Since my last post I went to Gisborne on retreat, on the way Carleen and I stopped to find some geocaches
I had found this one before so had an idea of where it was
Carleen spotted it
The cache, the log was in the plastic container in the plane cockpit. This cache is on the road into the Bacchus Marsh airport. Very appropriate we thought.
I think this block was made before going on the retreat. One more for the Anthology collection.
At the end of the last retreat we were each given a bag of green strips from Kates collection of fabric and asked to make some blocks to go into a scrappy quilt, here is progress so far.
I did some green blocks and some joining and the worked on a horse quilt for Belinda
The star blocks have boots and cowboys in the centres.
We went down to the Botanic Gardens in Gisborne for a walk one morning and to find an Adventure Lab
I used to walk the dog here all the time when we lived in Gisborne, and really like these gardens as the plants are all from New Zealand
In the front you can see NZ flax and right up the back is a kowhai tree in flower. In NZ they attract the tui bird for the nectar in the flowers.
There are tadpoles happily living in the puddles here, goes to show how much rain we have had when the tadpoles are thriving!!
We came home from the retreat Thursday afternoon, Friday I was on duty at the Geelong Show, the Bellarine Quilters had a table there
Despite my gloomy face I was happy to be there, was tired though. The quilt with the red border was the group raffle quilt that was raffled at the quilt show the following weekend.
We had ladies making clothing to go overseas opposite us
a repurposed jacket
This section always gives me a giggle, the decorated bras
and this cake was stunning.
Saturday was an eventful day although I do not remember any of it, David called an ambulance in the afternoon as he couldn't get any sense out of me, they took me to Geelong Hospital and then I was taken to the Royal Melbourne, where I was operated on for a brain aneurysm and kept in hospital for a week. I had a Level 1 bleed, lowest on the scale and fixable thank goodness. The week I came home David was going to Adelaide for a wargaming gathering so I stayed with Adam and Beth, they were wonderful and waited on me hand and foot - I had lots of company
Beth is keeping well and the baby is growing
Tira was keeping an eye on everything
Hank found his favourite squeaky toy, this one has lasted for ever! Usually he bites the squeaker out but for some reason, not this one.
After a week I went back home.
I have had a few walks up the back yard since coming home - I am one more week to go before I am allowed to ride my bike and go walking, we have had so much rain the garden is growing like mad and everything looks so good.
I was given some poppy seeds and scattered them around the garden - I was told this one is the heroin poppy and to pull it out before it seeds...I thought I was doing well getting it to grow! I had another one here but it got damaged in the last bout of bad weather
the flowers are inside and are slowly opening, it is a beautiful flower.
Sorry for the bad photo, I started another wasgij
and today I have finally put borders on a panel Jenny gave me about 4 years ago now to get it quilted.
and Jill very kindly put the border on the horse quilt for me, I think I used up all my brownie points there. It is always hard to take over someone else's project especially when there is no pattern and just and idea of using up pieces cut and not used in the quilt. Jill did an amazing job and I am very grateful. This also is ready to go to the quilters.
ok that is me up to date.
I think I need a snooze now!