And so, the Cardinals flew off to Sydney once again.
Bridge was still there..
and good old Circular Quay with the ferries..
While Mr C did 'business', I went off on my much-anticipated, blogger meeting and tour of the fabric shops, with the talented Valerie, of
Reader, I loved it!
Valerie was a lovely and charming guide, with an adorable European accent which caught me by surprise!
Our sewing synchronicity is quite perfect, and we chatted like old friends,
non-stop, for well over three hours.
Is it always like this when we meet a blog friend for the first time?
Pop on over to Val's blog and you can read all about it...
I am seriously in love with pastels this summer..
Linen, my favourite hot-weather fabric, in white, navy, minty green and lilac..
and a pink polished cotton - you can never have too much pink -
plus an interesting jersey, reptile/stripe combination.
Quite a haul, you must agree.
I notice I never stray far from my preferred colours of choice ...
Thinking of Jackie this week ..
She is one of my all-time style icons - and she loved pink too...
and a nautical navy stripe,
and here she is wearing something which might be lilac, when the Mona Lisa came to town ...
She wore delicate mint green to daughter Caroline's wedding.
Not that I thought of any of this when I was shopping..
I have been watching many of the documentaries about the Kennedys -
even though I have heard it all before.
There is certainly a lingering mystique about the Camelot time of the Kennedy presidency.
But I digress - Thank you Val, for a lovely day in Sydney, and the best fabric binge I've had in years..
When we came home, Little Aussie was here for a visit..
He is now 4, and quite the little man...
Aussie, his Dad, and Mr C, are becoming poetic architects in lego these days..
I mean, we all love a giant chicken on the roof, OK?
Aussie loves to cook, and asked me if we could make cup-cakes ..
As luck would have it, we found a packet of sugar dinosaurs in the pantry.
We followed with a unique banana and Milo muffin recipe, of Aussie's own devising.
He went home happily clutching a paper bag of his cooking achievements...
And we were left tired but happy after a Very Busy Week!
PS: the Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect has excelled, and produced a host of white gladioli - all by itself!
Have a great week, dear blog friends