Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Day

Chris tasting Ken's venison smoked pastrami.

Tables set up

Brother in Laws Richard and Roger

Kris Delia Amanda Anthony my other sister Dawn

Cutting the Christmas Cake

Betty my sister and Step Mum
My Mother and nephews girlfriend Amanda
Amanda and her family Graham Amanda Paul Chris and Lucy

Christmas Day was at our home this year. It has been many years since we hosted the day as we would spend the day with my sick father at the unit his wife would have at the beach.

It was lovely and everyone enjoyed it so much they voted to come back next year.

I did go all out with gifts for everyone and then I had draws with gifts through out the day. We also had a Kris Kringle and it was so much fun. It went on for 3/4 of an hour. Some did not want to part with their They decided to do that again next year as well.

So much food we did not even get to the coffee and little treats. Even the desserts were hardly eaten. Roast potatoes and veg with the hot meats and gravy were the choice of the day with a lot going back for seconds. Still there was food for people to take home and I have been giving sweets to visitors to take home the lasts days.

I guess it is just about time to go back to stitching

The day before Christmas

In the mail arrive a lovely Christmas Decoration. From my friend in America. Audrey sent this lovely piece with 2010 on the top of the ribbon.

I will treasure this decoration for ever.
Thank you Audrey

Thursday, December 23, 2010


These tree's are being made all over the world.
Miriam my friend in Ireland lost her daughter Emma and designed this tree just before she passed away.

"Emma, my daughter died from Breast Cancer in 2005. She was only 29
years old and left two babies.....Anna was 26 months old and Kate was only
14 months."
The tree is being made all over the world at Christmas time. It is lovely that she can be remembered this way.
If you would like the pattern let me know.
Keep stitching

It's just about Christmas

Here we are again at Chantilly Blue Coffee Lounge in Kilcoy.

Great gift section as well as a cabinet of wonderful jewelery.

Our Jelly Roll group had to go back this year for our Christmas break up as we enjoyed it so much last year. Great staff and fantastic food made for another enjoyable day.

We enjoyed a secret Santa and my gift was this lovely bag. I should not know who made it but I do as I had remarked on the bag at another meeting and I was told it was a make it in an hour bag. Ofcoure I had to look it up on the Internet and yes there was the pattern. I was delighted with the bag and now I don't have to make one for myself.

Don't you just love this art work on the ceiling.
Until next time.
Keep stitching

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Busy Busy Christmas time

I has been such a busy month that I just realised I have not posted on the site. I could not believe it was a month since I have posted.
I have been out to a heap of breakup parties and still have 4 to go. her is a couple of pictures of the one last week.
It is our Stitch and Bitch group.
Keep Stitching

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HI Big Catch

My husband has been fishing again and caught this huge cod.As well as a nice Red Emperor and some parrot fish.

These are just for you Mev.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Can't sleep

I have been up since 4.00am and can't get back to sleep. Now 5.40am.
I think I will go for a walk and then come back and do some sewing .Or maybe I will get some sleep no no I have the Mooloolah Valley Show and Tell to attend today.
I think I will take the quilt the girl make me for my birthday last year.
Wishing I could sleep

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chenile Class

I have just taught a Chenille class on learningfa. I am happy with the online class and enjoying writing the classes and looking forward to writing some more.
A few months ago I was asked if I would consider being part owner of the group. After thinking about it for a few days I decided to do it. A challenge but just what I needed to get me going again.
This is the bag I have since made with one of the pieces I made for the class.
Keep stitching

I made these little needle cases yesterday. A new technique using a serviette as the picture, medium and then stitching through it.
I am please with how these little cases turned out.

In the Pink is a small a quilt I made a while back but I did not like the beading I had on it. I have taken a lot off and think it looks much better. It is a picture fabric manipulation printed on silk.

Keep stitching

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My crochet and embroidered centres.

I have not been doing very much of my work the last month being away and everything else that happened.

I did manage to do some crocheting on two embroidered centres I made a few years ago.I had made three so now only one left to finish.

I had forgotten I had made them so was pleasantly surprised when I found then when cleaning out a cupboard.

I enjoyed doing the edges.

Keep stitching


A new idea for a bag

I was given this as a late birthday I love it.
The bag is made out of the 6 pack bag you get from the bottle shop to carry your 6 bottles of wine home in.

My friend Lorraine took out the middle and covered the outside, added a strip to each handle, added a button and loop. It is just the right size.

I Love It.
Keep stitching

Friday, October 22, 2010

Gin Gin class

Halloween coming up ladies
I had another wonderful day teaching the ladies in Gin Gin my Flowers in the Sunshine Class. Sue also brought along her finished quilt from the last class.


Sue with her Disappearing Nine Patch
Most of the ladies have never free machine stippled so were very excited to see how easy it was
to do.

Pat over joyed with her little quilt

These are some of the pictures from the day. Some of the ladies had gone home before I realized I had not taken the pictures of there work.

This is such a wonder group of ladies to teach and I am looking forward to going up for two classes next year. As a treat they are arranging a shop hope to the Sunshine Coast and are going to spend a night with me. Can't wait.

Keep stitching

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I can live with reflux

I am just back from having my endoscopy and so relieved that all is ok. Still waiting for the biopsy but I am feeling so much better knowing. I have not been able to focus but now am off to do some creating in the studio.
I can live with the reflux and it is not so bad now.
Keep stitching

Monday, October 11, 2010

A give away on this site

Hi All
The Quilting Professor is giving away a fat quatter on her site. Pop over and check out her wonderful site.
Keep stitching while I am away. Teaching in Gingin tomorrow and looking forward to catching up the ladies again.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lake Monduran

The bass my husband caught not quilt large enough for the prize but it will be nice for dinner.

Looking down the dam from the wall and then looking the other side. I think either could make a nice quilt.
My husband caught a nice bass today but not sure if it is large enough to get a prize as a few were caught this morning. Only 3 barramundi I believe were caught and the same guy who caught the biggest yesterday has caught the one today. A nice prize for him.$1000 prize as well as the daily prizes. Of course my husband is hoping his ticket will be drawn out for the new boat draw and it would be nice.

I have been felting on the machine and hope to have a nice shawl ready to ware to a wedding on Saturday night. I love what the machine does but it is a bit boring just running threads down to felt together. Still a lot faster then knitting, crochet or felting the old way.

Keep stitching


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hello pictures of my Grand children.

I am so proud of the kids and want to show them
Well I am the grandmother so I am proudbut aren't they just lovely.
Home and heading off in two days where I will teach in Gingin.
Can't wait for the next two weeks to be over so I can stay at home and get on with some of my art work again.
Keep stitching

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