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Love my family and my faith .. love being "Biccy" to our grandchildren, love being creative ... embroidery, needlework, patchwork, quilting .....love the beach and sand between my toes ... love to read ... love where we live on the South Coast of New South Wales .... love exploring the great outdoors .... travel and tropical islands ..... recently retired and looking forward to finishing all my UFO's .......

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Congratulations Elliott & Andrea

This year is shaping up to be another great one for our family .... our second son, Elliott and his Andrea have announced their engagement !   

Here they are together at Chelsea and Kye's wedding in December .... and here they are after he proposed at sunset in Perth on the weekend ....

We are so excited to be celebrating another wedding in the family ... with Sam and Nadia getting married in November in Sydney, it is shaping up to be another fun and exciting year !!   Congratulations Elliott & Andrea xx

Happy Australia Day

Wherever you are and whatever you may be doing .... Enjoy your Australia Day celebrations !! 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Stitching on the Lake 2016 coming up

As we all get back into working mode after the holidays, thought it was a good time to remind you about our Stitching on the Lake Days in Canberra which are coming up on Saturday 20 February 2016 and again on Saturday 5 March 2016 !    Sylvia and I are putting the kits and projects together to ensure you all have another fun day of stitching and friendship!

It is always lots of fun to sit and stitch the day away with kindred spirits ....

And we are always fortunate to have our very own Master Chef, Lynne, to create some delicious treats for us to enjoy throughout the day !

If you would like to join us for one of the above Saturdays, please email me here or Sylvia here and let us know as soon as possible !    And if you are fortunate to be enjoying a very looooong Australia Day Weekend .... I hope you fit in some quality stitching time !! 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Blog to Print book 2015

At home looking after Jed today and there is always much excitement when the postman comes on his motorbike !!! Today he bought my Blog Book for 2015 ! 

I decided on a pink themed cover because I had recently finished another of my favourite canvas work pincushions with a pink theme ! 

The back cover has a collage of the wedding photos from The December wedding of Chelsea and Kye ! 

And as I looked through I saw that at this time last year I was happy to announce that I am tutoring on the Needlework Tours Embroudery & Craft Cruise departing on 20 March for a South Pacific cruise !  I'm busy putting together kits now .... in between packing to move ! 

I love having my blog printed each year as it then becomes my journal .... and Jed and I have had a fun look through the past year this morning ! 

And a glimpse of David swimming off the old gantry close to home yesterday !!  Such a stunning day ! 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Back at work .... and play

Busy week to head back to the office last week .... Exhausted each evening so no sewing done .... Not a stitch .... However cleaning out the sewing room took a while .... about 5 days ... And I did unearth some treasures ..... Lots of beautiful Liberty fabrics !! 

Lots of boxes are now labelled and ready for the move in a couple of weeks !!  Some fun time with Jed ....

Who still thinks it's Christmas because he found the Santa hats yesterday .....

And such a beautiful sunny day today .... The newly married daughter and her cousin visited and just had to jump off the Gantry nearby home .... Perfect day for it ....

Monday, January 4, 2016

Packing up

In a few short weeks we will be moving house .... So as today was a rainy day .... The great sewing room pack up has begun ....

Lots of big plastic boxes are being filled and labelled ... My goodness I have accumulated a large collection over the years !! 

And in amongst the packing up I found this gem from August 1990 .... Our four little treasures ranging from 3 months to 5 years !  

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Sewing Year

Happy New Sewing Year to you all!   At the beginning of January I like to get out some projects to do "just for me" ... so after a lovely morning at the beach .... I have spent a little time in my sewing room and have come up with a couple of choices to put into my sewing bag to choose from ....

I love this very portable sewing bag which holds lots of bits and pieces and is easy to carry around ...

I have a couple of Lynette Anderson kits to choose from .... this cute little sewing purse ...

Or the hexagon sewing bag ....

Or this tuffet in a tin pincushion .... lovely fabrics ....

Or I have long admired and loved this Leanne Beasley design "Sew Laugh Love" .... I have traced it ready to stitch .... the tracing was a mammoth job in itself !     Perhaps while the house is quiet this afternoon and some are napping ... I might make a new start on something special for the New Year!  I hope your year is creative and fun !   That's my plan for 2016 !!