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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Australia Day & FNSI

A very Happy but soggy Australia Day from me..
Mr R. loves Australia Day and we had planned a day in the pool and a barbie with the family. Alas a bit damp but as our barbie is on the verandah  our lunch was not affected.  we decorated the table as you can see. You can also see the weather did not dampen the mood of the cook either.

Each year we are 'encouraged' (forced) by the man above to wear an assortment of very tacky Australiana he has sourced with great amusement and then we allow people to take photos of us....(several family members threatened violence if their photos appeared anywhere in cyberspace) duly noted!!!
See what I mean....how impressed is Grandson no 1.
Sometimes it's easier just to give in...DD and eldest Grandson
The boys in I don't know what???? Mohawks I think. Silliness aside we had a lovely barbeque lunch....some lamb of course. We also had lamingtons
Some very cute Aussie themed patty cakes
A delicious caramel tart, which I cannot show you a photo of as we ate every last crumb.
The boys loved the cupcakes although the youngest liked how they looked more than how they tasted. One koala cake gone!!
Not so the other chap....our cake quality control officer...
Crikey mate we had a bonza time (sorry but it had to be said).
FNSI:
I have had such a busy last couple of days I completed messed up the linking up and such like for
So I do hope I am excused this time. I was however stitching along with you all. I was very busy hand quilting the "Strawberry Quilt" and I am now on block two.
With this weather we are having I think I will be doing a lot more of it over the next few days. Even though I am a bit late I am going to pop over to HEIDI'S  to see what everyone else was up to last night.
That's it from this very tired Aussie girl. I can hear my lovely chair calling to me already. I hope that however you celebrated this wonderful country of ours today it was with gratitude for this amazing place in which we live and also kept all those in our hearts among us who are dealing with the consequences of when this rugged and sometimes harsh land of ours decides to not play very nice.
Blessings Michelle xxx

30 comments:

  1. Beautifully put! Fires one minute, tornados the next. That strawberry quilt is looking gorgeous...

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  2. Happy Australia Day Michelle. Way too soggy here for a BBQ and with the winds so strong, even the covered balcony and patio are wet to the doors, so we've been holed up inside here.
    Those cupcakes are really cute.

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  3. What a wonderful way to celebrate Australia Day. Families are the best. Love the table decorations, the cakes and the dress-ups. All good fun!

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  4. Looks like a fun day at yours! Loving the quilting on the strawberry quilt!

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  5. love those cupcakes and funny accessories. Looks like it was great fun.
    lovely quilting can't wait to see it finished.

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  6. Love the outfits....and the food! Are you in the path of all that rain?

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  7. Looks like a wonderful day had by all!

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  8. what fun family pics michelle,great to see everyone having fun.Lovely second block,cant wait to see this finished.xx

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  9. Happy A'day Michelle...seems like a fun time...enjoy! The quilt is comimg on nicely.
    Hugs,
    Loretta

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  10. Every family has one party animal, and they make everything so much more fun! Lovely quilting, the meandering looks really good.

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  11. Happy Australia to you as well. The strawberries on block 2 look good enough to eat. I might sneak over and see if they are ripe!
    Hugs

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  12. what a fun day you had - love the tacky australiana .... it is sooo weeeettttt haha.... we did ask for rain! love the hand quilting.. it is just going to be so lovely
    Hugz

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  13. Hahaha, looks like fun. What a lucky country we indeed have. Beauty mate! Sharyn:)

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  14. Looks like you had a fun lunch. How cute were those cupcakes. :) The strawberry quilt is looking wonderful. Hugs,

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  15. Looks like a fun time was had by your family. Those cupcakes looked too nice to eat!

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  16. What a beaut way to spend Australia Day, I love the dress-ups (and the patty cakes!) :) Your handquilting is looking lovely :)

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  17. Happy Australia day Michelle ,sure looks like you all enjoyed a wonderful family time with great food and some fun hats to wear ;-)Your quilt is looking wonderful. Hugs

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  18. Michelle what a wonderful way to celebrate Australia Day, having lots of fun with your lovely family, not minding the weather, just enjoying the company and the delicious food. The strawberry Quilt looks so pretty.Hugs R.

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  19. The cupcakes look yummy and your weather looks beautiful! It's cold and snowy here in Minnesota! Your strawberry block is beautiful!

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  20. Looks like a lovely day and lots of fun family photos! Those cup cakes look gorgeous, as does your strawberry quilt!!

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  21. Lovely post Michelle and your hand quilting is gorgeous. Hugs.....

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  22. Hi Michelle - gosh I envy you the rain at the moment. Great pics - Happy Australia Day also :-) Love your table decorations and the outfits too !!! wishing you a happy week - Julie :-)

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  23. Happy Australian Day Michelle! I so love the cup cakes!! They are so cute as are boys! And I too are loving the strawberry quilt.
    Michelle

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  24. Happy Australian Day Michelle! I so love the cup cakes!! They are so cute as are boys! And I too are loving the strawberry quilt.
    Michelle

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  25. Great Australia Day pics Michelle! the strawbs are looking beautiful, I'm loving to see the progress x

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  26. Looks like a fun Australia Day Michelle, and those cupcakes look divine. Your Strawberry quilt is looking amazing xx

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  27. What a great way to celebrate Australian Day ! I love all of the funny "hats".
    Your strawberry basket is realy beautiful.

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  28. Love the cup cakes and those HUGE sunnies are priceless.

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  29. Looks like a fun day with family.
    Lovely strawberries.
    Stay dry.

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