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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, August 14, 2019

Snow Bunnies and Cold Weather

It has been freezing here over the weekend and some of the kids did a snow trip whilst the others are freezing in their new abode in Canberra .....




Ash and Tim took the kids down to the snow for the weekend .... here are Jed and Clay all rugged up against the cold weather with their little snowman .....


Lyndie didn't venture out into the snow too much as it was freezing ....but they loved seeing the overnight snow outside ....


Jed snowboarding ....


Meanwhile back in Canberra, Malia was all rugged up for an outing ..... but quite happy despite the cold ....


And some sibling love at bath time .... Jonah and Malia in their new house ....


And Leo looking as cute as ever in his little Lion King suit .....

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Where We Love is Home Quilt

Today's pincushion was made a few years back but is still a firm favourite .... I tend to have a pincushion for each project I am working on  ..... somewhere to place my needle and thread and any pins I might be using ..... it's nice to remember the time it was made and appreciate the work that went into it ....


I love the colours in this pincushion and enjoyed the fiddly process of weaving the threads to make each diamond stand out ..... this is where my pins are placed today !


Yesterday I had a lovely day in  my sewing room .... it doesn't happen very often that I have an uninterrupted day of sewing .... so I got to work on putting together the next block in my "Where We Love Is Home" quilt .....   I have appliquéd my designs rather than needle turning them .... I like the texture and simplicity of blanket stitching .....   here is the butterfly block before the addition of the pieced blocks .....



And then the pieced blocks were added ......


I loved stitching the "My Neighbourhood" block ..... all the houses and the orange flowers were lovely to spend time on ..... there is quite a lot of stitching in this quilt too which I love .....


And the finished piece with the added blocks on each end of it .....


Loving the bright colours and enjoying seeing this come together .....


Friday, August 9, 2019

Stitching and Family

I'm late again with my pincushion of the week ..... another busy week here with my son and his wife moving from Sydney to Canberra this week .... so grandmother skills were required !!!  


This is a favourite patchwork pincushion which as you can see I use very regularly for my pins .... I love all the fabrics and it was made from a kit I purchased at Hatched and Patched in Bathurst a number of years ago .....


I was really excited to received these charm packs in the mail of the new Moda line called "Safari Life" .... these will be made into a nappy change mat for Sam and Nadia for their new baby (grandchild number 7) who is due in early October ....Nadia's mum is from South Africa and the kids have recently been on safari in Africa so I thought this would be a great mat for them to use ..... now to get stitching it together !!!


It has been a big week and yesterday Lyndie turned 1 .....I cannot believe where that year has gone .... way too fast .... she loved the Ikea kitchen which David and I bought her for her birthday (I did check with her mum that she was happy to have a kitchen given to a one year old girl and she was happy with that .... and her big brothers loved it too)



And we have had Chelsea and Leo staying for a couple of days also .... he is such a big boy sitting up in a little special seat now and still so very cute ....


Leo is always chuckling and is most happy after his morning feed .    Here he is in his little Peter Alexander pyjamas (which he is quickly growing out of) and lying on the patchwork quilt made by my embroidery ladies ..... such very special times to have all these little people filling our hearts and lives with so much joy .....