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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 !! 


  1. Moving is never easy, even if it is exciting. Best wishes to you!! :-)

  2. Fiona: Good luck on the move, if we were to move the only room with a problem is my sewing room ouch.
    Congratulations to Kereen on her win, she looks like Queen with her sash.
    Lovely projects you have posted here.


  3. We have just put down such lovely soft cut pile carpet for the whole house. Most of my `collection` is now being stored in a rather large shed in boxes. :( I feel for you. I too have Annie`s book and not sure what to start! I have Homespun from #1 and I`m so looking forward to BOM of Natalie Bird`s but our magazines are a little later!!! I so enjoyed meeting her at a workshop awhile ago. Happy Stitching.


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