Saturday, January 7, 2012


March 2010 to January 2012....that's a long break from blogging. Life just got in the way and I lost the desire to post to my blog. I'm hoping 2012 will be a good year and I can again work on posting updates. I am still living in Australia. We were sent here on a 2 year assignment. Our 2 years was up in October 2011. At that time, DH signed us up for 2 more years. I'm OK with that as people here are nice, but I do miss my house, family, and my sewing room.

I brought only hand applique with me when we came. I worked on that until a trip home in September 2011. I brought back a Cathedral Windows quilt that I had started way back in 2007. It provides a nice break from the applique. I do love applique, but I was wanting a change. I don't do a lot of shopping for fabrics here in AU because the price is so much more than in the US. Here most fabrics in quilt shops are about $20 to $25 per meter (39 inches). With the prices like that, I have only bought a few pieces that are uniquely Australian that I will use in special quilt to remember our time living here. I would promise to post a picture, but on our last trip home I lost my camera. I'm going to have to buy another.

We have seen lots of interesting sites in the time we have been here. Being out in the bush, we see more things about Australia than the usual sites of the big cities. I can drive about 30 miles from my home....walk along the banks of a creek.....and see these little guys in the trees.
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It amazes me to see the koalas in the wild! I didn't know they grunt and sound much like a pig. I make a trip to this area about once every two months just to see how many of them I can count. The fewest I have seen in a visit has been 11 and the most was 28.


Winona said...

Belvie, I was just thinking about you the other day. I figured it was about time you were getting back to Missouri, but I see you have another two years. I have missed your posts. I can't say I blame you for not buying fabric down there. Woo, that is expensive. I hope you continue to enjoy your adventure.

Darlene said...

Really nice to 'see' you. I'm glad you're enjoying your time in AU.

Andrea said...

Hi Belvie - how lovely to hear from you - hope to see you back more often - I have missed you xxx