Monday, June 9, 2008

This weekend...

Saturday we had some errands to do so only had a little bit of time to play with my machine. But I tried out the blanket stitch and it is great!
So on Sunday I managed to do some healing hearts for some people on our Yahoo group.

Today Craig & I went to Glenbrook, a little village at the start of the Blue Mountains. It is only about a 40min drive. We had a stroll around and looked in some of the shops that were open. Found a great shop called Candleberries that had candles (of course LOL) and great Prim/Americana crafty gifts. I was sooo in my element!! I have never seen stuff like this for sale here in Sydney anywhere or anywhere else I have been. The lady in the shop was telling us they go to the US and source all their stock direct from there. I was good and only bought some little candles and a old fashioned tin candle holder. This is a pic from a website.
I made a point of letting Craig know that they do gift vouchers!!! LOL

We then had lunch in a great cafe - penne with pesto, spinach & bacon - yummo!!

And then went for a bit of a walk to walk off our lunch.

The views:

A splash of red among the greens & browns -

And I suppose these are some type of wild mushrooms but they were a pumpkin orange colour!

Home now for some homemade soup I put in the crockpot this morning!


Jodie said...

Looks like you had a great time, nice lunch.

Vickie said...

woohoo that blanket stitch looks awesome,good too hear you had a relaxing weekend ,
cheers Vickie

Sew Prim Khris said...

Love the heart Anita and Love the shop....also think the pasta looks damn good...hugs Khris

Anonymous said...

Look what I miss when I go away for the weekend. Your trip to the Blue Mountains looks great.
Wow! Great Jelly Roll, now what will you make?

NikJustNik said...

Looks like you had a great time Anita...Love the photos!!! That store looks like it would seriously hurt my back pocket

Julie said...

Oh my! I just found your blog and I love your header picture of the Amish girls. Its beauitful. Are they real Amish girls or have you made the outfits for someone special? I have to go cook tea, so will be back for a read tonight when the kids are asleep. You have got me thinking about sewing a little dress, apron and hat for my little girl.

Ruth said...

What a perfect day!!!

Your machine sounds like a dream machine! That shop looks sooo fun, the lunch in the cafe looks delicious and the walk and view perfect... and then top it all of with a delicious home made dinner that you organised hours earlier... could you get a more perfect day?!