Quilting is definitely my Happy Place 🤩

I was going through my photographs today and whenever I make something I always take a pic …

Well going though my September pictures did not surprise me as I sit at my machine pretty much every day for a few hours … never in one stretch as I do have other things I need to do … like work and cooking & laundry 😃

However I’m always sliding back to my machine to do “just a little bit more”

Well this is the roundup for September…

Loving every minute 😍

A few of these are presents for Christmas and birthdays coming up .

Wave 🌊 Rock

Wave Rock is a natural rock formation that is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave. The “wave” is about 15 m (49 ft) high and around 110 m (360 ft) long. It forms the north side of a solitary hill, which is known as “Hyden Rock”. This hill, which is a graniteinselberg, lies about 3 km (2 mi) east of the small town of Hyden and 296 km (184 mi) east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia.[1] Wave Rock and Hyden Rock are part of a 160 ha (395-acre) nature reserve, Hyden Wildlife Park. More than 100,000 tourists visit every year.[2]

We visited this natural beauty this day last year.

It’s beautiful and awe inspiring to say the least!!

HYDEN & reminiscing continues 🏍🏍🏍🏍

STREET SCAPE ART

Day 9 continues….

Sculptures made from old machinery.. scrap metal & implements that tell the history of Hyden… from early times prior to settlement through to the first tourists in the 1970’s …

Description

The town of Hyden is located 292 kilometres east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. Hyden is home to Wave Rock, Mulka’s Cave and Hippos Yawn, all popular local tourist attractions. Wikipedia

And the journey continues….

REMINISCING 🏍🏍🏍

BALLADONIA – SOUTHERN CROSS

Up and on the bike again… another 568 kms to cover today. It was beautiful and sunny but not too hot. We head towards Norseman passing the Fraser Ranges. As usual the scenery was spectacular and I had a lot of fun with my camera…


we stop to fill up in Norseman and realise our GPS is not working 😠 … nothing to do but carry on & as it’s one long road we can hardly get lost !!!
Once fuel tank is replenished we head to the next all important stop … WIDGIEMOOLTHA ROADHOUSE…. from 1995 till date every time we have travelled these roads we have always stopped for an ice cream break…. this time no different… we stop … we take pictures… we eat our ice cream… take more pics & head off again. The place has not changed one bit in the number of years we have been there. The only change has been with the people running the place. For me it’s a regular “Time Capsule” moment…. how I love this country 🥰.


Off we go again for another 75 kms to COOLGARDI and we stop for fuel and a stretch. Once on the bike we decide to go straight to Southern Cross but another 120 kms my hip feels very very dodgy so off we get again…. another stretch & a picture of a magpie later we head off again… this time to our destination for the night …. SOUTHERN CROSS !!!

Total kms ridden so far … 3530… 🏍🏍🏍

2004 & 2019 …
Overtaking a Road Train
Entering Southern Cross
Selfie time 🤩

FORGET GLASS SLIPPERS THIS PRINCESS WEARS MOTORCYCLE BOOTS 😍

REMINISCING….. Border Crossing..25 September 2019!

Day 7: BORDER VILLAGE- BALLADONIA

2962 kms completed so far … cannot believe it’s been a week on the road and what a week it’s been !!!

Today we covered 519 kms a bit more than the last couple of days … the only down part being it was hot … 33 degrees with no shade from the sun for miles around can be a bit draining.

We headed out of Border Village around 8am knowing it was going to be a hot one… as we are getting ready a car stops in front of our cabin and compliments us on our beautiful ST … this happens a lot and we of course feel really happy 😃… chatting with him I think to myself this gentleman sounds very Anglo 😃… a couple of minutes later he says he is and lives in Perth and is on his way East … talk about being a small world …. we ride all the way to the WA border to meet a “Jaath Bhai “ … seriously 😀…

Anyway we head towards the Quarantine Check Point & cross over to Western Australia… the best part … we gain 2 hours …

We pass ;

EUCLA : This was first established in 1877 to enable direct telegraphic communications between Adelaide & Perth.

MADURA : For many years horses were bred for the Indian Army here and shipped from the coast south of the Homestead.

CAIGUNA : Afghan Rocks, natural freshwater dams located near Caiguna we’re used as a resting place by camel drivers in the 1890’s

BALLADONIA: The stone walls & fences built by the pioneers are still a feature of Balladonia.

A wonderful day of riding with beautiful skies again.

Never ride faster than your angel can fly !

REMINISCING 🤩

One year ago today …!!!!! An epic journey from east to west across our beautiful continent…..😍😍😍

Day5:

WUDINNA to NUNDROO

We had a relaxed morning and headed out of Wudinna @ 9.30…. a first late start in a long long time !

We rode through Minnipa & stopped at Poochera…. sadly the Roadhouse there has been closed permanently.

From there we detoured to Streaky Bay a beautiful & very picturesque place. Stopped for an ice cream and to top up a few groceries. An added 62 kms but we bypassed Cungena & Whirrulla… and ride straight on to Ceduna….. situated on the shores of Murat Bay. Another 72kms later we pass through Penong …. an agricultural town that sits above a substantial body of underground water, which explains the number of windmill operated bores in the vicinity. We stayed in Penong in 2008 for a couple of nights so we could take the kids to Cactus Beach where on walking to the beach we had a long black snake jump out from the shrubbery right in front of us and slither away … it was a shock to say the least and the kids and I had our eyes peeled from then on !!!
80 kms later we arrive in Nundroo… here to spend the night and rest up before tomorrow’s adventures.
Today we covered 382kms… a comparatively relaxed day compared to the first two days and a day where we could get off and look around and relax between rides.
The weather was beautiful… lots of sun and some cloud…. a few droplets of rain which we weaved in and out of…

2067kms covered so far and I thought I’d get a bit tired of riding on the motorcycle but truth be told once rested I’m ready to hop on again….. here’s to tomorrow’s adventures 😎

The sun ☀️
Passing through Ceduna
The windmill town of Penong
Chatting with a local from Streaky Bay
The glorious town of Streaky Bay

THERE IS NO TIME TO BE BORED IN A WORLD AS BEAUTIFUL AS THIS 💝

ScrapHappy September

And so its another month and life is pretty much the same as it was last month. we are at the end of the first part of STAGE 4 LOCKDOWN….but as the numbers are still not what they want its been extended for another 2 weeks !!!! Then it will be a week by week review and restrictions tweaked. So lets see what the next two weeks hold for us….

For me days are pretty much the same as it always is as I work from home managing my husbands business and have been doing this for the last 27 years… We are lucky we can still work and feel very Blessed to be doing work during this time as there’s lots who can’t work or is out of work.

I’ve been quilting up a storm as always … trying new things and adding to my collection of lovely things…and I have a few scraps from these in the last month. There’s two I would like to share ….

The first one I would like to share is a placemat that I made out of Hexies. Both front and back were hand stitched and then I did some FMQ to finish it off.

The second piece I did was a Wall Hanging. I have a little room just outside my family area which is all mine. Its a room I have decorated the way I want it …and I usually sit there and read or catch up on my social media with a cup of coffee. Im patiently waiting for Kate to visit so we can sit there and have a good natter. I have hung this Quilted piece of art in this room … I can see it from inside the main house so it works well there :))

Got the hanger on special as well !!
The Wall Hanging from inside the main house
A zoomed out view of my little nook 😍

I’m so so enjoying myself 🤩

Here’s to next month !!!

Kate, Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera (me!)