Tuesday, 21 May 2013

A Girls Weekend - absolute BLISS....

So what does a girl do on a girls weekend....nothing...

Arrived at Burra Bakehouse 7pm Friday and didn't leave the building till Sunday 12 noon. (other than a small sojourn across the road to ask for a couple of lemons for the Baked Raspberry Cheesecake)

Talking, Eating, Talking, Drinking, Talking, Sleeping, Talking, Solving the problems off the world and our own worlds, Talking and just having fun.  We try and do this once a year - we all have 3 kids, work, have husbands who at times just dont get us and this is our chance to just go blah...have people listen and understand and say nothing or everything back.

I'm so lucky to be able to do this - DH had the kids although 'she who must be obeyed' had 2 sleepovers and a birthday party and the boys had footy and yes I came back to the washing, mess and no dinner but oh well.

Thanks to Nic and Sandra - 12 months had better go quickly.

We were lucky enough to have lunch at La Pecora Nera, great food, cheap prices and lots of food.  
Managed to catch up with good friend Paula who lives nearby for coffee and cake (gelati)

Last night 'She who must be obeyed' reminded me that her class was going to the Loxton Historical Village.  She had given me a notice last term but who knows where that ended (oops found it today at work on my desk) so LOVE the fact that Nay's Place is fully stocked with lots of fabric and manged to whip this up. 
Not bad even if I do say myself - pattern what pattern. 

This weekend mum and I are off to Robyns from Country Harts Inspired Stitches Weekend.   
A weekend with Natalie Bird and Libby Richardson at the Novotel Barossa Valley. 
 Cant wait -
 Mum has never been to a weekend before so I am introducing her to all
 the 'secret womens business

Will post photos this weekend.

Keep Stitching


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Dont you just love parcels in the mail..

Oohh a large envelope arrived for me today...have been a bit naughty lately and was anxious to see what had arrived.

Thanks to Leeanne from Lizze the Quilter these arrived for me today to add to my library.

Dont you just love the hexagons - am seriously thinking that will have to be next.  I already have the 1" hexagon templates but just have to jump out my comfort zone and just go for it.

Waikerie held it's 20th Rock n Roll festival this last weekend.  I try when I can to decorate the branch to support the local events and this time was awarded 1st prize for my efforts.  A lovely basket full of goodies to share with the staff some Illalangi products - they have a shopfront on the highway with local wine, oil, cheeses, choc's and other locally made and South Aussie made products.  Yum and they do gift baskets to.

Best go a week full of meetings and Waikerie and Caudo's Vineyards are hosting a True Grit  this weekend. Congratulations to the 4000 competitors that are coming to our town and WELCOME.

Keep stitching 


Monday, 6 May 2013

A Win and where would you go if money was no object................

So what did everyone do this weekend....I planned to do lots but best laid plans....

So on Saturday took Mr 'almost a teenager' and I have been informed that "MUM I'm 14 in 11 days time" so now he is "Mr 14 going on 40" and Mr "I miss out on everything' and Miss ' She who must be obeyed" to their various sports - footy for the boys and Net-Set-Go for the Princess.

Then sent the boys and suffering DH off to Adelaide, picking up my brother from Stockwell to watch the CROWS.  My BB and I share tickets for the season.  At the moment Mum and Dad are away so we have 4 tickets - good game from all accounts.

The Princess and I then headed up river to Berri; to the Plaza; to pick up some ordered goods from Target, the normal grocery shopping and then we had a bit of a hunt for the birthday boy.  Mr '14 going on 40' wants a 'Moon Chair' - Pappadum Chair to me and you, unfortunately to no avail. Then headed over to Renmark to try and catch up with the Quilting Shop that has re-opened in Lefty's Mall - but we were too late. So we stopped at Macca's for a coffee and dare I say it - I had my first macaroon.  Yes I know I'm strange - I've always been curious, been told they're easy but havent quite got there - and yes I get it now.  I LOVE meringue and pavlova so yep need to add these to my challenge list.

Yesterday got up, put on a slow cooker meal for tea and then started the weekly chores.  Cleaned the bathrooms, did the washing, changed 4 beds, changed the towels and the got ready for a 1pm visit from Di, who is doing the banner for the Waikerie Primary School Centenary.  This was fun; as we planned what we are going to do with the pictures the kids have completed; around the themes they were given.  Then finally I sat down and watched The Hobbit with the kids and later Les Miserables with suffering DH..
Some me time..YEAH

Didnt get much stitching done but have been knitting lately trying to get a scarf finished before we hit the snow, and off course what every I have the Princess wants one to.  Have to thank Better Homes and Gardens knitting specials
Dont you love the OWL knitting bag - $21 from Spotlight BARGAIN

Today I received a text message from one of my friends Anne n Bun about "If I cant win and least I know the winner...."   What I've won something - who what, where...so let the hunt begin...and I found it... I was lucky enough to win a copy of Quiltmakers 100 Quilt Blocks mag courtesy of  Gail Pan.

How cool and how lucky am I.

So I have been reading a lot of blogs and everyone is getting ready to go away whether it is to America, to New Zealand, Hawaii anywhere really.

So my question to you all is - if money was no object - where would you go?  Would it be luxury, would it be a Quilt Show - America or mayby Tokyo....

Mmmmmm time to start saving I think.

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