Monday, May 20, 2019

Uuru

Last week we flew to Uluru! I haven't ever seen this part of the world before and it was amazing. The red dirt and the size of Uluru and the Kata Tjutas was quite incredible. We saw the sunset over Uluru and the sun rise over Kata Tjuta. I managed some of the walks and the tired legs were worthwhile. These first three were from the plane. This is Lake Ayre!


 The sunset was wonderful.


On our first day we went on the guided talk at Uluru, which was very good. We then walked around Uluru. I only made it half way (mainly because it was hot and there was a shady spot near the road.) The flies were quite a bother too. We look strange but the nets were very worthwhile.





We got up early to see the sunrise at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). We then walked part of the Valley of the Winds walk and the Walpa Gorge.








 On our last day, it was great to see the clouds over Uluru.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Still stitching and making....

Best catch up on the stitching being done here. I am still keeping up with my Stitch Therapy 365. We are up to about 130 stitcheries. Here are a few of the latest ones.



 I bought this lovely pattern, with the printed fabric, from Anni Downs in Melbourne and just loved stitching it.
 This is a very old project. I stitched these pictures in about 2006 and finally added some sashings to make the quilt. It is a baby one so I am not sure who to give it to now!!! You can't rush these things!
 I have enjoyed crocheting this scarf. It was such lovely soft wool.
 Margot was finishing the binding on this sashiko table runner on Wednesday day. It has turned out so well.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Craft Show

Craft Alive was on here in Canberra so we popped in to check it out on Sunday afternoon. It was nice to see a variety of stalls. We especially liked the wool/yarn ones. I did come home with one ball of wool!
 Canberra Quilters had a small exhibition upstairs that was well worth the visit.





Thursday, May 2, 2019

Some stitching...

Best share the latest stitching progress. Here are the Stitch Therapy blocks.




 I have also finished stitching this lovely piece! Thought I was finished several times and kept finding little flowers and shrubs that had been missed.
 Lynne has done an amazing job of this Helen Stubbings' bag. I lent her my bag, as a help to making it up, just before the school holidays and here is hers finished! She has done such a good job!

 This little cutie popped in for a visit this morning. Always fun to see little Jack.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Geelong

We have enjoyed a lovely break away in Geelong. Our friends were house sitting and we stayed with them. It was fun to explore this lovely city. The area near the water is particularly lovely and I especially enjoyed the bollards.







While the boys golfed, Annemarie and I wandered (it was quite a walk for me) to town and back via Lily Pond Geelong. This is an a amazing shop full of wonderful goodies.






 On the way back home we walked along the beach and found some more bollards and a train.


A highlight of the visit was going to Barwon Heads. This is the little town where Seachange was filmed in the late 90's. I loved that series so really enjoyed seeing it. We also had a delicious lunch at the cafe on the pier.



 We then explored a few other places on our way home.

On another golf day, we went to Torquay. It was so special to visit Amitie Textiles as I follow them on Instagram and so wanted to see the shop. It was amazing and the cafe was great too.



 So special to catch up with Karen as well! We met when I was on retreat in Gisborne last year.
 I loved the colourful hand quilting on this quilt.
It was a lovely time away but it is always nice to be home again. Melbourne is so far away.....when you drive.