Friday, 6 May 2016

Some Happy Shopping

 Jo threw a dinner party on Wednesday night so that i could get to meet her lovely neighbors Victoria and Noel
Victoria was going o/s the next day for 6 months so Jo had made her this lovely FQ apron with Australian birds on it.

 On Thursday Tony took Jo and i into Melbourne and we found this lovely place The Pie Shed so we decided to have lunch there,couldnt believe my eyes when i saw Kangaroo and crocodile pies,i wonder if they sell many of them.
I was also amused with their toilets,they were called sheila's and blokes and had a horse saddle on the wall in front .

 Then we went  Gail B's as Jo knew that they were having a sale,oh i could've gone crazy in this shop,lol.

 I was quite happy with my purchases and how lucky was i,bottom left pic this beautiful lot of french general fabric had only just arrived in.


And how cute is this frame which was a gift from Jo,thankyou Jo and Tony for another wonderful day
I hope your day is a good one.
cheers shez xx

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Wednesday we went to Heathcoate

 On Wednesday Jo took me to her patchwork group in Heathcoate and on the way there, there were lots of amazing rock formations.

 They were a lovely group of ladies who made me feel very welcome,top left Jo showing her FQ apron for show and tell and top right is Jo's friend Christine who showed me her beautiful stitcheries.

 Then Jo's lovely friend Christine invited us to her brand new home so that i could see all the beautiful things that she had made.

 The top 2 cushions were on lovely armchairs in her new sewing room,they were just beautiful.

 And these are another 2 cushions that are sitting on Christine's lounge,wow the work and fancy buttons that have gone into these large cushions was amazing.

 And how cute is this piccanny quilt ,boy it was just stunning and i love the table runner that was on Christine's dining table

And this gorgeous quilt is on Christine's bed and the colours were beautiful as was the design,bottom 2 pics Christine showed us her stash of mag and fabrics.
Thankyou so much Christine for showing us around your beautiful home ,i just loved the way you have decorated it with your beautiful hand made projects,well done.
cheers shez xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Mt Macedon

 Then after lunch we went for a walk around the Mount

 It was such a beautiful pieceful place and the weather was amazing.

 And the views took your breathe away,such a magical place,thankyou Jo and Tony this place just blew me away.


This lovely place was on the road to Macedon,Sue i think we passed the hotel that we all went to tea one night when i stayed with you in Gisborne

Then we stopped at the viewing area at melbourne airport and watched a couple of planes take off,what a lovely day we had.
Hope you all have a good day.
cheers shez xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Hanging Rock


After stitching for the morning at Kilmore,we picked Jo's hubby up and they showed me hanging rock,lol i thought
 hanging rock was near Stawell,

 Then we went to a lovely cafe at Mount Macedon called Top of the Range and was were Jo and Tony held there son's funeral,it was such a lovely peaceful spot and the food was fantastic.


Jo's hubby Tony has a sense of humour too and like Jo you dont know what he is going to do next,lol.

 Then we went to Straws lane ,Tony spilt water on the road and it ran up hill,then we hopped into the car and put it in neutral and hand brake off and feet off the pedals and the car rolled backwards up the hill,lol it was amazing,here is a utube link for you to see for yourself.


Mt Macedon is or was the home of one of the seekers Athol Guy and they had a huge painting of the seekers in the cafe on the wall and lots of their awards on another wall, it was amazing to see.

 And the cafe had a resident peacock ,oh his colours were so bright and pretty,there was so much to see at this lovely cafe,its well worth taking a visit there.


Chez has opened up the Xmas in July swap to sign up go here,this swap is always so much fun.
Hope your day is a good one.
cheers shez xx

Monday, 2 May 2016

Kilmore


I was very lucky and i got to spend 5 days with my friend Jo and her hubby Tony in her home town of Lancefield which i have never been up this way before.
So on Tuesday Jo took me to one of her patchwork groups in Kilmore where my bloggy friend Annette also goes too but not during the week.

 I was made to feel very welcome at the Kilmore patchwork group,all the ladies were lovely,i loved seeing the scrappy quilt bottom left corner,oh these bits were tiny .


Lots of very clever ladies here,Jo top left with her project holder and needlecase made by clever Chez

 Lol i even had some show and tell as i finished my xmas decoration at Jo's the night before.


The show and tell was amazing and lots of fun,Jo with her Debbie Busby xmas elf,nearly finished.

 OMG this xmas quilt was amazing and so different made in golds and browns.

 WOW look at the La Passacaglia quilt it was beautiful and Jo with her dear Jane blocks,thankyou Kilmore Quilters for a lovely morning,hope i get back to see you all another time.


Then Jo took me to a couple of places in Kilmore,the first one was this beautiful old church with its lovely old bell.

Next was the old Kilmore Goal,which was a beautiful old building,thankyou Jo for a wonderful morning ,you will never guess where we went for dinner and what we did to fill the rest of the day in,lol to be continued .
I hope you all have a wonderful day my friends.
cheers shez xx

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Friends & OPAM


.While away at Jo's i finished my Fig'n'berry xmas decoration called Rudolph Decorations,its a lovely pattern and you can get it from Stawell Craft shop ,give them a call if you would like a pattern on 03 53 584 313
 I had two lovely friends come and stay with hubby and i on Friday night,Karen and Christine and Christine gave Karen and i a lovely gift of a beautiful zippered bag,thankyou Christine i l love mine .


Both these girls are beautiful sewers and they showed me the lovely bags that Karen had sewn .

 I had 5 finishes for OPAM for the month of April,thankyou so much to Peg and Kris for hosting and spurring us on with our finishes.


Hope you all have a lovely Sunday.
cheers shez xx

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Purple Lily Tea House

 Before i left Lancefield on Friday after spending 5 days with Jo and Tony, Jo took me and introduced me to our friend Christine's family,this is Christine's Brother-in-law Ian

 And this is Christine's neice Andrea who owns and runs a beautiful tea and gift house.

 If you are ever in Lancefield pop into the Purple Lily Tea house for a cuppa and some freshly baked scones,yummy.


 Jo and i did some shopping,Andrea has the most beautiful gifts for sale.


It was so lovely meeting more of  Christine's family and they were just as lovely as her family,thankyou Jo for taking the time to take me there,such a lovely tea house.
cheers shez xx