Monday, June 18, 2018

A weekend away......


Last week I finished off the pretty Dresden block....



Hubz had some work to do at Primex - a large agricultural show in NSW.  It is held in a town called Casino and I went along for the ride.... about 4 hours drive from home including breakfast stop!


We were staying overnight in Lismore so I stayed there whilst Hubz went and worked on Friday.  I took a lovely walk along the river.  It is an old town and there were lots of lovely big trees and I spent a little time in the local museum. 


The next day we had booked out of the motel so I went along to the show with Hubz.....  not much there to interest me but I did find someone selling boutique beer so I stopped off for a tester... it was really nice....


After beer and lunch we went off to Ballina on the coast...... the town of the Big Prawn.... I thought it looks like an angry prawn
 ,but then I would probably be angry placed on a squewer in the middle of the town....



First stop was a walk on the beach ..... sand so lovely and white and fine that it squeaks when you walk on it....


The next day we went back... and could see whales from the beach.... just magic


I only have my little phone for pictures but you can see it ....


The Banksia are flowering at the moment.... they look like beautiful candles all over the bushes


Of course I took along some hand sewing and finished off the stitching on Libby the Librarian - another Angel for my Angel Story quilt.....


This morning I sewed up the latest of the Moda Blockheads blocks... this one is 6 1/2"


I do love to go to the coast for a walk and a paddle in the sea.

Righto, Gotto Go.... firewood to gather..... the cold is here....




21 comments:

Fiona said...

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Helen said...

A great post....my Mum used to live opposite the big prawn, she loved it but I hate it lol....I love your dresden block.....

I am said...

Hi Fiona,what a wonderful time you had and wow how lucky you were to see the whales. Beautiful work you have done ,hope you have a lovely evening my friend xx

Janice said...

I’m jealous! I’d love to see some whales but we’ve never been at the right place at the right time.....one day.... Your mini break sounds delightful. Nice to get to the coast before the cold arrived. Stay warm. I’d better get to those blocks soon. Hopefully on the weekend.

Jennifer said...

Ballina is the land of op shops......scored some good bargains there! Pretty sewing, at least your time was put to good use.

Chookyblue...... said...

a pretty part of the world to visit.....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such a lovely part of the world. I love the coastal Banksias...beautiful bright sparks! Your blocks are looking good. You are getting along with your Angels....ohh and I adore your Flowerville xx

Maria said...

I lovely place to visit . Beautiful walk along the beach and how special to see the whales...
The Dresden block pretty. Lovely Libby too.

Helen said...

lovely post I enjoyed catching up on Lismore, beautiful part of the world.

Jeanette said...

Love that area of Australia. Have considered moving(back) there even. Always loved Lismore. Your blocks are beautiful & the Banksia is pretty. Hugs,xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

The Dresden with the stitchery is very pretty Fiona.....I’ve not seen that before! A lovely break away for you....mmmm that beer would have been good!

Chantal said...

awesome job on the Dresden plate. I just love it. You had a very beautiful weekend. Thanks for sharing it with us. Enjoy! ;^)

Louise said...

I love that giant prawn sculpture! We visited a town with a similar giant blue crab. You could stand underneath for a photo, and every tourist did just that. We don't see whales very often, so it's wonderful and magical that you could see them right from the beach! :)
louise dot hornor at gmail

kiwikid said...

Your Dresden is beautiful Fiona, great time away you had.Fantastic to be able to see the whales. Nothing better than a walk by the ocean.

Susan said...

Lovely part of the world Lismore/Ballina etc

Lin said...

Always great to go to the seasised! Lovely Flowerville. xx

Deb R said...

Sounds like a lovely few days away...the whales must have been a highlight :)

Allie-oops Designs said...

Absolutely magical to walk along the beach and see whales!!! Love your gorgeous dresden and the darling library angel. Glad you had a good weekend hon!

Ellie Merk said...

I love your Dresden block, it's beautiful as well as the angel :)

Karen S said...

A lovely way to spend a couple of days. And the whales and some stitching are a bonus. The weather looks perfect.

Anthea said...

The seaside is always great for a walk & what a fab bonus to see the whales Fiona!
Great dresden sewing there & Angel Story is coming along beautifully too, well done.
x

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