Monday, May 21, 2012

The 3 S's...Sun, Sand, Surf.....oops and Stitching

Hello everyone, thanks for coming over to visit.....

No.1 and I are away at the moment, enjoying some time in warmer climes....
Byron Bay to be precise.

It's a beautiful spot, the weather at this time of the year is just 'perfick' no humidity, yeeeeees!!

Some stitchy time was had in the park by the beach this afternoon.
 No. 1 playing some tunes and me knitting  this Fly Agaric toadstool from my new book.......
It was a little bit tricky dicky and some fudging took place but I am making headway...

The day started off the best way with eggs Benedict for my chauffeur hehe.....

He needs to keep up his energy for the sightseeing tour...

Shall we take a little wander around the town?

Some interesting street art.....

I did notice there was no yarn bombing around .
Hmmm, just wondering if I have time to leave a little yarny goodness on a palm tree or some such?....

A late blooming Hibiscus.
 A colorful reminder of Summer's beauty...


Some words of wisdom from Pooh....

He's one smart bear 


Byron Bay is a mecca for back packing tourists and bikes are an easy way to get around town.

Can't beat a turquoise treadly with a wicker basket....

After lunch our sightseeing tour took us to Bangalow.

A lovely little town up in the hills....

I spied one 4 legged local waiting patiently for his 2 legged mate.....

I wonder what he was thinking?

Heading back down to Lennox Head for a wander along the beach, keeping an eye out for sea glass.......

No sea glass to be found this time but a rather colourful Starfish..


I have a few more days here before I head South to the colder weather. I'm making the most of it and catching up on my Vitamin D intake,enjoying the change of scenery along with walks on the beach...

I'd like to say a big thankyou for all the lovely comments on my last post about my Hedgie Brooch......must say I haven't seen too many broochie kinda gals up this way either...

Hope your week has gotten off to a good start, thanks for popping by and a warm welcome to all my new Followers...

Take Care,

Claire ♥♥


  1. I admire you my dear, those toadstools look very ambitious! Can't wait to see what you get up to with these.
    The breakfast looks amazing and has me salivating.
    I'm glad to know you are also an avid sea glass hunter. I haven't seen any in ages and I wonder if that is because all our litter is plastic now?
    Have a wonderful break, winter will wait for you.
    Love T

  2. Such a beautiful part of the world. love Piglet and Poo's philosophy If you're passing through the Hunter please do call in for a cuppa!

  3. Sounds fabulous, have a wonderful break

  4. It is such a tonic to see those lovely sunny shots with all that colour. We are just waking up properly to summer here in the UK after a long chilly spell. Seeing your colourful photos makes me all the happier.

  5. Have a lovely time Claire, it looks beautiful. You will have to leave some crochet somewhere!! Liz xx

  6. Aw, lovely knitted toadstools - me like a lot! You MUST leave some yarn-bombing evidence as a mark of your visit - particularly if it is 'virgin' territory, hehe! :)
    Have fun x

  7. Yarn bombing? Australia says yes! :)

  8. Thank you for taking us on the tour with you - it's lovely to take a sneaky look around new parts of the world! :-)
    Knitted toadstools?!? What a wonderful idea!!!

  9. Makes me feel warm just looking at those photos!

  10. I'm way behind with my blog reading so I'm commenting on a few of your posts at once.
    I loved the new bunny and the hedgie brooch. The knitting book looks really good, I can't wait to see the finished toadstool and what else you make.
    I had to laugh at the dog peeping through the door, waiting for it's owner. I can imagine it easing itself through the door little by little!

    The sea looks absolutely gorgeous!


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