Sunday, May 15, 2016

Out and about

Today hubby had lots of visitors so I took the opportunity to have a day out. But first I have to show you, I finished the baubles row for the row by row Christmas quilt
combined baubles and Santas in the one row!! Hee hee!! Sorry for the photo, I decided to take it after dark!!

Last night I made another Sylvia's bridal Sampler block...have had a long break from working on this one..this is....Irish Chain.
I have been in to Geelong today to have a look at the new library, it is quite an impressive building
Here is the building from the back...

I had to take a photo here...these are the tiles on the walls of the public toilets next to the library!! Pretty posh huh!!!!

here is the library from nearly the front..I enjoyed mooching around in there and came home with many books and DVD's...they have a separate floor for children with great low tables and chairs and cushions and toys...and it doesn't matter how much noise they make!!
I got some lunch and did some shopping in the shopping centre and then went off to the Botanic Gardens to do the 2pm Sound tour!!! I wondered what a sound tour was and soon found out, it was one we couldn't speak and had to listen to sounds around us...very challenging to two ladies who came along!! Lol!!
lots of beautiful trees

and a beautiful flowering plant with busy bees...

a vege garden used for the Gardens in Schools programme...the excess veges are given to local charities...some plants are let to go to seed so the children can see how the plant cycle happens.

very pretty flower

love this sculpture down the back of the gardens..

this is a new seat put in at the rear of the gardens and here is some great coloured fungus growing on the back!

More beautiful flowers..

and this amazing sequoia that is many years old!! Ok are you asleep now??? Lol!!!
I think I will go sit on the couch and do some knitting now and maybe watch the Eurovision song contest, still getting my head around Australia being included!!! We are a long way from Europe here!!
Happy sewing.



9 comments:

shez said...

Hi my lovely friend I love your first row,well done ,what a wonderful day you had and love your pics,looking forward to our day out,Lyn is going to meet up with us,Jo can't make it lol sorry I just remembered.
Enjoy your evening my friend xx

Jo said...

Haha... Thanks Shez..
Sue sounds like a great you day. Just some time to be with yourself... A peaceful walk.....

Ali Honey said...

The Library building is very pleasing to my eye. Well done whoever designed it.

Moose-ings said...

You had a busy day! Wow, I'd love to see that new library, looks like a stunning building. The gardens are always worth a visit.

Julie said...

Hiya Sue, just catching up on all your posts .... have been busy painting & no time for blog reading. Loved this post, thanks for the gorgeous garden tour. Sounds like you had a lovely day out - I was most impressed with the new library & could easily pinch those tiles for my own Loo!! Your first row of the christmas quilt looks beautiful. Have a great week Sue.

retdairyqueen said...

Your Christmas bauble row looks great
Looks like a great day out

Chookyblue...... said...

Gary fungi pics in your previous post.....
The gardens are beautiful...... Wow what a flash library.... Great times too.....
I watched euro vision to and I don't think we should be in it at all... Glad we didn't win..... It is for European countries.......

Fiona said...

lovely day out the library is amazing - lots of quilty inspiration in the design and tiles??? the botanical gardens are great too - so much to see - and hear...
I love your baubles.... very clever
Hugz

Farm Gate Creations said...

Never asleep..you always show such interesting pics Sue