Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Everything on hold

Nope I havent dropped off the face of the earth (yet). We've been and come back from a lovely break in Darwin. The weather was perfect, the scenery beautiful, and the company fantastic.

Our family, on the way to Darwin. How did people fly without on demand videos for the kids??!

The wedding that I posted about a little while ago was a success. The bride and groom got hitched (which is always good) and the bride and I managed to sneak away from the kids for a few hours for a little pampering.

My mum in law came with us too so there was absolutely no stress about kids running around while we tried to have dinner. A BIG HUGE thankyou!!

My hubby tells me that I seemed mostly stressed but I really did have a lovely time. I am not great with change and find something to stress about wherever I go. Its my one big flaw I guess.
The kids coped well during the day but at night Miss G usually had a melt down crying and saying 'I want to go back to Melbourne'. Poor little mite. Like her mum, she just likes the things just so.

Kids and Dad enjoying the pool. Hubby tells me that the tan lines on his arms are 'pro' tan lines... from his cycling jersey.

Beautiful waterfall at Litchfield National Park just outside Darwin.
This particular waterhole was safe to swim in but the larger one was closed due to strong currents and crocs. Ekk! The kids and I had abit of a dip but it was so full and the rocks so jaggered that we didn't stay in for long.

I managed to start and finish a project (yoo hoo) for my mum in law as her birthday was last week. Here is the result:

These are grandma's 5 little grand-daughters.
I used the 'no sew' fusible webbing. It was a cheat but I only had 1 week to complete the five. I would have loved to hand embroider them.

My 'dream a little dream' quilt is still in the process of being quilted. Ive left it alittle late. They are due to be finished by tomorrow night. I dont think i'll get there. I might just quilt a bit and then bind and send in the pics. I have an excuse though. I managed to pick something up on my way to Darwin. I have tonsillitis and an ear infection and am on my second course of antibiotics. Its really kicked me around, so much so that I fell into bed last night, fully clothed.

Enough procrastinating now, Im off to quilt. Hope your weekend was lovely.


  1. poor you and still you managed to whip up a lovely gift for your mum. I've been checking the ALQS website to see if your quilt has been posted yet. I can't wait to see the finished project. Glad you had a lovely time away on holiday. I'm exactly the same; I'm looking forward to going away and when the day comes I think, actually I really don't want to go. Usually I do have a good time but I'm always happy to go home again. Funny, aren't we?


  3. I've always wanted to go to Darwin. I must get there someday. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  4. Every time I hear the national weather forecast, I fantasise about being in Darwin! Glad it all worked out for you, though getting sick is a serious bummer. The grand-daughter silhouettes are great:)

  5. Those silhouettes are lovely. I may have to snaffle your idea and knock some up for my mum ...