Monday, 17 September 2018

Lots Happening


First off my sister hasnt been coping well since our mum passed away earlier this year (she nursed mum for 12mths so she was very close to mum) she felt a need to do the The Camino Frances.
It is the most well known and travelled pilgrimage route to Santiago. It starts officially in the in the Basque region at the foothills of Pyrenees ...
She did it a few years ago and only did a third of it ,so she has taken 5 weeks off to walk the 800km spiritual journey this time and as of last night she is in Pamplona Spain,we are keeping in contact on FB messenger and we can see her pics and follow her trail on Polarsteps,which is amazing.

My sister's first stop in France she walked around to the Citadel and went to the bishops gaol museum and lit a candle for mum in the old church the candle that my sister lit for mum is the tallest one in the middle lot back row.


 Then my youngest daughter is travelling to Myanmar in Asia with her church group to do mission work over there with the children,it is a country full of  civil unrest so we pray that she will come back home safe and sound to us and her young family,again its something that she feels the need to do,to help these children ,she leaves with her group next week for 2 weeks.

 i have been making some xmas decorations.

 Its a lovely pattern by Marg Low called Christmas Magic.


This is 3 i have made now.


I havent been doing much as i am suffering big time with my back at the moment,its been 2 weeks now it was improving and then i moved the wrong way and it has gone on me again, I had a ruptured disc in this area about 14 years ago,so if no improvement this week i will go and see someone.

 I spotted these beautiful Rosella's in our back yard the other day they were dotted everywhere over the lawn and looked so pretty with their vibrant blue and red feathers.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Cheers Shez xx


Monday, 10 September 2018

My Birthday last Week


This is my first birthday without my mum,but you know what she had already made my birthday card,my sister found it in amongst her card folder,and of course she hadnt written in it yet,this card will be treasured,thankyou mum.

 I am blessed to have so many clever friends,my buddy Michelle sent me these beautiful gifts including this beautiful drawing of a pink rose,isnt it gorgeous,cant wait to get this framed and on the wall,thankyou so much my friend for being so thoughtful with my awesome parcel.

 And also a big thankyou to my buddy Fiona,my friends sure did spoil me.
This table topper is amazing ,such beautiful FMQ on this piece and then she has beaded it,just stunning,and dont you just love this needlecase and what about that cute butterfly.


And this beautiful bracelet was given to me by my younger sister,i love it and it is made from recycled material.

 And i am still being spoilt with this beautiful parcel from my friend Lyn,isnt that sewing set beautiful and love the crochet shopping bag,thankyou Lynnie for my beautiful gifts,i had fun openning these.


My brother and his partner surprised me with a bottle of red and a tattslotto ticket and i won a 6th division which was $12 something.

 Boy i wish you could see this beautifully crochet scarf from my buddy Barb,it is so fine and the colours are gorgeous and the soap made the whole parcel smell devine,thankyou Barb for my beautiful gifts.

 And how clever is Anne ,Barbs sister,she made this cute house pin cushion and there is a giraffe looking out the window,thankyou Anne for my beautiful gifts.

 And this lovely parcel is from my buddy Chez,we decided to just send a fat quarter to each other for our birthday and i had to laugh i sent Chez an email and said this is a big envelope for a Fat Quarter and she said the fat quarter's in NSW are obese,lol,so i received a beautiful mt of cute flamingo's and a lovely needle magnet,thankyou so much Chez for my wonderful gifts,i have decided to make one of Marilyn's ( Mardi Kaye designs) suitcases with this fabric.

Thankyou to my friends and family for making my birthday feel so special,last week,hubby was working away and i had the flu,i am finding it hard to shake off and i have hurt my back,so i was in the wars and you all cheered me up,thankyou.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Cheers Shez xx


Sunday, 9 September 2018

FNWF


For Friday with friends i stitched this xmas decoration alovely pattern by Marg Low called Christmas Magic ,a big thankyou to my buddy Chez for hosting and to see what the other ladies got up to go here.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday .
Cheers Shez xx


Monday, 3 September 2018

Finishes for August & more stitching Projects


I only had 4 finishes for the month of August,but i am pleased to have finished all four now of the xmas bags.


Finished the stitching for my Christmas star banner.


Here is a closer look,i am going to make the stars with Tilda fabric.


I have decided to make xmas sacks for my 3 Grandson's,i have finished one stitchery.


And i have cut out the fabric for the 3 xmas sacks,i think they will be good for the boys,instead of the bags i made for the Grand daughters.

I have been full up with the flu feeling pretty miserable ,but i managed to go to a fund raiser on Sunday for a little boy Luke who is only 9mths old and dying of cancer,the money raised is for the parents so they can eat and pay bills whilst spending what valuable time they have left with their little man,so sad and to see him he is such a happy soul.

Hope you had a good weekend.
Cheers Shez xx

PS i came across this from somewhere and thought it was funny so i thought i would share it with you all.


Monday, 27 August 2018

Lots Going On


I decided to get back to finishing off some stitcherys that i had sitting around.


I did some straight forwarded line quilting on the borders.


Love stripey binding.


All finished another pressie for the gift box.


I think the fabric is called cosy Christmas by Riley Blake and the cute pattern is by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse and the pattern is called Gingerbread House.


I have been busy sewing costumes all week with Madie ,she had her first comp on Saturday and enjoyed being back doing Calisthenics ,she has had a break for one or two years.
 My first great niece was born on Monday and was called Greta May the May was after my mum and little Greta is my sister's first Grand child,so lots of excitement in the family.
Greta was born on Monday and we lost my Uncle ( dad's brother) on Tuesday morning ,he passed away with the same cancer that took my mum earlier this year,so sad and my BIL is battling with cancer as well it seems to be everywhere.

 While Madie was staying with me last week we made this very healthy meal ,Madie who is a fussy eater had 2 serves and took the rest home for her school lunch the next day .

Hope you all have a wonderful week.
Cheers Shez xx


Monday, 20 August 2018

August heart and last xmas bag



I am a week late showing my August Bunnyhill decoration,to see what Karen made go here.



I finished the 4th xmas bag and quite like this one too.


Now i need to find a pattern to make something for our 3 grandsons.


This the four finished now ,one each for the grand daughters at xmas time,i need to pop gifts into 2 of them and then they are finished.
I am also linking up with Narelle for 1 xmas item a month .


I have been busy with my grand daughter Madie working on her calisthenic costumes.


I have also been busy watching little Murphy the great explorer,lol we have so much fun,he is a beautiful little man who still likes to give cuddles.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx


Monday, 13 August 2018

3rd Xmas Bag





I made this xmas bag for my Grand daughter Adie and i have made it in Tilda fabrics.


All finished i havent bought anything yet to put in this ,i might take a trip to the body shop this week.



3 Xmas bags done now for the GD's,only one to go and then work on something for the GS's.

I have decided to only blog once a week ,i might give it away altogether i will see how i go,i need to work on getting healthy and sitting at the computer every day isnt helping me,i have my days planned with excercises and walking now that the Spring is nearly here.

Hope your week is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx