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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, 21 March 2011

Sharing and some snaps

I'm not sure if I am the last person to discover these but if not let me tell you about it. It is the best thing it holds 10 threaded needles. Perfect for non stop sewing. Once you have threaded your needles and put them in you wind it up and the threads are kept neat and untangled. Each needle and thread just pulls out when you want it. It's hard to describe but I love it. It is a clover product called Dome Threaded Needle Case I got mine from Hettie's Patch.





It has a lid to keep everything safe.



Another great buy is this case also from Hettie's

New case

It is strong and large enough to hold all my English Paper pieces and material for

New case

this quilt.

Red and White quilt

Tony and I went to Encounter Bay this weekend here are a few shot,
we went for a walk on Saturday afternoon.

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

we walked around the bottom of the bluff to a small jetty where a lot of men were fishing with out much luck because this cheeky fellow was having great fun in and amongst their lines.

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

he caught a fish and popped onto some rocks to eat it isn't it the cutest face.

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Sunday morning I was up early for a walk

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

along with lot of fishermen heading out to sea.

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

I love swallows they remind my of my dad this little fellow was happy to sit on our balcony rail.

Encounter Bay 22/3/2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A deal

Does this sound fair?
A friend of mine who was once a chef makes the very best sponges.
Tony loves them.
So Tony brokered a deal I would make this bag for her and she would make him some sponges.

Bag for Heather

this is another bag from Lisa Lam's "Bag making Bible" I have definitely got my money out of this book.
Heather wanted the bag for her daughter who has just had a baby. I think it is perfect for a new mum as it is very roomy and has lots of pockets.

Bag for Heather

the most scary part of this bag was these snap locks....... I always worry about them working out................. and if they don't having a hole in the bag.

Bag for Heather

I have also made another pencil roll for one of the women from gym........... she wanted pink I think I covered that.

Pencil roll


Sunday, 6 March 2011

A trip to Moonta

We went home to Moonta today.
I took Clarice I wanted to take some photos in one of the sheds at my mothers house.
This shed is filled with memories for me I spent a lot of time up there with my dad as a small child I think it is where I learnt to be handy.

The top shed

a lot of things are missing now and no one goes up there since my dad died but it still fills me with memories.

The top shed

The roof is coming off...................... this was taken from the neighbours yards.

The top shed


The top shed

The top shed

The top shed

The top shed

The top shed

A view down the lane of my Papa's old house towards the side of the shed.
My mothers house is on the block behind my papa's old house.

Papa's old house

The front of my papa's old house

Papa's old house

the old laundry

Papa's old house

I also got to catch up with my niece and my very beautiful great niece.

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

she had a lot of fun with a bucket of water

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

but sadly there was NO MORE WATER.

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011