Monday, November 22, 2021

Family time

 A few weeks ago ma came to visit for the first time in ages. The lockdown restrictions had eased and it was so lovely to see her in real life. Deirdre and Paul brought her down so we enjoyed a lovely meal at Janelle's with both our families. Lyndal made a lovely cake to celebrate Ma's birthday.

On Monday we went to the Arboretum for morning tea and then to the Old Parliament House Rose Garden.

This is our crazy attempt at a selfie.

There were many other activities too like shopping, lunches out and other outings. It was very chilly here that week (still is) and Janelle took this picture of Ma in her big puffy coat on a walk.
It was lovely to see her and spend time with her. She is so amazing for 90 years old.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

This and that

 It was so lovely to head out on Wednesday and attend all my different groups. Morning stitching was here, then lunch, then afternoon stitching and for the first time in months, the night girls headed back to the club. It was such fun to catch up and there was some show and tell. I didn't capture it all but here are a few to inspire you. Roni has been busy again and has made a delightful mini version of our tree skirt.

The week before Roni has crocheted these great birds, which are a free pattern on the Attic 24 blog.
In the evening, Margaret has been busy on the machine making this great runner and some quilts. We just loved the colours and I especially love the stars.

I have been slowly cross stitching this sampler and am very pleased with it.
I am still trying to make up old projects and found this stitchery, designed but Rosalie Dekker, in my stash and made it up into a folder cover.