and provided morning tea and then we went over to Gisborne and caught up with Donna, who kindly fed us lunch! Boy did she put on a spread, we had a salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, bacon, egg and grilled chicken pieces on the top, it was a feast...we then had a look at her studio called The Owlery
some of Donna's crafting friends got together and got the sign for her. It is a beautiful room with great light and plenty of space for crafting and sewing.
we grabbed Donna's hubby to take a photo and then had some desert
which was amazing...crushed ginger nut biscuits, layered with cream and strawberries and blue berries!! Boy were we spoilt!!
Donna also gave me this beautiful present, love the batik fabric, the candle smells wonderful and the card Donna made is just beautiful. Thank you Donna for your thoughtfulness to myself and to Jenny.
We had a wonderful catch up and on the way home called in to visit Tracee and her hubby at their work,I received this amazing present from her
beautiful batiks, patterns and clamps to help sandwich your quilt!! I was very spoilt!!
Sadly yesterday I had to take Jenny to the airport and we had to say goodbye once again, it does not get any easier even though we have been doing this for 40 odd years!!
we even managed a selfie!! Lol!!
Today I have taken the Supervisor for a walk, done some last minute shopping, been to the nursery with hubby and bought plants...we got a pohutukawa tree (NZ Christmas bush) although this one is not the Kiwi one and a dwarf, but probably is safer for our garden, we also got a feijoa, known here as pineapple quava, love the fruit!! A little bit of NZ for me in the garden, I am not sure if we bought at the right time as we are in for very hot days over the next few...we will have to keep the water up to them. I have been sewing this afternoon
the Aussie hero quilt is finished with the machine sewing, I have to start on the hand sewing of the binding and label tonight...this is due in the mail on the 28th!!
I forgot to say Jenny and I called into a collectibles shop in Geelong on our way back on Wednesday and while Jenny was looking at the Jim Shore Santas, which I must saw were very tempting, I found these little guys....they are one and a half inches tall and sooooo cute I couldn't leave them behind. Love how they are both sewing themed.
I tried to get a Christmas photo of the supervisor but he was not in the mood to cooperate, he tried hiding, even tried to go under the couch to avoid me....this is the best I could do!!
Happy Christmas everyone and the very best of health and happiness for the coming year.