by pennifold 16 Dec 2014

Just came back from being up in Port Macquarie for a few days. Caught up with Soozie (snowbird42) and had a lovely chat with her and her grand-daughter Georgia and my Mum as well. Port Macquarie is a lovely town about a 3 hour drive away from Newcastle going North. Mum, Trev and I had a lovely break.


Soozie gave me a bottle of her hand-made Beetroot relish and a bunch of flowers for Mum and I. I forgot to take my camera away with me and so took pictures on Mum's camera!
1. Picture of tea towels I made for Soozie. I knew she loved Frangipanis - also my favourite flower!

Love Chris (design from Embroidery Library)

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by lidiad 20 Dec 2014

Beautiful towels, love the design! I saw the frangipani bushes in 1990, in Magnetic Island and they were spectacular. Pity they grow in warm areas only.
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Dec 2014

Thanks so much for commenting and Yes, Lidia, they are such stunning bushes/trees. Mum's got a pinkish one in her garden. They take so long to flower though - I don't have any in my garden, mainly small flowers and bushes. Love Chris

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by RockyB 19 Dec 2014

Beautiful towels Chris! Glad you enjoyed your break too!

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Dec 2014

Thanks so much, not long enough though! Love Chris

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by buffy1 17 Dec 2014

beautiful

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Dec 2014

Thanks so much for commenting, love Chris

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by kezza2sew 17 Dec 2014

chris glad you had a lovely break. these tea towels look sensational both flower and script stunning. Beautiful work as always. X Kerry

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Dec 2014

Thanks Kezza! Glad to see you on here from time to time! Love Chris

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by deegee 17 Dec 2014

Outstanding. Lovely designs & great colour choice.
Port Macquarie would be very nice at this time of the year - bet it is getting busy too.

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Dec 2014

Yes, it was and is getting busy. Lots of tourists, but there were huge seas due to the storm front. So it was a bit choppy out on the ocean, not many surfers! Love Chris

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by lbrow 17 Dec 2014

Oh Chris, you do such a beautiful job with anything you do/Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Dec 2014

Thank you so much, I try, love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 17 Dec 2014

Beautiful...Lovely gift

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Dec 2014

Thankyou, I thought so too! Love Chris

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by noah 17 Dec 2014

Awesome gift .When you come to see me please do mine in purple love ya Carolyn

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

You're on Carolyn! Canada is on our bucket list! Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 17 Dec 2014

Gorgeous! A fantastic stitchout. They look like they were painted on the towels. Very unusual towels too.

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by joanne8125 17 Dec 2014

Just beautiful.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by basketkase 17 Dec 2014

Oh, Chris, these are beautiful towels......bet Soozie loves them!!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Yes, the look on her face when she opened them was priceless. I'm so glad she loved them as much as I loved sewing them out. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 17 Dec 2014

Gorgeous...I believe they are also called Plumeria in Hawaii...they have a beautiful aroma..I have some planted in the back yard from a plant I brought back from Hawaii...

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

They certainly do have a wonderful fragrance. Trev and I used to go courting at a local Hotel down in Port Noarlunga when we were teenagers (me 16 and he 18) and the whole Beer Garden was full of them. The aroma as you entered was amazing! Love Chris

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by loosie 17 Dec 2014

Beautiful :)

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Thanks so much loosie, love Chris

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by crosses 17 Dec 2014

Simply gorgeous!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by elemausi 17 Dec 2014

The design and the font you have used are beautiful. Great work Chris.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Thanks so much Elemausi. Love Chris

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by NancyBT10 17 Dec 2014

Such beautiful towels! And you really did a great job making them. I am sure that your friend was delighted to receive them.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Thanks so much Nancy, I appreciate your comments. Love Chris

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by 02kar Moderator 17 Dec 2014

Beautiful towels and two beautiful Cuties. Life just doesn't get better. I'm glad you tow were able to see each other and to share your love a a beautiful flower.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Thanks Karen, I went for my early morning walk and the ones around here haven't flowered yet, but only 4 minutes away at Mum's place hers are flowering! Love Chris

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by michemb 17 Dec 2014

exceptional job, they are so full of life, love them
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Thanks Michelle, high praise from you! Love Chris

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by mops Moderator 17 Dec 2014

the design is beautiful, Chris, and the towels make a pretty gift. We saw a picture of the three of you in soozie's post. which you might have missed.

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pennifold by pennifold edited 17 Dec 2014

Thanks so much Martine, I've just commented on it. You are right I didn't see it. I only had Trev's Ipad and it wasn't easy trying to see all the posts etc. Love Chris

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by pldc 17 Dec 2014

Beautiful & one of my favorite flowers too. ~hugs~

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

No wonder I'm in sync with you Loralye! Thanks for commenting, love Chris

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by greytgirl 17 Dec 2014

Your towels are lovely. I really like the font you used for Soozie's name.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Thanks very much and no wonder you like the Font - it's from our own Miss Veronika who owns this site. It's called the Gold Font. Love Chris

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by highlandermom 17 Dec 2014

Very lovely.I googled these wish I could grow them. I was curious if they were scented and how they grew and where. I should have know by being attracted to the flower I can't grow them, they smell good, and are a beautiful bush. That is a good thing my hubby says I got too many bushes around the place.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Dec 2014

Hi Mary, these are my all time favourite flowers, I have them as my FBook page, I have them all over my car and I have Frangipani items. It was so lovely to see another lover of them in Soozie! She has even more than me! Thanks for commenting, love Chris

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