30 November, 2016

November OPAM

Can you believe it's the end of November already! 
I've just got my Dresden cushion for this month's report. 

I do have another finish but haven't had a chance to take any photos, so I'll add it to December's OPAM report.
Thanks to Peg and Kris for organising OPAM.

24 November, 2016

A Finish!

You may remember a little while ago I was working on this.
I have turned it into this! 
I was so out of my comfort zone working with these
colours and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. 
It is for a special gift for a special person.

19 November, 2016

Friday Night Sew-In

 I started stitching the second pattern we received 
from Gail at last week's stitching day.
 A small start on the Christmas tree.
 Thanks to Wendy for hosting us last night.
Well, I'm off to the sewing room to start 
piecing these panels together for a 
Christmas project I've been working on.

18 November, 2016

Austin's Valedictory

Last night was Austin's Valedictory Dinner.
Austin and the lovely Paris out front.
Caytlin, Joy, Ellie, April, Tom, Jarad and Austin have been at Plenty Valley Christian College since Prep. There were another two but they had left before we managed to get a photo of them. I think it's very special to go through
thirteen years of schooling at one school.

Year 12 is nearly over.
Only Presentation Night and Graduation to go!

17 November, 2016

Special Mail!

Earlier in the year, Kim from Wisdom with Needle and Thread, had a special birthday. To celebrate, Kim sent out 60 RAK's and I was one of the lucky recipients.
Besides being a wonderful cross-stitcher, Kim also 
does the most beautiful porcelain painting and this is 
the set of napkin rings made for me.
 I am lucky enough to have previously received one of 
Kim's pieces. This is my Lemoges box.
Back to my lovely parcel from Kim. 
Beside the napkin rings, Kim also added some extra goodies.
 Thank you so much, Kim. 
I hope you have enjoyed celebrating your special birthday.
I also had some mail from Sharon of Vrooman's Quilts. I won her Let's Book It for October. Thank you, Sharon. 
I've just realised that it was seven years ago yesterday 
that I started blogging and did my first post. 
That time has gone so quickly.