Friday, October 12, 2012

SUNDAY SNAPS (part 1)


I’m back from fishing.  Actually, I’m back from a fabulous trip with my daughter all the way “Down Under”.  What a fabulous experience.  I belong to a wonderful Yahoo Group “C-R-A-F-T” and each year they hold a quilt retreat in Australia.  So, this year I was lucky enough to join them and also have a great trip with my daughter, Jolene.  I am going to try and make my photo challenges fit with the trip.  Now that is a challenge and a bit of a stretch. 

 The first challenge picture is “Three Things”.  I made one of these little selvage bags for each of the retreaters and a few extra:  sixteen in all.  Then Jolene and I stuffed some “American” things inside.
 

The “Frame” photo is of my Tablet charging.  It was used for internet connection, and proved pretty darn successful most times. 

 
Australia felt so “Near” by the time we got to the airport.  We left on a late night flight, which was perfect for sleeping.  There’s Jolene guarding our easy-to-spot luggage.

 
It was “A Good Thing”, no, a perfect thing that we took a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House AND saw the opera, Madame Butterfly.  I can’t tell you how wonderful the Opera House is to see up close and personal.

 
 Another “Me Then” picture was a challenge photo.  So, here you go….the two of us with the Opera House behind us. 

 

We were on a mission, or “Errand”, to see a Kangaroo during our travels.  Our first spotting was of all places, on a golf course (Sorry I cannot remember if we were in Ipswich or Brisbane). 

 

 
 




Aren’t they amazing?  Part 2 - tomorrow.

 
Hope you had a good week.

 
Quilt happy,

Marilyn

13 comments:

Lois said...

Great phiotis and so pleased you had a great holiday. It was lovely meeting you, sorry I couldn't make it to retreat. Hugs Lois

Lois said...

Great phiotis and so pleased you had a great holiday. It was lovely meeting you, sorry I couldn't make it to retreat. Hugs Lois

beth said...

what a GREAT trip! Look forward to seeing more tomorrow! ;)

Sharon-NZ said...

Great part one can't wait foe the next episodes LOL

Barb said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time....glad you are back

Frances Moore said...

How great was that!WoW. Here I thought you really went fishing.

Karen Mallory said...

What a fun trip Marilyn! I am so jealous of you getting to meet the girls. :) Can't wait to see all the pics though they are probably similar to everyone else's hey!
hugs Karen

Diana said...

aww you are so clever, can't wait for the next chapter.
hugs

Khristina aka Khris said...

We were so very lucky to have you join us...it really topped off the retreat having both you and Jolene here....the kangaroos were half way between Ipswich ( no T) and Brisbane in an area called Wacol....hugs Khris

Jan said...

How wonderful. So glad you got to go.

hetty said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time! I look forward to the next installment of photos! Welcome back, by the way.

Pat from Florida said...

Well, Missy, just how cool is this??? And to share it with your daughter??? OMG. LUCKY!!!!!

The Knaup's said...

Welcome home!!!! We missed you dearly! LOVE your photos - we want to see more! My favorite is of you and your daughter. What beautiful ladies!!! LOVE this post. Can't wait to see part 2.