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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Some Xmas decorations

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to win one of Natalie's patterns I made these little decorations using the stitcheries.

Xmas decorations

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P.S.I posted my Chooky Blue's Secret Santa off last week to ?????? I have not put one hint in any of my post as to what I made so when she visits here she will still have no idea what is in her parcel. Heee Heee.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

A nice afternoon

Yesterday a group of us girls met at Amanda's for an afternoon of stitching. It coincided with Mrs Martins cyberstitch.

There was some very yummy food thanks to Amanda.

Cyber stitching Nov 2008

Cyber stitching Nov 2008

Here we are looking very industrious.
All except the other bloggers who were up taking photos......Granny Loz is taking photos of the food.

Cyber stitching Nov 2008

Amanda made all of us a lovely present ........ thanks Amanda.

Cyber stitching Nov 2008

I even did some stitching which is unusual as I usually talk to much......I did one of Viv's other Christmas patterns.

Cyber stitching Nov 2008

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Seaworld

Since coming back from my lovely Queensland holiday I have struggled getting back into the swing of things. Bloglines was a frightening thought so last night I bit the bullet and deletes all the posts that were sitting there getting larger and larger each day.
Today I got up and did my usual thing read and commented while eating my breaky I feel much better about opening bloglines I am not going to ponder over what I have missed and just move on.

Let me take you to Seaworld in sunny Queensland.

Seaworld

I loved this fellow he was amazing such powerful creatures.

Seaworld

Seaworld

Seaworld

The dolphins were fantastic.

Seaworld

Seaworld

I love this one mother and baby.

Seaworld

I wished I could have done this.

Seaworld

Seaworld

Seaworld

These made me smile I don't know anyone on this ride but when you study it....
the girl in the top right hand corner "it's a walk in the park a bit boring really"
The ? mother and daughter in the middle on the left with eyes closed and terrified.
The dad at the front telling his son "it's not that scary".

Seaworld

I also love this photo again I don't know the girl but look at that gentle kiss and huge smile.

Seaworld

There is a lot of talk about keeping wild animals in captivity but I truly think that these animals are well cared for. I wonder if in the future this is all that will be....... as we are not treating our planet very well. We had drinks one night while staying with my friend with the HR manager of Seaworld and I asked about the dolphins he said most had been breed at seaworld from resue dolphins.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

It's that time of year again

Xmas Decoration

We are having another morning tea at Hettie'Patch last time we raised over $600.00.
Julie one of the girls has set the target at $1,000 this time.
It would be great to see all you SA bloggers there.

This time we are supporting
The Cancer Council of S.A.'s Ovarian Cancer research appeal.

Sunday, 30th November, 2008 at 10.30am.

$5.00 donation.

Xmas Decoration

Stocking pattern is a Rosalie Quinlan available at Hetties and very quick to make I put two together in a couple of nights.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Reality is a hard place

Sadly it is back to reality..............it seems hard to believe that we have been back from Qld for a week. Before I left I was busy sewing but they were things that I couldn't post as they were presents. I made a quilt for my friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has started her long journey, her first dose of chemo was on Thursday. We all know that quilts have magical qualities so I made her one before we left for Qld.

Denby's quilt - October 2008

The quilt was a pack from Hettie's Patch the pattern is called "anything goes" and is available as a pack. The night I put it together my niece was staying with us and we placed the squares moving them around on the floor. When it is put together and hung as above I noticed all the dark squares are in the middle of the quilt. I expect this is why design walls are so good you get a better perspective. We laughed doing it as I said no matter how hard we try when it is put together there will be 2 squares the same along side each other.....and there was. She couldn't believe it when I finished it.

Denby's quilt - October 2008

I borrowed these words from a sampler by Viv Robinson. I took out 2 of the squares and put a solid patch in.

Denby's quilt - October 2008

The label.

Monday, 3 November 2008

We're back

WARNING
PHOTO HEAVY POST

Mel @ friend Montville

We are back from a lovely 2 weeks away in Queensland.
Mel met some of the local wildlife .........met Trev the Turkey.

Mel in Montville

We went for a lovely walk in the Kondillila Falls National Park.
Mel liked this sign.

Mel in Montville

He thought this was O.K. - because he isn't domestic.

Mel in Montville

Then he was outraged by this one.

Mel in Montville

He couldn't quite understand this one.
Then I explained it involved a very long walk and he was happy not to follow.

Mel in Montville

He had a little play.

Mel in Montville

He just sat and enjoyed the scenery.

Mel in Mooloolaba

Then it was off to Mooloolaba.

Mel in Mooloolaba

Look what I have to put up with and my family say I'm the silly one.

Mel in Noosa

At Noosa Mel enjoyed the pool area.
Please note the sun lounge, hat etc was not mine I don't do laying by the pool.

Mel in Noosa

He couldn't work out what this was.

Mel in Noosa

Then he realised it was a bar he dragged Tony in there and demanded a drink.
Thankfully it was not open in the morning.

Mel in Noosa

He was going to go for a swim but with no life guard on duty I said I wouldn't jump in to save him and again he might shrink.

Mel in Noosa

He was determined to go for a swim and thought this nice little girl might lend him her floaty.

Mel in Mt Tamborine

At Mt. Tamborine he met the locals ........well he thought it was the locals.

Mel in Mt Tamborine

Then he started getting a little too familiar.

Mel in Mt Tamborine

He wanted to visit this shop------edit I wanted to visit his shop.

Mel in Mt Tamborine

See what happens when you can't actually do anything yourself.

Mel at Seaworld

Then it was off to Seaworld

Mel at Seaworld

A quick tour around on the Monorail.

Mel at Seaworld

Mel at Seaworld

Mel at Seaworld

It wouldn't be a trip to Seaworld without a chat to a dolphin.

Mel at Seaworld

Then he & Tony spotted these pretty girls.

Mel at Seaworld

We stayed at my friend Kerry's house as they have traveled all around the world......... Martin her husband has a large collection of masks------ Mel thought he should join the group.

Martin's mask wall

One morning we got up and Mel was dressed and ready to head off to Byron Bay.
Only the Aussies will get this and the 31st was Bandana day hence the Canteen Bandana.

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We had a lovely day at Burleigh Heads Mel only wanted this photo taken to make Sean jealous as it is Seans favourite place ...funny about that seeing it has surf.

Mel at Burleigh Heads

Then he got really excited because this bride and groom spotted him and wanted him in their wedding photo -------his faith was restored he isn't an ageing forgotten movie star.

Mel at Burleigh Heads

Then when it came time to leave Mel & I thought he would like to stay with Kerry in Queensland.
Unlike me he can hide very well in the Mango tree.

Mel at Kerry's