Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

 Carrickalinga Beach - would love to come here in the summer!

Helena & I.......

Khristina & I......

Victor Harbour........

Lots of pics............

Here are just some random pics from my trip to South Australia.............

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sewing at retreat....

We did do some sewing while we were at the retreat...........here is a flower pincushion I made from Khris's pattern which was in the last Homespun issue.

I also made a Sew Charmed quilt - another one of Khris's great designs. 

 Khris & I also made these bags with pet mesh.......

 and a few of us made these turtles, I think it was a Heather Bailey pattern. Probably unrecognisable from my "mutant" turtle LOL........I have shared with you before how much I don't like sewing small things..........and this just confirmed it LOL!!!

 below is a pipberry willow tree I bought in a lovely gift shop in Victor Harbour called Thistlebow Gifts (if you are ever in town).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lots of food at retreat!

 We spent a fair bit of time eating while we were at our retreat - of course!
Here we are (Naomi, Khris & Amanda & I) having lunch in Adelaide on the day we went quilt shop hopping.

While we were in Carrickalinga we went to the Normanville Hotel a couple of times for dinner. What a gorgeous hotel with lots of timber, exposed stone and leadlight glass. 

 Some had salads...........

 ...........while some indulged!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Adelaide/Carrickalinga Retreat

As I mentioned in my previous post I have been down in Adelaide for the past week on a retreat with some great crafty friends!!
The first day I was there we spent the day quilt shop hopping around Adelaide - great fun!
Then we headed down the coast to this little coastal town called Carrickalinga where we stayed in this gorgeous beach house for 5 nights. The house was very well equipped with 5 bedrooms and 2 living areas, even 2 kitchens!

There were 8 of us  and what a great time we had sewing, talking, eating, laughing, crying, sleeping, snoring.............and then doing it all over again the next day!!

Here is the view from the deck upstairs out across the ocean:


 Here are the happy sewers - Terry, Kerry, Khristina, Helena, Naomi, Christine & Amanda

Lots more pics to come!!

Finished project

Here is a pic of the tablerunner I was making (sneak peak in last post). It was for my friend Khristina who I have just visited in Adelaide. I got a bit carried away with the length of it but it fitted her dresser perfectly!!

As I said, I have been in Adelaide for the past week, just got home last night. Had a great catch up with Khristina, Naomi & Helena from the Yahoo group I am in, and 4 other sewing ladies from Adelaide.
Will have some posts to follow with our adventures!!


Monday, September 13, 2010

 I have been doing some sewing but can't show it yet. Am testing out another camera and tried the macro today. I didn't realise my quilting was so crooked!! oh dear!!

Spring is trying to happen here, gorgeous weather the last few days, today was about 24 deg and clear skies until later this afternoon. Was playing with the macro again, and we finally have flowers on our lavender plant we bought about 2 years ago, we thought it was never going to flower!!

Ti'm's 21st

On Saturday we celebrated Tim's 21st birthday. When did I get old enough for my youngest to be 21!!!
We had a great night at a Korean BBQ restaurant (Tim's choice) with almost 40 people. Tim has some lovely friends and it was a pleasure to spend the evening with them and some of our family.

 Our family, not the best photo, but the best of some bad ones LOL

 Tim and his only male cousin Lachlan!

Tim doesn't like a lot of fuss and did not want a cake but we organised one and he enjoyed it.

 I had also made some table decorations that had photos of Tim from when he was a baby up to about 18yo, everyone enjoyed looking at these and having a good laugh!! Tim didn't know about these so was a surprise for him too and after we got home he thanked me for making them.

Best thing about having it in a restaurant - no cleaning up!!