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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, October 26, 2016

Beautiful Stitching

Our Stitching in the Hills weekend a couple of weeks ago was wonderful ... one of my favourite parts is getting to see everyone's finished pieces ... for inspiration and sheer joy, take a look at some of these beauties ....



One of the many finished scissor fobs made over the weekend !



Some of last years projects all completed and beautifully made ....



Tina from WA bought over some of her beautiful work also !



Great Christmas creations .... not long till Christmas now !!



Another great idea for the felt work we created last year !



Some finished projects from our Christmas in July Stitching Days !



I love this pouch idea ...



Christmassy blessings above and below ....



A completed French General bag from our French General Stitching Retreat ...  and a very cute glasses case !



Shirley's beautifully finished cushion .... looks great !



Such an amazing amount of stitching in this great fold up carry all ....



And here it is all folded up ....



Beautiful quilt ....



Stunning embroidery in this piece by karel ....



This felt work has been made into a folder cover which looks fabulous !



Asia's beautiful version of Anni Downs "Natures Journey" .... just gorgeous !!



Michelle has been very busy finishing off a project a month and bought along these two lovely pieces to show ....




I hope you have found some inspiration here .... I certainly have !     I might just try and follow Michelle's lead and try and finish one thing per month .... at least .... I will let you know how I go !! 




Monday, October 24, 2016

Millrose Cottage

What a gorgeous weekend we enjoyed at Millrose Cottage on the outskirts of Melbourne .... Catching up with stitching friends .... Sylvia and I flew down to Melbourne on Friday morning for a well earned break ....


A quick visit to Threadbear in Castlemaine on the way .... Well not really on the way .... A bit of a detour really ...  But well worth the detour !!


Then it was on to Ballan and our beautiful accommodation at Millrose Cottage .... 



We spent the weekend stitching, chatting, eating and catching up with great stitching friends ....


There may have been a little of this .... And shopping too at the beautiful Millrose shop next door ...


Judy Newman had just finished teaching her class when we arrived ....


The beautiful Liberty room ...


And who wouldn't want one of these in their sewing room ?



It was a bit chilly but every so often the sun would shine through !!



I would have bought these chairs home if they would have fitted ....


A selfie attempt ....


And then a real photo ... And then it was time to head home !! 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Stitching in the Hills 2016

Oh my goodness it has been a long time between posts for me ... lots has been happening ... not all stitching related !  I have been working on projects for our "Stitching in the Hills" Retreat which happened this weekend ... and I have just returned home after a lovely couple of days with 55 ladies enjoying stitching and chatting and eating of course !!


We did have lots of fun ... here we all are after dinner last night .... our Pretty Pastels night !


Our projects were made with Tilda fabrics .... a sewing bag (with both sides stitched) and a table runner and a little canvas work scissor keeper which went with the scissors we gave the ladies !






Lots of ladies came from far and wide to join us for this event ...






This sees us out for this year of stitching and we are taking a well earned break from our Stitching Days and Retreat in 2017 .... I will be back with more photos and more projects and show and tell shortly .... but would like to thank all the ladies for joining us for the Retreat and for your beautiful gift and lovely words ... they mean a lot to me xx