The month of March just flew by. With our new adventure starting at the end of February, it was a very frantic end to that month.
|AHQ RAN Quilt 1|
|AHQ RAN Quilt 2|
|AHQ Laundry Bag|
|Back Cover with zip to store parts|
|Pages 2 and 3|
|Pages 4 and 5|
|Completed Quiet Book|
Five wonderful days with my 'Stitching Sister', Miss Carmel, meant there were plenty of creative activities shared -- cardmaking, stitching, quilting, and of course, shopping, lunches, morning teas, and one or two (sometimes more) glasses of "stitching juice"!!!! And plenty of "catch-up" chat.
On our first night SS surprised me with a yummy birthday cake, complete with sparklers -- sorry there are no photos as neither I nor the OWO were prepared for that!
|Three beautiful cards|
|Poppy block - one of 16 we made|
All too soon it was time to pack up the stitching kit, assess the "damage" and achievements, and to say farewell to our wonderful hosts at the Pera Court Hilton. Time to continue our travels even further north to our temporary residence near Innisfail. So until we next meet dear friends we thank you for your wonderful hospitality and the happy memories we have shared.
|Mow-mow, mow-mow OWO|
The home is air-conditioned (thankfully) and there is a lovely in-ground pool. But more importantly- there is a room that I can use just for stitching.
I didn't expect to have much time for stitching as we had planned to spend most of our time exploring this beautiful tropical region. However, since our arrival in mid March there have been some interesting events that have proven to be somewhat challenging.
At the end of the first week we found ourseleves preparing for a cyclone as TC Debbie approached the NQ coast. Thankfully, for us, "she" kept moving south. Sadly for the people of Bowen, Airlie Beach, Proserpine, and Mackay, TC Debbie crossed the coast wreaking havoc and causing devastating damage to those areas. Our hearts go out to those people who lost their homes, and businesses.
Once the threat of "Debbie" passed our region we made plans to explore Innisfail and beyond. But again we were stopped in our tracks when I contracted a severe dose of bronchitis. Unfortunately there was no chance of my hiking around the hills when I could hardly breathe or stop coughing.
However being grounded had its stitching benefits though - I was able to sit in the comfort of a cool room with a pleasant outlook and work on my hand stitching projects -- between snoozing! There is ALWAYS a sunny positive if you look beyond the grey clouds!!!!
|Completed three blocks for On Freedom's Wings|
Oh dear!, Taken me so long to get this post published. It seems I will be grounded a little longer than anticipated as the bronchitis attack has turned into pneumonia!!!! Thank goodness I packed all those hand stitching projects!