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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.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

OK I'm excited

I'm not excited about Adelaide's recent weather.
Monday at about 5...... tea was in the oven and against media advice Lucas & I headed to the beach.

The storm blows in


The storm blows in

The storm blows in

The storm blows in

The storm blows in

A lot of photos turned out like this, the wind was so strong I could not stand still to take the photo. Even if I used the car to brace myself I still could not stand still and believe me there is a lot of me....... you would think I would be anchored really well to mother earth.


The storm blows in

But I am REALLY excited about these.

Kinder Girls

I have admired these little girls for a while but I am overwhelmed at how cute they really are. I thought perhaps it was only me who was getting excited about them, so I took them to stitching yesterday and all the girls loved them.
If you are looking for the perfect handmade present for a little girl or boy(kinder boys coming soon) head over here and buy a pattern you wouldn't be disappointed.

Kinder Girls

Gemma turned up and promptly requisitioned this one for Sean's little niece Adelaide who will receive her for Christmas, so it is not just an age thing.
Please note felted wool hand dyed cardigans.

Kinder Girls

This one will go to a charity auction.

Kinder Girls

This one goes to Amanda's daughter we did a bit of bartering.

Kinder Girls

So it is back to the machine to make some more.


Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Play Date

On Monday I went to Amanda's for a play date.
This is what I wore I could only allow this much to be shown as it gets worse as you go up.

Dying felted wool

We were good we wore these.

Dying felted wool

This was our play table.

Dying felted wool

This is was the end product for the day.

Dying felted wool

They had to travel home in my car like this.
Can you guess what we were doing?

Dying felted wool

This was the end result.

Dying felted wool

Lovely dyed felted wool.
I really enjoyed learning something new.
Thanks Amanda.

Dying felted wool


Saturday, 15 August 2009

A quick quilt

This is a great pattern if you want to make a quilt for a baby after it is born it is such a quick project. Normally I would hand applique the bunnies but I used my machine and so the quilt was made in no time.
I bought the pattern when we were in Loxton Natalie was one of the teachers.

Bunny quilt

I love the bunnies they all have a really startled looks.

Bunny quilt

I don't usually do this but check out this give away I so want to win this. What an amazing talent this young woman has.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Mel does the Barossa Valley and other snaps

Our trip to the Barossa Valley was lovely lots of walking,eating and relaxing some might go for the wine I prefer the opportunity to be able to wander around taking photos.
The vines were in various states of being pruned.

Morning walk Tanunda

Late afternoon Bethany

Late afternoon Bethany

We stayed in the most beautiful little cottage in Tanunda called Elsie's Cottage I would thoroughly recommend it, it was lovely.

IMGElsie's Cottage

Elsie's Cottage

Walks in the late afternoon.

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Stopping along the way.

Late afternoon Bethany

Late afternoon Bethany

Late afternoon Bethany

A visit to Henschke's winery where you can buy a 1986 bottle of "Hill of Grace" wine for $617.00 mind you they do come a little or a lot more expensive .

Henschke Winery

Gates I could not pass.

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Early morning Tanunda

Early morning Tanunda

Babies who had just entered the world and were still finding their legs.

Near Keynton

and Mel

Mel in Anguston

a bit of Tina Turner happening here.

Mel in Anguston

Mel in Anguston

I was compelled to save him here.

Mel in Anguston

Mel in Anguston

Not sure who had the most fun here!

Mel in Anguston

Then the day went down hill from here.

Mel does the Barossa

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by the time we got here he was hanging on by one arm.

Mel does the Barossa

We loved the Barossa and so did Mel.