Thursday, July 11, 2013

Family Visit, Baby Hugs & A Bit of Stitching

This past week has just flown. I have been working on my Xmas in July gifts and am pleased to say am on the final one, so today they will be finished ready to wrap for posting. No photos yet as all the swappers are  going to open them together on the 25 th July. Thanks to Cheryll for hosting this as it has been fun working on my gifts.
At the end of last week we had a visit from my hubby's brother and his family who stayed with us for several days.  They live in Melbourne and are up here for a wedding this coming weekend on Stradbroke Island.  As it is a beach wedding, I am hoping the weather is kind and the predicted showers don't eventuate.
We really enjoyed catching up with them as it has been a while. They also did a bit of sight seeing, visiting Sea World one day and  checking out the new Sky Walk on Tamborine Mountain another day.  On their last day they had time to check out Chris's new hot rod project and Rodger took his son, Oscar, for a spin around the block in our roadster which they both enjoyed.
Rodger, Alison and Oscar in front of  Chris's WISP.
Then yesterday I spent the day with my sister. She was baby sitting her grandson and my great nephew, Ari as my niece, Angela, had an appointment so it was a great opportunity to catch up with her as well as see Ari again..  He is now 6 weeks old and is as cute as a button. I got a chance to have lots of cuddles. He was doing lots of smiling and he really loved lying on his back kicking his legs.
His dad, Paras, actually bought the rocker as a kit and did the weaving on the chair himself. It was so comfy and Ari went straight to sleep after his feed. It's nice to know I haven't lost my touch.
I'll close with a bit of stitching I have been doing.  Michelle of Rag Tag Stitchin asked if I would stitch these along with her. I am using a Cottage Garden thread called Mistletoe and are really happy with the result so far. Below are the first four completed. Haven't chosen the fabrics I will use with them as yet.

So that's all from me for now. Till next time........ Happy Stitching.............



  1. OMG... what a gorgeous baby! AND you are correct... he does look comfy! Love the stitchery too... you and Michelle are doing a fantastic job on them! :)

  2. what a cute baby and so great that you got to see him and his mum.
    Lovely stitching,love Michelle's designs.xx

  3. I agree with the girls cute little baby.....your stitching is gorgeous...

  4. a lovely family time for you...

  5. Looks like lovely cuddles and a VERY nice rocker. Cute stitcheries.

  6. Oh what a cutie Noela. You look right at home there. Gorgeous rocker too. It is lovely to spend great family time. The Stitcheries are looking great. Love the thread....I am catching up lol!

  7. Hi Noela
    Family time... baby time... stitching time... what a great week you've had! x