Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to me

Well, I have had a great week and weekend to celebrate my 50th birthday.  I went to Hervey Bay to visit my parents to celebrate with my family. I caught the train back home on Thursday and Mr J had the car packed and we were heading off to Byron Bay for the Bluesfest. "Wow" what a fantastic weekend.

 The first day we saw BB King and the Blind Boys, followed by Grace Jones (?), Xavier Rudd, Tim Robbins, Jack Thompson, Saltwater a great Australian Indigenous band, Los Lobos, Raul Malo, Wagon, Rockwiz, Bob Abbott ( our local Mayor), Eric Bibb and the most outstanding was Trombone Shorty. What a weekend!!!!

 Byron Bay is such a beautiful place to visit. Mr J was lucky enough to get some accommodation for us near the center of town, so it was easy to catch a bus to the BluesFest.

We saw my favourite busker Juzzy Smith on Saturday morning playing his version of Waltzing Matilda.  

On our way home on Monday we called in and had lunch with our extended family. It was great to catch up with them and to see baby Jamie again, he has grown so much and now weighs 3.6kgs. 

I also received another present for my birthday that you will hear about in a couple of weeks. Keep posted, it's exciting......   

I have finished Featherwood Forest, It may never win any competitions but I'm happy with it. I took it around to Kim this afternoon, who is taking the quilt to the Maleny Quota Quilt Show for me this weekend. Maleny is the place to be this weekend with the Art and Craft Fair and also Woodies   -  http://www.malenywoodexpo.com.au  is on at the Show Grounds.

I'm off tomorrow to Brisbane to do the workshop with Hollis Chatelain for three days, it is a little daunting. I still can not decide what image I am going to do. I have a few ideas ready and will decide once the workshop start. I will have a posting for you to see my work in stages next weekend.
Until then I hope you all have a creative week.  Cathy

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had real fun Cathy. Enjoy your trip.
    All the best


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