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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 ....
Natures Journey

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Biscornu

I have enjoyed making this Biscornu pincushion .... although it has been a long time in the making ....


The front and the back are different ....


I love the colours !!   This was a kit purchased from Sue Hawkins in the U.K. 


I've decided it looks great sitting in this beautiful bunch of native flowers ...


Now to get on to some more of my unfinished projects !!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Home

Hard to believe we have now been home for over a week and back into the thick of work etc .... holidays seem like so long ago !!



It was so nice to fly into Sydney and then catch the train to the quay and then ferry to Manly to stay with Sam and Nadia .... there is nothing quite so welcoming as Sydney Harbour on a beautiful day !!



Then it was off to the football for the Swans and Hawks match ... Hawks won !!



Then the next day was off to Scarborough Pub on the headland for catch up lunch with all the kids and grandchildren !! So nice to see them all !!



Back to work on the Monday which was pretty full on !!  Then we got to catch up and meet a new arrival for our great friends Ashleigh and Chris ... Addison Maree was born while we were away ! 



Such a little cutie !!





Had some fun with Jed and Clay who both have flu and have given it to their mum too !!! And now Davey !!!









We also had a beautiful lunch at St Isidore on Sunday in Milton ... a special thank you from some lovely friends who we helped out !! 



And picked up some gorgeous Australian natives at the markets too !!



Also got to catch up with Jonah and his mum and dad in Sydney on the way back too so have had lots of grandchildren cuddles to make up for our time away !!!! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Paris

We had one night and two days in Paris on our way home .... as beautiful as ever ...


Weather was perfect and again we enjoyed wandering and revisiting some favourite places ...


Sacre Couer was stunning in the beautiful sunshine ...


We wandered through the produce markets by the Seine ...


So colourful and gorgeous produce ...



Cheeses were amazing and flowers stunning ...



Also wandered the artists square and had mussels for lunch before boarding our night flight for Tokyo ...



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Barcelona

We had a great few days in Barcelona seeing the sights ....


Our hotel had a great rooftop pool with amazing views over the city ...


We were amazed by the Gaudi architecture ....




The Sagrada Familia was amazing ...


Beautiful food, lovely old doorways and great streets to explore ....



We even went to the beach ... although very crowded ...




And ran into John and Julie who are friends from home .... quite by chance in a crowded square !! 


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lagos Farewell

We had to say goodbye to Lagos today ... after a gorgeous 6 days of relaxation, sunshine and swimming ...


We had to walk along the cliff top and down to our beach ... good exercise ...


Our hotel was beautiful ....


We finally enjoyed the birthday champagne and when we asked for them to chill it they bought us more beautiful cake ...


The coastline around Lagos is spectacular .... David had camped here 40 years ago and always said he would bring me back here ...


We enjoyed wandering around the old town too ...


Food has been amazing ...


That would be my salad and his pizza ...


Last night we enjoyed dinner down at the beach restaurant and captured the sunset on the way home ....


In Faro now and heading to Barcelona early in the morning ...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lagos, Portugal

We are now in Lagos, Portugal enjoying a well earned relax at the beach .... after 300km walking I think my feet deserve a rest ... and this is beautiful ....


It was my birthday the day we arrived and I was very spoiled with beautiful flowers, a cake and French champagne on arrival ... all organised by David ...



The weather has been perfect and we loved our little boat trip through the grottos of Lagos ...





We had a great time in our little boat going in and out of all the beautiful grottos ! 


Then a walk down the steps to Camilo Beach which was beautiful ...


We are enjoying great seafood and spectacular salads ...




And still managing lots of walking around the headlands and down to the gorgeous beaches ...


And some pretty good sunsets too ...