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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Holiday to Walpole July 2012

Andrea, Caroline , Caroline's exchange student and myself spent a week away - stayed at a chalet in Walpole on the South West Coast of Western Australia.
We had a great time and as mentioned in previous post, drove around 900km+.
Here are some of our memories.
 Town of Walpole seen from The Knoll accross the estuary.
 Mother and baby - who ate carrots from our hands

 Mother and baby
 Andrea and Roni -
 One of two Bandicoots we had also living by our challet. I have only seen these once before.
This one ate some apple.
I think this one thought the camera was something good to eat.

Ronnie Andrea and Caroline...
On the Treetop walk at The Vally of the giants.  Giant Tingle tree forrest.

 Inside one of the giant Tingle trees

 Roni and Andrea at the 'Dinasor Park' - with birds
 Me with a little bird who couldnt fly - and he tried to eat my ear :)

Caroline at Conspicuous Bay.  Thats a fresh water creek flowing into the ocean.  
I fell ove twice here.  Thank goodness no-one saw me. Once getting OVER the log to get over the creek to the other side ... and then gtting BACK on the log to cross back over the creek - Long story -This is where I think I hurt my back.
 Peaceful Bay

 Roni, Andrea and Caroline getting their feet wet.

Looking up at the Diamond Tree Lookout

 Me at the top of the Diamond Tree Lookout - can you tell I was exhausted?
 Me climbing down again - couldnt wak properly when I got down from the last rung and suffered for 3 days after.  Last time I do that!
 Roni in the centre on a giant Karri Tree near the Diamont tree Lookout.
 Two of three Kookaburra's who ate meat from us - even tried to eat it from my hand... gave me a fright!
 We ran out of mince at this time, and the third one waited patiently to see if there was more!
 Walpole Estuary from The Knoll Walpole
From the Knoll again.
 A Blue Wren- Male
 An Emu - there wer a mob of them here, but Andrea didnt think they would show upand only took this photo.
 A male Robin Red Breast
 A small mob of Kangaroos between Bailingup and Nannup by the Blackwood River
at Lewana Cottages
The Dam  - at Lewana Cottages, Bailingup on the Nannup Road

A lot of photos, but I hope you enjoy them.

Need to tidy up my studio again.
We have our very special guest that we are all so happy about,  arriving on Monday for a few weeks.
Her name is Caitlin and she is Andrea's exchange student all the way from Victoria B

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Free Motion Quilt Challenge July 2012

July's Free Motion Quilt Challenge  2012 with SewCalGal
with many thanks to Angela Walters for providing us with this great tutorial

I have done this very quickly as I once more have a sore back and didn't want to sit for too long.
I did not like my choice of thread and hope to try variegated King Tut when it arrives.

Its been the school holidays here for the last two weeks, and Andrea myself, Andrea's friend Caroline, and Caroline's Canadian exchange student Roni, have been away for a week in the far South West of Western Australia.
They were good, and did all the cooking ...I did the dishes  :)  and the driving.  We drove just over 900kms.

I will put up some photos in a day or so of our trip away.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Home and family

First night of the school holidays ... and Andrea cooked this yummy meal.

Andrea tends to make up as she goes with her cooking, and she has had a 100% success rate so far.
Mixed vegetable soup with chicken pieces and cream!

We are really excited too as we have a lovely young lady from Canada who will be staying with us for 6 weeks student exchange very soon.

We are really looking forward to her staying here.

That's it for now - no sewing today - and it will be slow going on that front for a bit I think.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

FMQ, Home. and design board.

Just about completed this piece of Free Motion Quilting - for a special friend...
Now I just need to add the binding and I am finished!

There is the back - the sun was on its way down, so the light was not the best.
The fabric is really a whie!

 I sighted some of the birds around here, but the storm blew over so many of our trees, and I didn't get a very good shot...  as I coudn't sneak up on them well.
These are Pink and Grey Cockatoo's
This is a 'Top Knot' Pidgeon with a couple of Pink and Grey's on the public open space where we have lot of horses.and their owners ( from an adgistment paddock behind us near the Estuary ) riding past us

The last shot is a picture of my design wall today....
Yes!  I KNOW I have way to much on the go...but its fun.  I am presently working on the black and white Lone Star....  for a  large qult for Andrea... which will have lots of lovely spaces to quilt in. :)  The star will be just the center.

Now ... I need to go get tea on... Or I will be in strife with the troops !!