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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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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Crochet Rugs and Needlework Finishes !

Lynn and Osla have been very busy crocheting beautiful rugs over the past few weeks and they bought them in to show us on Wednesday .... this is Osla's gorgeous blue rug ...


She has finished off all the squares beautifully ... with different crochet patterns ...


And Lynn made this equally amazing striped rug with fantastic three dimensional flowers ...


The flowers look great ...


Elaine finished off her sewing pouch from a few weeks ago ... love the red fabrics !


And Shirley finished off another sewing pouch from a few years ago !


Shirley also completed these cute little chickens ...


I have been doing some "secret" stitching for our "Stitching in the Hills" Retreat at the beginning of August so cannot show any of it just yet ..... rest assured ... my fingers are not idle !! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Weekend in Victoria

We are now back from an enjoyable weekend of bushwalking and exploring Mallacoota just over the border in Victoria.    We stayed with friends at Karbeethong Lodge on the shores of Mallacoota Inlet and it was lovely ....  this was sunset on Friday night ...




We had a big walk around the shores of the inlet on Saturday and the sun was shining but it was pretty chilly ...



The water was like glass and the reflections amazing ...



The view from the lodge ....



Lots of amazing native flowers in the gardens ... always on the lookout for new flowers to embroider!! 




How amazing do these look?



The lodge and the walkers getting ready to set off ...



And we did enjoy some time on the verandah in the sunshine too ...



My trusty walking buddy ... David ...



And although the sun is shining in all of these photos, we are now experiencing the heaviest rain and storms on the south coast .... not very pleasant ... but filling up tanks and watering gardens and crops which is much needed !   I hope you all had a lovely weekend too !

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Asta's Beautiful Bags

At Needlework on Tuesday evening Asta bought along not one but two of her beautiful bags she has made for her very lucky sisters (I hope they don't read my blog !!)   They are designed by Anni Downs and are just gorgeous and so beautifully made by Asta !   This one has lovely spotty blue lining fabric !



And this version has gorgeous orange spotty lining fabric !


And the back .... "sing and the world sings with you" ....


Here is my Christmas Bunting .... so much easier to photograph like this ...


And Shirley has finished off her canvas work cube !  


Monday, June 17, 2013

Craft Fair Sydney 2013

I managed to fit in a couple of hours at the Craft Show at Darling Harbour on Friday afternoon ... here are some of the lovely displays ....  Sydney Quilters Guild quilt celebrating 20 years of the Craft Show !!



Someone very clever had knitted ...yes knitted .... a birthday cake and knitted the strawberries too !!


Some of the creativity on the hearts and flowers challenge ....


Beautiful knitted and crocheted pieces !


Gorgeous hanging !


Lovely display !


Gorgeous knitted tea cosies !!


Jane Nicholas' stumpwork ... divine !!


Amazing coat put together by Prudence Mapstone !


Morning tea selection in Glebe on Saturday morning !!


Spanish churros with melted chocolate ... very naughty ... but absolutely delicious !!


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Friends in Stitching Swap

Having just returned from Sydney this afternoon, I was excited to find my package from my "Friends in Stitching" swap partner .... Fiona R from Dragonfly Crafts !!    I have been very spoilt by my namesake!!    This gorgeous sewing keeper is my gift in the "travel swap" we have just had !


This is the inside with fabulous fabric and a couple of pockets !


One of the pockets had some treats !!   


Another pocket held this lovely folded needle case !


And inside the needlecase are some threads, scissors and places for my needles!  It's lovely Fiona ... thankyou !!  


I had a quick trip to the Craft Fair in Sydney on Friday afternoon and will share some of those photos tomorrow !   Hope you all had a lovely weekend !!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Stunning Country Crafts" magazine project

This lovely magazine turned up on my doorstep yesterday .... and to my delight there was one of my projects featured .....


Wildflower Jewels .... an embroidered jewellery box with Australian wildflower embroidery ....


Their photos are always so much better than mine .... and I wouldn't mind that string of pearls in my jewellery box when it is returned !!   Such a nice surprise !! 


Last night at Needlework, Carol had finished off her embroidered purse and bought it along to show us .. well done ... a lovely job Carol !!


Helen had finished off her canvas work in lovely vibrant colours !


Tracey's Christmas quilt has been quilted and is waiting for the border ... get well soon Tracey ... we are thinking of you !!


And Dale had finished off her version of the same quilt !!   Looks like everyone is getting organised for Christmas !!   I hope to make it to the Craft Fair in Sydney on Friday ... is anyone else going ??


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stitched Bunting

Here is my version of our Stitched Bunting from our Stitching on the Lake Day last year!   For my Needlework ladies, we will be stitching this NEXT week !    I have used some of Lynette Anderson's Christmas fabric to back my bunting ....


Different coloured felts and embroidery stitches are used to create this cute this Christmas Bunting ...


With a bit of ric rac to make a simple hanging ...


It might be a bit early to be thinking of Christmas .... but it's not that far away ....


This was lots of fun to stitch ....


Hope you all had a lovely long weekend !!