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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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Friday, June 24, 2016

Sydney Craft Fair

Shirley and I had a lovely but quick visit to Sydney yesterday for the Craft and Quilt Fair .... It was a beautiful clear day as we left Circular Quay and headed around by ferry to Glebe Island ...

Sydney Harbour looked stunning !!

First stop and we did a little bit of shopping at Anni Downs stall ... I caught Shirley in the act !!!

Admiring all of Annis beautiful quilts ! 

Loved the beautiful display by Cecile from France ...

Her work is very beautiful ...

Had a lovely wander around the quilts too .... This display in hoops by the Quilt Guild was gorgeous ... Especially Wendy Williams work on the top left ....

Some fabulous quilts took my eye too .... This one by Wendy Williams won a most deserving prize ! 

Stunning !!

Just a few that took my eye ! 

And then it was back on the ferry to the Quay .... A sail past the Opera House in the late afternoon light ... And into the car and home .... A nice escape from the office for the day !!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sydney Craft Show

Pssssst ..... Don't tell anyone ...... I'm sneaking away from work for a day to visit the Sydney Craft and Quilt Show .....

I wonder if they will notice I'm not at work !!!!    

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday Stitching

We had a lovely day inside out of the rain yesterday enjoying stitching@bodalla with the 20 ladies who joined us for the day !  

There was lots of lovely show and tell which the ladies bought along to inspire ! 

It was nice to see some finishes from our Stitching in the Hills Retreat last year  too !! 

Some beautiful pieces here ! 

Some cute stitching bags from an earlier stitching day !! 

Hardanger finishes !!

Nice finish from Pauline on the day .... And it matches her black and white needle case too!!   Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of all the ladies or the beautiful food .... Thankyou for catering for me Jenny .... But it was a great day ! 

And today was more rain so we had a little picnic rug on the lounge room floor and Jed and Clay joined us for a fun afternoon tea !!  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

stitching@bodalla this Saturday

I've been missing in action .... busy at work and no internet and phone at home again !!!!   Anyway .... I am looking forward to stitching@bodalla this Saturday and catching up with all the ladies !  Here are the projects we will be working on .... 

Canvas work Biscornu 


Garland of flowers 

Felt pincushion

Appliqué Stitching Bag 

Candle wicking 

We are looking forward to a fun day full of creativity and wonderful food !! Photos to follow !!