Sue's place in the sun

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Back to Sydney to......

pick up precious cargo.
Park in Yass, lunch and a play.

Lily and Violet at Werribee Zoo
New Years day we drove to Sydney to do Christmas with the rest of the family, clean up stuff as Josh and Jaclyn were moving out of the house, they are moving to Mildura where Josh will be an English teacher at the Catholic high school and bring Lily and Violet back to Melbourne for a visit. We did two really exciting thing while they were here, we went to the Penguin parade on Phillip Island and went to Werribee Zoo. The picture below is of the girls on these wonderful animals at the entrance of the zoo. The zoo was a great day out, they have these huge buses that take you around the zoo where you come very close to the animals. The little penguins Violet was almost asleep when the penguins started coming up the beach, Lily was down on the sand watching and very close them as they came up the beach. As we walked back up the boardwalk Violet was WIDE awake watching all the penguins, being small she was down on her knees or bottom watching them waddle to their screeching babies. They both went home with a penguin soft toy that grandma bought for them.

We also visited the park a couple of times, went shopping and just hung out at home playing with Aunty Beth's LEGO, colouring in and playing games.I am really glad that they were not here last week when we had 4 days in a row of over 40 degrees celsius. Aunty Beth and Jared took them back and while in Sydney she, Kate and her friend Jen went bridesmaid dress shopping.

a designer charm square swap quilt
I've continued to hand quilt this and made my mini quilt top for the Riley Blake MQG challenge. Will quilt it and send photos to Wollongong Modern Quilt guild. I've also been doing some secret sewing for a Valentines swap.With all the hot weather last week I did some clothes sewing, I've made two dresses, simple shifts that are great on hot days. I've got a skirt cut out and the Amy Butler Sandalwood jacket pattern sitting on my table to trace off the master sheet and make up.

Riley Blake Challenge

1 comment:

marina said...

sounds like you had great fun with your little visitors.
great progress on your hand quilting.
your modern block looks great.