Sunday, October 20, 2013

Croydon visit

While our youngest son was here during his university holidays, we went to the historic gold rush village of Croydon. This is a 155km drive to the East and it took nearly 2 hours to get there. This town has a population of around 255 people.

 I just loved the metal structures at the historic village. Look at these kangaroos and emu.
 

Here are some of the mining acquipment used.
There is a very informative information centre and we watched a lovely mining movie while there. The whole site is beautifully presented and worth a visit.




Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bucilla Meant to be Together

I started this Bucilla, "Meant to be Together" kit, because I liked the various colours and different items to focus on while stitching.

 Have a look at the close-up picture of the kit. Don't those red strawberries with cream on the right look yummy!



Isn't the tiny little mouse at the top left of the frame just too adorable. He looks asif he is hiding and enjoying  his find...some yellow cheese. With that large cat so close, he'd better not get too comfortable!

I thought this kit has seperate sections and that one could focus on a small piece at a time and have some feeling of achievement when a section is completed. I have finished the centre rabbit with her basket of carrots. I'm hoping to compleat the bear in the mirror next to her tonight.



Happy stitching everyone.