Friday, February 19, 2021

A little progress

 I feel like I have been stitching but not getting very far. My cross stitch is progressing well and I have so enjoyed it that I have felt like just doing that! Doesn't matter does it? Doing what we enjoy is not a bad plan these days. I will probably be sad when it ends.

The afternoon girls have started making this Bareroots tree skirt. Here are my houses and trees so far. I had forgotten how long it takes to choose the perfect fabrics for each window etc.

Finally....I organised to take these quilts to the quilter! Some will be quilted all over and some just tacked so I can hand quilt them.....eventually!
And... another lovely little bird that hubby caught flittering around the garden.

Thursday, February 11, 2021


 As always there  has been some stitching happening. I have loved working on the Santa, the Tree.....BOM by Anni Downs. Here is block 5. I must admit that this one is my favourite!

I have also been loving working on this cross stitch too. It is a pattern from the 90s by Shepherds Bush and it has been in my stash all that time. The colours are lovely and though I need to concentrate, it is good fun! 

It was special as always to catch up with the afternoon stitching girls. Jayne has been finishing things and we were so impressed with these lovely cushions and the cute zippered pouch. Jayne is such a whiz at zippers!!!

Just a bit of nature for you, These little birds were in our garden or nearby! Great pictures by our resident photographer.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Back to school

 Luckily here in Australia, the children are able to head back to school. The excitement in our family is that little Jack started Kindergarten last week. How nice to have Old Ma here to see him start. He was rearing to go and could barely say goodbye quickly enough.

The others went too and had a happy, though tiring, week at school once again. Here are a few action shots of them in the pool in the holidays.