Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Little miss turns 5

There have been quite a few celebrations this week for the little miss. Firstly she received gifts from Mum and Dad on Monday and then we came over for the first cake in the afternoon.
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Then the poor little pet was quite ill for her real birthday so had some days at home instead of going to preschool. But thankfully she was better for her party on Saturday. It was a rainbow pyjama party.

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There was also a family party on Sunday afternoon as well.

Then there were cupcakes at preschool yesterday! She is a very lucky girl.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


There has been some stitching and even machining over the last few weeks. I bought this lovely pattern from Anni Downs in Melbourne and had stitched the front panel so worked on making it up last week.

 Lovely to see some wonderful finishes at stitching last Wednesday. Just check out Roni's beautiful cushion!
 This bag has been on my "to do" list for a while. After seeing Beth's beautiful version, I am even more motivated to make it. It is from a book by Kathy Schmitz.
 I am still keeping up with Stitch Therapy 365. Here are blocks 155 to 161. My favourite is definitely the VW combi.

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Dressmaker Exhibition and dressing up

We really enjoyed seeing the wonderful clothes from the movie, The Dressmaker, at the National Film and Sound Archive. There was a great movie about the making of the film too.

Here are a couple of pictures of the grandies dressing up recently!

Funny kids!

Friday, May 31, 2019

A few finishes...

Nice to finish May with a couple of finishes. So enjoyed making this little pin cushion cone designed by Natalie Bird.
 Had a lovely time crocheting this shawl/scarf and it was nice to see it blocked and some tassels added to finish it off.
 This little stitchery was a free one from Anni Downs last Christmas. Not sure what it will become but it was a fun stitch.
 I am continuing with my Stitch Therapy 365 blocks. They are good fun.

Friday, May 24, 2019

More stitching...

Going away makes you prepare a bit of extra stitching. I had started these little Christmas stitcheries, designed but Anni Downs, a while ago and managed to finish them while away. Not sure what they will become but might make nice gifts.
 I had bought this lovely pattern in Melbourne and as it was printed on it was easy to find some variegated cotton and start to stitch. It will become a pin cushion cone and is a design by Natalie Bird.
 As I was away for nearly a week, I didn't get to do my Stitch Therapy blocks. I have managed to catch up since I have been home.

 Amazing show and tell at stitching on Wednesday. Sue brought in this amazing tree Skirt/table topper that she has finished. It was an enormous job with so many sequins to sew on! Her late mum had bought the kit many years ago and how special for Sue to make it up!
Yesterday our study group hosted a Biggest Morning Tea as a fund raiser for Cancer research. We did pretty well with the catering!!!
On Wednesday, it was my day with the little miss! We had a nice day.....she decided she could vacuum and sweep up leaves! She said "if we all work together we can get it done"!!! Pa managed to capture a few lovely pictures of her.