Monday, March 21, 2016

Catch up

Last Thursday we went into Melbourne, hubby had to go to St Vincent's for blood tests, then he wandered off to go to hobby shops, and me being a good girl resisted a visit to Luccellos and went geocaching instead!! I ended up in China town as my gps wouldn't tune in properly, no doubt because I was in between buildings...I did wander up one stinky alley way, drawn in by the paintings on the walls
this was at the back of a carpark in an empty space

this was up the stinky alley way, out the back of the Chinese restaurants,just love the eyes....

another impressive painting
I sat outside the Chinese museum for a while, spoke to Adam who said he wasn't coming in to the city that evening and then the gps fired up...and guess what there was a cache 104 m from me!! So off I went, up the alley way behind two blokes...usually I would be more cautious but I knew straight away they were doing the same thing as me!!
One of the found the cache, magnetically attached to a metal door...you had to reach in underneath and it had dirt stuck to the lid and wood shavings and metal scourers attached at each end...really made you wonder what you were touching!!Lol!! We had a chat, signed the log and then went on our separate ways.I was supposed to meet hubby at 5.30..at 5.45 I went to the car to see if I had the message wrong and he was at the car...nope.....back to the lift entrance and waited some more...at 6pm he turned up, he got lost in Melbourne Central and couldn't find me!!! I had to chuckle as usually it is me that gets lost!! We jumped in the car and went to look for a parking spot near the Sherlock Holmes....not such a bright idea at 6pm on St Patricks Day!!! Eventually we fluked a parking meter, parked and wandered to the pub. We met hubby's sister, her husband, daughter and son and his partner and had a great evening with them. Shane was busy working behind the bar.
our beautiful niece Tessa..

the Hubble family...

a Hubble and a hubby

myself and Ellen...
Shane joined us for his very quikc dinner break!!

On Sunday morning I made two blocks for Aussie Heros...they are making several quilts for the chapel in Kabul
mine were purple (surprise!!) and wonky log cabins. I have decided I do wonky very well!! lol!!
I am off now to trace off another two New Hexagon blocks while the spag bol sauce cooks away
I have decided to change to the colours so am off to explore my stash!!I didn't mean to have waffled on so long seem to have been a bit carried away!!! 
Happy sewing.







14 comments:

Jo said...

St Pats looked fun.. You have so much fun Geocaching. Enjoy your HEXIES...

Cheryl said...

Well what a lovely day in Melbourne, even though hubby had to have blood tests you had fun. Amazing paintings

Susan said...

Great adventure in the big smoke. Sounds like you're having a good time.

Diane-crewe said...

what a wonderful find .. I love the way artists will use any space to express themselves Looks like a fun evening xx

shez said...

Hi Sue,love the family pics,not long till Davids op now.
What interesting things you saw in Melb,i love your new header.xx

Helen said...

Another wonderful read Sue, love your exploring always makes for an adventure and so much fun :)

marina said...

Looks like your trip to the city met all the requirements of a good days out, maybe a trio to l'uccello would have made it perfect?

Julie said...

Hi Sue, I loved the art work on the walls - it really seemed to jump out at you. Glad you had a great trip to the city.

Leeanne said...

Awesome wall art!

Moose-ings said...

Love the hats! And the artwork; one day I am going to produce a book about the street art in Melbourne.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love the street art and well done on your discovery. Looked like a fun St.Patrick's celebration. Lovely blocks x

KAYLEE said...

The blocks for Aussie Hero Quilts are gorgeous Sue. I've been MIA from BLOG's for a couple of months, LOL....

Ondrea said...

I think you are rather brave wandering around alleys on your own. I would be lost within the first 5 minutes lol. Loooove those purple fabrics. Hope hubby's tests went well.

Fiona said...

so you can be found down stinky streets! hmmmm.... I love the street art - so clever
Hugz