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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.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

The Road trip begins

We left at 9am this morning leaving a gloomy Adelaide behind.
There was a lot of long straight roads.

Day 1

Lunch was at Renmark.
Lots of house boat action there.

Day 1

How nice it would be to arrive and park outside the club have lunch and a drink then off you go again.

Day 1

A lovely old paddlesteamer

Day 1

Fountain near the river.

Day 1

Day 1

More open road

Day 1

We arrived at Mildura(403 kilometres) around 3pm having crossed the board into Victoria.... and moved our clocks 1/2 an hour forwarder.


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

You just have to smile

A friend sent me this email.
It's almost swim suit time






Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A road trip. Do you want to come along?

On Saturday morning Tony and I are setting off on a road trip to Queensland for 6 wonderful weeks.
I am looking forward to heading to the warmer weather and will try and post some snaps each day.
We are going to have an exciting visit with someone on Tuesday so you need to stay tuned.

On the sewing front I recently finished this as a gift for a friend.
I really enjoyed making this it is so bright and cheery.

A gift for Lorraine

It is an Anni Downs pattern.

A gift for Lorraine

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

It's been in my head for a while

Camera bag for me

This bag has been in my head for a while and on Sunday a few of us girls got together for a Sewing Sunday. I very rarely take my sewing machine but I wanted to get this bag made before we go on holidays(more about that later). I wanted a bag I could put my camera and one lens in along with my purse, key and phone. I am more than happy with it.

Camera bag for me

Camera bag for me

It has a nice thick comfortable strap that goes across my shoulder and front.

Camera bag for me

I also made a very quick pouch for my other lens.

Lens holder

While I was on a roll I made one for my friend Lorraine.

Camera bag for Lorraine

A very quick gift for my friend Julie who looses her scissors.
The stitchery is an Anni Downs one.

A gift for Julie

Sorry they are not quite in focus it was COLD outside and I was in a hurry to get back by the fire.

A gift for Julie

Sunday, 4 July 2010

It's cold

Those of you who know me know I hate winter with a passion.......................it has been really cold this week, not cold like you northern hemisphere girls but cold for Adelaide.
I did have a lovely bright spot in the week the postie left me a parcel. It has taken until this morning for me to take some photos while the sun is shining.
It was from my friend Shirley.
Thank you Shirley your parcel was a really bright spot in a cold wintry week.
It's her birthday today and I got the present.

Gift from Shirley

It was packed full of goodies some lovely hand dyed fabric, a pattern and some of Shirley's very clever beading and a cook book. I love the card also as when you open it it make the sound of a Robin singing. It drives our dogs made if you put it on the ground and open it they walk around trying to find the bird it is so funny to watch.

Gift from Shirley

The little beaded thimble holder is amazing.

Gift from Shirley

Yesterday I woke up to a thick fog so after navigating my way to and from the gym I took these. The roses that I haven't pruned were covered in webs.

After the fog

After the fog