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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"

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Embroidered Garland

Recently finished ....

Recently finished ....
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pink Girls Night In and Girls Morning Tea In

Each year our Needlework group has a Pink themed Girls Night In and Girls Morning Tea In to raise much needed funds for breast cancer research ....  here are some of the lovely photos from last night and this morning ...  Here are some of the ladies from last night gathering around (in the kitchen of course) and enjoying "pink" supper !



Lots of beautiful morning tea to share this morning too !


And more .... 


Some of the morning ladies lining up for cups of tea and coffee .... and "pink" morning tea !


And a big group of happy "pink" ladies ...  thanks to everyone for getting into the spirit of the evening/day ....  and for contributing to such a worthwhile fundraiser ! 





Sunday, October 27, 2013

Stitching on the Lake Projects Revealed

As promised here are the six projects which Sylvia and I will be teaching at "Stitching on the Lake" in Canberra on Saturday 2nd November and again on Saturday 23rd November 2013.   The first Saturday is completely booked out, but there are still some spots available on the 23rd if you are interested ... email either of us with your details if you are keen !!    Here is a little Christmas Stitching Bag, complete with coloured houses and stitchery .... just the right size to pop all your Christmas stitching into ... or a great idea for a Christmas gift would be to fill this with a special project to give to one of your many stitching friends ....



A Christmas Canvas Work hanging with a patchwork design .... for all the very keen canvas workers who love to stitch these little hangings .... the colours I have used are 221, 680, 936 and ecru. 


A cute little Christmas Stocking filled with love ... and hopefully peace ....


This gorgeous Christmas Cushion will bring good cheer to your home ...


These super cute little felt Christmas decorations will add a bright and cheery flavour to your tree ...


And you can tell we are on the "peace" theme this year .... this simply delightful paper pieced "peace" design will get you hooked on paper piecing and be a cute addition to your tree ....


So .... we hope you find some inspiration from the projects we have planned ... use these photos as a guide to your fabrics to bring along with you and don't forget to bring your camera for some extra photos of the projects and a coffee/tea mug to lighten the load of the dishwasher in the kitchen!!   We are all looking forward to the yummy delights which Lynne is preparing, but mostly we are looking forward to spending the day stitching with friends old and new !! 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Girls Night In/Girls Morning Tea In

This is just a reminder for my Needlework ladies that next week we will be enjoying "Girls Night In" on Tuesday night (29th) and "Girls Morning Tea In" on Wednesday morning (30th) !! 


We will be raising much needed funds for Breast Cancer research .... 



There will be some delicious PINK goodies to eat .... and some PINK themed prizes !! 


So .... wear PINK ... PINK ... PINK ...  here are some of the ladies enjoying last year's PINK MORNING TEA ...



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Needlework Ladies

This post is all about Renate !!!   She bought along three beautifully finished pieces last night to share with us ... this lovely painted embroidery was a project we started a few years ago ... better late than never !! 


She has also finished off two cute little canvas work hangings .... very impressive finishes Renate !!



Not sure if I have shared this or not, but one of the Bodalla ladies had this beautiful work cushion when I was teaching down there recently .... I think I might just have to make another one !! 


It had lots of antique lace and lots of pockets for bits and pieces ... such a handy little sewing essential! 


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Grandparents ....

Now I can share some news .... we are going to be grandparents!   


You may now notice that I cut out the bottom half of the photo in the previous post as I wasn't sure she was ready to share with the world ... but Ash decided she liked the photo and would share it on Facebook so now everyone knows !!!   We are all very excited for them as we all enter a new phase in our lives .... due early March !!   

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wedding of Tracey and Josh

We thoroughly enjoyed attending the wedding of David's niece, Tracey to Josh in Sydney on Friday afternoon.   Driving up to Sydney through the bushfire smoke wasn't too good but thankfully the southerly wind blew the smoke away in time for the wedding in a garden at Dural ...just a beautiful setting for such a lovely couple ....




Only two of our children could attend .... Nadia and Sam on the outside, and Tim and Ashleigh on the inside ......  those boys like they are out of a "Men in Black" movie !! 


David and I in the garden ....


Nadia and Sam ....


David with our niece, Louise's cute little Leo ....


David was asked to do a special reading for the bride and groom ....


Other niece Louise with her new baby, Evie, with Ash and Tim ....


Us again ....




Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Needlework Ladies

Some more of the lovely finishes from some of the Needlework ladies today .....  I LOVE this Anni Downs design which Pauline has finished .... the colours are beautiful and it is inspiring to see it finished so beautifully ...maybe  I should now dig mine out and get a move on with it .....


Pauline also showed us this beautiful christening gown she had made for her grandchild ... her work is just exquisite ....


And the close up showing the smocking and embroidery just shows how beautiful this really is ....


Shirley F had made this journal cover using a Lynette Anderson design and added her own touch of slightly padding the applique piece .... you can always use another pin cushion !! 


We are off to Sydney tomorrow for a wedding on Friday ... I will hopefully have some stitching to share soon .... I am finishing off and writing notes for our Stitching Day projects so can't share anything just yet !! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fun Days at the Beach

We did miss our pups while we were away so it was nice to spend some time with them at the beach .... Nala is such a surfing dog .... throw a ball and they will go and fetch it .... typical labradors ...



Such a gorgeous morning on the beach and these photos were taken by our eldest Sam testing out his new camera ....


I have been battling a bit of "plane" flu since coming home and haven't stitched this week .... but I will get back into it as soon as my head clears ...


Frankie and Nala chasing balls along the beach .... 


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Would you like to join us for "Christmas Stitching on the Lake" on Saturday 23rd November 2013??

We have some places available at our "Christmas Stitching on the Lake" on Saturday 23rd November 2013 in Canberra and wonder whether you would like to join us ??    Here are some of the lovely ladies who joined us for a "Stitching on the Lake" day earlier this year ....



Lots of ladies .... lots of stitching ... lots of eating ... lots of laughter ....


Sylvia and I will be your tutors for the day .... and this time we are offering six Christmas inspired projects for you to work on throughout the day ....


The hall actually looks very tidy and inviting  when you first arrive ....


If you would like to join us, please email me at stitchfiona@hotmail.com and I will provide further details!

Back to Needlework

After having been away for nearly 6 weeks, it was lovely to get back together with all my stitching ladies at Needlework last night and this morning .... so many beautiful finishes and lots to catch up on ... here are some of the lovely projects the ladies have been working on ...  Chris has been stitching some lovely Hardanger Christmas Angel decorations from a Permin kit she bought a while ago ...  these will look gorgeous hanging on her tree ....



I always love this needlecase of Lorraine's .... lots of gorgeous colourful flowers ....


Marg had finished off a cute little pincushion and needlecase ....



Jenni R has put together her quilt from our weekend retreat "Stitching in the Hills" which was held in August .... lots of work in this lovely quilt and it looks fantastic ...


Joyce has made some lovely diaries and embroidered the beautiful covers on them ...


Shirley W has made lots of journals with different covers ... all very special ...



Pauline has made a mauve journal cover and a cute elephant table runner ...



And I spied Carol's gorgeous embroidered work basket and had to share this photo with you ...


Shirley F has finished this lovely embroidered quilt with lots of special sayings embroidered ...



And Jenny G has kindly put together another of our raffle quilts which will raise funds for a local charity ....   very inspiring work ladies !!