Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ma comes to visit

It has been lovely to see Ma here in Canberra over the last week and a half. We went to Sydney to pick her up and she stayed at Janelle's house. We so enjoyed seeing her and so did the great grandchildren!

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On Tuesday Janelle came over and we had an adventure. We went for a drive and checked out a few of Canberra's sights and then headed to Kingston Foreshore and had lunch out!!! We haven't been out like that for so many weeks. Mind you we did have takeaway from one of the local cafes.
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Janelle also posted some lovely Autumn foliage. The leaves have been beautiful this year.
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Janelle and Ma went out to the Cotter Dam too.
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Friday, May 8, 2020

May is here

Time seems to fly by even when you are not going out anywhere. We have been seeing the grandchildren again and doing a little helping out. I have continued stitching away but several books have filled up too much good stitching time. I loved Where the Crawdads sing and am almost finished The Dutch House. Both are good reads! I have been stitching a couple of little zippered pouches. The first two are a great pattern by Jane from BeBe Bold. One is a birthday gift for Fiona. Hers is the lowest one with the zipper inserted correctly! I was definitely having problems sewing in these zippers.

 I have also made up two more of the stitcheries from the Love and Hugs from Australia Stitchalong. Haven't made them into anything yet.

 I have also wanted to have a go at Boro stitching. It was fun and I made my practise piece into another pouch.

 The houses are still multiplying though at a bit of a slower pace. I was trying to make one a day but that isn't happening but it doesn't matter, does it?
 Again, I was tempted to start or continue this lovely Peaceful Day Case by Anni Downs. It is in her new book and I just love the colours.