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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.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

My World Tuesday # 18 The Grampians

More snaps from our trip to The Grampians.
My early morning walk.

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

The Grampians May 2009

There was also a lot of emus in the paddocks but unlike the kangaroos I couldn't get that close.

The Grampians May 2009

As soon as I got close they were off.

The Grampians May 2009

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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

My World Tuesday # 17 North Haven Beach

It is cold here in South Australia and fortunately we have had some rain but we still manage to get some lovely winter days.
We went for a walk on the beach at North Haven.

North Haven Beach

North Haven Beach

Lots of interesting things to see.

North Haven Beach

North Haven Beach

When I was young I loved playing in the seaweed piles...... these made perfect places to hide.

North Haven Beach

North Haven Beach

Interesting rock.

North Haven Beach

Little people enjoying the water.

North Haven Beach

North Haven Beach

Perhaps they should have been at school but a surf sounded better.

North Haven Beach

Although it was sunny I was pretty confident we wouldn't run into one of these it was still rather cold.

North Haven Beach

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Monday, 15 June 2009

Bailey the Bear

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Meet Bailey the Bear I knitted him over these cold nights we have been having. Winter has come to S.A. with a vengeance.
The pattern is from the Women's Weekly and is by Debbie Bliss.

Bailey the bear

This is more like his real colour.

Bailey the bear

Bailey is going to live with Gemma.








because someone doesn't want to play nicely.











Bailey the bear


Wednesday, 3 June 2009

The week that was

this mornings fog

This is what I woke up to this morning - it was cold and foggy.

this mornings fog

On Sunday a few girls come around for the afternoon for a bit of stitching and chatting I'm not sure what happened but no photos. It was a lovely afternoon where we all got a bit done - Amanda was especially pleased she finished these. Kris was finishing of a swap which was to be posted the next day and Sue was looking at the end of one of the inspired stitches projects. We decided it was a good way to get things done as we just sat and stitched no getting up to do other things around the house.
I have accomplished a few things this week.
Firstly I sorted my embroidery threads a very satisfying job. They had become very messing and I had different ones all over the house so they are now all sorted and back in one place.

Sorted colours

I have quite a few.

Sorted colours

In the car on the way to the Grampians I made this lovely Hexagon bag.
I really love it and unlike a lot of things I make........... it is for me....... to put my scissors, needles etc in.
I apologise for all the photos that follow I took them this morning - inside
- IT WAS COLD AND DAMP OUTSIDE.

Hexagon bag

I really enjoy paper piecing.
I did have a crazy thought while Tony drove and I merrily stitched away that I might like to make a quilt this way !!!!!!

Hexagon bag

My good friend Diana recently had a holiday in Japan I asked her if she had time, could she look for and perhaps buy me some craft mags.
I was very lucky in the fact she brought me back 3.

Japanese magazines

Japanese magazines

Japanese magazines

Japanese magazines

I made this little purse from one the other night.
I needed a new make up purse.

make up purse

You can tell I'm right up there when it comes to make up.
Mine all fits in here.

make up purse