Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Little bits and pieces

 Not sure where the time seems to fly to. I have been a little uninspired of late but receiving my latest BOM spurred me on. I do love a little wool applique. This is block 7 of The Santa, the Tree.....

I have slowly been knitting this scarf. I had another pattern but it needed too much counting so this 3 row pattern was much easier.
Another simmering project are some advent bags. The stitcheries were done years ago and I never got around to making the hanging so decided bags would be good. They might be ready for Christmas!
We loved seeing Roni's amazing Show and tell last Wednesday. These hearts are tiny and we all want to make some!!!
Roni has also been making rope baskets and they are wonderful!


We have also been seeing the kids! Here is Mr Jack listening to a book!
We also had the school cross country a few weeks ago. All the kids did so well and tried so hard.






Monday, May 3, 2021

Some stitching progress

 Lovely to share a couple of finishes this time. I have been slowly working on my Stitch Therapy 365 quilt and it is now finished! I am very pleased with the finished quilt.


Adrienne has finished hers too. It looks amazing and she did such a fabulous job of the machine quilting.
I have been working on this tree skirt for most of this year and finally finished it. It was very hard knowing when to stop decorating the houses!!!

I bought a frame from Kmart for this little cross stitch. 
Loved working on block 6 of The Santa, The tree..... BOM.
To finish off.....gorgeous Autumn colours!!!

Friday, April 23, 2021

Gifts

 I was so spoilt for my special birthday! I feel like I have been celebrating for weeks. Thanks you to my family and friends for spoiling me so much. My lovely stitching friends gave me a voucher for dinner at one of my favourite restaurants and some money to spend on Liberty fabrics when we get to a craft fair again!! 

My girls gave me 2 amazing gifts. Lyndal made me a Liberty jacket!!! And I also received a lovely new flash handbag! 

On Sunday, Fiona and David came to stay and took me out for a lovely dinner. It was very special to catch up with them. Fiona also gave me these gorgeous earrings!!

On Monday, my dear sister in law, Janelle, took me out for morning tea and surprised me with beautiful flowers and a lovely book of almost 50 years of memories we have shared!


I had also orderd my 2020 blog book and here it is. It is quite thin compared to my usual ones but still a nice memory of the strange year that 2020 was. 


Thursday, April 15, 2021

Holidays

 For part of my birthday celebrations we planned a trip to Queensland. It was a bit touch and go with restrictions in Brisbane but luckily we were able to go. Beforehand, on Friday the family got together to have hot cross buns on Good Friday and I was surprised by gifts.




We then headed to Sydney and I was spoilt by Ma with a delicious baked dinner. Deirdre also gave me this lovely necklace.
We then flew in an aeroplane which was very exciting. 
Then we were on holidays! It did rain for half the week but it certainly didn't bother the kids. The rest of the post is very photo heavy but it is lovely to see all the good times we shared over the week.

We went to Pacific Fair for lunch and we were drenched!!


One morning the kids went to the beach for a walk. It didn't take them long to be in the water!

We enjoyed the lovely parks once the weather cleared. 





The highlight was the warm pools at the resort!


And the beach of course.


They came to visit our unit's pools too and that was fun, especially with Uncle Nick blowing up in the spa.







We had to wear masks quite a lot which was an experience.