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Love that God blessed me with a creative gift to share! Love creating new embroidery, needlework and patchwork projects of all kinds! Passionate about my family and my faith. Love where we live on the south coast! Wish I had more time to be creative!!

Something to remember ...

"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Stitching finally ....

Last day in paradise today but I managed the tiniest bit of stitching yesterday afternoon ....



Nothing too fancy or difficult but a little something which will become bigger .... And posting to the blog wouldn't have been as easy these holidays without this newly purchased iPad .... Much cheaper in New York than at home .... 



If you look carefully you can see the picture is of David and I on the Brooklyn Bridge! 


And another great purchase was a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses with readers inserted into them so I don't have to wear two pairs of glasses in the sun when I'm reading .... What a great invention !!! I was very excited when I saw these !!


So this is our last day on Maui and the end if a 5 week adventure ... We have loved every minute and look forward to going back to visit Sam and Nadia again in New York soon !!!!  Our dinner last night was pretty special too ....


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Maui

Relaxing relaxing relaxing ...... For just a few days before coming home !!!



And the closest I am getting to stitching is this book .....  About a beach and a quilt .... Two of my favourite things !!!



Oh dear .... Back to reality all too soon .......

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

San Francisco

Have had an exhausting day seeing the sights of San Francisco ....  Walked from Fishermans Wharf down to the Golden Gate Bridge then across the Bridge and around to Sausalito ... Very hot and sunny so we decided to have lunch in a lovely restaurant over the water and then get the ferry back to Fishermans Wharf ....


Beautiful flower baskets everywhere ....




We took a trolley car up to Lombard Street first and then walked down the crooked little street ...



Stunning fuchsias on the way down ...







After that long walk a beverage was in order ... Mango dacquiri and a Mohito ... Not both mine!!


Delicious lunch .... I can't believe we will be home next week and back to work !!!  Then maybe I can get back into some serious stitching and blog about stitching things!  This has been great though and we are enjoying the last week of our holiday and heading to Maui tomorrow .... 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yellowstone Park and Lone Peak Walk

We had an amazing day yesterday driving through Yelliwstone Park looking for animals and enjoying the spectacular scenery ....  spotted a lone wolf very early at 6am which is quite rare apparently ....



Saw lots of bison and elk but unfortunately no bears ( until later in the afternoon when we called into the Grizzly Bear and Wolf Discovery Centre) ....





Captured this amazing photo of an Osprey chick waiting to be fed .... And making lots of noise ...



Old Faithful was interesting and we enjoyed a coffee while waiting for it to spurt ....


And yesterday the sun was out all day .... Today slightly different ...  We went to the top of Lone Peak here in Big Sky .... The rain and fog lifted and it was spectacular but a little chilly ....






We caught the chair lift half way, then a 4 wheel drive up to the gondola and then gondola to the top ... Just amazing ...



On the chair on the way down we had spectacular views of Big Sky where we are staying until tomorrow when we farewell Wendy and Greg and head to San Francisco .... 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Big Sky, Montana


Well this is definitely the opposite end of the spectrum from New York!!  Absolutely stunning scenery, beautiful walking trails and we are loving staying with my sister Wendy and her husband Greg at their holiday home in Big Sky.   As a serious skiing family they spend lots of time here in winter but happened to be here for a few weeks as we were crossing back to the west coast, so we came to visit for 5 days ......  This morning before breakfast we hiked up to Bee Hive Trailhead through spectacular scenery and came upon a moose and her baby ....







There is a great view from every room in the house and this morning as I stepped out of the shower this little Elk was looking through the window ....







Summer is nearly ending here but there are a few stunning wild flowers out and some gorgeous baskets and pots of flowers in the village ....






The church in the village is a picture and the hanging baskets outside the restaurant tonight were gorgeous .... Dinner was an experience ....  Elk burgers, Bison Ravioli and David enjoyed a full rack of ribs !!









Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend in New York

Another great weekend back in New York with Sam and Nadia .... We enjoyed the basketball at Maddison Square Garden on Friday night ....



Earlier in the afternoon we had an amazing look through the New York Stock Exchange including a walk on the floor arranged by a friend of SAMs who works there ....


A Saturday stroll along the high line showed us there are many green spots in amongst the high rise of New York ....



A visit to the Chelsea Market and the spice and tea shop was amazing ....



Today's walk across the Brooklyn Bridge was beautiful but we couldn't believe these guys painting the bridge so high up with this their background .. 



A fantastic breakfast in a cafe in Brooklyn .... 


And ferry rides back followed by lunch in a Central Park ....  Last day here tomorrow before we head east to Montana ....