Sunday, October 23, 2011

Holiday Adventures!

Hi all,

Yesterday we got home from a week at the beach at Elliott Heads. There were a few drama’s, but we are still new to caravanning so I guess that is to be expected…..forgotten ropes, leaky windows…. but there were good times too.

Playing around some rock pools.

On the beach at Burrum Coast National Park near Woodgate. We discovered a great little camp ground that you need a 4wd to get into.

The Boardwalk in the same national park. Great for the kids and their scooters.

I also checked out the 2 quilt shops in Bundaberg…

The Fabric Palette…A great store with a fantastic fabric range, they even have dress fabrics. I forgot to take a picture inside, it is a beautiful shop with exposed rafters and big open space.

The Quilters Shack…The store front is very, very deceiving. Let me show you!

This is the front of the shop, the door is just to the right. Some gorgeous Debbie Mumm things available here!

The back of the shop!

I have to admit this shop blew my mind….So big and spacious, absolutely (almost) anything your quilting heart could desire! They have all their bases covered - kids, batiks, repro, 1930’s, japanese, blah, blah, blah.

I actually got a bit overwhelmed and ended up just getting a few fat quarters. But it is definitely on my visit list again for next time, I will be more prepared!

In my next post I will share my purchases with you, I haven’t taken photos yet!

I also got some sewing done!

I started some rainbow hexie flowers.

I am using 1/2” hexagons, they are sooo cute! If I say so myself LOL

I don’t really have a plan for them, but they are great for a bit of hand sewing!

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PS. Guess were I was today? I will blog about it in a few days!


Debbie said...

Love the hexi's. The colour are wonderful, can't wait to learn how to do those. wondering how I can come on holidays with you next time and vist those shops.

Jump Creations.

Karen said...

I love 1/2" hexie flowers, they're so cute! And of course that much quicker to complete.

Elyte said...

Looks like a good holiday. It is a great idea to have a break before Christmas. Your holiday seems like it catered for all tastes. Those hexies are an excellent travelling project.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

cute centers on the hexies.

Unknown said...

gotta love those hexies - very addictive but you can pick them up and put them down and they are great for when you're on the road!

Wendyb said...

Looks like great fun Jess! Bundy is great for hol's...plenty to see and do....or just kick back. Glad to see you made time for the important stops too!!! What great shops! And love the little hexies....too cute!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O) XX

Janet said...

What a fun trip, I've never been caravaning in my life.
I just love shops that can carry all styles, it sounds great and gosh, I haven't heard Debbie Mumm's name in years.
Love, the cute hexagons, they'll be used in something I'm sure.

prsd4tim2 said...

Isn't quilt shop hunting fun? And I love your hexi flowers. But 1/2-inch ones? Oh my! But I may try them one day - I never thought I'd like hexi's at all, and now I find them extremely addictive.

Looks like your little guys had a fun time too.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! Especially visiting the Quilting Shack! Your hexies are just so fun and playful girlfriend!

barcord said...

The inside of that quilting shop made me groan with longing. Doesnt that sound daft. Wish I had been there too. Your boys are great. Looks like they had a good holiday. The hexis are beautiful. Look forward to seeing them in the future.

Oops-Lah said...

Great to hear you had a good holiday. And you must have been in heaven with those spectacular quilt shops to visit. I'm envious ;).