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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.

Monday, 29 November 2010

A few things

My ChookyBlue SSCS gift is winging it's way to America.
I can show you the ornie I made it is a pattern by my friend Amanda. I only made one but there are 6 in the patten and all are super cute she has the pattern for sale on her blog.

Amanda's ornament

She also gives you the words to a song relating to each ornie to print out and put on the back.
She is such a clever girl.

Amanda's ornament

On the way to Melbourne

Last weekend Lorraine and I went to Melbourne for Quilt Market we had a great weekend. We caught up with lots of people and saw lots of lovely stuff.

Kellie at quilt market

We got to catch up with Kellie
Kellie is going to be doing another workshop at Hetties in April next year if you are interested ring the shop to book.

Kellie at quilt market

saw her new quilt up close and personal it is a terrible picture they really need to do something with the lighting at the venue.

Kellie at Quilt market

Kellie is going to kill me for this but here she is with the Homespun Quilt.

Kellie at Quilt market

One day I am going to make this quilt.
At the end of a long day we finally had tea after a lot of difficulty finding a place that had a free table.

Kellie at quilt market

This one is for you Donna.

Melbourne

and who would be a mother duck
more snaps over on Snappy Friends.

The Eastern Parklands

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

A nice day

Today I went to my friend Diana's to teach her and her lovely daughter Amy how to smock. Amy has just discovered what fun sewing can be and has been busy make little Poppy some lovely little clothes. She has done a wonderful job even putting zips in a sleeping bag. I was really impressed.
The weather was lovely so we decided to eat outside look who watching from a near by tree.

Koala at Diana's

Koala at Diana's

Koala at Diana's

After looking at me for a moment he then went back to sleep.

Koala at Diana's

Koala at Diana's

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A few things

I was lucky enough to win this as a give away on Ric Rac's blog, which saved me some money as I most probably would have bought it. I have a couple of Toni's patterns.

gift

The books is well presented with all the pattern sheets in a separate folder in the back of the book.

gift

I am a lover of slippers............ well comfortable shoes really these caught my eye.

gift

My very clever son just finished this............... it was an old set of draws which he has sanded and added a back panel and stained. Gemma has her eyes on them now.
He is so much like me always doing something handy.

My clever son

No wonder bees love sunflowers a friend gave me a bunch of them the other day and they were so laden with pollen it was amazing.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

While I was out snapping the book I couldn't resist this lovely Kangaroos Paw.

Kangaroo Paws

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Cross Stitch World Tour

ChookyBlue had an idea to show our cross stitching, head over to her blog she has a world tour happening. I haven't cross stitched in ages but these are a few I have done in the past.
The photography is pretty average trying not to get a reflection on them was difficult.
This was in Gemma's room.
X Stitch

Lucas

X Stitch

a quick and easy one

X Stitch

I love this one because I consider the saying to be true.

X Stitch

X Stitch

a pair they hang in our family room

X Stitch

This one is in the kitchen.
A rather bad photo sorry.

X Stitch

Sunday, 7 November 2010

New carpet

The prospect of new carpet sounds really nice..................BUT to have the entire contents of your house in one room is very challenging. I am only just getting the house back into order. The new carpet is lovely, I have thrown out so much stuff........you know stuff that you think you will use but never do and now that I have thrown it away it will be the very thing I need in the coming weeks LOL.
I had to empty my sewing room there were some interesting finds there, jelly rolls layer cakes etc etc etc.
I have also had a very sight cold but with any form of cold for me I end up with a cough that goes on for weeks and weeks.
IF I suddenly stop posting and commenting in blogland you know Tony has carried out his threat to smother me with a pillow. I cough all night long.
I have been slowly playing with my hexagons.....I really enjoy the process.
Thank you to my helper Gemma.

Hexagon quilt so far

Hexagon quilt so far

Hexagon quilt so far

Some foxgloves.

Flowers

amazing spots

Flowers

a bit like a nose with hairs LOL

Flowers