Monday, July 22, 2019

Singapore and Milan

We started our journey on Tuesday night when we boarded the plane in Canberra. We had to endure 2 night flights this time with a day in Singapore in between. We went on a free tour of Singapore on Wednesday morning. It was quite interesting.


 This waterfall is in the new shopping centre near Changi Airport.
We then booked a room and had a sleep before facing the next night flight. We arrived in Milan early on Thursday morning.We were fairly tired all day but went to the Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. 






We also visited the Leonardo 3 exhibition, which was very interesting.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Outings...

It has been a lovely week of outings! On Thursday we headed to Sydney and Lyndal, Alice and I went to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was so good! We all enjoyed it very much. We also enjoyed meals out and a bit of retail therapy too.

Image may contain: 6 people, including Sylvia Frazer, people smiling, people sitting and indoor

Image may contain: 5 people, including Sylvia Frazer and Lyndal Parry, people smiling, indoor

We then had lunch out on Sunday with the whole family for Bruce's birthday and after that we and the big girls went to the Monet Exhibition at the National Gallery. 



We now have our bags packed for our next adventure.....flying out tonight! Not sure when I will  be able to blog but will tell you all about it when I can.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The boys turn 7.....

Can't believe that the big boys turned 7 yesterday. They enjoyed a bit of a wild disco party on Saturday evening and a family afternoon tea on Sunday. They were very spoilt with gifts. Mum did a fantastic job with the food! These were icecream cakes and were very yummy.




 Little Jack was pondering all the gifts, I think!
 I have been keeping up with my Stitch Therapy 365. Here are the blocks up to number 190.





Friday, June 28, 2019

Shopping and stitching

I did do a bit of shopping in Sydney. It was too tempting! I loved these new patterns by Anni Downs and also by Natalie Bird.

 This gorgeous boro scatf is so beautiful. Can't wait to make it.....after finishing a few other things first.
 These lovely knitting needles were on my list! Expensive but so good.
 I have been getting a few things finished. This little needlecase was a gift. It is a gorgeous design by Anni Downs.

 This stitchery was finished ages ago and it is now a useful bag.
 My big finish is my Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs quilt and label. This is all hand quilted so that took a while.

 Roni came into stitching this week with this great button necklace on. So lovely.
 She had also finished her lovely Natalie Bird pin cushion.
Lynn had also finished this beautiful zippered pouch.
 Here are my latest Stitch Therapy 365 blocks. We are nearly half way.





Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Sydney quilt show

It was great fun to head up to Sydney last Thursday with friends for the Sydney quilt show. We first enjoyed shopping, lemon tart and coffee/tea on Thursday afternoon. It was especially fun to find the lovely Japanese book store and the Muji clothing store too. I was very tempted to buy a Sophie Digard scarf but resisted! On Friday we headed to the show and it was very special to catch up with Fiona and also to visit my favourite stalls.

We just loved Anni's stall and bought just a few things!

 Loved seeing Natalie Bird's stall and especially the new BOM behind her. Some of the night girls are going to make this one. I am a bit tempted!
I especially liked these lovely stitched pendants.

These amazing pictures are done by Meredith Woolnough. They are all done by machine!

This lovely crochet tunnel was fun! It was made by Prudence Mapstone.
We also enjoyed looking at all the quilts. Here are some of them.