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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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Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 comes to an end

It's hard to believe another year has flown by and here we are at December 31 wondering what has happened !!  Our year has been amazing and hectic, full of lots of fun times, some sad times, but mostly lots of laughter and joy!   This past week has seen our son in law Tim have an emergency appendectomy on Boxing Day which necessitated david and I having to look after Jed for a few days while Ash spent time at the hospital with Tim ... All is well as he is now home and recovering.   On Christmas Day we skyped Sam in New York, but Nadia wasn't home from work yet ! 


We have had lots of beach days and swimming, paddle boarding, surfing and kite surfing ! 



Ash, Tim and Jed (and baby on the way) at the beach on Christmas Day ....


Chelsea Kye and Jed ....




Elliott and Jed playing with the gold Christmas decorations ! 



Stand up paddle boarding with Elliott 


Had a great day in Sydney yesterday kayaking out around Long Reef before dropping Elliott at the airport to head back to Perth and his lovely Andrea !      Just thought I would share this photo of our 4 treasures .... Sam, Ash, Chelsea and Elliott. 




And so here we are at home at the end of a busy Christmas time enjoying the fact that we are definitely  blessed beyond belief, and thankful for family and friends and good times.   I hope your year has been wonderful and that we all look forward to 2016 with anticipation of creative pursuits, family fun and a peaceful and relaxing start to the year !  Happy New Year to you all xx


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Last waves

Our son Elliott leaves this afternoon after a month long holiday with us ..., we will miss him .... And so will Jed !  


This mornings stand up paddle board effort .... Best of buddies !!


We will miss him too .... But I'm sure Andrea will love to have him back at home !! 


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Gifts

I was a bit spoilt over Christmas from two lovely ladies in particular .... in Chookys Christmas swap I received beautiful gifts from Clare in New Zealand ... a decoration for my tree ... beautiful !



A gorgeous Christmas Angel which I opened on Christmas Day !


And a stunning little wall hanging .... which I love .... it depicts the true meaning of Christmas !  Thank you so much Clare !


And I received lovely gifts from Peg in our Friends in Stitching swap .... a little stocking holding 5 little gifts ....



A cute decoration ...


A treat ... or two !!


A Christmas Fat Quarter ....


Some sewing notions and thread ....


Christmas buttons ....


Tied up with a cute tag ....


And the gifts I got to open on Christmas Day .... a table runner ....


And a sewing roll and two beautifully covered books .... just amazing ... thank you so much Peg !


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas

It's been busier than usual this year .... But I wanted to wish everyone a very very happy Christmas and a blessed and beautiful New Year! 



I hope you can all find some time to be merry this Christmas season ... Treasure your time with family and friends .... And make 2016 a creative and happy year for you !!   Relax and enjoy !!  

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Friends in Stitching Christmas Swap

In the whirlwind that has been this week before Christmas, I have received a lovely package from Peg who was my gift maker in our Friends in Stitching swap ....  five little gifts contained in a little stocking - one to be opened each day up until Christmas ....   this is the cute little stocking ...


Day 1 was a gorgeous little reindeer decoration !


Day 2 was a treat .... and delicious they were !!  None left now !!


Day 3 was Christmas buttons .... also very gorgeous !


I'm looking forward to what Day 4 and Day 5 have in store !! 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Kite surfing

After all the excitement of the wedding of Chelsea and Kye last week and engagement party of Sam and Nadia yesterday, today was a day of relaxing ... sort of ... a morning walk with the dogs around the headlands then back down to the beach this afternoon to watch our second son, Elliott, who is visiting from Western Australia, take advantage of the wind and get in a little kite surfing ....



Living on the south coast of New South Wales, we get our fair share of north easterly winds throughout the summer and this afternoon was one of those days ....



I was exhausted watching ... but it is one of his favourite past times when the surf isn't up !



Ash and Jed came down to watch him as well .... and Jed couldn't quite get the concept of the kite with Elliott attached to it !



A bit wild and woolly at the beach ... but a nice way to spend the afternoon !   



Friday, December 11, 2015

Secret Santa Gift Received

I am happy to be getting back into some sort of stitching frame of mind after the wedding .... but with an engagement party happening tomorrow for our eldest son, that may not happen for very long !  It was exciting to receive mail last night from New Zealand .... my gifts in Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap from the lovely Clare at http://craftladyinkiwiland.blogspot.com/


They came beautifully wrapped in gorgeous blue Christmas paper with little tags to let me know which I could open now and which I had to save for Christmas Day ...  and so I opened the smaller decoration as I was instructed and how very beautiful it is !!     There was even a Christmas cane to enjoy and a very cute little charm which you might see place on the top of the stocking near the reindeer .... 


And this is how it looks hanging on my tree ... absolutely beautiful Clare .... thank you ... I love it !!!


Another photo ....

Here is another lovely photo of the happy couple .....



And another of two very happy mums who signed the register .... 



And one stunning photo from the official photographer ... thanks Alex Marks Photography .... you are absolutely amazing ....



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

More of the wedding ...

We have been receiving lots of photos from guests who attended the wedding of Chelsea and Kye .... but none yet from the official photographer .... here are some of the others to share .... thanks Bruce (Sylvia's husband) for this beauty ....


Chelsea had the florist make a fabulous frame with gorgeous flowers for some photos to be taken .... here is my mother and her five daughters .... I'm hiding behind the flowers ....



Beautiful daughters .... Ash is hiding a little something behind her bouquet .... due in May !


Chelsea admiring the beautiful flowers from Gab at The Flower Pantry ....


Bride and bridesmaids ....


It was so lovely to have all the family together again .... first time in two years .... Elliott, Chelsea, Sam and Ashleigh ....


Ash, Tim and Jed ....


David and I ....




Sunday, December 6, 2015

Wedding photos



It was such a beautiful day yesterday as we celebrated the wedding of our youngest daughter Chelsea to Kye ... a stunning day at Lake Crackenback Resort ....



Introducing Mr and Mrs Simpson ....



Our boys and their beautiful girls .... Sam, Nadia, Andrea and Elliott ...


A spectacular view of the resort by day ....
And by night ...


Thanks to Bruce Frazer for these few photos to share ... No doubt more to come ...


Mother and father of the beautiful bride !