Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Alice is 3!

Last week saw a couple of celebrations for little Miss Alice who turned 3! She enjoyed all the partying very much. We had a little family celebration on her actual birthday and then a party later with family and some little friends.

Jack and the big boys enjoyed the party too.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vivid Sydney

We headed to Sydney last weekend to visit Ma and also to go into the city to see the Vivid lights in Sydney. We had booked a harbour cruise with dinner (eaten on our laps so not a flash one!) and it was fun to be in Sydney with all the other people! There was a bit of waiting around but we thought it was worth the effort.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Stitching and knitting..

Winter is certainly here! The last two days have been very cool here and the sun has taken a while to come out. Excellent knitting weather! I knitted this shawl with my beautiful Debbi Bliss wool that I received for my birthday. I used a free pattern on Ravelry called Azzu's Shawl though did make it larger. The wool is so soft and warm.
 I just loved stitching this latest part of Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs and did another block of United stitching too.

 Lovely to see what the class ladies have been making. Paddy is making a gorgeous bag by Anni Downs. This cute bunny will be on the front.
 Lynne has been very busy too making this delightful zippered pouch and the bags below! What a wonderful collection of bags you must have, Lynne.

 Jayne has been very busy foundation piecing her little houses for the latest button club by Lynette Anserson, Seaside Town.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Some progress

I have been working on a few of my ongoing projects over the last weeks. I had to try and catch up on my Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs blocks as part 6 was coming! Here is Part 5 and my progress so far on Part 6. These are such fun to stitch.

 I showed you this block of the Yoko Saito Mystery quilt and I just needed to add 2 little dogs! This is the last block and then they need to be pieced and appliqued onto the large background piece before adding stairs etc.

 I used up all my wool to finish this crocheted scarf.
 Finally.....a year had passed since I last did the patchwork on the Scandinavian Rose stitcheries. I plan to do some piecing each month!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Show and tell

As always, it was great to catch up with the stitching, lunch and class girls last Wednesday. They have been busy! Janet has three littlies and her eldest is at school this year so her dolly had to have a winter uniform. The shirt even has cuffs and the dress has pleats too.
 Barbara has just finished this gorgeous picture that she bought as a kit in Japan. I love the liberty cups!
 Lynne has been busy doing this amazing weaving!! Looks so good.

 Paddy has finished her Anderson's Farm and it looks so beautiful.

 In the evening, Margaret brought along her beautiful Foxley Village which has been quilted. It looks great.
 I love what Margaret did with the backing too.
 I have been stitching too and managed to complete Part 4 of Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs. I am working on Part 5 now as the next part will be here next week. Going on holidays certainly puts you behind in your projects!

Friday, May 19, 2017

A little stitching...

We were pretty busy on holidays but I did manage to do a little stitching. I took far more but that was just in case! I managed to stitch one United Stitches block.
 I had drawn up these two stitcheries for labels for Anderson's Farm and The Story of my Day.

 It is lovely to do a bit of canvas work on the plane so stitched this little red house.
 My last project was to start this scarf in lovely wool I bought last year at the wool day at the Bus Depot Markets. It is only 2 ply wool so the scarf is taking a while to crochet but it is fun. Might just be tempted this weekend as the wool day is on again.
 I didn't do much shopping. I only bought a few bits for the children and a bit of clothing. I did get these balls of wool and a few bobbins from the Stott bobbin factory.
 It was my birthday while away and Penny gave me this gorgeous bag with some lovely wool pieces and some embroidery needles. So special.
 When I returned, Lyndal gave me this gorgeous kit for a Rosalie Quinlan necklace. Can't wait to start!
 Lyndal also made me this lovely crochet bag (to put my wool in of course) and this beautiful ball of wool. Very spoilt!
 It was lovely to go to stitching again on Wednesday and Roni had finished this gorgeous cushion!