Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Stitchers


                 Our first get together for 2017....
                            Show and tell.....
                           



The new room we have this year is also used for dance so naturally these girls had to show us how flexible they are and to revisit some childhood memories for them....



So much fun as usual.....

I'm off to Warwick tomorrow for a lovely retreat with the Tuesday Girls and friends.....

So toodles for now

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A splendid catch up....


Still trying to catch up with my posts after my holiday.......
so Splendid blocks will be first....

Blocks  69...68...72


Blocks 66 and 74


Blocks 65 and 70


Block 86


Block 83


Block 78


Block 65


All ready for the next block.....

Toodles.....

Monday, January 09, 2017

FNWF and fun bowling.....


Last night was the first "FNWF" for 2017 and it was great to stitch along with heaps of like minded ladies.....

I worked on my Splendid Sampler blocks, unfortunately I got way behind and I'm now doing a major catch up..... holidays, Christmas and swaps took over so now back to  it....

Block 76



Block 79


Block 80


Block 84


Thanks  Cheryll  for hosting this fun night of stitching.....
if you would like to see what other girls got up to then pop over here

Last Wednesday I had to pre-bowl so this time the Tuesday Girls joined me for a bit of fun.....

they are sooooo thoughtful.... they didn't want me to be lonely....

as usual lots of laughing and giggling.....




Toodles till next time....

Monday, January 02, 2017

Bringing in the New Year


                Thoroughly enjoying the afternoon watching the New Years Concert in Vienna 
                                      with a yummie Florentine biscuit and coffee.....
                               doesn't get any better than this to start the new year.




Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Day 2016



We had a quiet start to our day this year..... 
our Corinne has moved to Japan so we missed her cheerful face on Christmas morning....
So after breakfast we were off to Heather's place for Christmas lunch...


Gift giving was first up for the day.....
we did fun pressies this year..... some funny some good.....
June with the pixie ears, Alex and hiding behind him is Bianca...



June with Auntie Liz messing around on the pool toy....


Heather and Sylvio with their gifts.....

Heather and Dad have their "thing" that they do...... 
to see who can buy the ugliest gift and Gav out did himself this year with
this parrot which records everything you say and squawks loudly, 
it was sooooo funny..... 


Oh my gosh we don't look very happy do we ?
We were though...... honest.....Liz messing about again.....lol



Gavan and Sylvio



Then on to lunch.....
as usual it does take a long time to get everything on our plates ....

Great lunch Heather..... you did a terrific job....

no piccies of our dessert..... trifle yummoooooo


Thanks for a really great day and hopefully we will have many more together....
Unfortunately Rob and Mel were unable to come to lunch but we did get to see them eventually....
 This is Mel's pressie....
A quilt and matching cushions....


I like this photo as it appears as though I made 2 quilts but alas not so.....
Large mirrored wardrobe doors make all the difference.....


It is quite a large quilt and looked pretty good on my bed before it was gifted......
Mel now has it on her bed......


An surprise gift from the lovely Lynda.....
A terrific embroidered tea towel and a stocking christmas cake....
and it was yummie......
Thank you Lynda.....


Heather and I went to the shops on Christmas Eve so we had to stop for a little morning tea....



I do hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas Day as much as we did.

Toodles for now


Sunday, December 25, 2016

FIS swap pressies

Day 3....treat


Day 4...ornie


Day 5.... pot holder


Christmas day.... main gift

A fantastic Christmas wall hanging....
such a pretty wire hanger as well.



Thanks so much Sue for sending these lovely gifts......

I sent to Lorraine (Loz)

 Day 1.... tea towel
Day 2.... coaster
Day 3... pot holder 
Day 4..... ornie
Day 5.... treat


The main Christmas day gift.....
It is a Gail Pan pattern.... Butterfly Bag.


Thank you Friends in Stitching for another terrific swap.....

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Day 1 & 2 pressies from Friends in Stitching

Day 1..... Tea towel

lucky me received 2....



Day 2... coaster

Lucky again.... 8 coasters and matching place mats


My swap partner is Sue....

Thanks so much Sue.