Friday, November 9, 2012

Life Gets Busy at Times

Queens Park Gardens Toowoomba




Life Got Busy Recently


 Life has been very busy for me lately...I have been down to Brisbane to visit my daughter Amanda and go to a CRAFT retreat with a bunch wonderful ladies.


 While at retreat we went to Toowoomba to visit fabric shops and have lunch with another of the CRAFT ladies. We stopped off at the Queens Park botanical gardens to see all the flowers they had carefully grown for their Carnival of Flowers.





Queens Park Pretty Flowers
 


Retreat Lunches

   
Retreat Dinner


The food at retreat was very good, we never went hungry.



We had lots of fun getting to know each other, we did some sewing done...



Marilyn from the USA

The Happy Bunch of Us
 

 

 After the retreat my daughter took me to her friends place who has farm animals, the picture shows "Honey" who was born at 1am of the morning we visited.
Honey a few hours old
Allorah got to pat the goats
Granddaughter and Goats
 Tj was a very friendly goat and very well mannered.
TJ Hugs
TJ saying hello




 The next day was very busy, we went to The Queensland Art Museum to see the Mummy's on display from the British Art Museum.
We could not resist going to Southbank and visiting Max Brenner for Morning Tea...



Fun stuff

Max Brenner's

I did not eat all of this (much)

That night we came back to Southbank to the Queensland Performing Arts to see "Jersey Boys"...
It was the best show I have ever seen, it was fantastic.



I spent one night with my sister and Brother in law and this is Mitch their inqusitive Fur Baby...

Mitch saying hello



After a very busy time away I came home for a much needed rest, I could have slept for 3 weeks.
one of our usual things to do is go to the beach and walk the dogs, I need to do extra walks to make up for all that retreat food.

Kelly on our beach




 Here are some of the thing I have made once getting back into sewing after my time away...
              
Bag



Fish tea-towel
Applique is always something I like to do.
Pineapple Tea-towel


More to come before Christmas I hope...
happy Sewing
Rita.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Hi Rita...
You had great pictures to share here! I am checking up on you and hoping you are feeling okay. Will you get back to blogging soon! I SURE HOPE SO! Thanks for sharing your life with us! I'm waiting to say hi again~ ♥♥♥