrow morning ... this little pincushion will be our project ....  remember to dress in pink ladies and to bring your pink supper/morning tea ... lots of fun to be had !!! 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Beautiful Sunday

A day of rest and time to relax .... Just us and a fisherman and a couple of whales .... Doesn't really get much better !!


Played a little with my new toy ....


A new RED Kenwood Chef mixer .... 


Made a chocolate cake for my favourite (and only) son in law ....


A little visit with this cute boy .....


And had a look through this beautiful old book ....




Such a lovely poem ....



Hope your Sunday was special too !! 


Saturday walk

We had an amazing walk not too far from home yesterday with friends and then ended up at their farm for a relaxing dinner ... Just beautiful .... Gorgeous rose climbing over their verandah ...




So lush in their garden 




Cutest little poddy calf being hand fed ....


Guinea fowl chasing us around the yard ....










Friday, October 10, 2014

Melted Chocolate

This little boy melts my heart ..... 






Thursday, October 9, 2014

Needlework Finishes

It has been pretty busy around here the past couple of weeks .... but there was some lovely show and tell at Needlework this week after two weeks of holidays ..... Beth has done such beautiful work on a Gail Pan designed bag .... front and back ....





This is Chris' gorgeous scissor fob ....


And she has spent time in the holidays stitching up a couple of scissor keepers and scissor fobs in canvas work ....


Marie has made this cute little quilt for a special grandchild ....


And a stunning table runner ....


And a gorgeous nine patch quilt for a special friend ....


Svetlana does such beautiful silk ribbon embroidery ....



Julie made a fabulous sewing bag for her granddaughter and made a matching pincushion, needle case and scissor holder ....


And Pauline is enjoying making up these beautiful pieces using the paper piecing method to make what is bound to be a stunning quilt !!   Such clever ladies !!    I'm working on secret stitching for our Stitching on the Lake Christmas Day in November .... so it's a secret !! 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday Fun Day !!

Normally on a Wednesday morning I would be found stitching with all the ladies in my Needlework Group .... but as we are on "school holidays" at the moment, I found myself with a rare day at home!!!   And I was delighted to get a phone call from Ashleigh asking if I would mind looking after Jed for a couple of hours so she could help Tim with some work .... MIND !!!  (Is that a trick question for a new grandmother??)  Not at all .... he is such a delight and went off to sleep without any fuss for me which is great !!    Such a lovely morning playing with him and watching as he discovers new toys, sounds and touch ....



And then his mother came and collected him (shame) and I set about some stitching .... but the postman came and delivered .... a beautiful necklace from the gorgeous Christine Lethlean of Margie and Bert .... we met on the Needlework Cruise earlier this year and Christine is a very talented Textile Artist .... I just love her button necklace !!  


And I have seen a few beautiful versions of Helen Stubbings "Two French Kisses" bag and just knew I needed one for myself .... this pattern also arrived in the mail today ....


And I'm trying to work on some secret stitching this afternoon with some of my favourite Cottage Garden Threads   ....  this beautiful holder made especially for Cottage Garden Threads was a gift and I love it ....


Lots of beautiful variegated Cottage Garden Threads to choose from ....