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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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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Welcome baby Leo

We are delighted that our youngest daughter Chelsea and her husband Kye surprised us with an early baby in the early hours of Monday morning !!  Leo came into the world at 12.51am and all is well with this beautiful little family .....


He arrived two weeks early which is wonderful as we are off to Italy on Monday to celebrate a special birthday !!!!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Stitching Quilts

I have been a little bit busy lately trying to finish off an alphabet quilt for Chelsea and Kye's baby which is due in a few short weeks .....




Finally I have stitched the zebra for Z ..... and have sewn the squares all together .... and have now added the border ..... all ready to be quilted ......



I am going to bind the quilt with a little red and white stripe fabric ..... this is my version of an ABC Quilt pattern designed by Red Brolly ..... I have added a few animals and designs of my own to make it a little more personal .....


I have also finished off this little change mat for another friend of Chelsea's who has had a baby in the last couple of days ....


My Rosehip Tea was the same colour as the backing fabric, binding and thread .....


A Friday morning coffee with a view ...... on my morning walk last week ......


And a special visitor on our early morning walk with the dogs the other day was this friendly seal who popped up to say hi at 6am ......

Friday, April 5, 2019

Baby Change Quilt and more

I have finished off the baby change quilt I have made for Chelsea and Kye's new baby which is due in a few short weeks .... and as I have gifted it to them already ..... here are some photos ....




I found all these great animal prints at the Quilt Show in Tokyo and I thought it would make a great change mat for the new baby ....


I am also working towards finishing this cot quilt for the baby also ....  not long to go now .... just U, V, W, X, Y and Z .... then borders and binding and quilting of course !!




We had a great weekend this past weekend celebrating Elliott's birthday as he was home on leave .... all the family got together including the five little monkeys ..... Malia, Lyndie, Jed, Clay and Jonah ..



And big cuddles for Elliott and Andrea as they shared the birthday cake with us all .... dinosaurs on top as requested by the children !!!


We had an abundance of baby eggplant in our vegetable garden so I have been busy making Eggplant Chutney .... which is just divine .... lots of work for a little result but delicious nonetheless ....


An early walk along the coastline last week was pretty spectacular too ....


And on my morning walks I always check out this bower ..... the local bowerbird couple have made a cute little bower and you can see all the blue items surrounding it which the male bowerbird sneaks away from all the backyards around the area ..... lots of blue pegs, milk bottle tops, etc.



And its a beautiful sunny day here on the south coast today .... I have been for a walk and am now going to get stuck into that quilt !!!