Saturday, July 4, 2009


Health is returning chez Burns. So today despite a list of things we SHOULD be doing we instead opted for the things we'd RATHER be doing, as a mini celebration of both a gloriously sunny Tassie day and feeling all well enough simultaneously to enjoy it. So with promises of beach (but no swimming) we headed to the seaside town of Bridport on the North East side ... looking across Bass Straight, eating a picnic lunch, playing in the sand and climbing on the rocks in the warm sunshine never felt so good! Fresh air a go go. Tasty. Edie is pretty hooked on wearing my scarf that I won from these fine folks - and was visibly stoked to be out of the house! And see all those rocks in the first shot - she insisted on climbing on every one.
So now to playing catch up... a little while ago I was very generously bestowed with this lovely award from the lovely Annie over at Red Bamboo and Tania AKA Myrtle and Eunice.

In turn I would like to forward on the love to some Tassie Blog beauties ... whom I always swing by and lurk on for snippets of loveliness in various shapes and forms

Mrs Smith - she writes a good tale full of intrigue, family and craft

Eve Craft Princess AKA Eve and the Apple Tree - new to blogging but crafting genius from before she could walk - currently renovating Georgian Cottage (is there anything this gal can't do with a crochet hook and a set of lino cutting tools???)

D - Lingo Franko beautifully written morsels to chew over at your leisure

The beautiful Black Eyed Susie maker of gorgeous garments and newborn babies! (Congrats Arj is beautiful!)

Little Jenny Wren whose dolls are to die for and whose insights into daily life always seem to sing the right notes ... oh and beware vintage pattern envy will be imminent!

Last but not least Life's Just a Ferball - lovely Fer and her crafty tales now mixed with motherhood!

Then there's been this game over at Myrtle and Eunice details here that I have been all promises no delivery for some time - so today Tania I came over all inspired in my wintry sunshiney beachside romp and saw faces EVERYWHERE. Check out this guy!

and his mate!

So have I redeemed myself???


willywagtail said...

Wouldn't want to meet that second face on a dark night but the first one sure is cute. Good to hear you are all better. Have to check out your new blogger now. Cherrie

D said...

I cant believe you have been so out of action for so long.
It's like I've been on holidays and you've been in the twilight zone!
Are you ok?

Tania said...

You have redeemed yourself in spades! And they're not your run of the mill characters either - you so used those eyeballs (and now will be afflicted with spotting faces everywhere you go).

Truly excellent to hear that things are on a healthy straight and narrow - I, like D, have been missing your work!

Fer said...

More than redeemed! I love the faces, that's such a cool idea.

mrs smith said...

Thanks Gem. An award undeserved. Thank you, you area true friend. I love the faces and you buggers are ok as well.

mrs smith said...

I meant are a true friend not 'area;. that's just weird.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Lovely to see you're all better . A brisk , breezy day at the beach is a great reward for surviving Throwing Up with capital letters . However the faces are a little disquieting ....just as well they're too chunky to take home and use in the rockery .

Rach said...

I love a sunny winters day in TAS. Those freezing starts and sunny afternoons - bliss. Well, bliss as long as you are rugged up.

Glad you are all well now.