Tuesday, March 8, 2011

weekends are good things

 we packed our bags and headed to Arrowtown on Friday evening...
woke early Saturday morning and had a long lovely walk by the Arrow river

and then packed a picnic lunch and headed to the Gibbston valley with good friends, food and wine, terrific combination..
 and listened to Dr Hook and Credence Clearwater ... what a blast from the past, do you remember their music??
 and this guy, Ray Sayer from Dr Hook, is like 72!! Can you believe the energy of this man, jumping around the stage at his age, FABULOUS!!!! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!
 Followed by a marvellous dinner in Arrowtown at Saffron, honestly, I tell you, this is the best restaurant ever, the food is to die for, Superb!!! They have the most super recipe book, but beats me why you would try and recreate when you can eat there, Tim had the oysters a-la kilpatrick style, I had a morrocan fish tangine, Matt had a 3 curry dish, and I can't remember what Linda had, but oh my gosh, talk about food heaven!
 and on a more sedate note, I managed to get lots done over the weekend, a bit of knitting.. haven't done any of this in a while but the bug has bit me again... getting ready for those crisp cold Twizel winter days mayhaps??

and a bit of reading... finding it a bit hard to get into really..
 and a lot of stitching, this is my 'tis the season' stitcheries for the stitch-along, just started...
 sitting in the car for many hours travelling gets quite a bit of stitching done..









  and I managed to get several blocks for Life is Beautiful done,I am running this as a BOM via The Rowan Tree
 ... and several more drawn up,
weekends are great, I hope you had a super one too!

Shiree

9 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Busy, busy! We were at CCR/DR Hook also - great weekend!

Love all your stitchy projects on the go just now.
I didn't enjoy the last DG book as much as the earlier ones, but its still worth a read. Have a wonderful week Shiree.

Patchwork and Play said...
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Patchwork and Play said...

A great weekend was had by all! Love the knitting too! (That's what I meant to say the first time!) And Dr Hook as well!

Chookyblue...... said...

great musicians...........nice stitching.........

Cardygirl said...

Great weekend...lots of lovely stitching too!

Houseelf said...

Hia Shiree, thanks for popping in. The festival sounds great. I know the music!

Lovely stitcheries. Good luck with the knitting.

Jeni said...

what a great weekend you have had

Lorraine said...

Remember their music well! Looks like a fabulous weekend.....nice to get away. Love the knitting..!

Lolastitchida said...

Shiree,your Tis the Season blocks are beautiful and so are your Life is Beautiful blocks. I am stitching Life is Beautiful also all in purples. It is so pretty!