Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter was fun

What a fabulous Easter we had here,  I even got time for a little Easter project  yesterday.
Meet my newest pincushion. He looks a bit shy,  he's the keeper of the pins and he loves sunflowers. He's velvety soft and took no trouble to make, even with him being stitched by hand.
The oval cushions were a bit of a bear though, I had trouble with pulling in the threads nicely and did those about three times.
I bought my kit with pattern included from Cathy Pendleton.
Friday is always hot cross bun making day. I don't lke to eat them before Good Fridaybecause of the religious significance. When they get a bit stale, they are delicious toasted on the soft side.
On Saturday the weather was perfect for getting out and about so we packed a picnic and headed to Sublime Point lookout for a picnic. This was our lunchtime view of Wollongong.
We headed down that hill and unpacked our bikes to ride some of the bike track that goes around the ocean. That's my bike in the photo you can see. I've decided I need a padded seat.
On Monday we caught a couple of trains out to Olympic Park for the Royal Easter show. It's one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
It's been a few years since we've been , there's no need to go every year and I wouldn't go when the weather is so hot but this day there was cloud cover so it wasn't too bad.
I can't do the rides any more but there's plenty else to see and do.
The largest camel in Australia.
You could go for a camel ride for $8
My daughter would love to spin the wool off this angora goat.
The kids can watch chickens hatching.

My favourite cakes
I think I've rabbited on for long enough.
Since I had a few that would have liked the pattern in the last post, I had to draw a name out.
Congratulations Mona, I'll get it out to you as soon as possible.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break, Janet

25 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Great pics Janet...love the Show!

Salley said...

Oh . . . Cute pinny! Arent those chickies fun.

Every Stitch said...

Cute pincushion! Love the Easter Show cakes - amazing! I am going to have to wean myself off Easter buns again - so yummy :)
Hilda

Julia said...

Love the little rabbit pincushion..
Amazing Easter cakes, that white one must have taken ages to make and decorate.
Glad you had a great time.
Julia ♥

liz said...

Sounds like a nice Easter break. You did lots of different things and still managed to do crafty stuff. Your pincushion has lots of character.

Kathie said...

love that pincushion too cute!
bet you had fun making it. what a fun day that is, can you imagine the beautiful angora wool from that goat?
what views you must have touring around your area.
Kathie

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny -- that intricate little rabbit didn't give you any problems, but the circles on the bottom did? It's a beautiful pincushion -- I'll bet you'll really enjoy it. Don't stab the bunny LOL. Looks like you had a perfect Easter!

Cheri said...

My kind of trip, what a view! I love going to the ocean and also enjoy a good fair.

taylorsoutback said...

Fun, fun, fun everywhere you take us! Your new pincushion is adorable!!

Lori said...

It looks like a lovely Easter weekend. Your bunny pin cushion is amazing Janet!! If i try fiddly projects like that they never look close to the original!!

Janet said...

That is the cutest pin cushion I've ever seen! I'm glad you had a lovely Easter. The fair sounds so interesting.

Nedra said...

Darling pin cushion, Janet. So perfect for Easter time. And camels in Australia? How fun.

Terry said...

I love your little bunny! It's adorable! :0)

Lynda said...

We live in a beautiful part of the world. I can highly recommend a gel seat cover for your bicycle. Your Easter pin cushion is beautiful.

Giane said...

Love your bunny pin cushion!

Jane in Wales said...

O, what fun! I love the pincushion, and those cakes..........

Barb said...

what a fun day out! love the chicks and cakes.
Happy belated Easter

Crispy said...

Love the pin cushion, even my hubby walked by and said it was cute. The cakes were amazing. I haven't been to a big fair like that since the kids were little, such fun.

Crispy

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your bunny pin cushion is so fabulous, and looks very fiddly!!I love the way he's holding a flower, too cute!! The weather was perfect this year. Looks as though The Show was fun, there's always so much to see. Great to see you had a wonderful Easter!

Shirley said...

I thought you were going to say that it was you on that super slide whizzing down. Glad you had a great time. Beautiful bunny pincushion.

Maree: said...

Your Pincushion is Just Gorgeous Janet...it's been years since we've been to the show must be time we came down with the Granddaughter ...
Cheers

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like a wonderful Easter! The pin cushion is amazing.

FlourishingPalms said...

Loved going to the Royal Easter Show! Thanks for sharing pictures of your visit there.

Robin said...

Looks like a fun event! And that pincushion is super cute... love it!!! :)

sewyouquilt2 said...

absolutely LOVE the bunny!