Sunday, September 6, 2009

weekends are for relaxing..

this was the view that greeted us n Saturday as we drove up the road to Ohau ski field, absolutely breathtaking huh... (last ski for the season - for us anyway)

We had a wonderful day skiing, really great spring conditions, great snow base, real soft and powdery and very forgiving if you happened to loose control 'cos you were really going way to fast (normally you would be more reserved 'cos you just hate falling off on the icy snow, but this stuff was just so cloud soft it wasn't such a problem at all!) My theory with skiing is if you don't can off every now and then, you're not skiing hard enough!!!

anyway, we came off the ski field to have a look at sections on our way back home, so we turned in here,

and found this one, what do you think,

I could wake up to these views everyday - oh that would be so so hard,

not sure I could cope with this view at all...

Rowing man has that twinkle in his eye, he's a keen man! We have an idea of the kind of house we want to build... hmmm

this is the street view we currently get from our Twizel holiday home - and a real close up -

you can manage to see Mt Cook, but all those darn power lines get in the way... of course new subdivisions have underground cabling now - thank goodness.

and this is the view from our bedroom window, but it takes in the neighbours garage, and the houses next street over...


I found this little treasure on Friday on the drive up to Twizel, I came up with my friend Sarah, and we stopped in Kurow to have a look at this pokey old second hand store - I am not kidding - it seriously needs a clean out, there was a path of old books and other rubbish winding it's way around the inside of the store that was only just wide enough to walk thru - just! But I found this little treasure...they are drawers off an old treadle sewing machine that someone has pulled to bits and tried to rearrange, but I am sure that I can use these. and do something with them. They have gone into our Twizel garage until I move up there and have some time ..
and on the trip home this afternoon, idle hands 'n' all that, I managed to do these 2 little stitcheries ...
This is a Bronwyn Hayes for a little sewing carry all needle'n'threads bag; from her Flowerbed book

and this is one of Rosalie Quinlan's wonderful needle keeps...

oh, and we had a very nice tea tonight with all the family - Mum & Dad, my 2 sisters and their husbands and children, and dogs galore, new lambs as well - and not on the dinner table - just the very young soft ones that need a little TLC inside for a day or three 'cos their mums have abandoned them - my sister's new baby grand-daughter Esme, who is only 6 weeks old! (and slept the whole time she was there) What a menagerie, but oh so much fun for Father's Day dinner!

well, hot tub heated, Rowing man is calling, time for a quick soak and then off to bed. It's been a great weekend,

have a wonderful week all,

Shiree

12 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Such lovely pictures! I love your needle/thread case stitchery.
Hope you had a wonderful tea with you family!

Stephanie said...

I'm not a skier and I don't like living in snow but oh how I love the mountains and they're even more glorious snow capped! Beautiful!!! It should be illegal to have above ground power lines...especially when the interfere with such a lovely view.

Oh and terrific find at the second hand shop.

loulee said...

Only 48 days!! Some of the lower slopes will have lost their snow by then, but I know it looks just as good without it!!
You and I have to meet up, I need a quilty tour guide for when we visit Dunedin.

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful scenery..........

Melanie said...

What gorgeous skiing territory I can understand you wanting to live there.

I sew on long journeys too if I haven't got a camera in my hand.

I wonder what machine those drawers came off of. I have a couple of treadles here but not with such fancy drawer fronts. Hmm I bet there is a web site. :-) I love 2nd hand shops where you have to rummage, you then feel like your bargain was earned. LOL

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous pics...the scenery is breathtaking! Your stitcheries look good...glad you had a great weekend!

Deb said...

Sounds like a great weekend too. Don't know that I could cope with those absolutely horrid views from that section. Would make your teeth shiver just looking at them every day,,,, no not a good section at all.....no couldn't cope......well maybe if I just looked out of one window....

Deb said...

Those views are incredible. Imagine waking up to that? amazing.

Rumi said...

Great pictures! Breathtaking mountains! I ski a bit and a couple of years ago I did a doozy of a fall and saw stars. Convinced me to buy a ski helmet! I'm stylin' now!

periwinkle said...

wow, amazing views , I don't ski but these are just awesome . Love your found treasure too

Julia said...

Hi Shiree,

Thanks for stopping by. What amazing scenery that is - looks very cold though!

I've just had a quick browse through your blog and I love your applique work - something I have yet to master (the proper hand turned applique that is) - I must dip my toe in the water soon!

Drop by again!

Julia:0)

Leanne said...

Doing catch up here. Great scenery it looks beautiful but not being a lover of the cold I think I would struggle living there.