Monday, February 28, 2022


 I have been enjoying some cross stitch lately. Here are my Santas all made up into little cushions. 

I have been sewing one Santa cushion and one of these blocks most days. Glad to be doing a little time in the sewing room. These clever blocks are fun to make.
Lovely Heather taught a few of us how to make felted purses using rocks recently. It was fun!
Beth has made up her beautiful door stop. It looks amazing! 
Great to see these lovely finishes. Barbara has done such a beautiful job on this gorgeous stitchery.
Barbara has been making gorgeous cardigans and singlets and blankets for babies, What a wonderful gift this would be.
I will leave you some pictures of our noisy visitors recently!

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Art Gallery

 Recently we headed to the art gallery to see the Jeffrey Smart exhibition. I did have to google him and find out a bit before I went but it was amazing. His art is very architectural with quite amusing twists in some of the paintings.

I liked this one especially. The corrugated iron is so beautifully painted.

This one was very interesting as it is a portrait of Clive James. Can you spot him??

Monday, February 14, 2022


 Even though I haven't been doing much machine sewing, I have still been stitching by hand. I am slowly stitching this delightful panel by Natalie Bird. I am just choosing my favourite DMC colours.

I have left those alone for a while and have been enjoying stitching some coss stitch Santas.

It has been motivating to see what the Wednesday girls have been making! Jayne has been making these amazing see through pouches. She has used stitcheries and the pattern from Marg Low.

Margaret has made this great little quilt using a wonderful quick piecing technique.

Saturday, February 12, 2022


 Last year we were going to see Hamilton in Sydney. It was cancelled twice but we finally went last weekend. We had such a nice weekend away in Sydney. We headed up in Friday and enjoyed dinner at Darling Harbour.

On Saturday we headed to the Queen Victoria building to have breakfast and then wandered around the shops. Lunch was sushi on the Town Hall steps.

In the evening we headed to the show. It was fantastic!!! It did feel strange to be in such a packed theatre but well worth it.

Monday, February 7, 2022


 Where have the last few weeks gone? I really am not sure but good to be back here and I must try and blog more often. A few weeeks ago the mums took all the children camping at the Cotter. I think the kids had a good time. Not sure about the mothers as it was a lot to set up for one night and it is always hard getting the children to bed.

Then it was back to school last week. Jack put all his uniform on the night before!
Here they all are on their first day back.