About Me

My Photo
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.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Workshop with Kellie number 2

This weekend saw me at Hettie's Patch helping with the second workshop with Kellie from Don't Look Now. The girls had the option to do the same project as last time or as Kellie says "she just drew this one".
A very cute Christmas project............. look at that little partridge in the pear tree.

Workshop with Kellie

The group at the end of Sunday

Workshop with Kellie

This is Kellie's new project and once again the photo doesn't do it justice. A Christmas wreath done in pastel colours it is just beautiful. I did ask what it was called BUT ............I have forgotten must be my age LOL. The pattern will be available very soon, keep an eye out on Kellie's blog.
It really is very cute.

Workshop with Kellie

This is Earl, Lorraine's husband he is ever so useful no matter what you want, Earls your man lifting, carrying, holding projects to be photographed. He does well to put up with so many women.

Workshop with Kellie

This photo is for Georgette ....... Meredith excelled herself and didn't spent tooooooo much time talking.

Workshop with Kellie

For more photos of the weekend head over to Hettie's Patch.


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Secret Santa

To my very secret - Secret Santa my parcel arrived today.
I arrived home from work today to find the postie had left a parcel. My Secret Santa has not left any clues to who she is. My instructions are to leave a post so that she knows the parcel has arrived in one piece and that I will find out who she is when I open the rest of my presents(there a quite a few of them) so Christmas day it is.


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A good cause


I read about this on Sarah's blog - what a good cause.

Kathreen at Whip Up is organising a quilt block drive for Cystic Fibrosis foundation in Australia. All the details and the pattern can be downloaded from here . It is 4 5 inch blocks sewn together and one of them with an embroidery or applique supplied (or you make your own). I even borrowed Sarah's words what else could I say.





Santa sack for Charlotte

A finish - Charlotte's Santa sack.

Charlotte's Santa Sack

It is huge you can tell from this photo - Gemma can nearly fit into it.
I am sure Charlotte will be able to sleep in it on Christmas night.

Charlotte's Santa Sack

The pattern is by Viv Robinson.
The reindeer go all the way around starting with Rudolf.
I just have to do one row of stitching between the reindeer on the front and the back.

Charlotte's Santa Sack

The gum trees on the circuit have just come into flower and this noisy fellow and a lot of his mates have taken a liking to them.

birds in the garden

The most giving Gerbera - it is by my front door and just keeps flowering year after year.

by the door

Posted off my SSCS parcel this morning - no hints on here as to what I have made my swap partner she will have to wait until Christmas.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Gimpy and family

Meet Gimpy - so named because if you look closely he/she has a deformed leg. I had always thought he/she was injured in some way. I have fed him/her for a few years on and off. This year he/she has 2 babies and a mate who all turn up for some food. I know you should not feed wild birds but his/her legs seems to be getting worse. I make a special mix up for them - the recipe came from the zoo.

Gimpy and family

This is one of the babies.

Gimpy and family

Gimpy and family

The babies are so funny they make the most amazing noise when they are fed.......... both adult bird feed them.

Gimpy and family

Sadly I now feel the deformed leg is congenital as one of the babies also has a pronounced limp.

Gimpy and family

Gimpy and family

Friday, 13 November 2009

Bags, Bags and more Bags

Anyone for a bag - getting ready for Kellie's next workshop at the end of the month.
Only a few more to make and I think I could now make them in my sleep.

Bags

My bloggy friend Simone sent me these all the way from The Netherlands where Maisy is called Muis.
They go with my Maisy bag.
I am looking for a frame so I can put them in my sewing room.

Maisy

It was my birthday a couple of weeks back and a friend gave me the most delicious biscuit in this tin. I loved the biscuit but isn't the tin fantastic.

Tin

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Aday at the Library

Today while the temperature got to 39C -102F I enjoyed the day stitching at the State library. Amanda, Viv and I went to a workshop with Liuxin The Thimble lady.
It was a fun day and I learnt lots of tip and tricks to better my needle turn applique.

I could not resist these photos I have never been to the Mortlock wing of the library but if you are ever in the city it is well worth a visit.
It was a lovely peaceful place to sit and stitch.

Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Jervois Room Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Jervois Room Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Jervois Room Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Jervois Room Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Jervois Room Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide