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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

Some blogs I like to visit ....

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 !!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Jonah's Baptism

A quick weekend visit to Fremantle for the baptism of our gorgeous new grandson Jonah this past weekend ....



Elliott and Andrea had a beautiful ceremony in Fremantle before they head to live a little closer to us in Sydney .... they will be just a 4 hour drive away rather than a flight across the country ! 



Chelsea and Andrea's sister Eva are Godmothers to this little treasure ....all the family celebrating ....



Jonah wore the beautiful christening gown that Andrea wore 30 years ago ... and fell asleep exhausted after the ceremony ....



A seafood lunch and a read of the Bible story of Jonah and the whale .... 



Father, son and grandson enjoying dinner in Fremantle last night while Chelsea and I flew back to Sydney ....



A little bit of plane stitching time .... and then we landed in Sydney ....



Back at home this morning and the beautiful frangipanis are flowering at my front door ..... and David and Elliott have started their week long road trip from Perth to Sydney ..... a boys own adventure ....

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pincushion

2017 first finish is this lovely pincushion from an old pattern of Sue Hawkins .... I made one for Sylvia last year and decided I needed one for me too !!!


I have done a little bit of stitching this past week as I had to rest up a bit .... lots of bright colours in this one ....


I love how this box pincushion goes together so nicely ....


I stitched a bottom piece in cushion stitch which I like better than putting felt on the base ....


We have had some fun beach times with the family and will miss these days as we head back to work tomorrow ....


Surfing and paddle boarding have filled our days and the weather has been beautiful .... we are blessed !! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year

Happy New Year !!!  A little late in my wishes ..... 


I hope 2017 brings you sunshine and love, treasured times with family and friends and of course many creative moments !!  I hope to be able to show you some new year creativity shortly !!