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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Extremes.......

 

This past month has been filled with the anticipation of a trip to Sydney.  We were there to celebrate a very special achievement by Nic.   It was a wonderful day, full of ceremony and auspiciousness (not sure if that is a proper word) and I am just bursting with pride at the moment.   As part of this special weekend, we decided to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  What a wonderful experience!  The views were spectacular and the engineering side of it was very interesting too.  I felt totally safe up there and could have spent the entire day on top, watching the world go by underneath.  I totally recommend the climb to anyone who is interested.

 
 
Another exciting piece of the weekend was visiting Adriano Zumbo patissier at Darling Harbour.  Amy and I had a great time, trying to decide on what to purchase, what to eat there.  I came home with the V8 cake and I think nearly every flavour of macaron that was available.
 
 
I have been a littled obsessed lately with macarons (those are mine pictured above) - I have lost count of how many I have made, trying to get them perfect each time, so to visit and taste test the master's was pure joy.
 

About the only serious sewing I have been doing has been on Phebe.  I have the applique border all sewn onto the centre and am now just finishing the applique in the corners.  There is no way this quilt is going to be finished by Christmas (maybe Christmas 2013??).
 

 
One thing I have made was this big sewing bag.  The applique design came from Quiltmania's Vintage magazine.  It was a cushion so I redrew it to the size I wanted and with help from Jan, made it into the bag.
 
After the extreme high of last weekend, we had a extreme low through the week.  Our home was broken into in the middle of the night and we were robbed whilst we were asleep.  Unfortunately Buddy (the not so "wonder dog") was asleep too and didn't hear a thing.
 
Sue-Anne xxx
 
I have had to turn on the comment verification as I have been getting heaps of spam.  I am sorry for the inconvenience, fingers crossed it will all die off soon and I can turn it off again.
 
 
 

17 comments:

Every Stitch said...

Love your Phebe - looks beautiful - lovely fabric choices! And aren't you clever making that bag?- looks very professional. How terrible about the break-in - with you sleeping there too...what a hide.
Every Stitch

Suedio said...

Sue-Anne, so glad you're OK. The stuff can be replaces, the people and wonder pets are irreplaceable.

Glad you had a great time in Sydney. Your macarons look great - love the colours!

Dorothy said...

Your Phebe is looking wonderful .

Susan said...

We are huge Adriano fans too - have you seen the SBS documentary about him? Sorry to hear about the breakin, it's a horrible experience, hope you feel better soon. Phebe is coming along beautifully, I do admire your work.

Elyte said...

What a fabulous way to see Sydney. Memorable to say the least.
The break in is a bit unnerving but glad to hear that Buddy didn't get stressed!
Adriano better beware, your macaroons look fabulous. Does he know that you do a wonderful pav too?

katrien said...

Lovely your phebe.

Shirley said...

That is a fetching little number you are wearing there Sue-Anne, Love the views too. Congratulations to Nic on his achievements and to you too because those macaroons look so scrummy. Phoebe is looking even more gorgeous. Hope the scum get their just desserts. Glad you are safe though.

Chookyblue...... said...

Adriano's is wonderful......
your quilt is looking great.......

bugger about the break in......
I only allow people with google accounts........cuts out HEAPS of spam and I moderate comments over 4 days old.....

Miriam said...

Congratulations to Nic!
Not sure I would be brave enough to climb the bridge!!!!
Your macarons look delicious...and perfect!!
Phebe is looking great!
So sorry to hear about the break in. I hope the perpetrators are caught!

Josie said...

Heck... you wouldn't get me up there for all the tea in China. But... a nice cup of tea a slice of that yummy cake and one of your macaroons.. now you're talking! :o)
Love your bag... how clever to make it from a cushion pattern. Phebe is gorgeous too. So sorry to hear you were burgled. That is the pits. Hope you get back to feeling normal soon.

Kate said...

Brave Sue-Anne! I have a gift voucher to climb the Bridge from my birthday back in July...just waiting for the "right" time - feeling a bit tentative...
Your Phebe is looking really lovely, cut bag too.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to having to laugh at Buddy sleeping throught the break-in. It is not funny, but I keep hoping tha t my dog will wake while my own husband is gone if something happens . Living in the country is not always easy.

Mary said...

Phoebe is sooooo Beautiful! Love the applique! Hugs, Mary

Sue-Anne said...

Testing 123

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Sue-Anne what a post...Your Phebe is just gorgeous...oh those macarons and cake...we had lunch with Adriano plus a book signing last week and it was fantastic! I'm so sorry to hear of the break in...not very good at all...I hope they have been caught now.

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