We've just spent another long weekend at our friends' wonderful beach house on the South Coast of NSW. The weather was absolutely perfect: 26C and sunny, but cooler overnight.
I broke with my habit of never knowingly being crafty and taught myself to sew blanket stitch! My amazing hostess C spent a lot of the weekend making bedlinen, crocheting a blanket and re-purposing old blankets into dolls' bedlinen for M (oldest child). My talents don't stretch to this degree of creativity, but the least I could do was to add some embellishment to the beautiful blanket that C made:
|Photo by C|
We went to a couple of different beaches. I'm not supposed to walk on sand, so I couldn't do my usual very long beach walks, but I did hobble down to the water
The boys went rock exploring
As I couldn't do a beach walk, I went beach-house perving instead! I love this house. It's a typical South Coast Fibro house that has had a total tart-up. Simple, but lovely. Also probably worth a bomb.
Another very cool house. It looks as if it's either got squattters in it or is empty and very unloved. Wish I had a spare million $ so I could buy it and bring it back to life! It's got a lovely curved wall.
Pelicans in the bay!
Sunday morning at the beach
Everyone off for a swim
The dolls' bed complete with crocheted blankets and cushions and re-purposed blanket. Note the blanket stitch!! Not bad for a beginner! C is a master crocheter, she made the blanket in a couple of hours one morning, in between making scones and lemon curd!!
Very cool 'A' frame house that I would also love to buy!
Hope you had a lovely weekend.