Friday, December 2, 2016


So inspiring to see what the class ladies have been making over the last few weeks. Roni has been very busy and has made this wonderful bag by using a gorgeous pattern by Anni Downs, found in the book, The Simple Life.

She has also finished this lovely canvas work decoration from the last Christmas stitching day.

 We really loved this cross stitch too. Just look at the tiny stitches used to make the little gifts and the reindeers.

 Lynda has been busy too and has made this lovely pin cushion for a gift.
 Lynne has continued her gorgeous stitching and has made up all these little cushions for gifts!

 Great to see Sally back at stitching on Wednesday night and especially to see her 12 Days of Christmas hanger! Just ready to hang up this year.

 Margaret has also finished this delightful hanging from a pattern my Marg Low and using beautiful buttons by Theodora Cleve.
 Paddy also brought along this amazing tea cosy she received for her birthday recently.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Update on my stitching

Oh dear Christmas is coming so there has been a little flurry of Christmas stitching happening. I have even been enjoying a little cross stitch. The little reindeers became these little decorations.
 I am still up to date with my Splendid Sampler blocks.

 Last week, I did make up one more Story of my Day blocks. I will try to make up one each week!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lovely stitching

Great to see Lynn back at class. She has been so busy while she has been away. She has been enjoying lots of lovely cross stitch and blackwork.

 We all loved this special canvas work decoration.

 She has also created these great tablet bags for a friend. Lynn has used lovely fabrics and these will be so useful.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Lovely get together

On Saturday we headed to Camden for an extended family lunch. It was so special to catch up with all of these lovely people. Thanks to Neryl and Rod for hosting such a lovely time and for everyone for their delicious food. The Goss family certainly know how to party. Great to see Uncle Alan especially as he is nearly 93.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Still stitching...

All that travelling on the weekend meant that there was a bit of good stitching time. It amazes me how long it takes to stitch things when you are aware of the hours flying by! I made a bit of progress on block 8 of Foxley Village.
 I have wanted to do this little "blackwork" from one of our stitching days and enjoyed stitching it.
 These little fellows were in the latest Family Circle magazine (which has lots of nice things in it). I am going to make some little decorations with them.
 Last week I also caught up my Splendid Sampler blocks!

 These stitcheries are all done for the Story of my day so I managed to sew 2 more blocks together.

 On Monday, I found the time to stitch together this cute little bag/container by Anni Downs. It is so cute and handy.
I was very naughty yesterday and ordered the latest gorgeous BOM by Anni Downs. I just couldn't resist.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A weekend away

We enjoyed a weekend away in Rutherglen, Corowa and Echuca. They were lovely towns to explore. We had delicious pies in Rutherglen for lunch and then visited a couple of wineries nearby. We ate a wonderful dinner too at the Italian restaurant in Corowa!
 On Saturday we headed to Echuca and wandered around the town. Luckily they have a Beechworth bakery there and they have beestings!
In the afternoon we walked from Moama, where we were staying, across the old iron bridge to Echuca.

 We booked a steam paddle boat ride on Sunday morning and even in the rain, it was a lovely experience. We were lucky and rode on the Adelaide, which is the oldest steam paddle boat in the world! It is 150 years old. We also saw the boat that was used in the series, All the rivers run, which really put Echuca on the map in the 1980s. I loved that series!