Friday, June 18, 2021

All those projects....

I seem to have gathered up a rather lot of projects next to my chair....

The hand sewing for the binding of this one has been done......


It's hard to show the navy quilting on the navy fabric but this shows it a bit....


I'm really pleased with the effect this one gives.... now for Hubz to make up the hanger for it and we can find a place for it to live ....



Some hand embroidery has been done with 2 more for Field Journal...



And Tuesday sewing with friends saw some more sets of 3 put together....  slow going


Another block for Civil War Bride is started.....


... and also for From The Heart....


there is the Blackwork and I have done a few outlines....


... and my neglected crochet... I need to concentrate on counting for this one... some should get done tonight during a footy game....


... and this sock.... hmmmmm needs a bit of sorting out where I am ...


I really need to do a bit of a tidy up....  

I was sewing with another group yesterday and amongst them sisters.... one of who works on a project at a time and finishes it before starting another... the other sister a bit like me with several on the go and eventually a finish ....

I love the variety but I get fed up with the mess ....

Righto, Gotto Go.... pinning a quilt today and my coffee break is over!

Have a lovely weekend....

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

At the Station....

We stayed at a large cattle station in the Valley.... and took a tour with the man who started it all.... in his 80's now and full of information and amusing stories....

This is a view from their lovely little rustic (for 2 people) hut.... can you imagine the sunsets from here...


sky couldn't get any more blue, the stars at night were spectacular too


One of the look out sites is called Munroe's lookout..... I asked why and he said... there is a peak that side and another that side!!! I had to laugh!!


One of the trees he pointed out was this bat wing tree, which is apparently rain forest but there are a couple growing there.... you can see why it is called batwing .... 


beautiful Queensland bottle tree's throughout the station...

Lots of beautiful cattle.... but I didn't take pictures.....  I was enchanted with how much he loved them and was so respectful when they were on the road... just waited quietly till they moved... so many people hoot and move and bang on doors....


We also took a hike at the station ..... Leichhardt was one of the early explorers... and got lost somewhere along his exploring....  but this was one of the areas he passed through....


very steep walk up rough rocky pathways.....  


Piano rock.......


I tried to get an idea of how steep and rocky the pathway was..... 


.. finally coming to an overhanging rock where people had popped in many years ago ...


It was pretty special to see these as they would not be viewed by a lot of people



Back down to the valley and this is one set of mountains on one side with the lovely bumpy effect


We did come across quite a few roos at the station....


... and emu's....


It was quite a long drive (over 6 hours) to the station... so I did get a fair bit of crochet done there and back... and a very little bit in the evenings 

I am making this blanket with left over yarn from others I have made.... as long as there is enough for 1 or 2 rows it goes in....


with the smaller pieces that won't fit I have started a large colourful granny square....


That's the end of the trip pictures......  sorry if it went on a bit but this is my journal in a way... and I do love to show off the beauty of the places we can visit...

Righto, Gotto Go... we got a surprise storm yesterday so the washing wasn't done.... I still have a couple of loads to catch up!!!

Take care and have a lovely rest of the week....








Monday, June 14, 2021

Carnarvon Gorge

I have wanted to visit this place for a long time.... 

The sides of the gorge are huge... and you walk in the valley that has been created over years and years of erosion....


crossing the creek a number of times... and you can see damage from when the rain comes and the river rises....
I may have fallen in spectacularly.... a wet walk home!


We went to the Art Gallery first..... it's hard to give the scale of size and height...


The paintings are wonderful.....


of course they are ancient and so special


a lovely long area which has now been protected by a board walk.... people need to be stopped picking at things


sadly some human remains were dug up and taken from here.....


we then went to the Ampitheatre...... some steep steps up - you can see me being silly celebrating getting as far as I did 2/3 of the way up!


I didn't get much good pictures in here.... this gives a little idea but there is a huge open space in the middle as high as that


then back down the track and off to the Moss Garden.... this is continually dripping with water which is seeping through sandstone....


Again protected by a board walk to stop silly people taking stuff and ruining it all...  a lovely lovely spot and worth the climb to get there....


It was a 14km walk for the day ... much of it gentle slope but a good number of stairs and I have to admit I struggled at the last few km... especially by that stage I was wet from falling in the water!! 

I'll not forget this place.... so worth the visit

Some more information HERE 

Righto, Gotto Go.... still doing the washing!!! haha

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Road trip

Hubz took a week off work and we went off for a road trip to spend time with long-time friends.....

Past the cotton farms near Dalby....


Going westwards with grasslands and big blue skies....


... to the Outback lands......


lots of grass since there were some rains ....


The biggest cattle sale yards in the Southern Hemisphere (I think) at Roma.....


open plains and mountains....


A view point looking towards the valley ..... photo just doesn't do it justice....


.. and another in a different direction.... you can see the road we were yet to travel....


To a cattle station in Arcadia Valley..... (past Injune)

This is outside our accommodation... not much grass there....


Lovely drives and amazing views on the Station.... this is one of the dams with a viewing treehouse, limited water but still available for the roos and birds....


a closer look and you can see a couple of roos lounging around..... black swans in the dam....


so much flat land in the valley.... and mountains all around....


The station has a movie night each week.... it was very cold after the sun goes down so we didn't ask to have one..... beautiful setting though....


A very beautiful part of the world.  About 7 hours drive away..... so a fair bit of crochet got done..... We did do some exploring but I still need to sort through pictures....

Catching up reading some blogs today and tackling the huge pile of washing that seems to come home after a trip....

Righto, Gotto Go... one lot of washing needs to be brought in..... (sigh)

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