Saturday, October 31, 2020 the rain

 It is pouring with rain here as it is in lots of other places. Great stitching weather really and the garden loves it. Great to catch up with the afternoon girls on Wednesday. Jayne had made a gorgeous runner using Anni Downs' lovely Christmas bag pattern.

Roni has finished this amazing knitted rug! She says she isn't a knitter!!!!

I have been having fun cross stitching. It is easy to take places and a bit of fun. Nice to stitch some decorations ready for Christmas.

As I am piecing my blocks to make up my United stitches quilt, it was nice to draw up and prepare the label.
It does pay off to head into the sewing room regularly and sew a few blocks. The 16 patch blocks are done and I am now working on the easier 4 patch ones.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Little break away

 Last week we headed away from home for the first time since February. It seemed so strange even to pack a bag for just a few days away. We headed to Milton and explored Hyams Beach and Huskisson as well as Ulladulla and a lovely visit to Fiona in Bawley Point. It was far too cool for swimming but it was nice to sit on the sand and see the ocean. 

Bruce got up early and even managed to see a whale tail!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Growing up

 Haven't posted the littlies for a while. We minded them a few times over the holidays and here are a few pictures of them.


Friday, October 9, 2020


 I thoroughly enjoyed stitching the latest block for The Santa..... by Anni Downs. I do love woven wool applique and stitching.

I also enjoyed a little cross stitch and my first small stocking is stitched. Of course it needs hair and charms and making up!
I decided to get out another old project to work on. This is United stitches designed by the talented Rosalie Dekker and I did enjoy stitching the preprinted blocks several years ago. I started to cut my Tilda scraps up into small squares to make these blocks. I am also doing 4 patches and larger blocks in between the stitcheries.
I have also stitched up the last two Christmas stitcheries from The Love and Hugs Christmas page.