Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Enlighten and Sydney

Just thought I would share these great pictures of Enlighten in Canberra. I must admit I didn't go and didn't take the pictures but thought they were worth sharing.

 A few of us headed to Sydney on Friday for the Rose Hill Craft show. I must admit it was very small and a little disappointing but we still had a lovely day out (even after a 5am start). I didn't take many photos but enjoyed seeing these quilts on display and it was nice to see Prudence there with all her lovely wools. I managed to buy a few useful notions and a little fabric.

Monday, March 12, 2018


Monday is here again.....where do the weeks go. We had a lovely weekend away at our church camp a few weeks ago. I wasn't up when these were taken but thought they were worth sharing.

It was great to see what the class girls have been stitching again last week. It is very motivating. Linda has been busy and has made this lovely bag and some great appliqued tshirts for her little grandie. We were cheeky and told her that plain tops were a little boring. Hasn't she done a great job?

 Maureen has been enjoying sashiko and has made up this useful pouch.
 Lynne has finished another beautiful cross stitch.
 Beth has been busy too and has been embroidering this pouch. She has done a fabulous job.
I have been stitching too and am so enjoying the blocks from the Simple Life quilt. They are a bit addictive. Here is my second block.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Last week....

It seems that Monday has become blogging day! Here are some lovely finishes from the social and class stitchers. It is always inspiring to see what people are making. Jan had been working on these lovely fairy stitcheries and has put together the quilt. Her granddaughter will love this.

 Jayne has recently finished this very useful pin cushion. Looks great stitched on this lovely mauve hanky linen.
 Lynda's little grandie is so spoilt too! Lynda has made this doll and these great skittles! Both are patterns by Rosalie Dekker.

 Lynne has been busy again and has made this lovely bag and 2 matching pouches.
 She also stitched this lovely embroidery and added it to another useful pouch.
 Lynne has had fun creating these funny fellows in cross stitch.
 I have been making too, slowly. I just HAD to find some knitting so started this scarf in lovely soft alpaca wool.
 I ran out of hand work so started this lovely quilt, The Simple Life, by Anni Downs. I have had the kit for a long time so thought it was time to start.
And...I just need to put together this little wool purse now that the applique and stitching is done.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Lovely work and a few finishes

Lynne wowed us once again with her beautiful stitching last week. We just loved this beautiful cross stitch rose and the lovely zippered pouches! Lovely colours and so beautifully made.

 I have mostly managed my 10 minutes of sewing room time and here is the proof. My town is almost a "top"! Just some borders to add.
 I have also managed to finish this great pattern for an Ipad case, by Anni Downs. It went together so well.
 My other finish is this little zippered pouch by Lynette Anderson. I must admit I did sew it together a little differently to the pattern but am very pleased with the result.
 I keep running out of hand stitching (what a problem) . It is fun to dig through my many patterns and kits and just choose one to start. It has been lovely working with woven felt wool to make this little purse but Anni Downs.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sewing..and lunch

As always it was lovely to catch up with the stitching girls on Wednesday. Jayne has done such a wonderful job of this scissor keeper by Lynette Anderson. It is just gorgeous.

I have been finding things in my stash to stitch! These little ornaments are really cute and are coloured and printed on the fabric which make it nice and easy to stitch.

It was great fun to catch up with Fiona and Kim and some of the husbands for lunch on Saturday. We girls really enjoyed our cocktails!

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