We’ve just arrived home from two lovely weeks in Cairns. We rented a little unit (under the flight path) not far from the beach, we were mostly disconnected from the internet and had time to just relax and spend time together as a family. I also went shopping for fabric for my hexagon quilt, and backing fabric for my brother’s quilt. I posted the quilt top and backing fabric off to the long-arm quilter. She is mailing it to my Mum in Western Australia, so I don’t get to see it in person until September. The photos she’s sent through look fabulous though.
It’s interesting taking Gorgeous Girl back to Australia for holidays as she gets to do things that children living in Australia take for granted. She was happy to eat MacDonalds and sushi – we even purchased a sushi maker to attempt to recreate her favourites at home. We also took her along to local shopping centres so she could take part in the free school holiday activities on offer.
It’s winter in Cairns at the moment. The first week we had pretty good weather.
But a lot of days were kind of cloudy with some rain (I even got to wear a jacket – very exciting for this person from the tropics 😀 ).
On this cloudy day Gorgeous Girl and Gorgeous Man dug for clams.
Then popped them in a bucket of water and watched them open up. Love having a naturalist in the family.
I also love this photo I snapped of Gorgeous Girl.
Expect to see it scrapbooked at some stage.
One thing that we really miss is public play areas. So I spent a lot of time sitting and watching Gorgeous Girl do things like this,
Have I mentioned my child is fearless?
Of course sitting in parks meant that there was lots of time for me to work on my hand-pieced hexagon quilt.
I’ve increased my stack quite a bit and now need to start working these into the main body of the quilt. I also finished a lace scarf, but it needs to be be blocked before having it’s blog debut.
One last photo which sums up the holiday.
Me taking photos of Gorgeous Girl while Gorgeous Man confirms his latest bird sighting.
My foot held up pretty well. There was really only one day that I had a lot of pain and that was after spending several hours on my feet at Kuranda. I found some fabulous yarn and fibre in a little market stall up there. Gorgeous Man has purchased some and put it away for my birthday.
While we were away three lovely packages for me arrived, but they deserve a blog post of their own. I also have some cards I made before I left and a knitted scarf to show you.