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Love my family and my faith .. love being "Biccy" to our grandchildren, love being creative ... embroidery, needlework, patchwork, quilting .....love the beach and sand between my toes ... love to read ... love where we live on the South Coast of New South Wales .... love exploring the great outdoors .... travel and tropical islands ..... recently retired and looking forward to finishing all my UFO's .......

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shirley's Tea Party

It looks like Shirley is having a tea party doesn't it? She has made all these cute teacup pincushions for Christmas gifts! How very organised she is and how lucky are the recipients?
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Elaine's Quilt

Elaine shared this beautiful quilt with us this morning that she has made for one very lucky grandchild. The bright colours are fantastic and the fruit is nearly good enough to eat!
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pigeon House Mountain

And the farm has the magnificent Pigeon House Mountain as a backdrop - which just looked spectacular in the afternoon sun! Captain James Cook named Pigeon House Mountain for obvious reasons! We have walked to the top heaps of times but not yesterday - we wandered around the farm checking out all the baby calves instead! So much more relaxing!
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No. 59

How gorgeous is No. 59? We visited our friends on a nearby farm yesterday - it was such a perfect day and all their cows are calving - so cute! No. 59 was in labour and looked to be a bit over it all but she has the most beautiful face and a curly hairdo don't you think?
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Pie and Tarts Quilt

This is what I hope to achieve when I sew together (by hand) all these little pies and tarts to make this quilt! I loved the richness of the fabrics and the fact that it was all handpieced and paperpieced so I signed up at the Craft Fair in Sydney recently. I received my first pack of fabrics this week and am very excited about the eventual outcome!
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Christmas Strawberry

This afternoon I finished stitching together this cute little Christmas Strawberry! Thought I would share it with you! I have adapted a pattern from Mill Hil to make this Christmas Strawberry - not sure whether to add scissors for a scissor keep or use it as a decoration!
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Stitching on the Lake

Just a reminder to those of you in Canberra and surrounds, the next "Stitching on the Lake" Day is to be held on Saturday 12th September 2009. Emails and letters have been sent this week. If you would like to join us you will need to be quick! If you need a registration form, let me know! This is a snapshot of our Stitching on the Lake Day held in May 2009.
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Gathering Pieces Quilt

Another great project in the book is "Gathering Pieces" quilt which I just loved for the designs and colours used. Not quite sure when these will get made but I will add them to the list of "Things to Do When I Retire"!!!! (which will not be for a long while yet!) Have a great day!
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A Road Less Travelled Quilt

I bought a beautiful book recently at the Craft Fair in Sydney titled "A Road Less Travelled" by Sue Daly. It has some beautiful pieces in it, including this gorgeous quilt entitled "From Me to You". Paper pieced and just superb! Very inspiring!
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Special Gifts from Florida

I received a lovely parcel in the post today all the way from Jessica in Florida! Thanks so much Jessica for my lovely little floss tag, cupcake lip gloss (tastes yummy), very cute ribbon and a fabulous little box to keep it all in! What a lovely surprise!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fabulous Felt Colours

Here are the colours I am working with - they are so bright and breezy for such a cool winters day here!
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Bluebirds in the hedgerow

This is a snippet of a beautiful little felt kit which I purchased at the Craft Show recently in Sydney. I should be doing other stitching but this just "tickles my fancy" today and I have a day off work and no Needlework class so I am enjoying playing with this design.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Spectacular Views

And as we reached the top of Durras Mountain we had the most spectacular views out over the ocean! We are truly blessed to live in this most beautiful part of the world!
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Magnificent Trees

There are some spectacular and very old trees along our trek and they were just beautiful with the blue blue skies behind them!
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Met Friends Along the Way!

We came across this little family of kangaroos along the track who were surprised to see us and stood their ground and checked us out!
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Guess What We Did Today!!!

Beautiful sunny day here and we have packed a backpack with a thermos of tea and a snack and hiked and hiked and hiked!
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Seaside Daisies

And these beautiful seaside daisies are out also - although very common they are really pretty!
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In my Garden again!

Just on the way to the clothes line this morning and noticed my pot of orchids has begun to flower - they are such a beautiful colour and so beautifully patterned - I thought I would share with you!
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Jacqueline's Quilt

Jacqueline is also making her SECOND Chelsea Bloom quilt - the colours she is using are beautiful - another very lucky grandchild!
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Shirley's Hexagon Bag

Here is Shirley's version of the hexagon bag we completed recently. I don't think my photo does the colours justice but it really looks lovely!
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chelsea's Quilt

This is a bright and warm quilt which Chelsea made in her last year of school - adapted from a pattern appropriately named "Chelsea Bloom" - I got this out of the cupboard and it has been keeping me warm in her absence!
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Chelsea and Dadeda

We put Chelsea on the plane to London the other day! Here she is with her dadeda (grandpa) a few weeks ago celebrating her 19th birthday! And while she is away I can share the following photo with you!!
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Crocheted Toy Ball

And here is a finished crocheted toy ball which Marianne has already made - crochet motifs joined together and filled with fibrefill - a great toy for a new babe and easy to assemble. Thanks for sharing this with us Marianne!
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Crocheted Motifs

These are the makings of a cute little toy which Marianne is assembling for one of her grandchildren.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jacqui's needlecase

I have always admired this beautiful needlecase of Jacqui's so at Needlework the other day I took this photo of it to share with you. It really is a beautiful little garden!
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