Tuesday, September 1, 2020

August is gone......


It is officially spring here now.... definitely warmer days but cool evenings... a wonderful time of the year...

We went on a road trip for the weekend... an annual meet up with friends from way back....

A new project was started for the trip....


We stayed at a cottage near Mt Barney, a national park near the border of Queensland and NSW....


Stunning views and river walks...


.. and even spotted the platypus living in this part of the creek.....  there is something about seeing a creature living in it's own environment.

Quite a few beautiful dams as well as mountains ...


The weekend went by too fast......

My August WOOFA project was this sweet little project bag and needlebook .....


A very sweet set designed by Anni Downs... I have made it before and I use my own often - lovely for a small project ....


Progress of my blanket after the road trip..... a long way to go but there is no rush ....



Righto, Gotto Go... as usual for a weekend away there is a pile of dirty washing that needs attention..... thank goodness for a beautiful day outside to get it dry!

Have a lovely week.....xx

18 comments:

Susie said...

Wow, such lovely pics there. So lucky to get away to a beautiful place (anywhere looks good whilst here in lockdown), really stunning. Looked very peaceful too.
I adore that little project bag and needlebook. The blanket makes me want to get back to crochet. I started a blanket years ago in squares. Made up my own pattern (not a pattern per se but just did whatever on the crotchet hook), do you think I can emulate it now to continue? ah well.

Jeanette said...

Beautiful place to visit. Love the project bag & needlecase. Your blanket looks great. Hugs,xx

Julie said...

That is stunning scenery where you visited Fiona .. just beautiful! Also rather beautiful is your little project bag & needlecase - I do love Annie Down's designs.

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous spot to visit! Well done on the projects.......

kiwikid said...

Lovely place to go for a visit, very special to see a platypus. You got heaps of your crotchet done. Love the project bag and needle case, very pretty. Hope the washing dried.

Karen S said...

Perfect weather and lovely scenery. Very lucky to spot the platypus.
You made great progress with your crochet.

Lin said...

You got such a lot of your crochet done! Looking good. The project bag and needle book are gorgeous. Lovely pictures from your trip away. Happy September and spring. xx

White Rose said...

Hi Fiona what a great woofa finish ,love the striped fabric used,and wow you sure did get a lot of the blanket finished,love the cream. Also what beautiful places you saw and how exciting to see a platypus ,I have never seen one Thankyou for sharing your lovely trip away with us,take care and stay safe my friend xx

Cheryll said...

Lovely to catch up with friends and on such a glorious weekend.
The blanket has grown at a fantastic rate... & well done on a beautiful WOOFA project finish...xox

Chantal said...

We have the same weather here but we are heading in a different direction, haha! I love this time of year. So enjoyable!
Love the pictures of your trip. The calmness is almost touchable. Beautiful!
Congrats on finishing the August project. I love your little stitches on them. So lovely. ;^)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Lovely little bag and matching needlecase......perfect to take along! Your crochet is moving right along.......I love how a seemingly mindless labor can create such loveliness....congratulations on your WOOFA finish.......We are headed into FALL here in Texas, USA......I'm not quite ready to let go of the warm weather but Fall is one of my favorite seasons here.......beautiful photos of a beautiful country.....

Karen's Korner said...

What a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the scenery with good friends. Great progress on the blanket.

Michelle Ridgway said...

A lovely part of the world. How cool to see some platypus. Love that sweet little set you made and your rug is coming on a treat. We definitely need self washing clothes lol!

marina said...

Lucky duck going away for the weekend!
great start on your crochet project and very pretty sewing set!

Janice said...

What beautiful scenery. Your WOOFA project is sweet. Anni’s projects are always lovely. You made great progress on you rug.

Louise said...

Looks like a lovely trip! Are you able to cross your state boundaries? I understand some places in Australia are really locked down tight right now. Love the soft creamy white of your new blanket :)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Where did August go? Lovely for you to get away for a while, and I just love the little set from Annie Downs, soooo pretty! xx

Susan said...

Wonderful progress on your crochet!!!

Lovely time of the year and a lovely spot to visit.

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