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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, 26 January 2010

Australia Day


FOR TODAY : Tuesday 26/1/2010 Australia Day

Outside My Window... Slight wind-quite a few clouds but blue skies Temp 33C
I am thinking... How full I feel we have just been out for lunch and feeling a little guilty that
we went to the Ramsgate as they have barred Lucas for 3 months!!!
I am thankful for... Living in this beautiful country
From the kitchen... no tea tonight lunch was toooo big.
I am wearing... green home dress again it is very comfortable
I am creating... "A" line skirts for me
I am going... to have a nana nap.
I am reading... still listening to book of last week haven't spent much time in the car.
I am hoping... still for some rain to save my garden
I am hearing... cricket on TV and my wind chime by the open door
Around the house... not that tidy Lucas and his mates were here before they went out last
night and he was up early and out this morning for a Aust Day BBQ. He has to clean up his own mess.
One of my favorite things... Chicken Caesar salad
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Finish a baby quilt and if I write it down it
MIGHT happen - wash my car.
My picture thoughts...

It wouldn't be Australia Day without Surf Life Savers.

Australia Day

Australia Day

Living where I can look out my front door and see Fairy birthday parties with a pony.

Party

My beautiful children who get on so well together.

Em's B/day




Sunday, 24 January 2010

A bag for Em

Our friend Em was 21 this week and last night we went to her party. It was a lovely night which saw us dressed in cocktail attire. Tony has decided he is getting old when most of the music played is our music remixed and his hearing is so bad he can only catch 2 words in every sentence. We came home after midnight and I heard Lucas drag himself in around 4:30 this morning.
This is what I made Em, she has just finished a teaching degree and is going on to do honors this year. I am always uncertain about making thinks I like for the younger generation but Gemma liked this bag so I thought I would be safe.

Baguette bag

It is the Baguette bag by Cinderberry Stitches.
The pattern is in the November Homespun.

Baguette bag

I used a Moo Moo huneybun called Wonderland(I think)

Baguette bag

The stitcheries are very cute but quick to do.

Baguette bag

Inside it has 2 very colourful pockets and stripey side panels.
It is a lovely large bag perfect for Em to carry all her books to school in.

Baguette bag

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A start


FOR TODAY : Wednesday 20/1/2010

Outside My Window... lovely blue skies with a few cotton soft clouds
I am thinking... it's a great day to be able to go for a walk
I am thankful for...Tony having the day off
From the kitchen... no dishes in the sink...a miracle
I am wearing...green dress I bought on the weekend for $13.00 specifically to wear at home
I am creating...another Maisy bag
I am going... to sew this evening
I am reading... audio book - Eternal
I am hoping... for some rain
I am hearing... Molly's collar rattle as she sit by my feet scratching
Around the house... it's tidy as always there is dog fur
One of my favorite things...summer days
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: back to work tomorrow urrrr
Here is picture thought I am sharing...

From Largs Bay jetty to Semaphore

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Blue sky -blue water

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Pacific Gull I think
my dad always called them Brown Joes

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Largs Bay Kiosk a great place for some chips and to sit under an umbrella with a lovely sea breeze.

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Semaphore Carousel still running - Gemma & Lucas had their 5th birthday parties here.

Lunch time stroll- Semaphore

Semaphore rides

Lunch time stroll- Semaphore

Lunch time stroll- Semaphore

How sad your not even allowed to bump in the dodgem cars.

Lunch time stroll - Semaphore

I saw this on Natalie's blog and followed the links to The Simple Woman's Blog. It is supposed to be on a Monday but I think Wednesday may suit me better or it may be any day I get around to it. I am going to try and keep this up as a journal. I kept a diary all through my teenage year which is rather funny to read now and a few years ago I did a 365 day quilt so here goes.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

A bit of this and a bit of that

A few finishes.
Before Christmas I bought a "poppet" kit from Nicole Mallalieu Designs. I love the end result, there was only one point in the making process that I had to worry about.
The part when it said GLUE.
Glue and I are not friends but I sat myself down at the kitchen table and said to the family
"DO NOT SPEAK TO ME UNTIL I HAVE FINISHED".
It all turned out fine.
I think I will use it as a makeup purse.
Nicoles instructions are very good she puts a lot into them, I can see myself making some more of these as gifts.

Poppet by NIcole Mallalieu Designs

Poppet by NIcole Mallalieu Designs

I even got around to making myself some little labels.

Poppet by NIcole Mallalieu Designs

Another enjoyable little project was the pincushion in Rosalie's recent book.
I love the kaleidoscope effect you get with this fabric.

Rosalie Quinlan pin cushion

Rosalie Quinlan pin cushion

and a bit of sunshine.

sunflower




Friday, 8 January 2010

Morning walk - Linear Park

A friend asked me if I could make her a coin purse so after a bit of fiddling and drawing this is what I came up with.
The one on the right is my first attempt.

coin purse

This was my second attempt with a stitchery from Cinderberry Stitches on the side.

coin purse

This morning saw me up early to beat the heat.
A walk along the Linear Park.
People can agist their horses along the river.

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

It wouldn't be a walk for me with out some bird snaps.

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Such love and trust.

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park

Morning walk on Linea Park


Sunday, 3 January 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing you a bright and sunny 2010.

Sunflower

A few months back Julie sent me some sunflower seeds.
I planted them in my garden..... some I think ended up as a meal for a bird but not all of them.

Sunflower

What a clever flower.
I took this photo at 8am notice where it is facing.

Sunflower

this one at noon

Sunflower

5pm.
This flower is near our front door and I can see it when I sit and stitch.
I love to watch it track the sun.

Sunflower

These are a few little ones that have already opened.

Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflower

This is the head of the largest one which is as tall as me and still growing.

Sunflower

Thanks Julie.