Yesterday, we were up at 5 am to leave for the airport at 6 for a 7.30 flight from Tullamarine. Well, what a saga - first of all, we left ten minutes late and then seemed to get a lot of red lights along the way! Which slowed us down, of course, then we had a lot of trouble with the automated baggage check in, with little or no help from the so-called Help staff standing around - so annoying.
Then, of course, we were boarding at Gate 52! 52????? Final call!!!!!!! Heaven help me - DS1 and TraderVic took off at a great rate, leaving me huffing and puffing behind. DS1 got there first, with the flight attendant telling him, don't worry, we won't let you fly without your Mum and Dad - lol! Then TraderVic got there, with me bringing up the rear - feeling so embarrassed to be THAT person - the last one on the plane!!!!!!!
Anyway, finally all settled for the two hour flight to Brisbane and yay! Stitching time! I have packed heaps of stitching, as we are here for a week, DS1 will be at work (teaching all week) and there is very little to see or do in Roma, except teach my DDIL to cross stitch and work on lots of projects, myself.
So, I started with my Hallowe'en Ornie SAL piece for this month's theme, Witches' accessories.
It is Hallowe'en Cat by JBW designs
JCS Halloween Ornie Mag 2015
By the end of the flight I was here:
After we picked up our car from the hire place, we were starving (by this time it was 11.30 am and we had been up since 5 without food or drink!). So, we checked out a nearby cafe for brunch. We lucked upon a very cool place- Dandelion and Driftwood (do check out the link, the website is very sweet).
Boy, did I need this delicious latte!
... and we all had the same delicious breakfast... "Twin Rivers of Gold" (essentially Eggs Benedict).
Even the bathroom was sweet!
Then it was on the road for us - six or seven hours of driving westward to Roma, at the start of the Australian outback.
Of course, we had to make a few stops - to stretch our legs, grab a coffee and a toilet break. First stop was at Maidenwell. Where I made friends with this sweet kitty cat.
About two or three hours into the trip, I finished my little Halloween Cat.
... and so, of course, I started my Christmas Ornie SAL piece, this month is free choice. This is a small Prairie Schooler Ornament from Book #150 December
Our second and last stop on the way was a Nut stop in Chinchilla.
Then, we hit the Warrego Highway or as TraderVic and DS1 called it, Mad Max highway. Apparently, George Miller filmed part of one of his Mad Max movies along this stretch of road.
and then, finally after 13 hours of travelling - we arrived in Roma (sorry, very blurry photo but I was pretty tired by then).
... and once there we were welcomed by another furry friend, Nobu.
and this is how far I stitched on my PS piece whilst on the road.
Okay, that is all for me for now.
P.S. Updated: I meant to put this Mad Max clip into the post, as well!