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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, 28 December 2010

A day at Denby's

Tony and I went to a friends farm for the day.
After lunch we went for a walk lots of photo opportunities.

A Day at Denby's

Then out to check the sheep it was a hot day

A Day at Denby's

A Day at Denby's

Flowers or perhaps weeds????

A Day at Denby's

Then to a lookout near the farm.

A Day at Denby's

The dog came in the back of the ute.

A Day at Denby's

Then on the way home we stopped at an old farm house.

A Day at Denby's

A Day at Denby's

A Day at Denby's

A Day at Denby's

A Day at Denby's

A Day at Denby's

The locusts were particularly bad near Blyth so we stopped to check the tennis courts, not sure there will be much left after these hungry bugs have had a feast.

A Day at Denby's

They are really horrid and fly around you as you walk.

A Day at Denby's

A Day at Denby's


Monday, 27 December 2010

SSCS and a Sale

This is the lovely gift I received from Laila in ChookyBlues Christmas swap.
I was very lucky to receive this lovely bag.

SSCS gift from Norway

I think it is all the more special because it has Norwegian on it.

SSCS gift from Norway

A very cute thimble and 2 new projects for next year.
Thank you very much Laila
I loved my SSCS gift.
and a BIG thank you to the elf extraordinaire
ChookyBlue

SSCS gift from Norway

A Sale
Hettie's is having a sale and I was luck enough to pop in late on Christmas Eve as the girls were getting it ready and picked up this lovely fat 1/4 bundle.

Soon to be a quilt

I love these colours
not bad for $59.00

Soon to be a quilt

My SSCS for Ranette

SSCS gift for Ranette in America

SSCS gift for Ranette in America

The same bag in brown.......................... another gift for a friend.

Last minute gift

My breakfast
shame my food habits take a distinct plunge after such a healthy breakfast.
LOVE the colours.

My breakfast love the colours

Thursday, 23 December 2010

And they said it couldn't be done.

Christmas gift

on Tuesday at sewing I was still doing the stitchery for this.
The girls where doubtful that I would get it made to give as a gift on Wednesday.
It was done and dusted by 7.30 and I even fed the family.

Christmas gift

The pattern is an Anni Downs one and I was sad to give it away I loved it so much.
I was lucky Hetties had the same fabric that Anni had used in her sample.

Christmas Bows

Under the cover of darkness 2 weeks ago with step ladder and trusty staple gun I put big red bows around the trees in our circuit. It was blowing a gale and freezing cold Lucas helped me for about a minute then decided I was mad and it was cold so went to bed.
There are about 25 trees........ now wearing big red bows and looking very festive and no one in the circuit knows it was me.

Christmas Bows

Merry Christmas

Sunday, 19 December 2010

A family who makes reindeers together

laughs together.

Making reindeers

This afternoon Gemma and I did some cooking
but we also made reindeer which quickly became a family thing.

Making reindeers

it's serious work when Tony puts on his glasses

Making reindeers

Making reindeers

those damn antlers just wouldn't stay there

Making reindeers

and soon(actually it took quite a while) we had a herd.

Making reindeers

My friend Amanda and I are going to dip our toes in the Market pond.
In February we are going to have a stall at the Grange Twilight Market.
You will find us on Sunday February 6th - 13th - 20th between 5pm and 9pm at the Grange foreshore.
Do come say hello.
I thought I had better get sewing so last night while Tony was working and Lucas was out I whipped up another basket.
I love this owl fabric I wouldn't be sad if I don't sell this.

Bag

inside

Bag

This isn't for the market
Gemma wanted a bunting made for Adelaide who is 3
you have to love the little ballerinas.

Bunting for Adelaide

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

How great is this.



All I can say is I WISH I COULD SING.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

SSCS all the way from Norway

The postman delivered my SSCS all the way from Norway.
Thank you Laila I love my ornaments they are stitched so beautifully.
Now to wait for Christmas day to open the other present.

SSCS ornament 2010


Sunday, 5 December 2010

How cute is this?

I worked at the shop yesterday and we got a delivery of these very cute fabrics. I thought I would make up some kits for these handy baskets. I bought a kit home and whipped this one up this morning. The fabric is Melly's new range and is super cute. Not sure which one I like the best. There are other colours in the range Lorraine has them all in the shop.

Sample for the shop

Sample for the shop

Sample for the shop

Sample for the shop

Sample for the shop

Meet Bella who would do anything for food unlike her mother Molly.
One night through the week I went to put them to bed and this is how I found Bella fast asleep with a midnight snack close enough to gobble up through the night. It was obviously one of Lucas' chips as it has sauce on it, and guess what it wasn't there in the morning.

Bella's midnight snack