Sunday, February 7, 2010


I finally got my baby back.  She is all fixed and has been working overtime.  Now I can visit all your blogs again.

I'm late posting about our holiday but with no computer I have a good excuse. 

We have a beach house in Rye and from Christmas to the end of January almost every man and his dog are on holiday along the peninsula it's a great time to be there.  We went up a few days after New Years day and stayed a few weeks.  We had great weather and spent alot of time at the beach and had lots of breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the cafes in Sorrento, Rye and Rosebud.  Not good for my diet.  Here are a few photos.  I'm not in many photos I was the photographer.

On the beach

At the Rye Carnival

Walking along the pier

We had a great time but we also had some dramas.  Julia got her little finger squashed in a foor at the Rosebud Plaza.  It was cut open so we had to call the ambulance and we ended up at the emergency department at the Frankston hospital.  They told us that it was broken and badly cut and that she needed surgery.  So a few days later we went back to the hospital and she had the surgery done.  It all went well and her finger is starting to look normal.  She will lose her old nail but a new one will grow back in a few months.  Here is a photo with her bandage a week after her surgery.

We also went strawberry picking at Sunnyridge Farm and visited the Maze but I forgot to take the camera with me. 

Now it's back to routine again.  I have a few orders to do that I got before christmas so I have been busy with those and also making this quilt for my good friend and neighbour.  She has helped me so much with looking after my kids and does so much for me.  I'm going to give this quilt to her for her birthday in March.

Here it is on my design wall before piecing

Here it is after I've pieced it with the sashings

These are not fabrics I normally work with but I love them and they remind me of the sea.  They are called Daisy Chain by Amy Bulter.  She designs gorgeous fabrics.  This quilt will match perfectly in my friends house. 

I just have to make the back and then it's off to the quilters to be professionally quilted.  I've decided not to waste time quilting big quilts as I hate the process of basting and quilting.  Baby quilts are ok but after tackling the large one I made for her daughter I decided I was not going to do it again and that way I have more time to sew.

As I sit here typing up this post I have been drinking this disgusting drink that you have to take before having a colonoscopy which I'm having done tomorrow morning.  If you have ever had one done you will know what I'm talking about and if you haven't the drinks are disgusting and I don't want to have them again.........Blah!!!!

Hope you are having a great weekend.  Hope to visit you all soon.


Natasha Burns said...

Sounds like a lovely time was had away, until poor Julia's finger incident. OUCH!!! She's brave!!!

Great quilt, your friend will love it. Amy Butler has some fabulous designs.

Good luck with the colonoscopy, ick that drink must be awful!

Glad your computer is back up and running! :)

(Hey I think you'd be interested to see, I went to a Twilight party - my post is a few down from the top... you'll probably laugh or wish you were there, lol!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
Good to see you back!
It looks like you had a great holiday, just a pity about Julia's finger. She sounds like she is very brave to have gone through it all & to have surgery as well.
I love the colours in that quilt you are making, very beachy.
Sarah x

Ali said...

Oh Carol, my insides were cringing when you described the surgery your little sweetheart needed. Poor darlin girl. So pleased it is healing nicely now. What a fun time you had by the looks. Thanks for visiting me too and not forgetting me after all this time lol. ox take care cutie and love to your daughter, may she heal quickly and perfectly. ox Ali

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Carol, Looks like you all had a great time, apart from the part about Julia's finger! Poor thing I feel so sorry for her it must have been agonising. I squashed my thumb in my electric cake mixer when I was pushing it back down again and just that brought tears to my eyes!! My thumbnail is blue! Yes it's good to get away, we have a van down the coast and the kids just love it! A bit too busy for me at that time of the year though, I prefer it in the slower season. Glad to see you are back into your sewing. I'm sure your neighbour will love that quilt! Can't wait to get back into it too, but have to much to do right now. Need to get my house in order first. Hope your colonniisspythingy goes well!!!!! take care, Maryann