Sunday, January 1, 2012


Hello! Happy New Year to all my dear blogging friends who have been terrific calling in to my blog and taking the time to comment, and so motivating and helpfull to me in my 6 months of blogging. I appreciate it and thank you  kindly.

This month Down Under is our summer where we celebrate the holidays .
 Rest and relaxation is the order of the day with  togetherness and fun times. The sea temperature is just right for a swim in the surf and I look foreward to a spot of beach fishing and laying on the beach with my book.. Most of the beaches are on average only 10 minutes from us.

Newcastle Beach and Merewether Beach.

Also not far  is our beautiful Lake Macquarie being 4 mins drive from our front door. for picnic lunches or a paddle  at the edge of the lake. Our lake is  lovely and unspoilt located close to major centres and is situated south of Newcastle N.S.W.

 Lake Macquarie is Australias largest coastal saltwater lake with approx.170 Kilometeres of foreshore.
Belmont on the map is where we live.

At 1,342 square kilometeres .This lake is 4 times the size of Sydney Harbour.

Here I am taking one of the Grandchildren for a walk around the lake. This photo I used for my profile in Blogger.

This is Mt Sugarloaf and is only 15 Km,s  from our front door.

 Mt Sugarloaf has several lookouts and walking tracks leading from the car park and barbecue picnic areas and is in the Lower Hunter regions of N.S.W. Australia.

No sewing projects to post at the moment as I need to visit some quilting shops to add to my stash which hopefully will do in the next few days .Kristy my grandaughter is here for part of the holidays and I have been tracing some embroidery prints for her to embroider for her next project and she is hoping to finish the top of her music quilt while here. I really love Christmas but was very busy with 30 adults and 19 Children for Christmas Day .It was a great day.
Nice to be back on here .
Happy sewing for the New Year.
Jen x