Lakes Entrance Weekend Retreat!

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 weekend!

 

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.

 

 

Class Show & Tell!

 

At a recent sewing day at

The Sewing Bee Cafe, lots of ladies who have been

attending my classes brought along the blocks

they had been working on over the holidays.

(Sorry for the blurry pics)

 

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Beginners Applique class above,

Baltimore Garden class below.

 

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This one waiting for the 3D flowers we will be putting together next month.

 

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I love to see these quilts coming together.

Well done ladies, your blocks are looking great.

Mystery Sewing!

 

Week/clue 5 of the Mystery Quilt is now complete,

 

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with much of week/clue 4 also complete.

 

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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.

 

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Looks impressive and makes our beach look very tropical,

but not a lot of rain for us compared to other places.

The Patchwork Tea House!

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It is with great sadness that I share the news that

The Patchwork Tea House store in Warburton is closing down.

This beautiful shop will be missed by many,

not only for Gary’s wonderful scones and

Marilyn’s generous support and encouragement.

I wish them well in their semi retirement

and look forward to their continued friendship.

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Happy Australia Day!

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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.

 

Happy Australia Day

 

Sunrise from our driveway 5.30 am one day last week,

off for my early morning walk.
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Sunrise over the Ninety Mile Beach, Gippsland Victoria.

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Noojee Trestle Bridge

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Beautiful tall tree ferns and the smell of the gum trees after a shower of rain.

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Victoria’s High Country above & below.

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Murphy’s Haystacks, South Australia.

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Mum Magpie and her very young chick.

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Crimson Rosella

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Koala

 

Kangaroos

 

Aussie Beach Huts

 

Unique Aussie beach huts on the Mornington Peninsula.

 

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The perfect finish, sunset over the water.

Happy Australia Day!