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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!!

Something to remember ...

"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

Canvas Biscornu

Canvas Biscornu

Embroidered Garland

Embroidered Garland

Recently finished ....

Recently finished ....
Natures Journey

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Heading off

We have had a busy time getting  ready to head off for our walk ...


We are walking the Camino de Santiago from France across the Pyrenees and across the top of Spain ... not all of it ... but about 500km !! 


We enjoyed goodbye cuddles with Jed and Clay ....


Then more farewells with Jonah when we got to Sydney ...


We had a great weekend with the Sydney kids ...


And loved the walk up to North Head Lookout and the Memorial Walk to remember Davids dad before Anzac Day ...


We are looking forward to our adventure but certainly missing our family on Anzac Day ...



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Elliott and Andrea's Wedding

It has certainly been a long time between posts for me .... a record I think !!  We have all been busy with the organisation for the wedding celebrations for Elliott and Andrea who were married in a beautiful ceremony at the Silos Vineyard at Berry on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales last Saturday .....


The weather was spectacular .... after all the rain we have had, it was a beautiful sunny day !!


Here are the happy couple with their baby Jonah ....



David, Elliott and I before heading off for the wedding ...


We rented a house in Berry for the weekend and it was all so lovely and green for the photos ...


Our children were all very excited to be celebrating the last of four weddings ....  Ashleigh and Chelsea and Sam were all Elliott's "best people" together with Tim, who took this photo !



Sam and Nadia before the wedding ...


The sun shone down on us all ....


Here are all our children and their gorgeous partners .... we are truly blessed  ....  Nadia & Sam, Andrea & Elliott, Ash & Tim and Chelsea & Kye ....  Kye also did a fantastic job as MC for the night!


A delicious white chocolate mud cake for the wedding cake .... thanks Sharan for your beautiful work ... topped off with flowers to match the bouquets from the florist !



And there was a spectacular sunset at the end of the day, followed by lots of dancing !!  




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wedding photos

Some of the beautiful wedding photos that have come through from Sam and Nadia's wedding are too beautiful not to share .....

 

Our gorgeous treasures ....






The setting ....


And Jed ....


Thursday, March 2, 2017

February

Not sure where February went .... busy as usual .... not lots of stitching to report but lots of fun family times ....


Clay is almost walking .....


Jed turned 3 !!!!


A cute photo of Jed from Sam and Nadia's wedding ...


Beautiful wedding photos coming through from Sam and Nadia ...


Elliott is over the moon to have Jonah and Andrea now living in Sydney with him ....


One little monkey had some sticker fun with Davey ....


And I had a quick visit with my mum last week on our way north .... hopefully my secret stitching will be revealed shortly ....

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Busy January

Well it's been a couple of busy weeks .... again!!   David and Elliott drove across the country from Perth to Sydney with Elliott and Andreas 2 dogs .... it only took them 4 days .... lots of fun and male bonding time !!!  It was great to see them arrive at home safely ... and ready for a swim at the beach!!



I had a few days in Sydney helping Elliott unpack before he started his new posting !!  That was fun but the 40 degree heat was a killer !! 



The boys all cooling off in the waterhole near Chelsea and Kyes place in Sydney ! 



A fabulous morning in Manly with Sam and Nadia who have just moved in to their new place there .... settling back into Sydney life after 3 years in New York !!



Our new vege garden has gone crazy and we are loving all the fresh produce !!! 



Here is Jonah .... looking forward to when he and Andrea arrive from Perth in a couple of weeks!! 



Jed and Clay are looking forward to playing with their cousin too !! 



Perfect beach weather on the weekend !!



Then the wind came up and Elliott went out kite surfing !! 





Jed above and Clay below enjoying a swim in the heat the other day ! 



And my frangipanis are all flowering and looking beautiful !! 



Now I must really get onto some stitching ... Wednesday at home today with the boys .... been to swimming lessons with Jed and now they are both asleep so I might have a cup of tea and a quiet stitch .... who knows how long they will sleep for?? 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blogging Yearbook

I love this time of year when my blog book for the previous year of blogging arrives ....



I use Blog to Print and order my previous year of blogging posts to be made up into a book which essentially becomes my journal of all things made, family milestones, gifts given and friends and family times together !   



The front page for my 2016 journal has my Hummingbird Garland which I made for the Needlework Tours Cruise earlier in 2016 .... while the back has our family all together the week before Christmas !!  Of course I chose an orange theme for 2016 !!



I condense the photos and posts a little bit so it's not too thick !!!



And I'm now just enjoying reading through the past year of memories and creativity ...



It looks like I had the busiest of years .... I think I did !!!!   If you are a blogger, this is a great way to keep your journal together !!   Just google "Blog to Print" to find out more !!