Friday, July 31, 2015

Then there was the Light & Sound Show......

What a great way to spend an evening.

The lights were wonderful.

We walked through the Marina Sands Hotel on the way to the MRT station - probably the only time I'll get near this place.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Chinese Gardens

This was one of a number of specialized gardens - we explored this one - the rest will have to wait for another visit.

You're invited to rub these plaques - just for you Sue D.

View through one of the moon windows.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Then there's the Skywalk - just to give you another perspective of the gardens.

Close & personal with the super trees.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Cloud Dome

Man made waterfall was pretty impressive.

These were made of leggo!

Bromeliads everywhere - HofM was in heaven!  So many varieties,

They turned on the misters - so we had the cloud! That's the walkway through the cloud dome - it's up pretty high & was great to walk around.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In to the Flower Dome

There are 2 Domes - the Flower Dome & the Cloud Dome - the Flower Dome is home to all sorts of plants from cacti, succulents, trees, flowers etc etc.  It's all air-conditioned too - they have their own eco-system going so it's entirely self-sufficient.

The Dome!

They have different themed displays - this one was finishing - Nursery Rhymes - it was finished & a new one was being done.

Lupins - HofM informed me.

Amazing sculptures everywhere.

Ancient olive trees that must have been brought in & replanted - can you see why it took us so long to look around. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gardens by the Bay

What a place!  Couldn't believe we spent 8 hours here.

Carvings everywhere.

The Marina Sands Hotel.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Batik Wedding

Just tying off after finishing all the quilting - then the binding goes on.  It measure 81" square - quilted on my domestic machine - pleased I was able to do it. Made for a friend's child - their wedding was last year - so it's not all that long ago.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Red Hill Market

My great-niece & her boyfriend visited us for the weekend & while the men played golf, Jess & I went to the Red Hill Market.  Lots of lovely food, music, gifts, clothes etc etc etc.  We had brunch across the road at Arthur's at the Ithaca Bowls Club.  Food was great - lovely way to spend the morning & the weather was just a little warmer.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Eat Street Hamilton

After a drive around the Sunshine Coast, we went to see the American Frigate at Hamilton & decided to eat at Eat Street, Northshore, Hamilton.  The food was great & we would have stayed longer except for the bitterly cold wind - we Qlders are not used to such cold weather.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Take a Stitch Tuesday

I was checking out Judy Cooper's blog (see my side bar) and found TAST - what a great resource for stitches - absolutely amazing. Yes, I know it's Wednesday here....
Fly stitch sample 9I copied a picture across from the TAST blog - first stitch is fly stitch -such wonderful ideas.  Am inspired to do more & more hand stitching

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lunch with daughter-in-law

 Don't drive passed this cafe - only open Monday to Friday.

 Food in the cafe comes straight from the garden to the plate - most of it!

Lovely mosaics all around the place.  Prices are really reasonable too.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

2QAQ - June meeting

 Lajla showed us how to make bowls from wool.
 Scrap wool twisted into cord and then over sewn with a zig zag stitch.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Visiting Mt Nebo

Visitors for lunch 
 We got a little more than bird seed - No:1 son prepared open sandwiches.
 Reading nursery rhymes from the book
Grandma brought.
 Every little girl should have a fancy tee pee.
Mum's previous work experience proved necessary when we took the fish home.