Sunday, July 17, 2011

What's been happening....?

I've been absent from blogland for a little while, but I have been busy.
I had a birthday - one of those that puts you up into the next demographic survey group. Yuck!
My DH made it all better though by taking me to Restaurant II in the city. We had a very delicious meal in lovely surroundings, even if it was a bit expensive for the meal size we were served.
Mum and I drove to Gympie to deliver Miss A's quilt, just in time for her third birthday.

I started work on a baby quilt for her little sister who arrived about a week later - the beautiful Miss S. Miss A has been performing her big sister duties very diligently.

I got to go to Canberra (our National Capital) with DH. While he worked, I played tourist. Our Federal Parliament House really is an impressive building in both its lay-out and symbolism.

This is what a Queenslander looks like when she is out and about in a decidedly cold Canberra. There's a bulky pullover under there as well.

I went to and loved Addicted to Fabric, Hobbysew and the Woolshed. I went to some other craft shops, but their description in the phone book did not match reality.
I had fun getting around on the Canberra buses. They were frequent and driven by very helpful drivers.
On the home front, our elderly Grevillea has put on a spectacular flowering. Several birds including a family of Blue-eyed Honeyeaters have been visiting. They are very skittish and I have not been able to get a really good photo.

Our 'kitchen table' patchwork group had a sewing day doing the Jelly Roll Race. I didn't join in, preferring to start quilting the baby quilt instead.

This is a composite of the three quilts sewn. They only need their borders. The other ladies had fun doing this quick top.

Well that enough catching up. I have to get my computer off the table. DH is cooking dinner for my parents who are nearly here. It smells yummo - slow cooked beef cheeks and roasted vegies.
See you later,


Chookyblue...... said...

so much in one post..............happy birthday.........lovely quilt for your little girl.........and i see Lynda there in the sewing room........the Jelly roll race was fun..........thanks for sharing the girls quilts.......

Maria said...

Sounds like you've had an amazing time!

Cardygirl said...

Happy birthday...nice to see what you have been up to!

Shiralee Stitches said...

Happy Birthday......boy you have been busy.....looks like it was a tad chilly in the quilt tops....and I adore your grandaughters quilt...

Roseanne said...

Your grand daughter quilt look lovely.

Grethe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY in July,looks you had a fine day,love the glass of wine! My DH had his on the
12,this year in pouring rain!
Love your winter outfit;just like we use here in Norway at wintertime:-)
Sweet baby quilt to-be!