Sunday, October 6, 2013

another beach holiday.....

Sue and I once again headed off down to St Leonards for a few days of sewing, reading, relaxing, eating and just doing whatever else took our fancy.

We had a couple of must-do stops along the way - a visit to the lovely Sophie at Red Desire in Market Square, Geelong, where we also discovered a new shop, Made. by Typo, an offshoot of Typo specialising in craft products, and also  The Blanket Box in Belmont, a newly-favourite quilting shop found on an earlier visit to St Leonards, stocking gorgeous fabrics and a great range of patterns.

my Blanket Box purchases

We also took a detour through Clifton Springs and found a lovely spot on the beach, although, as evidenced by Sue's hair, it was blowing a gale while we were there.  We discovered in our travels that Clifton Springs has a very interesting history, which Sue has written more about on her blog here.

As always, it was exciting to arrive at the St Leonards house, ready to get into some serious Relaxing and Enjoying of Life.  

Usually we try to get in at least one walk on the beach each day, but not many walks were to be had this time, as the weather was rather unreliable.  We did get out a couple of times though, getting caught in a rain shower the second time around.

One of the things I really love about staying at St Leonards is being able to watch the sea and sky, and how they change with the different weather conditions, and we had some some amazing stormy-looking skies this time.

Tupai, along with Sue's husband David, came for a visit while we were there.  Tupai, was such a patient doggie, waiting for a walk on the beach...

and for his Mum to share some chips with him at dinner time - pleeeeease, Mum......

Sue was very industrious during our stay, writing blog posts, writing postcards, sewing, free motion quilting and getting in some reading time too.

I really loved the fabric Sue was sewing in the top right photo.  She was checking my bags regularly just to make sure it had not accidentally found it's way into them....

More on our sewing industriousness in the next post......

1 comment:

  1. Hey Tania I look really industrious in your photos!!! we did have a great weekend though....when can we do it again I wonder?? Lol!!


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