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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Clayton's Christmas

Swapping is a lot of fun and this "No Fuss" swap hit the spot again....

"Clayton's Christmas Swap"
a Fat 1/4... Christmas buttons... Tree ornie and a treat.

Christine  from "MacDonald's Patch" sent me these wonderful gifts.....



Thanks so much Christine they are just fantastic.....
 I think I might display my ornie in my sewing room until Christmas time.

I sent my gift to Jan and I'm happy to say that she liked them....



It was great that our little swap seemed to be a hit with all the girls.



Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Stitchers

All I have to show from our Sunday get together is a little show and tell.....

I must have been very busy stitching and forgot to take any other photos....

Susan and Inca with their beautiful blocks....


Cheryl's beautiful quilt.....


My Splendid Sampler blocks....
 it's great to see them all together.....


Once again it is ..... Toodles from me.....

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Another fun day with the girls....

Sandi is such a funny girl.....

chocolate spoons but I think she has had way toooooo much sugar.....


Unfortunately there wasn't a lot of stitching going today....
heaps of chatter and silliness as usual....
Teresa is away enjoying  a holiday with her hubbie and we did say we would be good but of course that isn't going to happen.....
Only one photo today and no stitching photos....

So Toodles for now.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday with the girls....


Another great day with the girls......
yummie morning tea.....


My days stitching...... not bad if I do say so myself



My big surprise....... yayyyyyy

Teresa has finished this wonderful Felt Tree Skirt......
There is sooooo much work on it, Teresa gave it to me last Christmas and she was a bit annoyed with herself that it wasn't finished but I didn't care as it is just what I wanted and here it is all finished....
 so exciting and I love it....
now I'm early for this Christmas......

Thank you so much Teresa....


There's nothing like a cuppa and cake with friends to make the perfect day.


Toodles....

Monday, July 11, 2016

A little bit more Splendid.....

Splendid Sampler

Block 36


Block 37


Block 38


Block 39


Block 40


Block 41


Block  42

I have made soooo many mistakes with the paper piecing blocks.... all my fault and very silly errors really, sewing right and wrong sides of fabric together, cutting off the pieces that should stay there, cutting pieces a bit short and a lot of unpicking going on as well.

So I have decided to play a bit of a game with myself of course......

$1 in the tin for each mistake....
 silly I know but I think it will be fun to see how much I will have at the end of this Splendid journey.....

$5  was the fine for this block..... lol.....


I just thought I would show this photo of our grandson Thomas......
our family including Robert (his father and our son) haven't seen him for some years so it is nice to see a photo from time to time.... he is 14 years old.


Well that's about it for the moment.....
Toodles.....


A wonderful visit.... part 2

We had a wonderful visit to the "Abbey of the Roses" at Warwick.

We celebrated Cheryl's Special "0" birthday with a High Tea and it was really great.

Very well behaved ladies.....


I had a special menu.... gluten free....
it was very yummie .....


This wonderful old Pianola was just near our table.... 
I was itching to have a play....
Gavan's father had one many years ago and it was a great source of fun .....
miss those days.


Following our High Tea we had a tour of the Abbey......
it was so interesting with so much history... amazing....
Our tour guide was great ....there he is on the right.






They do hold weddings here and one can only imagine how wonderful that would be.
This old photo was found when they were restoring the building so it is on display hoping one day that someone might recognise the happy couple and solve the mystery of their identity.


Lots of rooms to see....




In this room there was 2 lots of knitting for anyone to add a couple of rows, a fabulous idea and will then be given to charity.
De is adding a few rows  ....


Wedding reception area.... just beautiful....



The grounds were terrific....


If the walls could only talk I'm sure this place would have lots to tell.




A fantastic day......
We all hope that Cheryl had a great time for her Birthday.... we did....

So it was time to pack and head home......
my friends seem happy to be heading for their new home.

They are for my DIL Mel.....
she is monkey mad......


A quick stop for a last cuppa....


A lovely bush of lavender outside the cafe.... wonderful smell.


Back soon to catch up with my sewing news....

Toodles.....





Saturday, July 02, 2016

Winter in Warwick part 1......


We had another wonderful time at Glenrose Patchwork in Warwick....

It was a little bit chilly.... great sewing weather.

Our home for 3 days......


Gorgeous surroundings.....



We had a retreat swap and I was soooo  lucky to receive my gifts from Alison....

love them all....


Cheryl received my parcel....
so glad she liked them .....


Lots of beautiful sewing by all the girls........

DE's Quilt Diva


Sandi had a Halloween theme going on....


Cheryl's terrific quilt top


Marilyn's lovely quilt


Maree's Gossip in the Garden


Teresa's Splendid Sampler blocks..... lovely


Teresa also had this wonderful Dresden bag.


These girls all made plate carry  bags.....


My sewing..... these cute little monkeys.....


I just had to add the buttons and crochet the little flower trim.


Naturally a visit to Bryson's for morning tea......


Craft shopping .... of course


more to come later......

Toodles.....