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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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Monday, February 29, 2016

Stitching on the Lake

Sylvia and I had a lovely day of stitching and laughter at our Stitching on the Lake day in Canberra last Saturday ! 

All ready for the ladies to arrive !!

Our cute name tags !

Sylvia and I all ready to go !! 

Lovely bits and pieces to purchase from the Hobbysew ladies !! 

Gorgeous fabrics ! 

Hard at work ....

Such a lovely day was had by all .... And we are lucky enough to be doing it all over again this coming Saturday !!!!

And not at all sewing related .... But here is my son in law captured in a professional shot yesterday when the surf was huge !  Pretty impressive ! 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Stitching on the Lake Projects

We have moved house these past few days and are still waiting on Telstra to come to the party and connect us with a phone and Internet line !!  So here goes .... Blogging on my mobile !!!!  Sylvia and I are looking forward to our first Stitching on the Lake day for this year in Canberra this Saturday. .....   There will be 6 projects on offer .... 

Canvas work Biscornu .... Front and back 

A cute Blackwork hanging .....

And a smaller version of this Hummingbird Garden !   

This is a very cute little felt pincushion for you to make .....

You can also choose to make one of these candle wicked projects ! 

And this gorgeous stitching bag or gift bag will be lots of fun to make too !! 

We are looking forward to seeing all the ladies who are coming to join us for our first stitching day for 2016 !!   Have a look at Sylvia's blog too for more details about thread colours etc...... Time to Stitch !! 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

In the middle of moving .....

Just taking a break from the never ending packing up of the house before we move this week ... I'm in the sewing room .... and cleaning out the last bookshelf !!   Oh my goodness I have a lot of "essential supplies" !!    It was lovely to be back at Needlework this week with the ladies, catching up on their stories from Christmas and New Year .... lots of lovely  surprises too .... including the smiling Kereen who won Grand Champion at the local Show with her gorgeous embroidered bag !  

We made her wear her sash for the photo !!   Well done Kereen ... you have done an outstanding amount of work on that beautiful bag !!

Tracy has also done some beautiful stitching over the Christmas break, making these lovely hangings by Natalie Bird ....   

And stitched a gorgeous Nancy Halvorsen yearly calendar with each month stitched with lots of love! 

Tracy changed a couple of the designs so they fitted in with our Australian seasons !

Asta has made these very bright and cute cushions with a pocket to put a book into for a little child !  Such a great idea for all those grandmas out there !!

She has also made a really stunning quilt using batik fabrics for a special gift !

The Batemans Bay Patchwork Group are raffling this stunning blue embroidered quilt in March at their luncheon ... I bought some tickets and would love to win it !

And it was lovely to catch up with Sylvia yesterday morning in Braidwood where we shared morning tea and finally exchanged Christmas gifts !  It has been a busy few months for us both so we hadn't got to catch up ... I now have a beautiful Liberty scarf and some very very cute decorations to add to my collection ... thanks so much Sylvia .... and for doing some shopping for me for the upcoming Stitching Days in Canberra in the next couple of weeks !

Sylvia also bought me my very own copy of Anni Downs new book "The Story of My Day" .... I have had a little look through it and love some of Anni's gorgeous new designs !    

And another project I really don't need to do in 2016 is Natalie Bird's new quilt which is coming out in each issue of the Homespun magazine !  When Sylvia mentioned that Hobbysew Belconnen had kits of the Tilda fabrics used, I knew I really did NEED to do this quilt ....

I love all the Tilda fabrics and this quilt will be lovely to add to my collection !

And over a cup of herbal tea, I enjoyed reading the story about Natalie Bird and her designs ! 

Enough !  Enough !!   Back to packing .... we are nearly there and looking forward to moving on Wednesday this week into our new home just around the corner !!