Saturday, March 25, 2017


We are in packing mode here at the moment as we set off on an adventure overseas on Monday. We are heading to France for about 3 weeks and then to the UK for the other 3 weeks. We will certainly miss these little people (and their parents) while we are away.

We had our last classes this week and it was lovely to see what the ladies have been stitching. Lynne has made another bag and another canvas work scissor keeper.

 Roni popped in to show us her lovely cushions.
  Paddy and Margaret went to Marg Low's classes at the shop on the weekend and really enjoyed the time. Here are their decorations all done.

 Margaret has also made this gorgeous mini quilt with her Foxley village leftovers,
 Sue is working on this amazing bag for a gift, There are over 100 little hexies.
 I took my Mystery quilt block away and working on the applique. Now I am hoping to complete the stitching before I go away.

 I have also completed this cosy cardigan for Miss Alice.
 I was very spoilt too this week as Paddy made me these fantastic knitted socks for my birthday in April! They are so soft and warm.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lovely weekend away

Last Friday I headed to the coast for our annual retreat at the coast. Twelve of us enjoyed a rainy weekend of relaxing, too much delicious food, puzzles (not me), lots of chat and a bit of stitching for a few of us. We did manage a walk or two in between the showers and some swam in the pool and at the beach (again not me as it was not warm enough). Here are some of the treats we managed to share over the weekend.
 The puzzlers planned to do all these puzzles. They did finish lots.
 The beach looks good in these photos but it was very churned up and there was lots of foam on the sand.

 Here are some of the brave girls who went into the chilly pool.

Here we all are just before we headed home. Monday was a lovely sunny day!

We stopped and Kangaroo Valley for lunch and enjoyed a lovely look at the shops.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Beautiful stitching

Last week, I took some photos at class of some lovely stitching but my memory card died!!! So sad. Armed with a new one I was able to take some this week. Paddy brought in her gorgeous boro bag all finished! It looks so good and we all want to make one. It is a pattern and kit by Jane from BeBebold.

 Lynne came this week with some more amazing finishes. I love these little zippered bags.
 She also cross stitched this piece to put in the top of this box. Amazing.
 She also created a little scissor keeper to match. Here is the front and back.

 I have been stitching too. After taking my quilts to Robyn last week, I felt guilty about Nature's Journey which needed binding. It is done!
 I also made a label. Don't look too closely as I made a spelling mistake with permanent pen!
 I have stitched another little one of the United Stitches set.
 Lastly, I got inspired and started block 6 of the Yoko Saito Mystery quilt. I do love making these little houses!

Saturday, March 11, 2017


We headed to Sydney last weekend to visit Ma and Paul. It was lovely to catch up with them both. It rained on Saturday so we had a quiet time but on Sunday the weather improved and we decided to head into the city and walk to Barangaroo. Ma managed the walking really well!

We stopped for morning tea along the way and then found this cute little cafe for lunch. Amazingly it used to be a book shop for the Scots church next door. It brought back many memories as we "young" ones used to come to this church for Baptist Youth services way back in the olden days. I remember it all as great fun. I also liked the way the cafe was decorated!