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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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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Congratulations Sue !!!!

Congratulations Sue Knight ........ you are the winner of our raffle quilt !!!     Sue is one my Wednesday ladies so it is lovely to see this gorgeous quilt go to such a lovely home !!  Congratulations .... may you wrap yourself in the warmth and knowledge that this has been lovingly stitched by lots of your friends from the Needlework group!     Thank you to all the ladies who stitched the squares for the two quilts we made .... the funds raised will be going to local charities and will be most appreciated. 


Our Needlework Group celebrated the end of another fun stitching year with a Christmas Dinner last night for the Tuesday evening group and this morning with Lunch for the Wednesday ladies .... here are some of the ladies enjoying themselves .... Julie, Inge, Pat, Olga, Helen, Sue (lucky raffle quilt winner) and Margaret ....



Lynne, Caryl, Margaret and Margaret enjoying lunch today .....


Osla, Margaret, Audrey, Jenny, Lyn, Margot, Jean, Doris and Stella ....


Frances, Jacqui, Beverley, Robyn, Val, Claire, Joyce and Svetlana ....


Jill, Lyn, Tricia, Carmelle, Yvonne and Lois ....


Nola, Margaret and Jennifer ....


Elaine, Kereen, Shirley F, Sheila and Shirley H ....


Julie, Sandy, Sue and Meryl ....


Shirley H and I .... 

Jennifer, Debbie, Jill and Lyn ....


Such a lovely lunch enjoyed by all .... thank you to both the Tuesday night ladies and the Wednesday ladies for such a lovely year of stitching with you all !   Thankyou for my gorgeous gifts and thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful words on my cards ... I do appreciate all the sentiments expressed !    I hope you all enjoy a relaxing and peaceful Christmas and New Year !  



Shirley F has made a couple of different types of Christmas tree hangings ... very cute Shirley !


And a gorgeous embroidered quilt for someone special ....



And a lovely surprise was when Shirley H won our "in house" raffle quilt .... raffled amongst the ladies in our group and drawn by Julie at our lunch today !!!   Congratulations Shirley .... I'm sure you will love having this quilt of friendship to wrap around you and keep you warm !


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Stitching on the Lake Show and Tell

Some of the ladies at "Stitching on the Lake" had some lovely show and tell to share with us on Saturday .... here it is .... Jeanette had made this gorgeous quilt using old ties !!   I'm thinking of raiding my husband's old tie collection right now !! 


So simple yet very effective ...


Some beautiful stump work on display ....




A lovely folder cover from our Retreat in August ....


A very cute Bronwyn Hayes mug rug for your coffee cup ....


Coffee mug bag from a previous Stitching day ....


Jeanette is a bit of an "owl" person .... hence this cute little owl hanging ...


A gorgeous pincushion from a design in "Inspirations" ...


Love the scissors and scissor fob ....


Lots and lots of different stitches make this fantastic sewing pouch !


A tape measure holder from another "Inspirations" pattern .... all beautifully inspiring ladies .... such a lovely day was had by all !! 


Sunday, November 24, 2013

"Stitching on the Lake" 23 November 2013

Well our last Stitching Day for the year has now finished and this mornings cup of tea in bed was very welcome!  It is always fun organising and planning our stitching days .... Sylvia and I enjoy the creative aspect of the planning and the stitching days are always fun!!   Here are some of yesterday's moments ....   this beautiful Christmas Bush came up from Batemans Bay with our clever caterer, Lynne ....



We feasted on a banquet which included Italian Lemon Biscuits ...


And savoury scones ....


Hobbysew from Belconnen joined us with tempting bits and pieces to purchase .... or just to enjoy the inspiration of seeing such beautifully finished projects ....


Terrie and Najelle always do such a lovely job of setting up a beautiful display ...


Some of Sylvia's finished projects were on display on the Hobbysew stall too ...


Anything of Anni Downs is always inspirational .... and tempting to purchase ....



I really must finish my little angel needle case ....


Lots of gorgeous Christmassy fabrics ....


Some beautifully finished projects from previous Stitching Days .... these were two notebook covers using a couple of early projects ....



It was lovely to see some of the finished pieces from our Retreat in August too ....


I think we all love the French General fabrics ....


This was my sewing box design from last years Retreat ... another gorgeous finish !!


And more show and tell ....


Anne had finished her Retreat quilt and made it bigger .... just divine Anne !


I have lots more photos and will share them tomorrow ...   but I would like to thank all the ladies who have attended our Stitching Days this year ... you are the reason we create and we are very happy that you love coming and sharing creative days with us !   Look forward to sharing fun stitching times with you next year !! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Needlework and Family

We had all the family home last weekend and our friend Tracey took this lovely photo of us all together (including Bailey - Chelsea's new puppy) ... Ash, Tim, Sam, Chelsea, me, Elliott and David .... happy to have them all at home .... even if it was just for a couple of days !!


This week is our last week at Needlework and our Christmas parties are coming up next week ... here is some lovely work the ladies have completed (or nearly completed ) ...   Sue has made this gorgeous quilt for a very special grandchild ....


Zoe is one very luck little girl ....


Sue has also been working on this gorgeous quilt by Wendy Williams ...


Shirley finished her canvas work decoration ....


Some cute tea towels were made by Audrey ...


And this lovely quilted panel for Christmas ....   


Special Christmas morning tea .... delicious !!


Looking forward to celebrating the end of another great year with you all next week ....


Sylvia and I will be in Canberra tomorrow at our last "Stitching on the Lake" day for this year .... another great day of stitching and fun in store for all !!