Friday, October 26, 2007

Visiting rellies...

My aunty & uncle are visiting here in Australia from the UK and we have seen them a few times so far. I took my mum & aunty to Berrima for the day and had a lovely day browsing the shops and Berrima Patchwork.

Here are some pics of Sunday lunch with them a couple of weeks ago, terrible pics again, they were taken on my phone and it was quite glary.

From left: Son Nathan, Uncle Bruce, Son Tim, Hubby, Mum & Aunty Beryl

From left: Hubby Craig, Mum Doreen, Aunty Beryl & Dad John

And lastly, I love this photo of my mum and her sister!!!

Finally some crafting!!!

I can now post the pic of the doll I made for Khristina of Sew Prim Friends.
Her name is Millie and her Barn Star by Cottonpicken Prims. I was quite happy with the way she turned out and the main thing is that Khristina likes her!!!

Here are also a couple of projects I have been working on, sorry about the pics they are shocking, but at least you can see that i have been doing some sewing!!
The first one is of a little redwork stitchery of a set of stacking boxes

And this one is a quilt top I bought for $10 on Ebay, it just needed to have batting and backing and be quilted. Well i can't hand quilt and my machine won't do it so a friend taught me how to "tie" a quilt. I think it is more of a table topper than a quilt.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

My Workplace

Ok, in our C-R-A-F-T last week, some of the girls were posting pics as they went about their daily life.

Well I kept forgetting to take pics but here are some of where I work. Not very exciting I know but hey I spend a lot of time there LOL
I work in a medical practice and this is the front counter - my desk. The colour is not very good in the photo, the wall in the background is a plum/purply colour.

The waiting room

My desk:

Monday, October 1, 2007

1st October

Well today is a public holiday here in NSW. It is for Labour Day so we all have a day off work - go figure LOL
It is unseasonably warm so Craig and I & hopped in the trusty Xtrail
and headed off with our picnic lunch to Thirroul beach, near Wollongong, about 45 minutes from home.

Had our healthy lunch and this was the viewWe then walked around to the beach

Across the road from the carpark there was this gorgeous old home, the pic does not do it justice. We then drove further up the coast road to a headland that had a hotel on it and these were the veiws, unfortunately I can't remember the name!

From here we headed north up Lawrence Hargreaves Drive to the Sea Cliff Drive which is a bridge that is built out over the water. The original road used to hug the cliffs and wind and wind but there was a lot of trouble with rockfalls and land slides so the road was closed for a couple of years and they built this road out over the rock platforms and the water. Quite an engineering feat!

On the way home we saw a broken down car and the man was in a wheelchair so we turned around to see if he needed any help. He had already called for help and it was on its way. When we were turning around we saw a sign to a Conservation Area so being the intrepid explorers that we are we turned in to have a look. There was a couple of short walks from the car park and one said Kellys Falls so we couldn' resist that one!

Was a short walk down to the rock platform of the waterfall, small but had water flowing, and a track that meandered along the gorge to get more views and to another flowing stream.

Hmm not a very good pic but these were all taken on my phone camera. If you can see the top of the waterfall, we walked across the top of it to get to this point.

Friendly lizard -

Sorry, this last pic is blurry but you get the idea, a lovely flowing stream that eventually goes over rock edge LOL Was lovely and cool fresh water.

Well that was our adventure for today, back to reality tomorrow!!

22nd September

On Saturday 22nd September we went for lunch at Peppercorn Cottage, a little cafe about 30 mins from here in a semi-rural area. On the way back we noticed a sign to the Nepean River Lookout so off we drive, lovely dirt road to this look out. A short walk from the car park down to this huge rock.

around to the left there are some steps which go up to the top of the rock.

This is the view from the top

Just gorgeous, and a place we never knew existed on ly 30 mins from home!!

15th & 16th September

OK, it's been ages since I've posted and I have a few pics to show you!

On the weekend of the 15th & 16th September I went to the Katoomba Women's Convention with some friends. We all had a great time, the convention speakers were excellent, and challenging. We rented a house for the weekend and had a fantastic time catching up with each other, without kids and husbands LOL

On the Sunday before we came home we went to the famous 3 sisters at Katoomba and had lunch overlooking the valley and a quick look at the 3 sisters.