Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A busy year...

I have been going CRAZY with my Dear Janes lately. And I'm a tad over them now. I really need a break. I've had the busiest year so when I could get back into sewing again I jumped at my DJ's and neglected my blog a tad.

Here's an update on what I have been doing....

Last October I married the love of my life at the beautiful Cleveland Winery in Lancefield, Victoria. The beautiful Bernadette had told me about it when I first mentioned the idea of getting married a few years ago. We made it into a whole weekend deal and there was not a niggle of stress the whole weekend. It was truly amazing...

My dress actually has a train which is tucked up underneath the dress. Thus the boffy bit at the back.

We then delayed our honeymoon til February so we could spend 4 weeks in America. Visiting LA, Vegas, New York and San Francisco. The highlight was definitely New York. We travelled Business Class like rock stars.
In Las Vegas we saw the amazing Cirque Du Soleil production of Beatles Love. We loved the amount of acrobatics in it.
The strasophere casino. See the thing thats hanging from the side of the building at the top? Thats a ride that I went on and nearly pooed my pants on it's that scary. You are basically looking at the ground while it goes around in a circle.

Me with my feet firmly on the ground with Vegas as a backdrop.
This is the night we arrived in New York. I couldn't believe it was snow and not rain whizzing past my window as the plane landed. Times Square just before midnight. Luckily we left New York just before a MASSIVE snowstorm hit.
I visited a few craft stores in NY and just had to take a photo of the window display at the Lion Brand Yarn studio. I bought enough wool to make 3 amazing starfs that I haven't got around to making yet.
On to San Francisco and a lovely bike ride over the Golden Gate bridge. I wish we would have caught the ferry back from the first town of Sausalito instead of trecking it to the following town that wasn't as close as the map said it was, and hubby had a cold to make it worse.
We drove from San Franciso to LA in a convertable and I just had to visit the Winchester Mystery House on the way. Unfortunately you cant take photos inside the house. Can you see the door on the second floor that opens to the ground? Basically this house was built by a desendant of the Winchester Gun company and she was paranod that spirits of the people the guns had killed where after her so she kept extending and renovating the house until her death in the 1910's. There are over 100 rooms with secret doors and even stairs that turn a corner then go into the roof. The front doors were made by Tiffany & Co and only 3 people ever walked through them because she hated visitors.
Near LA, behind skyrise buildings is Marilyn Monroe's crypt at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. It's a miracle we found this place as there are no signs to get there and all we had was an adress. We had to drive between 2 huge buildings to get to the entrance.
I didn't want to bore you with too many photos but It's been an amazing year so far.

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