It was very special to meet Natalie Bird at the workshop held at Hobbysew on Friday. It was a lovely day of stitching and great to be working on a this special new project.Thanks to Natalie and the shop for such a great day. Here is Natalie in front of some of her gorgeous patterns and samples.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I was about to say some stitching progress but I really have been knitting and crocheting a bit recently. I have just finished a jumper for one of the boys! I used to knit lots when I was young and it has been fun to knit again. Mind you there is another jumper to knit now!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
I can't believe where this week has gone to! It was a bit busy. Last Sunday was Mother's day here in Australia so we had afternoon tea here. It is always busy with the little men and it is getting hard to get a photo of them together or with their mum.
Wednesday came and Shirley came into social stitching with some lovely projects! They are all looking so good.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Finally...I have finished a couple of ongoing projects. I had Benny and Sammy's quilts professionally quilted and have bound and labelled them recently. They finally have their baby quilts even though they are nearly 2. Can't believe how much I procrastinated about piecing them! They are not too interested in them yet but will enjoy them as they get bigger.
I must get going on my one!
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I have been so busy with stitching days lately but now have time to share a few other bits of stitching and also a few photos of the Folk Festival. I love going to the Folk Festival and even though we only got back on the Thursday before Easter I had bought a couple of tickets. I went on Saturday and on Sunday afternoon and evening. The acts were really good and the food is always a treat! Just can't do without my German sausage, some profetjees and Gozleme. Here are just a few of the acts that I managed to see.
Last week, classes started again and Lynn has been very busy while we were in recess. She has made this lovely hanging and has painted the hanger to match her stitchery.
Monday, May 5, 2014
We had another lovely day on Saturday for our second Stitching on the Lake day. The orange bags and balloons were ready for us to party, stitch, chat and enjoy delicious good once again. It is always a delight to catch up with many old friends and also to meet new ones on these days.
We were very spoilt by our lovely caterer, Lynne, with delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. There were these cute little bottles of juice to have with lunch.
Last week, Beppie, Wendy and Carol cut the cake as they had been at the first day in 2004 as well.
Thanks to all the ladies who came, especially Rose who came all the way from Melbourne, for sharing these special days with us. We are now getting organised for our retreat, Stitching in the Hills, which is being held on the 1st to the 3rd August. There are still a few places so let Fiona or I know if you are interested.