Sunday, December 21, 2014


I haven't shared any of the little people for a while. They are such fun. Little Alice is 6 months old now and is starting to sit up and is much more interested in what is happening around her. The little men are speaking so much more and just make us laugh so much.

 Here are the 3 of them playing with their feet. Don't the boys look enormous!

 We had a family afternoon tea and swim here yesterday and it was a lovely time.

 The boys loved playing with their 2nd cousins, Lois and Phoebe.

Lots more family partying still to go!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Outings and some stitching

Last week was a little busy with parties and outings. Lyndal, Alice and I ventured out on Saturday a week ago to the Handmade Market. It was very interesting with some lovely goodies but quite crowded as you can see!
 I also popped into Civic for a quick shop and enjoyed seeing the decorations there.
 I have been stitching but they have been Secret Santa gifts which have now been given so I can show them! This little tree was made into a little cushion for my Wednesday night Santa gift.
This lovely Annie Downs' pattern is a free one from the web and it was fun to make. It was another Secret Santa gift.
Last Friday night some of us went to dinner for Christmas at Les Bistronomes and it was a very special meal. Here are a couple of the yummy mains but the desserts below were amazing! 

 We then celebrated again on Saturday night at church with another delicious meal! Very spoilt!
 My other project at the moment is little Alice's stocking. Some quilting to go and then binding!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Show and tell and parties

It has been a busy but lovely week here with the last of my classes for this year and some very pleasant parties. On Wednesday, the afternoon ladies have been very productive and it was very motivating to see what they have completed. We were very impressed with Roni's amazing button and pin trees!

 Paddy had finished her lovely stocking.
 Jayne has been working on her bag and here it is all finished. I did try to take it home with me as it is so my colours. She is making a whole gorgeous set of stitching bags using the Indigo range.

 In the evening we had a lovely Christmas party at the shop this year. I was having such a good time that I forgot to take very many pictures. We do a secret Santa but I only captured a couple of the gifts though they were all lovely. This lovely decoration is all made with paper!
 Margaret made these cute decorations.
 Sue was wearing this cute Santa brooch. We all wanted one too.
 Yesterday the Wednesday morning ladies went out for High tea for our party. Delicious food and lots of chat made it a very nice morning. We had a little raffle to raise money for charity and these were the prizes. Doreen did a wonderful job running the raffle. We raised $230 and plan to use the money to enable a 3rd world woman to get a sewing machine.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gorgeous quilt and a party

It was lovely to catch up with Tash at the shop a few weeks ago. She had her gorgeous Anni Downs' boy quilt ready for backing and quilting. Isn't it gorgeous. I love this quilt and have thought about doing 2 for the little men but they would be SO much work!
 The stitcheries are amazing.

 Hobbysew us kitting up Bluebird Lane. I am stitching a couple of blocks for the shop sample and they are very lovely applique blocks.
 The kit for block one looks so inviting and is beautifully presented!
 On Friday night, we had the Hobbysew Christmas party. There was yummy food, of course.
 The show and tell was amazing too.

 This lovely quilt of Margaret's is hard to see but was just gorgeous in real life. Each block has a saying that you would perhaps hear your mother saying!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Decorating done

I finished decorating on Monday but the week has been a little busy with a few parties and normal activities for me to share a few pictures. It is lovely when it is all done as it does take a while to put all the decorations up around the house. I am already using my little mat from the stitching day! The little men have had fun discovering bits and pieces to play with (some had to be put up!).