Spending some time with these lovely ladies from all over
Victoria on retreat at the beautiful Lakes Entrance,
organised by Lily Lane.
Who doesn’t love a weekend of stitching, sewing,
catching up with like minded friends and making new ones.
(Sorry for the blury pics)
Show and tell after lunch, these star blocks produced from the morning and
with Jen displaying blocks for her version of Illusions.
Another show and tell this week is from Lynne,
who emailed this pic (top) of her version
of my Morning Glory design.
Love those bright colours, thanks for sharing Lynne.
Easter on the Ninety Mile Beach this year started
with some not so good weather, overcast, windy
and rough seas. Although we love this beach
in all weather.
What a difference a day makes,
clear skies, calm water and not another person in sight.
A visit to the newly opened
Lily Lane Too was in order to purchase some needed supplies.
To complete my stack of stars.
Week/clue 5 of the Mystery Quilt is now complete,
with much of week/clue 4 also complete.
Yesterday summer storms rolled in after temperatures of 38°c. (100°f)
This was the view from the road as we raced over to the beach for more pics.
Looks impressive and makes our beach look very tropical,
but not a lot of rain for us compared to other places.
It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of October
and yet we still need the heater going.
Overnight temps as low as 3°C with rain, hail and some places snow.
The perfect weather to be inside stitching.
This quilt just back from the quilter needs to be bound.
And another day, another quilt that needs binding.
Some show and tell at Lily Lane, Gwenneth has completed her version of Winter Blooms.
A close up of the stunning quilting, by Jennifer at Lily Lane.
Another very pretty version of Winter Blooms, with the applique completed.
Some wildlife from the Aussie bush, where we are staying.
The kangaroo has a joey in her pouch but unfortunately didn’t come out for us to see.
The magpies are residents that we see all the time.
Winter Blooms has been very popular this year, with another fun weekend
planned here at Lily Lane in Rosedale.
In this huge classroom and plenty of table space,
everyone has lots of space to spread out without being cramped.
Along with the fun and laughter, lots of new techniques were learnt
and soon 3D petals and flowers started to appear.
Thank you ladies for the fun weekend, would love to see your quilts.
I can now reveal the new projects that were created specially for last Saturday.
Hosted by Lily Lane at the Heyfield Wetlands.
Heyfield Station – Wall Art
Heyfield Station – Cushion
Heyfield Station – Tote
A few of the flowers created on Saturday.
A week earlier, this is what was happening,
Patterns written and printed. Check √
Photos printed. Check √
Pattern covers printed. Check √
Now to get all of these sorted, folded and packed into their separate bags.
And all before Friday Night
On Saturday, Jen from Lily Lane hosted a stitchery day at
Hayfield Wetlands. Sixty five lovely ladies joined us
for a day full of fun, laughter and food.
All set up, the ladies are starting to arrive.
I was presented with these gorgeous flowers. See the cute buttons on the pot.
Thank you ladies for a great day.
While searching for images to use in today’s post I came across this one below
and another suggesting to post some photos of our favourite places around
this great country we live in. Some I have posted before and others are totally new.
Sunrise from our driveway 5.30 am one day last week,
off for my early morning walk.
Sunrise over the Ninety Mile Beach, Gippsland Victoria.
Noojee Trestle Bridge
Beautiful tall tree ferns and the smell of the gum trees after a shower of rain.
Victoria’s High Country above & below.
Murphy’s Haystacks, South Australia.
Mum Magpie and her very young chick.
Unique Aussie beach huts on the Mornington Peninsula.
The perfect finish, sunset over the water.
Happy Australia Day!