It was such a thrill to go and collect my 'Some Kind of Wonderful' quilt from Robyn yesterday and to see her beautiful quilting. She has done a gorgeous job, as always! The quilting adds so much to the quilt.
Classes started again last week and it was great to catch up with all the ladies again. Karen has been working on her BOMs and has done a wonderful job. Here is her own centre for the My Town quilt. Hasn't she done a great job?
She has also been working on this beautiful quilt and has finished four more blocks!
Paddy and I went to the Embroiderer's Guild Exhibition on Friday and there were so many beautiful pieces on display. Here are just a few.
Sixty years ago on the 18th October, this gorgeous couple were married. It was so special to head up to Sydney to celebrate with a lovely lunch at the Lugarno restaurant right on the river. Here are Ma and Pa on their wedding day.
Here they are on Saturday. They are such special people and we have all been so blessed to have them in our lives over the past many years. It was especially good for Pa to be able to be there and to be feeling OK as he has had a few health issues recently.
Deirdre, their youngest daughter, had done a wonderful job organising the flowers, the cake and many other special touches.
The food was delicious.
We then took a few pictures with the river behind. Here are Ma and Pa with their children.
Here they are with their children and the wives and husbands (except for Rick).
We then went back to Ma and Pa's place and Ma got out her wedding dress. She was so tiny when she was married!
Finally, some stitching progress. I did read a lot on holidays but did enjoy some stitching too. I was trying to keep up with my many UFOs! I stitched another set of borders for one of the lower corner blocks of Vignette.
I worked on about 9 of these stars for Scandinavian Christmas.
For a break from stitching, I stitched this lovely scissor keeper. I made one a while ago as a gift and wanted one for me.
I have put it together now.
I so enjoyed the canvas work that I made this lovely pin cushion. It is one Fiona designed for one of our stitching days.
I also stitched these pieces for 2 of the projects in "The Simple Life". We are working on the book this term in class so I need to make some samples.
I bought this stitchery and the gorgeous wreath one recently and enjoyed working in my favourite red, DMC 221.
Lastly, here are the precious boys. They had grown and changed so much while we were away. We have been enjoying seeing them lots since we came home. Here is Benny.
Here is little Sammy. He still has all that gorgeous hair!