I am supposed to be stitching my Stitching on the lake things but keep getting distracted! The only stitching I did on the ship was a little bit of finishing up on this block of Scandinavian Rose. So much stitching on these blocks!!Judy, for the lessons on the cruise earlier in the year.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
We had such a lovely relaxing time last week as we cruised to Noumea and the Isle of Pines and then back to Sydney. It was a great time to just read and eat (too much) and just take it easy. I didn't even stitch much! Here are just a few photos of the ship and the ports.
Our first stop was in Noumea. This time we went on a bus tour to see a little more of Noumea. We went to the cultural centre which was interesting as the building was designed by Renzo Piano. He also designed a building in Macquarie Street in Sydney.
The lookout was lovely too.
On the next day we tended in to the Isle of Pines. This is a gorgeous spot to snorkle and swim. The water was a bit cool this time for me!
These musicians entertained us in the afternoons with some beautiful music.
It was a lovely week away. It is a bit hard to get back to normal now!!!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Classes started again on Wednesday this week and it was great to catch up with all the ladies that usually come and some new ones too. A few of them had lovely show and tell to share. Jayne had finished her little Christmas bag and it looks really lovely. I just love the fabrics she has used from one of Anni Downs' ranges.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Benny and Sammy are growing up so quickly and so enjoy parks! We are so lucky to have a school and several parks in walking distance from us. I wasn't there this day but just love these photos of the little men interacting.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
It has been nice this week to have some time for a bit of stitching and crochet. There were things that I should have been stitching but it was nice to work on these ongoing projects. Here are the front and the back of the bag we did at the Helen Stubbings workshop a few weeks ago. Now to sew it together!
Fiona, for giving me the pattern for my birthday in April. It has been fun to make with DMC perle 8 thread and a small crochet hook!
Saturday, October 4, 2014
I seem to have been out and about lately but I have still been stitching. There has been some secret stitching for the Stitching on the lake day in November so I can't share that yet. I have finished these two projects, the canvas work and the needlecase (from our retreat), ready to teach next term at Hobbysew.
The little boys liked their appliqued shirts so I made a few more. These plain shirts from Target are great to applique.
Little Audrey was at stitching this week with her Mummy and sister and she looked so gorgeous in this delightful pinafore that Mum made for her! The little appliqued and embroidered pictures on the front and the back are just beautiful!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Last Thursday, it was chilly and rainy here and we had decided to head to Floriade. I must admit I thought it was a bit of a crazy idea but in the end it was terrific. There were less people and the rain eased and even though the flowers were a little dozy from the rain, we had a lovely time.
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