Monday, October 3, 2011

A Little Break

After the quilt show and all the excitement of the Carnival of Flowers, we decided we needed a little break away and took my darling sister up on the offer of joining them on the Sunshine Coast for a few days.
Sunshine, there was not, but it didn’t bother us.  We still had some lovely walks along the beach and some good old chin wags (new saying just for you Judy)  over drinks and nibblies on the balcony of the apartment.
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The apartment was right across the road (through the car park) from Dicky Beach.  Beautiful white sand and delightful views of our wonderful coastline.
Here is my sister and her husband relaxing by the pool.  Even though it was cloudy, it was still much warmer than Toowoomba.  Yesterday here was back to winter again. Grrrr.
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On the sewing front I am working busily on some Christmas gifts.  Can’t show here as that would spoil the surprise!
I managed to make a few small things to sell at the quilt show.  These pincushions were sold quickly and I thank Shirley for assisting in their production and also for eating the right camembert cheese.  ??**  VBG  Thanks Shirley.
Oval Emb Pincushions
I will make some more for next year, so keep eating that camembert Shirley.
Currently in the evenings, I am working on squaring up all my crazy quilt blocks I did several years ago in preparation for finally putting them altogether into a quilt.  Can’t rush these things!

8 comments:

N. Maria said...

It looks like your sis and her groom had a lovely time!
Your pin cushions are darling and I would love to try some of that cheese you mentioned.
Can't wait to see those crazy quilt blocks or the whole quilt.

Julie said...

Lucky you, a mini break! They are always the best. Your pincushions look wonderful, you are very clever.

Marilyn said...

Sounds like a lovely time away. As soon as I saw the pic I guessed it was Dicky Beach. (drove past there almost every day for years). Love your pincushions.

Suztats said...

Glad you had a nice little break. Cute pincushions.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Di, It looks like you had a very wonderful relaxing time with at the coast. Your sister looks like a Hollywood star with her dark sunglasses and dress in black. LOL The pincushion are wonderful. I look forward to seeing those CQ Blocks. Hugs Judy

Linda said...

Lovely to see the holiday destination. Your family are looking very relaxed, and obviously happy to have you with them.

Love the little pincushions - they are just too cute.

Radka said...

Ups, I think you have just told us a trade secret, LOL!
Whatever kind od cheese it was, the pin cushions are so pretty :)

shirley said...

I know that area of Caloundra well Di, Marilyn must have lived at the coast in times past. Wonder if we were there at the same time.

Love the little pincushions dont they look nice.