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.

Monday, May 20, 2019


Last week we flew to Uluru! I haven't ever seen this part of the world before and it was amazing. The red dirt and the size of Uluru and the Kata Tjutas was quite incredible. We saw the sunset over Uluru and the sun rise over Kata Tjuta. I managed some of the walks and the tired legs were worthwhile. These first three were from the plane. This is Lake Ayre!

 The sunset was wonderful.

On our first day we went on the guided talk at Uluru, which was very good. We then walked around Uluru. I only made it half way (mainly because it was hot and there was a shady spot near the road.) The flies were quite a bother too. We look strange but the nets were very worthwhile.

We got up early to see the sunrise at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). We then walked part of the Valley of the Winds walk and the Walpa Gorge.

 On our last day, it was great to see the clouds over Uluru.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Still stitching and making....

Best catch up on the stitching being done here. I am still keeping up with my Stitch Therapy 365. We are up to about 130 stitcheries. Here are a few of the latest ones.

 I bought this lovely pattern, with the printed fabric, from Anni Downs in Melbourne and just loved stitching it.
 This is a very old project. I stitched these pictures in about 2006 and finally added some sashings to make the quilt. It is a baby one so I am not sure who to give it to now!!! You can't rush these things!
 I have enjoyed crocheting this scarf. It was such lovely soft wool.
 Margot was finishing the binding on this sashiko table runner on Wednesday day. It has turned out so well.