Saturday, April 16, 2016

Catch up and FNSI

I have had a busy week this week and nearly missed FNSI which was last night
but I did manage to get some sewing done
I had a play with some yellow hexies

and finished another hexie block for the New Hexagon Quilt.
Sandra, a friend from NZ, who now lives in Singapore came to stay for a night so we explored the bollards in Geelong and walked from one end to the other and back

we have perfected the art of the "selfie" after some very strange photos!! Sandra walks 15,000 steps a day to keep fitand we managed to meet that target by the days end.
Thursday we went to Queenscliffe and Port Lonsdale, did some caching, and then went to Jirralinga Wildlife Park in Barwon Heads
we got to pat a koala and wombat...

in fact it was fantastic for Sandra as she saw nearly all the Australian animals in one place, she was very excited!!
Then yesterday we had a visit from the lovely Ondrea and her hubby...the men folk disappeared into the man cave and we had a wonderful time talking and exchanging ideas..Ondrea brought me a beautiful present
a beautiful pincushion to add to my collection and a wash cloth and soap...thank you Ondrea, that was very nice of you and I love them!!

anda bag of fabric that Ondrea no longer wants...I have used some of the yellow for the hexies already! Perfect timing Ondrea.
Today I am off to Guild meeting so had better get my skates on!!
Happy sewing.






16 comments:

shez said...

lovely post my friend and love the gifts Ondrea gave you so glad you girls had some special time and thinking of you this week,give my love to David ,will catch up soon my friend xx

Julie said...

Great post Sue ... Love those bollards you have photographed with your friend. I love receiving handmade washcloths & soaps as gifts as I use them all the time. Hope you have a lovely weekend Sue.

Jacquie Morris said...

Love popping in on you.....your posts always make me smile 😊
GOSH! How big is that koala!? I never thought they were that big! I thought of them a adorable cute little things...that is scary. But looks like you had fun!!
Happy sewing!
Have a lovely weekend full of smiles 😊

Chookyblue...... said...

What a great time with ondrea and your friend.....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely happy post Sue. You have had some special company. Beautiful gift from Ondrea and love your hexies xx

Heather S said...

Love the yellow hexies and the great pictures having fun with your friend.

Jo said...

It's always good to get so many steps in. You have a beautiful area for it. It's great you were so up close and personal with the Aussie creatures.... Thinking of you. Take care...

Kiwi Gal said...

Ooh hexies. I love them.

Ondrea said...

Gee, you really have had a busy time. Thanks for the wonderful day yesterday. Glad you put some of that fabric to good use already. Looking good.

Helen said...

Looks like you had a great time with friends, lovely gifts from Ondrea. Beautiful hexies :)

retdairyqueen said...

Lovely gifts and those hexies just keep coming

Karen's Korner said...

Love those yellow hexies - remind me of gorgeous frangipani flowers. What a great weekend you had with friends.

Fiona said...

Great walk - I remember the Geelong totems - they are great.... happy visit from Ondrea too... you are keeping busy busy
Hugz

Susan said...

Looks as if you had a great time - those bollards look very interesting...love the yellows.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

pretty hexies, and the yellow is so cheerful. Love the photo of the wombat! Such a happy post of friends and good times!

desertskyquilts said...

I love that New Hexagon Quilt block - I'm IN love with it. LOL How lovely to have a friend come visit and spend the day just walking and seeing things, and then to have ANOTHER friend come and bring you such lovely gifts ... and useful fabric!