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Saturday, May 07, 2022

FNWF

 It was so good to join Cheryll and other girls for a fun night of stitching.....

I was very happy to finish sewing the binding on this charity quilt and later after a well deserved cuppa (at least I think so) I moved on to my knitting, only the bands to go, I will get it finished just in time for the cooler weather.....



I'm struggling with these bamboo needles but my old Tortoise shell needles are now broken.....
mind you they are probably a good 40 to 50 years old by now.....
Not sure how much knitting I will get done in the future as my hands really don't like the knitting  motion and it is very awkward wearing a brace but I would like to make another cardigan so I'll see how I go....
fingers crossed.....



I also managed to get a little prep work done for another quilt.....
more on that later.....


Well I'm off now to check on the nights progress for other stitchers....

if you go here you to might see some great projects....

Toodles

Monday, April 25, 2022

Anzac Day


Remembering my Pop....
 a very important man in my life......

Lest we Forget.....

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Stitching days.....

We celebrated Nor's birthday on our stitching day.....



14th April....
We enjoyed a fun day stitching together at Susan's home....


Had to share Nor's enlarged cross stitch pattern .....
We had a good giggle at this.....


So nice to stitch with friends.....
Toodles.....

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

FNSI or EWSI

 What a fun idea to spend the Easter break sewing with friends.....

 Wendy was our host and what a great idea to stitch for the weekend.....

I did have a few interruptions but sewing took up most of my time.....

I started at this stage with some cross stitching.....

Over the weekend it ended up with quite a bit done....


On Friday we went to Heathers home to celebrate 2 birthdays....
Corinne's 30th and Gavan's 80th......
Their birthdays are only 2 days apart so lovely to enjoy them together....


Birthday post to follow soon....

Then back to sewing....

The following quilts are Domestic Violence charity quilts.....
Long story....
We received quite a lot of partly made quilts and fabric from a Gentleman after his wife...Barbara..... had passed away .....through a friend of Susan's so finishing a couple of them was my weekends sewing....

I made 8 of these blocks, all the others had been made now only needing another 8 and they were cut out and in zip lock bags waiting to be sewn together.....


Sorted the lay out of rows but I need to buy sashing fabric before I can continue.....


This is another top only needing a few pieces to add for the centre ....
 fabric for borders were in the box ......


So I added the black sashing and made the borders......


so all put together now.....
I only added the green border on the weekend....


All finished today.... Wednesday.....

Oh goodness I nearly forgot to mention I also attended a Zoom get together with Chooky and other girls on Sunday morning which was fun ......

Funny when you look back that it doesn't seem to be very much done really.....
It did take me the full Easter break to do it though....
I'm off to check out what others did during this fun time together....
Thanks Wendy for organising such a great time....
Pop over here to see more terrific sewing projects.....

Friday, April 15, 2022

Big "O" Birthdays

 What an Easter we had celebrating 2 Birthdays...

Corinne's 30th and Gavan's (Pop) 80th.....

It was a great and relaxing time together for the family at Heather's home.....

She went with a picnic style  get together and it was just perfect.....

Random weird photos .....





Rob was not impressed having to be in the photo.....


Bum warming around the fire pit....







Gavan decided to have a whiskey to celebrate his birthday....
hasn't had a drink in years so ended up with 3 of them.....
woohoooo



Silly family photo.....


My gorgeous family....


We all had a super day ...... 
the parrot in a couple of photos is a family joke.......

Happy Birthday to Corinne and Gavan.....

Toodles.....

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Sunday Stitchers April meeting....

Our morning tea theme this month was.....

Fake food....

De and me had fun organising this table......

We had fun making fake cake... brownies... watermelon... cupcakes....

Tricked the girls......

Yes there was real food.....

 All the girls busy stitching.....

Birthday girls....

Norreen....


Marilyn.....


Sandi.....


Show and Tell....







This is my "Sweet Treats" blackwork.....


"Duck Duck Goose" baby quilt for my first Great 
Grand Baby "Colby"


Charity quilts....

A group project, some girls cutting and ironing blocks 
Susan .. De... me did the sewing....
I quilted plus binding....


Susan got this one as a partly done project from an op shop so I made a few blocks, Marilyn quilted and I put the binding on....


These are for a Domestic Violence Unit....
Toodles.....