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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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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Natalie Bird Workshop

Yesterday I had a quick trip to Hobbysew Belconnen in Canberra to join in the Natalie Bird workshop with a few of the stitching ladies .... here we are enjoying a day of stitching and friendship ....  me, Paddy, Audrey and Sylvia ....


I caught Audrey doing a little bit of shopping and looking at Natalie's display of her projects ...


Such a lovely array of patterns and fabrics to tempt ....


I did love the bag pattern made up in Anni Downs new fabrics .... so yes .... both came home with me!


This is a beautiful quilt with stitching and patchwork made by Natalie ...



Afternoon tea was very tempting ....


And here are lots of familiar faces enjoying stitching, with Natalie on the top left of the picture with her head down working .... it was a lovely day .... thank you to Najelle and Terrie from Hobbysew for hosting such a delightful day ....  I will post pictures of my finished project shortly I hope !!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Canvas Work Needlecase

We walked about 21km from the centre of Perth out to Cottesloe to lunch yesterday and then came back and I did a little late afternoon stitching .... Working on a Needlecase .... Another Sue Hawkins kit I picked up in England ....



Friday, May 23, 2014

More Bali photos ....

I have been having difficulty loading photos onto blogger from my iPad mini ....  Does anyone else have this problem??   Anyway I think I may have solved it .... Sort of .... 



We did spend a little time in the spa ....



We had a gorgeous double birthday celebration dinner at Ku De Ta .... Courtesy of our children and their partners .... Thankyou .... 




We spent a fair bit of time in the 5 pools around the resort ....


The walkway to our villa .... 



Cooking class fun and stunning water lilies .... 

Almost home ....





We  arrived back in Perth late last night from 10 days in Bali .... Have had such a relaxing and beautiful time ....  Just here for a couple of days before returning home ....  Here are some photos to share ....   Gorgeous sunsets .....
  





Cooking classes ....  Relaxing .... Swimming .... 



Oh dear ....  Yes there were a few cocktails too ..... 



Friday, May 16, 2014

Bali

We have been enjoying an amazingly relaxing break in Bali to celebrate my birthday .....  Lots of lovely food, an amazing cooking class, sunsets you wouldn't believe and swimming and reading!  Not too much stitching happening though .....

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Beautiful Gifts .....

I have been a little bit spoilt by some lovely friends over the past few days and I want to show you some of my gorgeous gifts .... this one came from Sue who is a friend but was also a student on the Needlework Cruise in February.   I lent her an embroidery hoop and she returned it this week in the mail with a gorgeous little scented cushion she has stitched based on an 1832 sampler she saw on a day out in Hobart .... its just beautiful Sue .... I love it ..... thank you  xxxx 


Sylvia made this lovely little zippered purse for me .... this is the front ....


And this is the back ... beautiful Japanese taupes in hexagons ...  another beautiful gift .... thank you !


On her recent trip to Japan she bought me this cute little wooden box .....


And inside is a little sewing set with the tiniest pincushion in the top right hand corner ....  something for the avid stitcher !!


Some of the ladies who attended the Stitching Day in Canberra last Saturday enquired about the quilt which my Tuesday night ladies had made for me .... here is a picture of Jed on my "grandparents quilt" ..... this was a few weeks back (and he is now 10 weeks old today)  ....



And here is the pattern which the quilt was based on .....  ABC Boys Quilt by Red Brolly .... the ladies had changed a few things on the quilt and added a couple of designs from the ABC Girls Quilt by Red Brolly .... I just love it! 


Sunday, May 4, 2014

STITCHING ON THE LAKE - OUR SECOND DAY OF CELEBRATIONS !!

It was a very chilly and rainy celebration in Canberra yesterday for our second Stitching on the Lake Day and celebration of 10 years of stitching days !    We gathered together with a lovely group of women and here are some of the original ladies who were with us for our first Stitching on the Lake Day in April 2004 !!   And we don't look a day older !!!   Celia, Elaine, Diane, Lianne, Michelle, Judy, Jane and Margaret, with Sylvia and I in front .... and the beautiful white chocolate mud cake which Lynne had made for our celebrations !


With all the other ladies stitching in the background !


Judy has been to every one of our stitching days so we talked her into cutting the cake ! 


This was one of Anni Downs cute designs which Chris had made .... but the saying is so appropriate for us all .... Life is what you make it !!


All the ladies happily stitching away the day ....













The food was amazing again .... thank you so much Lynne .... we all enjoyed fabulous morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea !!


Little white chocolate mud cakes !!


We were fortunate to have a little shop at the Hobbysew stall which was looked after by Bec for the day and all enjoyed a fabulous day !    Our organisation is now in plan for our "Stitching in the Hills" Retreat weekend which is to be held on the 1st to 3rd August in the hills outside Canberra !   Emails will be going out to the ladies coming this week, but if you haven't booked and would like to come, there are still a few spots left !   Email me if you are interested !