Some Christmas Travelling!

Some travelling around in the last few days,

has seen us visiting family around the north and the east in the state of Victoria.



Out walking at dusk on Christmas Day, Mt Buller looked stunning in the background.



As did Highton Manor, with the sun shining on it.



Back on the coast at a favourite spot.

Calm (above) before the storm. (below)



Called into Lily Lane at Rosedale who happened to be having a sale

and picked up some great fabrics for backings. Can’t wait to start on some new designs.



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More Class Up-date!

Another recent class, Twilight Clematis at Lily Lane.

These lovely ladies were busy making 3D flowers.

Thanks for the fun day.



Also got to spend some time at the Ninety Mile Beach.

A favourite spot of ours and incredibly we had the beach

to ourselves on this beautiful spring day.




All the spring flowers were in full bloom,

including this gorgeous pink blossom.




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Lakes Entrance Weekend Retreat!

Spending some time with these lovely ladies from all over

Victoria on retreat at the beautiful Lakes Entrance,

organised by Lily Lane.



Who doesn’t love a weekend of stitching, sewing,

catching up with like minded friends and making new ones.

(Sorry for the blury pics)




Show and tell after lunch, these star blocks produced from the morning and

with Jen displaying blocks for her version of Illusions.



Another show and tell this week is from Lynne,

who emailed this pic (top) of her version

of my Morning Glory design.

Love those bright colours, thanks for sharing Lynne.


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Easter weekend!


Easter on the Ninety Mile Beach this year started

with some not so good weather, overcast, windy

and rough seas. Although we love this beach

in all weather.


What a difference a day makes,

clear skies, calm water and not another person in sight.


A visit to the newly opened

Lily Lane Too was in order to purchase some needed supplies.



To complete my stack of stars.



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Mystery Sewing!


Week/clue 5 of the Mystery Quilt is now complete,




with much of week/clue 4 also complete.




Yesterday summer storms rolled in after temperatures of 38°c. (100°f)

This was the view from the road as we raced over to the beach for more pics.






Looks impressive and makes our beach look very tropical,

but not a lot of rain for us compared to other places.

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Finished quilts & Show and Tell!

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of October

and yet we still need the heater going.

Overnight temps as low as 3°C with rain, hail and some places snow.

Stitching by the fire


The perfect weather to be inside stitching.

This quilt just back from the quilter needs to be bound.



And another day, another quilt that needs binding.



 Some show and tell at Lily Lane, Gwenneth has completed her version of Winter Blooms.



A close up of the stunning quilting, by Jennifer at Lily Lane.



Another very pretty version of Winter Blooms, with the applique completed.





Some wildlife from the Aussie bush, where we are staying.

The kangaroo has a joey in her pouch but unfortunately didn’t come out for us to see.

The magpies are residents that we see all the time.


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Weekend Workshop/Lily Lane!


Winter Blooms has been very popular this year, with another fun weekend

planned here at Lily Lane in Rosedale.

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In this huge classroom and plenty of table space,

everyone has lots of space to spread out without being cramped.


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Along with the fun and laughter, lots of new techniques were learnt

and soon 3D petals and flowers started to appear.


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Thank you ladies for the fun weekend, would love to see your quilts.


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Heyfield pattern prep!

A week earlier, this is what was happening,

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 Patterns written and printed. Check 


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Photos printed. Check


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 Pattern covers printed. Check 

Now to get all of these sorted, folded and packed into their separate bags.

And all before Friday Night

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Heyfield Stitchery Day!

On Saturday, Jen from Lily Lane hosted a stitchery day at

Hayfield Wetlands. Sixty five lovely ladies joined us

for a day full of fun, laughter and food.


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 All set up, the ladies are starting to arrive.


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I was presented with these gorgeous flowers.  See the cute buttons on the pot.

Thank you ladies for a great day.


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