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Monday, November 28, 2011

gosh it's been a hectic fortnight

Wow how the time flies by, i can't believe how long it's been since 
i have had time to sit down
and write on my blog, for that fact to read your's

so i have a quick catch up for you, grab a cuppa this may take a while

before we sailed out Gadget and i had a few days in Sydney
being the snap happy photographer i am, I had a ball in Sydney




. . . Sydney has got the festive spirit  . . . 

this pub was just up the road from where we were staying, it was incredibly busy
 EVERY day of the week


(oh yeh it was called the Three Monkeys)


we found this amazing hotel, it is Sydney's oldest licensed pub
and the longest running brewery in Sydney

now don't think we spent all our time drinking we also did all the touristy things

we headed out onto the harbour
it was an amazing day for photo's and Gadget laughed at me as i frantically snapped away



on my previous post i mentioned we sailed out on the friday morning for a three day cruise
with our Coite friends 

well the cruise was amazing, 


i would love to say it was relaxing, but we stayed up laughing and chatting 
and drinking some yummy cocktails 
most nights and we were up early with things to do most days
 so i was pretty tired in the end


 we sailed back into Sydney in the wee early hours, so we got to
see the sun break over Sydney .....

it was amazing these are just a few of the hundreds of shots i took











unfortunately once we were back home we discovered that a great sadness was about to fall upon us
as we had to say farewell to gadget's gorgeous Nonna






so as you can see it has been a bit of a whirlwind fortnight


have i been sewing ...... yes but shhhh it's a secret


i posted my first ever SSCS last friday
and i have a feeling that the mailbox is going to be my favourite hang out in the weeks to come




and today i posted these gorgeous fabrics to Victoria 
 for a fun rainbow charm swap


well i guess that pretty much catches you all up


back soon with some sewing to show you


hope your hands are working on something that you love


Ciao


Patricia










Friday, November 18, 2011

About to set sail

We are about to head off for a mini break, with the Coite gang, this time we have left the 4wd s and camping gear behind, we are sailing out on the pacific sun


Usually we all go out for abchristmas dinner together, but decided to do something different this year.

Not sure where we will be able to put the campfire

So many photo's to show u when we get back

Ciao

Hope your hands are working on something that you love

Patricia

Sunday, November 6, 2011

English paper peicing

a while back i posted about my very exciting delivery from Kerry at cottage on the hill
at that time they were just papers and material
now i can show you a little bit of what i have 
been up to



i had all these pieces cut and glued ready to take to 
New Zealand
thinking that when i had time i would work on them


i really did nt get much of an opportunity


i was far too busy socialising

but since returning home i have managed to get these all put together
(may have had something to do with all the time i have spent catching up on my TV shows)

anyway it is lovely to finally have some sewing to show you all
(all the secret stitching makes it difficult 
for sharing)

i might be a bit slow reading all my favourite blogs for the next few days
as i am about to start the dreaded night duty

but will try to keep up

hope your all working on something you love
(or on something that someone else is going to love)

ciao


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Zealand

Last week on a cold wet rainy Australian day i boarded a plane
bound for New Zealand for a work conference
i was accompanied by six of my work collegues



i spent most of the five days we were in New Zealand inside their beautiful Aotea Centre
listening to speakers from all over the world, 
i was fortunate however to have the opportunity to see 
a little of Auckland and Devonport


This is the view of Auckland looking back from Devonport



The beautiful Waitemata Harbour

hope you have all been happy and healthy whilst i have been away

hope your hands are working on something that you love

Ciao