Friday, September 26, 2008

Stunning Erskine Falls.

Our beautiful native wattle along the path to the lookout.

The view from Teddy's Outlook looking towards Appollo Bay.

The beach in town.

Here are some of the locals very friendly little blokes! One came to make sure it was safe then he came back with all his friends.

Here is a little peek at the stitchery I managed to put a few stitches in.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Well what a beautiful place Lorne is, we loved it, found a couple of good book shops and a very stylish shoe shop (managed to resist the impulse to buy- mainly because I had left my purse in the car and I had get past the bank manager ccompanying know 'do you really need that, when will you wear them' etc. serves me right for forgetting MY money).
The weather wasn't the best although we did have sunshine in between the wind and rain, it was dry while we walked into Erskine Falls - very pretty area and the falls were stunning. Then we walked to Teddy's Outlook- the long way -found out we could have driven there- but the exercise was lovely in amongst the very pretty bush with glimpses of the sea as we went, ( too cold for snakes thankfully); Wow! what a view.
After lunch in a beach side cafe, we walked out on the pier in the rain and wind (yuk! think I was a cat in my other life), then we drove out towards Apollo Bay, spotted two whales in close as we drove along the Great Ocean Road- no wonder it is such a big tourist attraction- so picturesque.
We had dinner in the restaurant at the Mantra where we stayed (very comfortable) on Friday night (delicious meal ) and decided we were too tired to go out Sat night so we ordered in gourmet pizzas ( again very tasty). Sunday we stopped off at the Queen Vic market on the way home and picked up a few supplies -fresh fish, lamb and steak( I thought it was way too big for a steak for one but hubby was very excited). Will post some photos soon. Have to go and mow the lawn, don't you just love Springtime, happy stitching; oops! nearly forgot to mention- I did manage to do some stitching not much though, bye for now Sheryl

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thought you might like to see two other older cross-stitches which hang in my sewing room, these are the priviledged few that made it to the framers- I have a box with other completed projects still waiting to get day!Lol. The patterns for these came from the very first editions of Australian Craft and Decorating probably vintage copies by now.
Well better run just looked at the time and I have to go to work soon, happy stitching Sheryl

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Well this is it! My first blog photo of my first cross-stitch I do think it was cute, I have come a long way I will post a pic of my current cross-stitch I am working on at the moment in another post, happy stitching, Sheryl.

Day One

Wow I feel like I am learning to ride a bike again, finally I'm taking the plunge into the blog pond, I have been lurking long enough.

My love of sewing lead me into this wonderful world of blogging where I have found so much inspiration, met (not sure if thats the right word) so many interesting people (alright ladies then), seen some beautiful quilts, stitcheries, embroideries, dolls; photos of some beautiful places, the list goes on and on; anyway thought I'd like to share some of my quilting journey/life with you.

It's Spring here, always a great time for beginnings, starting my blog made me think about some of my early sewing projects like my first cross-stitch; two teddy bears in pink tutus with toys scattered around the floor where they were dancing, it also was beaded (not like me to start with something simple) it hangs proudly in my sewing room along with some other early cross-stitches, I started it in the late 1980's and completed it in 1990/91, long time ago now its a bit hazy; well I hope this gets some of you thinking about your sewing beginnings, til next time happy stitching, Sheryl