Friday, September 10, 2021

Toowoomba retreat

 Retreat weekend with the Sunday Stitchers....

Lots of fun had by all especially me.....

So watch out this will be a photo overload.....

We met at the Quilt Craft shop for a little retail therapy

then on to lunch at "Emerge" for a fabulous lunch...

this restaurant is a charity place to help troubled youth find employment and to give them work experience and skills to find employment.....

I was very hungry and forgot to take a photo of my lunch.....

It was super delicious and I will be going there again sometime in the future....

Here is the group ready for lunch....

The girls getting stuck into their sewing....


Heaps of show and tell over the weekend....





Marilyn organised a secret project for us to make and it was lots of fun....


A very useful little bag....

Thanks Marilyn.... it was great.....

There is always one silly person....

Charity quilts from Fiona....

Our project board....


The Birthday girls....
Anita and Cheryl....


My shopping for the weekend....
Very restrained I think....


The last morning tea together just before the journey home...

Thanks for a fabulous weekend girls....

Lots of sewing, chatter and giggles.....

Happy Sewing.....



Monday, September 06, 2021

Lost my blogging mojo.....

 I had lost my mojo for blogging but without reading wonderful blogs my sewing mojo seemed to be struggling as well.....

So after a chat with a friend and a weekend retreat with lovely ladies doing great things I'm getting back in the swing.... I hope.....

Today I was able to get some sewing done.....

I'm working on a wall hanging for my hallway using the Willowbrook stitchery panel.....

A little sweet treat to help me along.....


That's it for now....





Friday, December 25, 2020

Family Christmas 2020

Christmas Day at Heathers home......


Our Secret Santa pressie giving.....




I was a naughty girls this year....
It's been such a tough time for everyone I wanted to brighten up the day so i bought pressies for everyone..... a big surprise for everyone.....



I don't seem to have photos so everyone with their gifts ....

it was lovely to see the smiling faces....




I was given these lovely pressies .....

from Liz....


from Corinne and Anthony....


My Secret Santa gift from Anthony....


Heather always buys me one of these puddings....
I love them....


A great lunch .....





Yummie trifle.... 


A silly game ....
"Smart Arse"



Silliness all over the place...


Random shots....





Sadly not all the family could be together this year.....
We did have a fantastic day....
Thanks Heather for a really wonderful day.....
Love you all....

Mum... Nan....

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas sewing.....

 My new wall hanging....

"Bringing Home the Tree"


Corinne's Christmas gift....





I really enjoyed making this Table Runner....

My first Sashiko project....

Happy stitching.....

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Christmas with the Needle girls....

We started our day with gift giving.....


Wonderful gifts from Nor......



Main pressie....

Sashiko was a great choice.....

Love them thank you Nor.....

Great gifts from Sandi.....


Main pressie....
What a gorgeous pot for my new succulent hobbie....
Love them all Sandi....
thank you...

After the fun we headed off to our usual Christmas venue....

The Fox and Hound pub.....

A very interesting place to see....












Lunch...


Sticky Date pudding..... yum


and of course the usual drink....
A Foxy Lady.....


Love these girls....
We have soooo much fun together.....




Merry Christmas girls....
Helen.... Nor.....Sandi....


Happy stitching.....