Sundays are usually our 'chill out' days... Blossie works all day so funny little man and I often take the day off (from everything), jump in the car and head off into the country to see what we can find. He loves it because we're out and about exploring... I love it because I have a captive audience, he can't escape my chitter chatting :)
Yesterday was no exception... we set out early, had breakfast at our local cafe then ~ with heater on ~ headed off into the wide blue yonder the overcast, drizzly, bleak day. Funny little man had planned ahead, packing the picnic hamper and filling the thermos
Long story short... we got lost... several times... headed up skinny little dirt roads that seemed to go forever... drove through rainforests and open plains and even passed a tree with a great big 'STOP' sign painted in pink... didn't deter us though
'Should we turn back?' ...
'We'll just see what's around the next corner' ....
In the end, we'd driven down the mountain, took a left turn, drove through a little town at the foot of the hills then gradually wound our way back up the mountain to be almost back at our starting point. We laughed... and headed down the mountain again :)
We stopped at Esk for morning tea in the park... yum home made jam drop biccies (you'll find my fave old recipe for them waaaay back here) and a cuppa. Then we strolled through the main street, stopping at the Antiques store
This is what we found...
Yep, who'd have thought! Funny Little Man was born in Hillingdon Hospital in England, our home is named 'Hillingdon' as a special memory for him
and my real job ~ as a longarm quilter, is Hillingdon Creative Quilting
I felt quite smug as we walked out with our little treasure tucked under my arm thinking 'the planets aligned today...'
It's not an antique ~ far from it! ~ but it's a treasure and now has pride of place on the stand in the foyer
Other doings... Lots of quilting ~ as usual :) I'm sharing this one because I love it's simplicity.... squares inside squares ~ showcasing the beautiful fabrics. Aileen made it for a friend and it's just beautiful
lots of playing with fabrics ~ stroking, folding, pressing... and I've also been scribbling some delicious rosy designs for my next QFD project
and working on this from my fabric stash... mushy quilted hearts :)
just one more side of binding to hand sew... and that's tonight's job :)
I can show you the whole thing in two days time... Nothing special, but specially nice
have a specially nice day