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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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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Family Times ... with a little stitching

Not lots of stitching being done lately .... but lots of grandparenting, working and a little relaxing ....



Today these little monkeys are keeping me on my toes .... we are camping in the middle of our lounge room .... it's a bit windy outside to pitch the tent !!



We have had some fun family times ... 



Watching and learning about stingrays with the little boys ....



Picnics on the beach after a paddle and a bush walk ...



Climbing trees with Jed and Clay ...



Catching up with a very happy Jonah in Sydney ....



He loved the visit to the zoo with his mum and dad and sam and nadia ....



I think the giraffes were the favourites !!




Some great pics from last weekend at the beach ....



Fantastic drone pic by Tim ....



Ash and the boys paddle boarding .... one sucking his thumb whilst on the job !!



And a little creativity last weekend while the man of the house was watching football ..



A little scissor fob for my travel scissors .... now I just need to book a trip somewhere to use them !! 



A very cute little woollen pincushion which Sylvia made for me .... an Anni Downs design and simply gorgeous !!



I forgot to post these birthday gifts which are very treasured .... a lovely lace bookmark from overseas ....



And Natalie Birds new Blue Book ... full of beautiful projects !! 



And lastly .... inspiration for a new project .... these gorgeous buttons purchased at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Canberra recently .... what will they become ????    Stay tuned to find out !!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Friendship

Over my years of stitching I have made some great friendships .... it was lovely to join a couple of those friends in Canberra for a few stitches yesterday ....


We stitched at Sues and Rose came up from Melbourne too !!   And yes there were bubbles involved !! 


We celebrated some birthdays ....


Some lovely gifts given and received ....


The lolly bowl was a good prop ...


We had a lovely Italian dinner out last night ...


And enjoyed breakfast on the foreshore in the sunshine before a wander around the markets ...


And then it was back home for me and a walk along our stunning coastline in the sunshine with David ...


Such a beautiful part of the world we live in !!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Father's Day

Father's Day fun with these three little monkeys ..... and their parents ....


Nice to have the family here for the weekend ....


Elliott celebrating his first Father's Day .... with Jonah and Andrea ...


We are missing Chelsea and Kte who are away ... and Nadia who is in New York working for a week .... but it's lovely to have most home for the weekend ....

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fun Times

Wednesdays with Jed and Clay doesn't always happen lately due to work commitments .... but when it does we love it !!!!


This morning at the beach .... even David gets Wednesdays off sometimes !!


We had great fun exploring at the zoo on the weekend too !! 


Clay loved the baby crocodiles !! 


And Jed was impressed with the big crocodiles !!


Beautiful view from my office last week on a clear and sunny day .... hard to be working inside on a day like that !! 


We received this gorgeous thankyou card from Elliott and Andrea who are thrilled with their wedding photos taken by Alex Marks !  Will share some soon !! 


Trying to fit in some stitching time but not too much getting done !! 


Just little bits here and there !!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Family

Busy fitting in a couple of days in Sydney each week lately to look after Jonah which has been lots of fun !!  


Always happy and smiling and a pleasure to spend time with !!


Here he is playing with paint at daycare this week !!  Very creative at 9 months !! 


We had a weekend in Melbourne for football and fun last weekend ....


Father and son die hard Hawthorn supporters !!   They won !!!!


I managed an hour at the quilt show too which was a bonus !!


Some beautiful quilts .... a few of my favourites ....




And now back to Wednesdays with Jed and Clay ....


Jed is the Lego king !!!


And Clay is always happy with food !!!


And a little bit of quiet stitching while they rest !!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Biscornu

I finally stitched together another of my favourite Biscornu pieces ....


The top ...


The bottom ....


And a side view .... this is my version of a Sue Hawkins design .... a few different stitches and designs used .... not very often of late have I had the opportunity of a quiet couple of hours of afternoon stitching on the weekend !! 


The next day was not so relaxing .... we climbed Pigeon House mountain with friends ... this was the view from the top on a glorious day !!



A quick visit to the farm on the way home to see the new calves ...


Uncle Sam and Nadia went to visit Jonah on the weekend and sent this cute pic !!! 


And here I am back in Sydney for a couple of days looking after Jonah who has a bit of a cold .... but despite that continues to smile through it all !!