Isn't this a wonderful sight. This is just a glimpse of the beautiful scenery at Halls Gap in the Grampians. I have been there a couple of times before and this trip just confirmed why I do like it there. If you have not had the pleasure of spending some time at Halls Gap, you should treat yourself.
What a wonderful weekend in the Grampians. This is the gorgous little pillow I got in exchange for my pear pincushion. Something to rest my tired feet on of a night time. I know that my feet will love it.
It was a weekend of sheer indulgance. Stitching, eating, stitching, sleeping, eating, lovely morning walk, eating, stitching, eating, stitching the weekend away.
The company was great, well, fantastic. New stitching friends were made and a lot of laughs was had by all. Last night it was back home to a reality check.
This weekend I am off to Halls Gap for Stitching In the Mountains. A weekend of stitching without interuption, not having to worry about what to cook for the family and a weekend of relaxation. Yes, it will be cold, but I am told that it is nice and cosy in the room where we stitch.
We have to take a gift to swap, and I have made this Gordy Pear Pincushion. It is designed by the lovely ladies at "The Quilted Crow" in Hobart. This is the first one I have made in fabric, the others have been made in gorgous Wool Felt that the girls at "The Quilted Crow" sell. Gee, I hope whoever gets it likes it.
Last time I went on a stitching weekend, I did not sew a stitch until the Saturday night. Instead, I went shopping with a fellow stitcher, who was sitting next to me at a table, and I hadn't met her before. It was fun, I helped her spend $500 of her hard earned money on clothing. Lucky there are not a lot of shops at Halls Gap.
Before I go, I have to make a vest for my son to wear to a Fancy Dress Party on Saturday night. He is going as Woody from Toy Story, and yes, I have the cow print fabric to make it in. Last night I finished making a Snow White outfit for someone to wear. Hope they all have fun.
Anyway, I will update you next week and let you know how it all went. I have lots of projects to take with me.
I had never been to Morpeth, but this is one gorgous little town. It is filled with interesting shopping and lovely cafes etc. You can easily fill in a day wandering in and out of shops in this lovely little town. Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area. It is a lovely spot just north of Newcastle. Hope to get back there some time.
A weekend away with the cousins (and a sister) can be oh, so much fun, especially when it is to celebrate an "O" birthday (of one of the cousins husbands). Any excuse for a party, and why not because we do have a lot of fun. That's me in the green, my sister is in the orange and the other two are cousins. One is a double cousin, can you guess which one that is?
We stayed at Soldiers Point for the weekend (just north of Newcastle, for those of you who don't know), and these beautiful palm trees were right outside our accommodation.
And, this was the beautiful view on the Saturday night. As you can see, the weather was a bit stormy but it probably enhanced the view.
This view was not hard to take at all, looking straight out our window.
Then, around to Nelson Bay for lunch on Saturday, and brunch on Monday. Isn't this a spectacular view. Yes, we did have a lovely weekend. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo to show you, but we went to Murray Bridge Brewery on the Sunday for tasting and lunch, and the Salt and Pepper Squid was magnificent, and I might say their wine wasn't bad, and their beer was pretty good too, even though I am not a real beer drinker anymore. Would definately recommend a visit to you if you are ever in the area.