Monday, August 29, 2022


 This afternoon I am heading off to Daylesford for a stitching retreat. So exciting to be able to go to one of these again. I have been busy preparing lots of stitching to take with me. I have also completed parts 3 and 4 of Around Town.

Roni has been very busy and has made a stocking,a gorgeous pin cushion and some lovely needle felted bees!

Jayne has been working on a lovely felt project too.
We had Friday night stitching recently and Heather has been making the most beautiful felt creations! 

The kids had Book Week last week and here they are all dressed up.

Thursday, August 25, 2022


 We went on cruise last week. Hard to believe really after not going anywhere for the last 2 years. It sailed from Brisbane and visited Airlie Beach, Cairns and Port Douglas. It was very relaxing with too much good food and warm weather and very calm seas. Didn't stitch much but enjoyed reading a few books. We were very excited to see whales!!

In Cairns we had a nice wander around and visited the museum, which had some lovely displays of the history of life in the region.

It was lovely and warm in Port Douglas and a nice day for a wander around.

Saturday, August 6, 2022


 Where does the time go? It is August already! I have been stitching and have finished a quilt. Quite a while ago, probably 2 years ago, I began the Willowbrook Hexagon quilt using the panel and pattern designed by Natalie Bird. I chose to hand piece the hexagons and then felt it needed hand quilting. So it is finished!! It is bound and labelled.

I received Part 3 of Around Town a few weeks ago and have been working on the stitcheries.

On Wednesday, Jayne had some amazing show and tell. She made this great zippered case to house some of her threads. It is a pattern by Wendy Williams and looks so good.

Roni has been busy too and has made this lovely needlecase. It was a kit from Hobbysew.
She also whipped up these cute decorations as well!
We also had a lovely visit from dear Ma. She is so amazing for 91. I didn't snap any pictures but here are some of her when she went to the opera house recently!