Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Stash - The Holiday Edition

I arrived home on Friday afternoon after five glorious days away, to find a few fabulous little parcels awaiting me.

Thank you for the little package of scraps @sameliasmum

I put a call out to my quilty friends in a couple of FB groups, and the lovely Anorina came through for me!  I needed some Sugar Flower scraps for a wedding cushion, and given that it's not my usual style, and I only needed a teeny bit, I am very grateful for the generosity! xxx

I tracked down some #terrain from a fabulous store in NSW $12 p/m! The Stitchers Cupboard.

You may remember my post from a week or so ago, when I proclaimed I needed more Terrain after delving in to my scrap stash?  Well, I went on a bit of a search, and these delicious fat quarters and a little yardage arrived too!  SOOOOO thrilled!

And just because it's AUSTRALIA DAY today - I'm sharing with you some snaps of our little getaway last week.  It's a beautiful part of the country/world.  My husband has been holidaying in Sandy Point for his whole life.  I've been lucky enough to share it for the past twelve years.  If you haven't heard of it before, it's about half an hour from Wilson's Promontory - the southern most part of Australia!

The Beach House

I'm sure that when we tell people we are heading down to the beach house, they have grand illusions of a big white house on top of a sand dune!  Nope.  This delightful little three bedroom home is just perfect, nestled amongst the trees in a quiet little hamlet.  The kids can ride their bikes around the streets without us worrying about them getting hit.  And our little Chloe learnt to ride sans training wheels this trip!

In all the years we've been down there, not once have we ventured to "The Prom".  Well, I lie.  We went the first time I visited - heavily pregnant with Chelsea.  Andrew and I planned to do a walk, but as soon as we got there, it pissed down with rain, so we turned around and went back home!  Anyway - we took the plunge and headed there this time - and what a day.....

Wilson's Promontory

Wilson's is a huge national park, which means it is protected from all the crap humans do to the rest of the unprotected parts.  It is a truly pristine destination.

Wilson's Promontory

There were some pretty nasty bushfires there in 2009, but the rejuvination is amazing.

Lilly Pilly Gully Bushwalk

We had never bush walked before, so it was a bit of an adventure.  We chose an "easy" walk - the Lilly Pilly Gully walk.  The first part was all flat, and included this gorgeous boardwalk through a rainforest section.

Wombat Burrow

All Chloe wanted to see were some animals.  She had to make do with wombat burrows and poo......


After breaking for lunch, we headed off in the direction that pointed us towards the car park.  3.2km it said.  After about 500 metres of uphilling it, we realised the entire 3.2km would be the same.  Chloe climbed aboard Lochie's shoulders, and he took her the whole distance.  We made it to the top......

Lilly Pilly Gully Bushwalk - At the top

And were rewarded with this spectacular view of the coastline!

Squeaky Beach

And straight after the walk, we jumped in the car and headed to Squeaky Beach.  Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Sandy Point Shallow Inlet

My favourite part of our trips to Sandy Point are the days when it's not too hot or windy, and we can head to the shallow inlet.  As you can see, we hit the jackpot on our second last day!  Perfection.  No waves for me to worry about the kids, and Andrew brought the fishing rods and attempted fishing before they all became bored with that and continued swimming!

Beach Babe

And my favourite shot from this holiday.  My beach babe.

With only three more sleeps until the kids return to school, and four sleeps until Chloe begins Prep - I am well and truly rested, and have thoroughly enjoyed these school holidays. I'm now looking forward to returning to our regular schedule and routines - and a clean house!

I'm linking up with Sunday Stash - You can too!

Molli Sparkles


  1. Sounds fabulous. We must get there one day. My mum and dad have a beach house at Blairgowrie and yes it does sound great. But when it is seven of us in a fibro two bedroom shack, it's not glamorous all. But it's fun. I too have a preppy starting a a kinder kid starting. Big changes around here.

  2. I love the photos and especially your beach babe shot.

  3. yay for great holidays - truly a beautiful part of the world (when it is sunny!)

  4. Fun holiday! Love that Terrain stash. So gorgeous!

  5. love your stash additions, and loved seeing your holiday photos. what beautiful colors!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. I can't decide which is prettier, your stash or Australia!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous - the fabric and Australia! We love hiking with our kids on vacation, too : )

  8. Looks great I will have to show these pictures to my husband we always debate, move to Australia or America, is your summer holiday (December, January) long? oh and the fabric is great also :)


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