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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, April 29, 2009

Stitching Day Projects

This little hanging, the bags and the bear are Sylvia's projects for our stitching days this weekend - thought it easier to share the photos with you here also! Looking forward to stitching with you all!
Fiona x
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Sylvia's bags

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Sylvia's Bear

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Biscornu has arrived!

Finally my biscornu reached it's recipient! And Vivian was happy with it! Thank goodness for that! It takes a long time for things to reach Canada!
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stitching Day Projects!

Due to a number of requests - these are some of the projects we will be working on at the "Stitching on the Lake" Day in Canberra this Saturday. Some of you will have seen these pictures already posted but some of the Canberra ladies may not have! Sylvia has posted some of her projects on her blog http://sylviastitch.blogspot.com/ so enjoy looking at those also! We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday in Canberra and Sunday in Queanbeyan!
Fiona x
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Inside the Needlecase

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Painted & Embroidered Needlecase

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Blackwork

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Canvas Work

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Miniature Painted Cottage Garden

This is another little garden project which we will be working on for the next couple of weeks - tiny and involved but very effective! And lots of fun to stitch!
Fiona x
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

As for me and my house....

One of my favourite pieces of embroidery which I completed a number of years ago comprises hardanger and variegated thread stitching with the verse "As for me and my house... we will serve the Lord". Perhaps the photo doesn't do it justice ... but I love it!
Fiona x
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Miniature Framed Quilt

I am so lucky to have such a lovely friend as Sylvia who made me this beautiful miniature framed quilt for my birthday a year or two ago! The pieces are so tiny and the work so beautiful and it is framed and hangs on my sewing room wall! Very spoilt! Fiona x
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Canvas Work

Taking some photos for our Stitching Days coming up in the next week and put these two together! Same pattern but worked in different colours they look entirely different. The black one is a brooch and the green one is a scissor hanging! Always fun to stitch little canvas work projects!
Fiona x
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Moda Fabrics to Play With!

Shopping down at Stephs in Moruya last week and I couldn't resist these fabulous Moda Charisma charm squares and jelly roll! The colours are bright and fantastic and I'm looking for inspiration to create something special with them!
Fiona x
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Small Sewing Basket Lid

This is one of my favourite pieces of embroidery - it is the lid of a small sewing basket which holds lots of little bits and pieces. I completed the embroidery a few years ago now but it is still in use every day and the little basket is filled with the most amazing assortment of bits and pieces - buttons, charms, ribbons, etc.
Fiona x
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ashleigh's Project

Just home from work and this is what Ash has done with the little coloured resin blocks - a pair of shoes in the making - nearly ready to be sent around the world for the next part of the project! Up close, the colours are fabulous and the shoes will look great! She is doing jewellery to match too!
Fiona x
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Butterfly Sampler

Just finishing off this little butterfly sampler which I adapted from a Victoria Sampler pattern. As usual I changed colours and played around with it a little bit but I do like the result. Just have to find my box of little treasures so I can put a charm on the bottom and then add some little Mill Hill Beads!
Fiona x
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Cheryl's Quilt

Here is another of Cheryl's creations which she showed us last week! My photo doesn't do justice to the beautiful fabrics!
Fiona x
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Biscornu

I loved stitching my brazillian work with this gorgeous variegated DMC thread (4030) so it was enjoyable to stitch this biscornu also. I hope the recipient of this gift enjoys it!
Fiona x
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Beautiful Scissor Keeper

Here are Jenny's beautiful scissors and scissor keep which we recently made at Needlework! Such lovely vibrant colours (mine were blues - look back a few posts!)
Fiona x
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hardanger Angel

And I am looking for a hardanger pattern which I know I have somewhere safe! I came across this little hardanger angel I made a while ago - simple yet elegant and lots of fun for those of us who love hardanger embroidery!
Fiona x
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Claudia patiently waits!

Ashleigh's boyfriend Tim belongs to Claudia (who is our surrogate pet)! Boys just back from the surf and Ashleigh working on her project so Claudia is patiently waiting for someone to take her back down to the beach!
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What will this become?

Here is a few more bits and pieces - why am I showing you this??? Because it is spread out all over my dining room table at the moment that's why!!!
Fiona x
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Ashleigh's Project

This is my daughter Ashleigh's latest design project - she is in 4th year of a degree in design in Sydney and is involved in an international project with London and South America at the moment. She received this little parcel of sewing bits and pieces all made into small resin blocks this week and is adding her bit to it to make it into a design to be forwarded on to South America! I'll keep you posted as to what she comes up with!
Fiona x
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009