Sunday, July 26, 2015

Photo Heavy week.....

Instead of doing our Sylvia's Bridal Sampler this week we went off to Warwick, a country town about an hour's drive for us to the Jumpers and Jazz festival

The trees are decorated amazingly... we just didn't get to see them all


I felt much safer when I saw this sign outside a cafe ...


...another favourite tree art ...


.. and another done in wool felting... just amazing


...even a wallaby...


.... the first premier of Queensland dressed for the occasion too in a beany and scarf...


This lovely lady showed us her amazing Hardanger work and gave us a quick lesson too


... those centre knots are quite easy (so I am told by her!!)


... this lovely lady was making lace.. those hands move so fast I felt giddy!!!


.. this is the lace piece she was making...


... and there was vintage dresses with lace on display....


... just lovely....


... these were at the museum and we found the pub...


... apparently my family was quite important and I'm pleased to say Hubz carries on the beer tradition
(apparently Hore is a herb)


... and we found sewing machines... these are the other ladies  gals I am sewing Sylvia's sampler with


... this machine was just like the hand one I learnt to sew on (I wanted to hide it in my handbag and take it home!)


... after all that we got afraid of being kidnapped....


... we even got our picture taken by a reporter for the Queensland Country Life....



... then on Thursday a message to say "We are coming to Toowoomba" from Chookyblue, so quick messages to Kris and dinner was planned at a local pub.... We also got cajolled into a game of Trivia which we won... girls vs boys and we were the only table of people there!!


Widget came to stay overnight this weekend and thought a walk up to the lookout behind our house was a good idea....

.. that hills is steep (my calves today attest to that!!)


... a real wallaby seen on the way up ...


.. and beautiful view to enjoy.  It was fun showing Widget the landmarks and we could see our house from there too...


Righto, Gotto Go.... do you notice I didn't get much sewing done????

22 comments:

KERYN B said...

Beautiful pictures of your little man and you did have a big weekend, looks like lots of fun....
Love the sign...guess I'll be safe from kidnappers then..

Leanne said...

So many beautiful photos, Love the trees with all their knitted decorations.

marina said...

love the yarn bombing.
such an action packed week!
very timely safety warning, I will definitely take that on board

Melody said...

Sounds like absolutely perfect times to me.

Susan said...

Fun and exciting few days. Love the yarn bombing.

Jeanette said...

A fun week for you. Hugs, xx

Anonymous said...

Wow so much excitement and fun and so many lovely you did and saw,Thankyou for sharing your lovely week with us xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a wonderful week you've had. Got to get to Warwick one July....glad you heeded that warning. Thanks for sending Chooky on to us in good order. Love the photo of your little man tackling the hill x

kiwikid said...

Love the yarn bombing photos Fiona! And that possum in the fruit tree! Very clever! Wonderful day out and good to see Widget is helping you work off that scone...best eat some more cake to keep safe!!

Daisy Jayne said...

Wow ..... So busy and thanks for sharing Love the sign outside the cafe

Mad about Craft said...

Great times!

Farm Gate Creations said...

What a fun day.....so many beautiful creations and talented ladies...I'm so glad that no one kidnapped you.

sunny said...

Wow - what fantastic outings! I'm so glad you shared all the pics. I think you can afford a day off from stitching now and then. :-)

Susan said...

OH the sewing can wait - Jumpers & Jazz won't wait - nor would Chookyblue - the only thing missing was you down here in Brisbane for the BIG meetup!~

Love Bears All Things said...

Loved seeing a little bit of your country and all of the crafts.
Mama Bear

Lin said...

Lots of lovely pictures Fiona - looks like a great trip. xx

Flickenstichlerin said...

What an exciting week and wonderful pictures of it Fiona.
Love all the different crafts, wonderful to see them around on the other side of our globe.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Chookyblue...... said...

such a fun night with you girls.........thank goodness we beat the boys...........and now with all those social gatherings between you too you now have to go out for lunch to use the voucher.............lol........thanks for the bed too.............

KaHolly said...

Looks like you had a grand time! A visit to Australia is at the top of my bucket list.

Cheryl said...

What a great exhibition of crafty bits and pieces

Jeneta said...

Ha! I laughed hard when I read the blackboard outside the cafe!! I am in awe of the amazing talents showcased by your photos. Those decorated trees are just wonderful.

Jane Galley said...

What a fabulous day out, so many wonderful things to see, that tree art is amazing

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