Thursday, October 21, 2021

Spring

 Last week the Wednesday afternoon ladies went into Commonwealth park to look at Floriade. It hasn't been officially held this year because of Covid but the flowers were planted and still looked lovely.





Here are a few pictures of the flowers in our garden.



Friday, October 8, 2021

Birthdays

 We celebrated two birthdays over the last few weeks. They were both celebrated outside and socially distanced. Still as we all live close by, at least we could celebrate a little. Firstly, our son-in-law celebrated his 40th birthday. 





Then last weekend our lovely daughter, Lyndal, turned 40 too! Can't believe that precious baby was born so long ago.

We bought her this cane hanging chair. Ma had one many years ago when my girls were little, and Lyndal has always wanted one.


She also made her lovely dress and matching mask for the celebration. She even made the cake which was delicious.

The little miss drew her a special card. Can you see what it is......I am sure you guessed a sewing machine.
These two enjoying themselves at the party at the park.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A bit of progress

 I have felt more like stitching lately. I started to sew my houses, the Moda Village houses, into rows and that really spurred me on to make more of them. I decided to do 9 houses across by 8 down and here they are. Now the quilt needs borders. I have only used scraps and was not sure how they would look but am pleased.

I have loved stitching the Tiny Treasures and here are the last few and the quilt so far.

Caught up with a few of the stitching girls last week for a coffee and walk and Beth had made this great Santa cushion!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Stitching away

 Having crafty hobbies certainly helps you in lockdown. I should be doing more but have been plodding away as well as reading and occassionally having a walk.....not often enough! I did walk a long way on Wednesday with Beth and Roni. We walked 8 kms! I was quite sore afterwards but really enjoyed catching up with the ladies. Roni had a little show and tell too. Just check out this amazing scarf, decorated with punch needle circles!

Roni has also made this cute Christmas pillow.

I have made up a few cushions using various stitched fronts. This one was an applique class that I enjoyed with Michelle Hill......many years ago.
These are made using the Love and Hugs stitcheries from last year.

Other than that I have been still enjoying the Tiny Treasures stitcheries. I have even begun putting the hexies together as I keep running out!


We have seen the grandies regularly outside. We meet them for a walk or a picnic which is fun. We are so lucky they live up the road!










Wednesday, September 1, 2021

This and that

 The days certainly fly by when you are in lockdown! I wish I would use the time a bit more usefully but it is hard to get motivated. I am loving the Tiny Treasures book by Kathy Schmitz and am making lots of those as I watch too much television.










This little bird was stitched a long time ago and I ended up making it into a zippered pouch. Thanks for the lovely gift, Beth.
Another bit of fun is some crocheted ripples in fine wool. I had a large collection of embroidery wools and thought it would be fun to crochet them up.
Even though we aren't to go close to the grandies we do see them often as they pop past to get some treats on their daily walks or rides. We also see them in photos too.



Spring is here and the blossoms and flowers are looking lovely.