At the end of the exhibition there was a room showcasing the jewels of famous people like Grace Kelly and Wallis Simpson. It was all quite amazing.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Last week, Paddy and I headed to the National Gallery to see the Cartier Exhibition. It was well worth the visit with many rooms of amazing "bling" as well as historical pieces and famous ones too. There is even a room devoted to the jewellers and their equipment and methods. My photos don't do the pieces justice but here are a few.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
There has been a little progress on my various projects recently as well as a few starts! Many years ago I started stitching some half inch liberty hexagons and they were safely stored away till last week. I had always planned to create a mini dilly bag inspired by the ones I made using Judy Newman's beautiful pattern. Here it is! It is very small and fairly useless but I love it anyway!
I have been working on these lovely Christmas stitcheries by Marg Low.
Monday, April 16, 2018
It was our last class for term 1 on Wednesday and as always, it was so inspiring to see what the ladies have been making. Roni has been so busy and showed us her gorgeous knitted baubles! She managed to knit them over a foam ball which maked them lovely and round.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
After the exciting time in Melbourne, I flew home and repacked in about 10 minutes and headed to Barooga near Cobram for a few days of golf!!! Not me playing golf....of course! But first here are my goodies from AQC. I didn't buy heaps as there is so much already in my sewing room but couldn't resist a bit of shopping. Homespun had a good deal where you bought 2 mags and the 2018 Tilda calendar so had to have that. I love looking at the Tilda pictures each month.
On Tuesday afternoon we headed home and were very slowed down by hundreds of steers and cows (and horses and goats) grazing along the road. We really were in the country.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
I have just had a lovely weekend away in Melbourne. Good friends, yummy food and a quilt show! The only disappointment was the airbnb which was very grubby! We managed to live in for the 3 nights and still had a good time but it spoilt things a little. We flew down on Thursday and enjoyed an afternoon of shopping etc.
Audrey and I enjoying the shopping!
On Saturday, a few of us headed on the train to Cutting Cloth, which is a gorgeous shop. It even has chandeliers.
We then headed back into the city of a little more shopping and also a visit to the Art Gallery. We enjoyed two delicious meals in the lanes and one wonderful Japanese meal. We then flew home on Sunday.