Saturday, September 27, 2008

Melbourne Town Today

The Royal Melbourne Show is on as is the Australian Rules Football Grand Final. The teams who are in the grand final are Geelong (known as 'The Cats') and Hawthorn (known as 'The Hawks'). I had to show this picture of a couple of Geelong fans dressed up for the match. The wording on the back of the fans is "Look what the Cats dragged in".
P.S. to the above. Hawthorn won the Grand Final. Commiserations to Geelong.

Melbourne is a very busy place today. There are a lot of people who have taken advantage of the beautiful weather (28c) to take a cruise up and down the Yarra River and alternatively stroll along Southbank and enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes.

Today I went to the the City of Melbourne and met up with my daughter to do some shopping and generally enjoy looking at the shops in the lovely arcades. There are some interesting gift shops and of course I visited the fabric shops as well. I would like to share some pictures I took when walking around the Southbank area.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Colours of Spring

This year the spring blossoms have been lovely. Here are some pictures I have taken. The wattle blossoms remind me of fingers.

My Mum's big day

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It was a grey, grey dull day

We decided to go on the new freeway to Frankston and then we travelled on to Rosebud West where there was a lovely patchwork and embroidery shop called The Needlery. It was a treat to look through all the lovely fabric and patterns. I ended up buying another Bronwyn Hayes book and some fabric.

We had lunch at a bakery and then had a look at the beach area. The sun tried to come out but there was too much cloud cover. It was a mild day and there was no cool wind blowing.

We will be taking another trip down Frankston way as there are a couple more patchwork and embroidery shops for me to visit. That is a good reason isn't it?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

At last I have put the blocks together.....

Here are the flower blocks sewn together at long last.

I have decided on the fabric for the border. Still have some funky blocks to do as well. All takes time.