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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Townsville and "Country Threads" Project

I had a busy week last week after our Stitching in the Hills Retreat and then we managed to fit in four days in Townsville visiting our youngest daughter Chelsea who recently moved up there!   We had a lovely warm time ... the weather was perfect and the water was an amazingly warm swimming temperature .... which I love !!   The view from our accommodation on The Strand looking out to Magnetic Island !

We climbed to the top of Castle Hill on Saturday and enjoyed the lovely views over Townsville and out to Magnetic Island ! 

On Sunday we headed out to Magnetic Island for the day and it was absolutely beautiful !

We hired little mini mokes and drove around to all the lovely beaches ....

Chelsea and Kye thought it was funny to drive around in these tiny little cars with us four adults !  Lots of laughs and fun !   Four days went all too quickly and we had to farewell our youngest and her gorgeous young man again until next time (which I hope will be soon)!! 

And in the post today was a lovely surprise .... Country Threads Vol 14 No 5 .... with one of my projects on the front cover (bottom centre) ....   "Trellis Garden" Embroidery Bag ...

I just wish I could style photos like they do ... they make everything look so good !!     Back with more later !! 


  1. Congratulations on the magazine cover! And what a happy holiday - great pictures :) What kind of vehicles are those little buggies? Looks like what I should be driving.

  2. lovely place Fiona,beautiful pics and congrats on being published and for being on the front cover that is fantastic ,now i will rush out and buy this mag as i love the bag,well done.xx

  3. Sounds like you had a great 4 days, congrats on the pattern being published, now to find the magazine :) xx

  4. Congratulations on making the cover always Exciting...your bag looks Lovely.

  5. What a great feeling it must be to see your project on the cover..I also enjoyed your pics of Magnetic Island as we went there for our honeymoon..35 years ago...and they had mini mokes for hire then too..they were much more of a basic model in those days

  6. Lovely project Fiona and glad to hear you had such a great time up here in the North where we are enjoying perfect weather. Take care.

  7. Looks like gorgeous weather and congrats on the publication


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