Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Nature's Journey Finish

Yay!  As of last night the last seam was sewn and pressed. Had to wait for outside to dry out after last nights storm ... a nice drop of 16mm.

I thought I would have a new dishcloth to share ...

but I wasn't happy with my casting on and then when I made a 2nd mistake in the pattern ... I pulled it out and started again ... still with red. A new cast on method (happy this time) but lack of concentration and another mistake so ...

Pulled it out again, put the red ball away and made a fresh start ... different colour ... different pattern.

Looking forward to a visit with this little munchkin again soon xx


Sunday, 20 September 2015

September Rolls On

After our beautiful wedding weekend it was back to reality for a few days with work, washing, work, washing ... you get the picture. Friday rolled around and I needed to pack for ...

Stitchers Dream Day Out ~ Quilters Angel ~ Highfields

Lucky for me I got to experience not one but two dream days out. If I'm going to drive 4 hours there and 4 hours home I'm going to make the most of it! Thank you to my lovely friend and host Fiona who had a spare bed for me, it was a fantastic weekend of stitching in great company with friends old and new. Meeting our designers Julie Lovell (Calico Farm Designs) and Bronwyn Hayes (Red Brolly) was a special treat.

Day 1 ~ Table 2     What gorgeous project will I find?

Sweet teddies by Julie Lovell

So let's get stitching!

Always lovely to meet new friends and fellow bloggers.

End of day 1 ... delicious lunch, morning and afternoon teas, demonstrations by the designers and of course lots of chatter.

Stay tuned for day 2  :o)

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Perfect Wedding Weather

DD and SIL  "Tied the Knot" on Saturday 5th September, 2015 ... what a beautiful day!

 Bridal Party under our fig tree

 Time for the reception

Daughter-in-law ... Son and Grandson J

Horseshoe Cake - Traditional Fruit Cake made and iced by my mother
Round Cake - Choc Mud Cake made by me and iced by mum.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Hello Spring

Wow!  A whole month has past since I was here last. With the recent lovely sunny days I took a moment to stop and smell the roses....amazing what a little bit of tender loving care will do.

before  ..... during .... after renovation

Stitch by stitch my Natures Journey has progressed with the centre block completed right on deadline.

Only 4 more sleeps till DD's wedding day ... final touches are being made to decorations. Hoping this cold snap warms up a little and the wind stays away.

Happy sewing     >^..^<