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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!!

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"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 .... what a busy year its been !!

As 2014 draws to a close, I have just been browsing back through my year in photos and can't believe how we fitted everything into the past 365 days !!   I hope your year has been amazing and I particularly want to thank those of you who have commented, started following my blog, or made yourselves known to me at Craft Fairs, AQC, on the Needlework Cruise or even walking along in a shopping centre in Sydney .... it has been lovely to "meet" you all either in person or via my blog ....   Most of January was spent organising kits and patterns for the Needlework Cruise which I taught on in February ... this was one of my projects ....


February saw me away for 2 weeks on the cruise around New Zealand, meeting lots of ladies and having lots of fun teaching .... this Australian Wildflower Garden was another of my projects on the Cruise ....



The day I returned from the cruise was very special as our first grandchild had been born late the night before in Sydney ....  here is Jed on the beautiful quilt made by my Needlework ladies ....


And the amazing group of ladies who put the quilt together while I was away on the Cruise ....


April saw me down at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne and helping out Jane McDonald on the Be Be Bold stand ... it was a gorgeous convention and I loved meeting lots of ladies there ....


In May it was my birthday and David and I headed off for a break in Bali ... always so beautiful and relaxing ...


And we also celebrated 10 years of Stitching Days in Canberra and at the Coast  ... here are some of the ladies who had been at our first Stitching Day  10 years ago ..... cutting the cake !



June saw me back doing some creative canvas work ... another scissor fob ....


Here is Jed in June wrapped up snug as a bug in a rug in a gorgeous crochet rug made by Osla ...


July saw lovely mid winter sunny days and long walks along the beach ...


July also saw this little baby purring away on some projects ...


August was great and we headed off  to New York to visit our son Sam and his beautiful Nadia who have moved to New York for work for 2 years ...  but before we left, Sylvia and I held our annual "Stitching in the Hills" Retreat ....


Catching the ferry back to Manhattan in August ...


September and we were still away .... and I was enjoying posting blog posts on my new iPad ... orange cover of course !!


We also stopped off in Hawaii on the way home to relax ...


October was busy and as we always do, our Needlwork Group raised funds by holding Pink Supper and Pink Morning Tea In for breast cancer research ....  


November ... and we held our Stitching on the Lake Christmas Day in Canberra ... this is before all the ladies arrived ....


And again we made lots of projects, had lots of fun, ate well and enjoyed a little shop courtesy of the Hobbysew Belconnen ladies too !!


December saw Kye return from an overseas posting and he and Chelsea announced their engagement  ..  much excitement !!



And December also bought us to Christmas with the family ... a treasured time and much joy this year as we celebrated with little Jed who is now 10 months old .... and didn't we have fun !!   This year we were joined by my sister and her husband and two of their three children ....


And so from my family to yours .... I do hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you ... I hope you find creative times ahead ... I hope you find peace and relaxation ... and I hope you are able to share the good times with family and friends .... Happy New Year to you all !! 


7 comments:

  1. Boy you have had a full on year but also sounds like a wonderful year. Happy New Year to you Fiona I look forward to catching up in 2015. Take care. Jenny Deal

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  2. I have really enjoyed your blog this year.....beautiful creations and a lovely family. Best wishes for 2015.

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  3. I always enjoy your blog, Fiona, and am inspired by your beautiful work. All the best for another happy and creative year!

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  4. Wow Fiona you sure are a talented lady And I must admit I am envious of how you get to do so much traveling needlework. I like your canvaswork the best. I've just recently gotten into it and I love it. I'm working on some laura perin quilt canvas work.

    Happy stitching

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  6. I think at one time we conversed back and forth but I went away from blogging last year.

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  7. Thanks for your time, energy and help during the past year! Glad you are enjoying your break.

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