Wednesday, 8 June 2016

A little stitching and vacation part-2.....

Thanks for seeing the pics on my last post , I am still going to bother you with few more in forthcoming posts :) I usually give up the fight for selecting pics after two sets of posts but this time I am thinking of being a relentless blogger bombarding with lots of images :))

First up , my little but some progress on height chart

stitched on left side of the tree bark . This tree is a bit boring . Many times I feel like doing patchwork or paint the entire tree (mixed media). This confirms that I will never have patience for HAEDs .

On the way to Blue Mountains , we went to Featherdale wild life park to see the Australian wild animals .

The shy Koalas


Can you spot this one?

Most of them were sleeping

Look at this one - all rolled up :)

Only this one was up 

You were allowed to touch , one at a time while the Koala kept on munching his healthy breakfast 

and feed Kangaroos too :) These were smaller species

These ones were the heavier and big

Raj with the smallest species of 8 years old Python . Yikes !!

Wombat !! I liked these ones :) They are kind of giant rats .

There were many owls . 

Awww.....these small penguins were so cute !! These penguins live at the coastal area of Phillip island, a 150 km drive from Melbourne city . We saw those in their natural wild habitat also when we went on a special tour called 'Penguin Parade' where you can see hundreds of these returning from ocean to their homes in the evening . 

A Cockatoo, getting himself petted by Anshita . Lovely Bird :) 

Southern Cassowary, an endangered bird. The male Cassowary raises the babies alone . Don't know why, but I remembered this fact only which Raj feels is a bad knowledge gain :)

In Sydney, we also went to Sealife Acquarium, Madam Tussauds and one more small zoo . Madam Tussauds is similar everywhere so I am not sharing any pics here , will see if I find any specific ones .

I liked these jelly fishes in the aquarium , The colors changed with the lights and I loved seeing those . Their center looks like a button

Some more penguins in the Aquarium :)

 Queen Victoria building , built in 1890, inside of which is now a shopping mall . It still has old stained glass windows and dome . I liked the clock on the left. I don't have good pictures for this, you can see more here 

We mostly booked private taxis for sight seeing because this trip was meant more for taking my mom on a foreign trip and she cannot walk much because of her knee problem so our itinerary was only main tourist spots . There were Hop-on Hop-off buses to watch more .

I could not keep my promise of sharing yarn shopping as I still need to segregate some more pics . Anyways I did my shopping in Melbourne and now that I am done with Sydney so next is Melbourne :)

Have a great day!
Preeti




28 comments:

  1. Featherdale wildlife park is great, isn't it, Preeti. I've been there several times. I've never touched any snakes, though. I often visit the Queen Victoria Building when in Sydney. Looks like you've had a fab time.

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  2. Good progress preeti. The koalas are so cute On seeing these animals I was reminded of kola urundai(like the rolled up koala) a snack made with mutton kheema. All the pictures are nice. python in hands... OMG I am afraid. waiting to see your yarn shopping.

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  3. Really enjoyed your photos from your trip, Preeti--I so hope to visit Australia some day. The koalas are my favorites--the pythons not so much... And the penguins always make me smile :)

    Nice progress on your height chart! Hope your month of June is going well!

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  4. Great pictures !! Thnaks for sharing !
    Anna

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  5. Wow! That is so neat to see and interact with so many animals! Great work on the chart as well.

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  6. Wow, Preeti, embroidery is gorgeous !!! There are many, many crosses!
    I've waited for the continuation of your vacation. I'm glad to see the place where I will never get. Anschita is a beautiful young lady! Raj is a brave man - a python on hand Brrrr :-)
    Shopping center in a historical building is beautiful!
    I look forward to continuing!

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  7. Keep those pictures coming. Love koala and penguins are my fav ...

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  8. Ahoj Preety,
    nádherné fotky rodinky a zvierat... Určite navždy krásny zážitok.
    Beautiful!!!
    A.

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  9. Oh Preeti, I always love the pictures from your trip. These were fascinating! Raj is a brave man with that snake!!!! I am assuming that was your very pretty daughter. I will go back and look at the beginning photos and look forward to more.

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  10. Preeti, your stitching is coming alone nicely.
    And those are fun vacation photos!

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  11. Koalas here and there... thanks for sharing!

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  12. Great pictures from some of Australia's wildlife. And nice progress on your stitching project.

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  13. I don't like stitching those big solid color blocks either. Makes me feel like I'm a machine. But sometimes ya just gotta do it!

    Love the photos. Such cute Koalas and penguins!

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  14. Wow, i live the cute koalas, penguins and those jellyfish look awesome. Yikes, snakes, what was Raj thnking! I love pictures of ceilings or architectural structures too! Looking forward to more pics:) great stitching progress, keep it up.

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  15. Wonderful pictures....though I must say - I sped past the snake - YIKES!
    xxx

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  16. Thanks for sharing your holiday impressions, Preeti! The wombats are sweet, yes. They remind me of a TV series called "Die Wombels / The Wombles" we saw in childhood ;-).
    Nata xxx

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  17. Your stitching chart is looking great ( i admire your patience) I personally can never take up a project like this :).... Vacation pics are lovely. Koalas & Penguins are my favourite.....Thanks for sharing:)

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  18. I've really enjoyed your vacation pictures, Preeti! The jelly fish are so pretty and I love the penguins - cute! Lovely stitching on your height chart! : )

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  19. I can understand how stitching the tree trunk might be boring, but I admire your skill and your determination to do it! I enjoyed seeing your trip photos, too, especially the ones with pretty Anshita petting the koala and the kangaroo. I just got back from camping in a forest east of here for ten days. We had lovely sunny sometimes hot weather and saw some deer, and bald eagles...not petable :) xx

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  20. Oh I love wombats!! They're my favourite Australian animal :)
    That tree trunk is coming along nicely!

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  21. Lovely vacation photos. Seems like you had a wonderful time there:)

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  22. What wonderful photos, loved seeing all the animals and good progress on the height chart.

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  23. I am so jealous of your vacation! Keep having an awesome time. :)

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  24. Your height chart is looking so cute, looking forward to seeing it finishes.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. I love the pictures of the zoo but I'm not so keen on the snake ahhh! Your sewing is coming on a treat. :) xx

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  26. Gosh, what an amazing shop and so much gorgeous yarn and thread, I would have spent the day there. great new stash.
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