* It started with my DS and his GF surprising everyone by getting engaged on Sunday night! Congratulations to both of them! D is a lovely girl and is already part of our family. They are both very happy.
We will wait to have a party after DDs wedding.
* Then, I received my prize in the mail from Lynette at bluebirdquilts. Such a fabulous prize!
A lovely pack of fabrics, a pattern for a Crab apple Hill design "Indian Summer Pillow" (I love the look of this pillow), embroidery threads, buttons, a fragrance sachet, a nifty little magnetic needle case (how did she know I always lose needles?), a postcard, and a delightful Christmas card, all wrapped in Chrissy paper and decorated with a bow and curls.
Thank you once again, Lyn!
* Then, on Sunday, I headed off to the vineyards in "Newcastle's Famous Tram" with DD and her friends, to celebrate her approaching marriage. (Some called this her Hen's Day out, but I prefer the term Doe's Day out.)
We had a great, fun day! I could highly recommend anyone doing this if they are ever in the Hunter.
We went to 5 different vineyards for tastings, the Chocolate and Fudge Shop, the Cheese outlet, with seemingly zillions of cheeses, olive oil and icecream and gelato, and finished up with a liquer tasting at the 5th vineyard. We also had a lovely BBQ lunch, provided, with several yummy salads and the most beautiful melt in your mouth steak!
Everyone had a fun day! Lots of laughs, including dressing the bride in a garter, veil, badge, special earrings, a white glam cowgirl hat with a crown on the front, etc.
I did quite a bit of tasting (didn't get drunk - I swear I didn't) and buying (of course!).
I couldn't take a photo of the fudge, because it was so moreish, I ate it all before I could snap it! The cheeses I bought might last a bit longer!