Monday, July 18, 2016

An election and a visit from Button

Dearest Mom and Dad
I am not that apolitical Dad, I did vote and I even took some photos for you! Its a low key affair here compared to South Africa.

The queue to vote..............

Some party slogans..................

However, I was more interested in the "Monster Market" billboard!

Somebody posted this photo on Instagram of voting in Sydney!

Button has been adopted of sorts by the neighbour's cat. Button is very happy about it all.

Button was not to happy about me taking photos the minute she got off the plane.

I was asked to do a few talks and set up a display of crazy to celebrate the second birthday of a quilt shop that I teach at.

It was a lovely, lovely day. Made even better by the students who helped me set it all up.

So many beautiful bits of crazy on display.

Vegetarian meals were the go.

Walks at Mooloolaba.

Photo opportunities with the not very obliging Bon.

George, on the other hand, is so deaf he has no idea what was happening.

And then it was over - back to the airport.

And goodbyes.

Time to get stuck into your quilt.

Tacking on the patio.

After some rain ....................

everything looks cleaner.

all my love

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Stuff, a storm and a trip to Sydney

Dearest Mom and Dad
I have been busy putting together a few bags that I started a while ago.

We experienced a storm a few weeks ago - little Bon was not too sure about it all.

I did a workshop on fabric baskets.............

LOVED it. So relaxing. Colours of my homeland.

Jane shared their dinner of roast chicken with Vaughn - and OH, did he enjoy it!!

My new crochet project is growing..........

I love colour and lots of it.

As you know I went to visit Button in Sydney last week. The view from the window in her loft.

Dinner - oh the food in Sydney.

And all the little cafes - gorgeous furniture

A rusted tricycle to hold the daily newspapers.


Button was taking part in a master class - and they have to decorate the set - I mean they provided picket fences!!!

Setting up their café scene.

The master class was held in Marrickville and this café just had THE cutest stuff. Each table was vintage........................

Each had a different cruet set.

I mean, really...................

The view from Buttons loft.

People have set up these outside lounges on their front porches.

I caught the ferry to the quilt show.

I still can's believe I have two books published.

The show was a little quiet this year.

Food in Sydney - delish.

I love it when Chloe sends me snapchats and photos - I can share them with you.

The weather has been gorgeous.

All my love