Friday, 18 December 2009

Travelling north

We are just home from a 2400km round trip to a hot and humid Brisbane for a family wedding. And that's a relatively short trip in Australia! Here are some of my favourite images from the wedding, which incidentally was held at a golf course!
The nieces & nephews had a front row seat, but were more interested in each other than the nuptials!
Cousins, from eldest to youngest - a rare gathering.
Playing with rose petals after the ceremony.
At the end of the night - all that dancing wears a girl out!
I did manage to get a little 'something blue' finished (in the car on the way!) for the bride.
The pattern is one of Marg Low's latest releases, the delightful 'Sweet Heart Birdies'. It was a perfect gift for the bride - she wore it tied to her wrist at the reception - special!
The timber embellishment is one of many gorgeous designs by Barb of Theodora Cleave Designs.
Brisbane was hot, and since our accommodation was basic and pool-less, we spent a lot of time at South Bank keeping cool:
Of course, travelling north afforded me the luxury of taking photos of all sorts of exotic blooms that I never usually see.
I can't tell you what these blooms are. They are completely beyond my limited botanical expertise - feel free to educate me!
A long trip, but a truly brilliant one! Now, to get organised for Christmas?!


  1. Lots of lovely photos Ros. Looks like the kids had a ball if not the Bride & Groom.

  2. I am thrilled my kissing birds have bedecked the bride's arm... I wish them much happiness, and yourself a Merry Christmas
    Theodora Cleave

  3. Stunning gift for the bride. No wonder she wore it on the day. Your stitchery work is amazing. Ann :-)

  4. Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing all the awesome photos.

  5. Wonderful photos. Nice work on the blue heart!

  6. It sounds and looks like you all had a wonderful time. The kissing birds look fabulous too. I did wonder if you would get it made in time for the wedding.

  7. Delightful photos! It's ALWAYS refreshing to visit at your blog. Merry Christmastime to you and your family!!

  8. Glad you had such a lovely time, the photos are great. Loved your little gift and chuckled when I read you finished it in the car. I remember traveling to a wedding a few years ago still hemming my dress, and I was wearing it!!!!!!

  9. Just finished whipping up three journal (or in this case diary) covers as last minute chrissy gifts. I want to thank you for the fantastic free tutorial - they make super easy yet suitably immpressive gifts, thanks!

  10. All such lovely photos. Your Australia is so beautiful and exotic. It makes me wistful for summer. Ahh. It was 4 degrees (F) this morning here in Illinois, USA.


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