Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Home again

We had a wonderful weekend in Adelaide, DH played war games to his hearts content, talked figures and scenery - what more could he want!!
We saw this rainbow on our way to Ballarat - the pot of gold was somewhere towards Ballan!! Lol!


we had a stop at the Giant Koala to get Giant Koala postcards but they had run out....

the weather got a bit ominous looking as we approached South Australia, but wasn't too bad and we arrived ok. Saturday I found my way to an op shop and found two 100% cotton shirts for a secret project you can find out about over at Tracee's. Then I went via a sewing shop to the Zoo.

Here I visited with the panda's - this is the male - pacing round and round his enclosure - I was sorry for him thought he was bored but then read a sign that said it was heading for spring and this is what the males did - must be getting ready to make baby panda's???

the female panda meanwhile was resting, not such a good photo through the glass..

and the tourist got a photo with another panda!!  (PS to self to work on 'selfie' photos!!!)

the boy is still pacing....

this macaw was out for a flight...beautiful birds....

and this little wombat was out for a walk - not easy to walk on a lead I would have thought but they take her out for two walks a day...there is another wombat at the Zoo who goes out too...

the female orangutan came out for food treats in the afternoon...she is pregnant and not feeling well so is allowed to stay inside on cooler days - she got her treats, gathered some leaves for a nest and went back inside...another not so good photo through glass....

the male, dressed in his most favourite blanket came out for a while and watched what was going on and then went back inside!  He has very cleverly worked out that if he positions the rip in his blanket on the top of his head, the blanket stays there and he doesn't have to hold on to it!! He is nearly fully grown and has lovely dreads developing and big cheek pads.

Gathering a little food before heading inside.
After the Zoo I made my way to another quilt shop in the suburb of Hove, not far from Glenelg, then, with may instructions in my head started to make my way back home....well somehow those instructions must have leaked out my ears or something 'cos I got very lost and ended up at the end of the freeway heading back to Melbourne!!! Luckily I could do a quick left, left and another left turn, then right and headed back the way I had come. Eventually I stopped and got more directions, unfortunately the woman I asked said she had no idea of directions but told me the suburb I was in and so I kind of worked out where I was, but which was did I go from there??? Oh dear!! Luckily DH rang at that stage and asked if I was running late or lost?? I said I was kind of confused so he put his friend on and I was given directions to get home! Phew!!!I was worn out!!


Sunday morning I went for a walk along the Linear Park, just down the road from where we were staying, which went along beside the river. I made sure I took note of the house at the park entrance so I could find my way back....thank goodness that worked....didn't want to be saved two days in a row!! Lol!!

In the afternoon Angie and I did some card making, the two above are her creations, beautiful stamped and layered images...

my efforts...

the shelf of lovelies in Angies craft room....

and I am pleased to say the quilt as you go quilt is finished and on the couch! Yay!!! I finished the binding sitting out in the sun on Sunday afternoon....

I also sewed together the knitted pieces and did the crochet edging on the weekend...another rug for the KOGO collection...they are also short of adult dark coloured beanies at present...

so made three while sitting in the car going to Adelaide and back. Today a lovely looking envelope arrived in the post....

it was from the lovely Cheryll who organises Friday Night with Friends where we can sit and stitch with virtual friends or if we are lucky real friends, last month I was lucky enough to win the draw and receive a  present from Cheryll and it arrived today.......

some lovely fabric, a Natalie Ross Christmas bunting pockets pattern and

a lovely FNWF coaster! Thank you so much Cheryll it is lovely of you to send this to me.
Off to do some sewing now!
Happy sewing.

6 comments:

marina said...

lovely to see your pics of your trip, especially the pandas, I had wanted to visit them when I was there but missed out.
love your quilt!

willsquiltn sew said...

Love all the pics and you have been so busy. Unfortunately I have to only look out the window or drive when in the car so that time is not so productive for me. Not like you!

shez said...

Lovely post Sue,great pics,love the cards.xx

spiritedsummer said...

Love the pictures, looks like you had a great day . Quilt looks fab too :-)

Fiona said...

a fun trip... (if you leave out the getting lost part!!) and lots of creative bursts from you too.... the quilt looks great and just perfect for the couch...
Hugz

Elyte said...

Looks like you had a lovely trip. So glad you didn't get lost, we need you back here.