i have just returned from my annual visit to phillip island with my old school friend to her beach house, progress has meant new neighbours on either side with two new massive houses, but the charm of the original still remains and we love it !
just before i left we had a saturday sewing day here at home and marion brought me some of my favourite hydrangeas and this particular one just matched in so well with my red and green glass collection
and these are my favourite
now back to the island visit, i don't have any photos of the hot days we had and the swims, just as well, not a pretty sight these days, but who cares really, so much enjoyment and when the tide is high a short walk and a couple of steps into the bay and you are in deep water, the best time for swimming, and pleasant / good type deep water to be in ! on the cooler days we went venturing to ventnor and progress and so much building has gone on also on that part of phillip island, some views ............
looking towards bass straight and the nobbies
and across western port bay to the southern part of the mornington peninsula
these huge new holiday homes built for the view, but would have alot of onshore winds to cope with, but i loved this old cypress tree and the way the wind have played with it over many years
looking back towards the cowes township
and this showed you how far you were from many places including hobart
back at my home away from home we shared a long weekend with some family members, so good to just be with them, a lovely sojourn, barbecues and easy living and just being and enjoying !
once again how nature has turned these trees into such beautiful curves
i would love to be able to get into the hammocks, but happy that i can still wander down the track to the beach
we were pleased to see our visitor, an echidna, who a few years ago came on australia day, this year just one week later, but with all the building going on around it was good to see that the 'locals' are still around !
and i mentioned stitching, yes i did get some done, playing with my 'noughts' from the 'noughts & crosses' pattern by trish harper, i was not in a cross sought of mood !
and some together
it's good fun ! very happy scrappy, using script prints and spots and checks to surround my 'noughts' !
home now to start the year with one of my regular stitching groups here tomorrow night and waiting now for family members to arrive after a day sail on the boat from tasmania, the melbourne weather has changed to a cooler temperature during this afternoon and we are having some rain and a bit of thunder in the distance, hope we can still have the barbecue dinner tonight, but plan b will go into operation if we can't !
till next time !
p.s. i have been having trouble leaving comments on blogger blogs, though i am quite certain that the word verificaton i enter is correct, i get the red alert message telling me it is incorrect !!!!! anyone else having that problem and how do you fix it ?