Monday, February 15, 2016

Happy Times.

Hello Everybody,
I am off for a short holiday for a couple of weeks. Travelling up the mid north coast following the beaches and staying in the coastal village of Scott's Head. It is an ideal beach fishing and excellent surfing area. I am looking forward to throw a line into the surf and catching some fish with my rod.
There is miles of beach for walking and fishing and lovely rainforest walking trails.
Our friend the goanna will pay us a visit at the camp site I'm sure. When I see him coming it certainly gets me moving.
For sure I am taking plenty of hand sewing to chose from and my knitting for in the car . I love having choices with me.

Scotts Head

My fishing spot, walk  along the sand a bit.

Our friend who walks through the camp and under the caravan.

From sewing group Helen had some finishes with these happy bright creative quilts.

Bye for now,
Thank you for your blogging friendships ,they are special to me .
Happy sewing .
Jen xx

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Back into routine.

Hello dear Friends,
Getting back into routine after Christmas ,New Year Celebrations, School holidays and eating too much!!!
Now I am just counting my blessings ,starting of with a blank book and looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.
I have started with some new projects in the sewing room. I really didn't need them as I still have some old ones in the sewing room. but !! ,oh well it doesn't matter does it haha.
I am looking forward to starting this embroidery project.  It is a simple embroidery style project . It will be in keeping with my embroidery which is simple stitching.

Sashiko Stitching is a traditional embroidery style from Japan.
Relaxing and Meditative they say about the Sashiko way. Traditionally light coloured threads over dark cotton coloured fabric.

The cotton print fabric is a dark navy. It is not like in this photo under . It is my camera making it show light.

Above will be the main  border fabric ,I still have to choose fabric for a small border and the binding .

 The quilt made by my sewing group is for a charity .It has been quilted and waiting for the binding to be finished then taken to a charity to be raffled to earn money for the local charity our group will decide on.

This is a beautiful delicate coloured Cross Stitch that Lee has stitched and now has it finished and in a frame  on her wall. .I love those  pastel colours.

I wish you all the blessings you truly deserve.
Happy sewing days.
Jen xx