Wednesday, 17 June 2009

It's been a while, so this one is long.........

Goodness me, Where does the time go. Its already June, winter has finally arrived, the nights are really cold, great quilting weather, but I haven't had a lot of sewing time.
I had meant to put these gorgeous photos up quite a few weeks ago, but time ran away, I've put them up anyway beacause the colours are so spectcular, unbelievable almost that nature can create such intense colour. All these pictures are from around here, where I live in the Dandenongs. I tell you, one of these days I'm going to have an accident, because I'm too busy looking at what's around rather than concentrating on the road!!!




And this is what I had looking out of the lounge room window.




I have had a little fun too, by way of a little getaway with my girlfriend back in April. We had a little road trip to Adelaide to a quilters retreat, well not really that little, Melbourne to Adelaide is about 750 km's, 9 hours, with a few stops and lots of talking. We stayed in Glenelg at the Grand Stamford, where we met up with 150 other like minded ladies! We had a ball.
This was the view we had to wake up to each morning..............bit hard to take don't you think!!??


We were totally spoiled for 3 whole days. It was so much fun meeting up with friends from all over Australia, that we only ever "see" online.

My stitching/sewing has been a bit of a non event, I now officially work 4 1/2 days so my sewing suffers terribly. But, I have been planning a mystery quilt that I will be workshopping sometime in July, August or September at Foothills Fabric & Threads. It should be fun.
I'm still working on Friendships Garden and Butterfly Garden, though not a lot of progress there.


The other thing that I want to show you, is how beautiful 'just down the road' looks. If you remember the bush fires came very close here and as the weeks have passed we've watched nature start to repair itself. The hills that looked like this in February/March



now looks like this.



Wonderful isn't it.
Well that's about it for today, I hope to be a bit more 'bloggy' in the next few months.
I'm going to experiment with dinner in the kitchen now, if it turns out, I might do a blog entry!

Enjoy whatever you doing

Ramona

4 comments:

Veronica said...

Hello I love your blog your works are very beautiful I am from Argentina a fondness. Vero

Veronica said...

Me ancantan these trees and the colors I do not speak Englishman can apologize I like me very much this cake of birthday!!!! That rich.

Lorraine said...

Glad you had a good time in Adelaide at the retreat....I read the messages on the net sometimes but have so much else happening it is hard to keep up with groups! I made a mental note that the retreat was on and then completely forgot about it until I caught up with my daughter who was working at the dinner and wondered why I wasn't there! LOL Nature is pretty amazing .....I think the emotional scars of Feb will not heal as well (or as quickly) as nature.
Have a wonderful weekend.

shequilts said...

Wish I had gone to retreat - it seems a good time was had by all! :)

I'm with you, I don't think I could drive with all those fabulous colours around me. Great inspiration, though.