Friday, July 16, 2010

Almost like a birthday

It has been really exciting this week here in paradise.  Firstly the weather has been glorious.  Beautiful one day perfect the next, is an old Queensland tourism slogan, and it has been so true this week.  It has turned cooler again but we have had lots of sunshine, and the days have been beautiful.  You can pick out the locals from the tourists though, we are usually wearing jeans or tracksuit pants, and long sleeved shirts or jackets, the tourists are in T shirts and shorts, and summer clothes. Brrrrrrrrrrr.   We went for a walk along Noosa Main Beach this morning, the sun was shining, but the wind was quite cool and breezy. I took these photos with my phone, once we went out towards First Point.

The last couple of days I have received some lovely things in the mail. 


A lovely card and letter from Sue, in the UK who has organised SIBOL, crocheting blankets for the elderly.  A fabulous idea and she has already made 17 blankets using lovely crochet squares that people have sent her. How wonderful is that!

Next, some more  purchases, I really have to stop as my stash is starting to get rather large and I am never going to keep up.

These are to go with some fabric I purchased awhile back and they will be in my next quilting project. Don't you just love that owl.

Also some black and white.

I'm not sure what I am going to do with it, but I wanted to grab the Eiffel Tower print before it ran out, and thought I might as well  buy some other black and white prints too, so I have lots of nice black and white prints in my stash.

Some very bright Pretty Bird fat quarters, have no idea what I'm going to do with this either, but I wanted some bright cheerful prints as I have been using lots of muted colours lately and thought these would be a good change.

And last but definitely not least, a big surprise parcel, I was very surprised when I picked it up from the post office,  sorry, I am going to keep it a surprise for now.  I think Mrs P has sent me her old modem, ha ha, or maybe a surprise slack tea. I wonder what it is.
How lucky am I?
I live in a beautiful part of the world, I have lovely friends, and all these gorgeous things arriving in the mail, woo hoo!!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.


  1. Dammit...I have just been sitting here laughing my arse off...and intermittently wheezing for breath.

    I wish I HAD thought of sending you my old modem . That would have been as funny as!

    There is always Christmas . Watch out !

  2. I can't believe you won't share what you recieved from Mrs. P!!! No fair!

    I love the fabrics you purchased. It must seem like Christmas everyday at your house!

    I saw a real estate show the other day and they were in Australia. Do you live in a Queensland? I thought about you and Mrs. P while watching it.

  3. LOL! Las Vegas is like that in the winter too--tourists in shorts, the natives who are used to 110 in the summer in sweats and jeans.

    Wow! What a magical mailbox you have. :-) Thanks for sharing pics of your new fabrics. The owl is so cute. And you can never go wrong with black and white fabric, imo. Love the colors in your new bright one too.


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