We had such an action packed weekend, that I’m thankful for a quiet Monday to recover.
We started the fun on Friday morning by dropping off our submissions to the local country show. We were inspired and entered a few different sections.
After dropping off our items and signing them over to the show society people, we jumped into the car and headed to Sydney. We received a family pass to the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and so were eager to visit with all of the beautiful sea creatures.
Sea Life Sydney has a wonderful new interactive aquarium and we spent quite some time there. The kids colour in a fish with as much or as little colour and embellishment as they like. It is then scanned and then appears the other kids fish on the large wall ‘aquarium’. The fish actually look like they swim around the large tank and all of the kids who were there on the day loved sitting and watching their creation up there.
If you’re in Sydney or surrounds, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is really a great way to spend the day. We have been there a few times and really love it. My advice is to go in the afternoon. The mornings are always very busy, but going in the afternoon means that the queues are short and there is more space and time to spend at each display.
My favourite part of the aquarium is walking through the shark tunnels. It really is amazing to be up close to the sharks and rays.
This one looks like he’s smiling, doesn’t he? Quite creepy and magical all at once.
Saturday was show day. First stop was at the pavilions to see how we did. My little lady got a first place for a butterfly cushion. She participated in the Under 12 section and even though she’s only 7, she won. Yay! So proud of her and she was very proud of herself too.
My little guy entered the Lego section which was a big section with a lot of entries. He didn’t win a first or second place, but did receive a highly commended ribbon which is also a great achievement. He’s 8 but had to compete in the under 12’s section, which was tougher than previous years.
I wasn’t lucky enough to win anything in the needlework section this year. There was a lot of cross stich, candle-wicking and hardanger which seemed to scoop the pool. My sugar skull cushion didn’t win a prize, but that’s okay. I absolutely love it and it’s now sitting in the ‘good room’.
I did however win a few prizes in the patchwork / quilting section. I got 4 first places and 2 second places with various items I’ve made through the year.
From the judge notes, she particularly liked my hand quilting on my circles quilt.
So after we saw all of our results we headed over to the main show ground to see the horse events and eat a dagwood dog. Can’t go to the show without eating a deep friend battered sausage on a stick, right?
Sunday, we had family from interstate visiting which was lovely. We haven’t seen FlyBoy’s sister and her family since June so it was great to catch up and for the cousins to play and hang out together.
Today, I am playing plonking myself on the couch to watch the awards with some EPP… but more on this project next time. If you’d like to see more of it and the progress, pop on over to my Instagram account @SameliasMum