Monday, 15 April 2013


where did that week go?? and what did I achieve. well not much but it was a good week regardless. I finished the Lady Bug Pin Cushion.

Very happy with the finished product!! And I spent 3 days up at Wee jasper at my sons. I took my mum up to see where he was living and working and to see her great grandies.
It was all country she hadn't seen before and she coped quite well with the winding roads with sheer drops on the side (mum is not a lover of that type of road!!)
She had a lovely time in the garden getting cuttings and bulbs - Lachlan was a very willing worker for her!!

he would have dug everything up for mum to bring home if she hadn't of been with him!lol.

although the altitude affected mum's breathing she got out and about and checked out the old original shack - this is the ceiling of the front room - how many would die for this type of ceiling today!! And an archway!! the shack is over 100yrs old. It is rumoured that there are ghosts in the shack and in the newer house (built in the 40's) - I for one believe there are in the newer house - just a feeling I have each time I am in it!

Below are some photos of the bird life - these fellows were part of a flock that flew in late in the afternoon, made a lot of noise and then flew off again!

They truly had a 'birds eye view' - the tree they were in being dead but still standing about 40ft high.

 And this is the tree - so many trees like this wherever you look - very majestic and commanding.
Miss Abbey (not quite 8yrs) has told the family that she is not able to do anything around the house or yard as she will be too busy with her new 'job'..... she is a 'horse trainer' now - and here she is going out for the first time out of the sand yard on the 'horse she is training' for a neighbours grandchildren!!

Below is Lachlan riding badger for the very first time (his mare is in foal). He was right at home on this huge animal!

And off they go with dad and some other neighbours for a couple of hours riding on Saturday afternoon.

on my next trip up there I am going to fill this wheelbarrow to overflowing with flower seedlings

 Of course we did some shopping - The Calico Patch in Canberra on Saturday morning, Spotlight at Wagga on the way home - funny how the car just turns off the main road and parks itself conveniently at shops we may be interested in! lol
All in all a lovely week with family and more memories made with the beautiful great grandmother (so good that we both love sewing, craft and gardening - makes for many lovely hours together!)


  1. Sounds like a lovely week, and how nice you can enjoy time with you mum like that. The pincushion is beautiful.

  2. lovely post and pics.xx

  3. Lovely pin cushion. Sounds like a wonderful week visiting the Family with your Mum. The shack is amazing. Do they use it for anything or is it left empty?

  4. Sounds like a fun week and the pin cushion is lovely !!!!

  5. What a lovely story - the little house is a bit creepy, glad you all had a nice time visiting.


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