Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Here's Lucy

It's my pleasure to introduce the lovely Lucy. She comes from a family in Far North Queensland, Australia. A few months ago she told her mum, Jenni, she wanted to see the world and off she went. I heard a little knock on my door last week and there she was with her little bag, her lucky carrot and her beautiful quilt.

Lucy came with me to work on the train to Sydney. We chatted about her travels so far. She hasn't made it overseas yet but she's seen more of Australia than I have! Brisbane, The Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth... and now Sydney!! The view of the Harbour Bridge greeted us at Circular Quay Station where we got off.

A hop, skip and a jump and we arrived at the flower shop in time for a busy day at work.
Lucy helped me set up the shop. I like her taste in flowers, her favourites were these red Banksia Coccinea.
She also liked the forest of Cymbidium Orchids!
This native Gymea Lily is a like a giant triffid compared to little Lucy.

She may be small but she has a big heart!!

She made some friends...
But also had fun entertaining herself

We didn't forget the Opera House!!


The next day I got to show off where I live. The beautiful Blue Mountains! From city shop flowers to wild, free range bush flowers.
That's not a rabbit hole Lucy!
Breath taking scenery from Govett's Leap near Blackheath. This view amazes me every time!
And a beautiful clear, sunny, spring day!!
Besides sight seeing Lucy and I have had a fun time, talking about quilts, eating cupcakes, reading peoples blogs. It's been lovely spending time getting to know Lucy but I know she has places to go and people to meet. She's excited about her next bit of travel where she finally gets to leave Australia and head for strange far away lands...

You can keep up with her adventures on her blog Lucy's World Trip.

A little side note, Lucy's visit was perfect timing to share my last week of working at the flower shop. I've been a florist for 20 years and it's about time I had a change!! My hands, back and feet are already thanking me. And no more commuting for 4 hours a day!! Woohoo!! I haven't left the botanical world behind as I'll be working in a wholesale nursery. It was my first day today, and once I get through the learning part it'll be a fun job!! And with a bit of luck I may even have more time to sew...


24 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations on the job change!! That's very exciting. Sounds like a good move, especially the travel part.
Hope it works out really well.
And Lucy looks like she had a great time!

Sujata said...

Sounds like Lucy had a great time with you! Congratulations on the new job! More time for quilting is always a great thing!

Patchwork and Play said...

Thanks for a little look into Lucy's (and your) world! fun post! I hope the new job works out fabulous for you!

melissa said...

Hello Lucy! Looks like youre having fun in Sydney! Congrats on the new job Rach, in a previous life i managed a nursery - i loved it!

Mary said...

Lucky Lucy getting to spend some time with you and seeing all the sites! I'm glad she didn't have a bad experience with that Cheeky Devil...he looks a bit shifty! Congrats on the new job...how fun it must be to work with flowers :)

Janet said...

How fun that Lucy had a holiday with you and you got to show off your part of the world. The Blue Mountains is my favourite place.
Congratulations on the job change, I know you won't miss those long train trips.

Sasha said...

Lucy looks like she enjoyed her time with you!!! Those flowers in the pictures are gorgeous! I can't believe you commuted 4 hours a day though :( I hope you love your new job and I hope you have more sewing time now =D

regan said...

Rachael.....Congrats on the new job and commute-free days! And YAY for more time to sew! Yippee!

Lucy looks so cute in all those shots.....love the view one of the Opera House! Govett's Leap is gorgeous! How nice to see that view all the time! Lucky you! And your flower shop was lovely.....what a flood of color every day! Now I see where you get YOUR inspiration! :o) Thanks for all the beautiful pics!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Rachael and Lucy...looks like you both had a fab day...and how exciting Lucy to be able to travel around different places and meet new people...so much fun!!! Congrats Rachael on the new job...sounds local to you...my Hubby commutes 4 hours a day. Wishing you lots of spare hours to fit more sewing in!!!

Suzee said...

That looks beautiful!!! Of all the countries I've been to, I never go to go to Australia =(
I think Lucy would be a great travel companion!! I love her bits of tossled hair! Reminds me of my little Zoey lol have a great day Rachael!!

Ann Marie said...

Congrats on the new job. Hope you love it. I wouldn't mind giving up my commute too. More time for quilting.

Melissa P said...

Oh the adventures she's had! I love her taste in flowers too.

I'm so excited about the new work situation. Those extra hours are going to yield fantastic results. I can feel it already.

Shay said...

Wow...congratulations on the new job. That's great news. All that extra time to get creative instead of commuting!

I loved seeing what Lucy got up to during her visit with you. Looks like she had a great time. Is she any good at flower arranging?

Chris said...

Hope all went well on your 1st day at the new job.
Where's Lucy off to next!

Karen 'n Chris said...

Way cool travel doco! More should be made in this style. Both hostesses are superb presenters and comentators.
Congrats on the job change but will you miss the daily scenery change?

Does this go with the studies from earlier in the year?

Melody said...

Fabulous post. Wishing you every happiness in your new job.

Kathie said...

enjoyed seeing your part of the world with Lucy!
congrats on your new job and a shorter commute meaning more sewing time!
happy for you.
Kathie

Barb said...

Lucy is adorable, but I don't know about that friend of hers...
how fun!
enjoy the new position, the mountains are gorgeous

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Hi Lucy **waving**. Looks like you had lots of fun with Rachael! Did you play hide the thing on cattywampus? And Congrats on the new job Rachael! That's really REALLY great news! :)

Lindi said...

Life's an adventure and you are off to adventure! Best wishes for the success of your new job.
Lucy is very cute. Loved the post. :)

Karen said...

Lucy sounds like a first rate house guest. I am so glad you got to show her such beautiful places. All the very best for your new job.

smazoochie said...

Congratulations & good luck! And no commute! Yay You!
I Love Lucy!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

So happy you found a new job that you like! You have way too much fun on this blog...

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Congratulations on the new job! Have you learnt to sleep in yet????

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