A MOTORCYCLE trip from east to west & back again in Australia. 19Th September

Day 1:

This trip is something we have wanted to do for many years and being my hubby’s 60th birthday we decided this was the year …!!!

Our bags were packed and it was a feat as we had a top box & two side paniers to hold clothes/food & water/tools for a months worth of travel… we left home at 5am so as to beat the morning traffic and not get stuck on the freeway.

We started with a morning temperature of 7 degrees but by the time we got to Kyneton it had dropped to 1 degree…. talk about freezing !!!! We stopped for a cuppa and a couple of egg sangas. anyone knowing us will know we rarely eat out and having a sandwich in our food bag takes us a very long way.

Back on the bike and we keep going.We ride through small Victorian towns called Lockwood…Bridgewater on Lodden…Wedderburn…Teddywaddy….Wycheproof….Berriwillock…Sea lake & then stop at Nullawil where we see our first Silo Art.. It was a good opportunity to stretch our legs once more & take in the awesome art.

We get to our first nights stop in Mildura, having covered 630kms overall. not a bad days riding with spectacular weather.


ScrapHappy June

Good morning. This is my first ScrapHappy post and thanks to Kate I’m now part of the ScrapHappy group.

I am a very new quilter and have years and years of quilting yet to be caught up with but since I started in March of this year I’ve enjoyed every minute.

I started with an old duvet cover and a few old pillow cases as I needed to start with cutting and joining to see if I had what it took.

One quilt later and a couple of table runners and place mats ( these were hand sewn with hexies) I had a fair few scraps left.

If I’m not sewing I’m reading about quilting or watching YouTube videos about the different types of quilting I could learn.

The placement I have made out of scraps has two processes involved in it … Paper Piecing & Prairie Points. It was a combination of machine sewing and hand sewing. It was my first attempt and I’m quite pleased with it.

It sits on my coffee table under the vase

Here’s to the next ScrapHappy project next month !

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera (me!)