Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A day out....

Part of our Carnival time is lovely quilty crafty activities going on....

Yesterday was a day out doing these things..... lots of pictures - few words needed...

fancy tea sets...


... and quirky too....


beautiful cups and saucers...
(does anyone have an idea what this kind of cabinet would have been made for originally... can you see there are holes in the shelves just above the square spaces?)


teatowels around all the walls....

there was also Devonshire tea and scones but they got gobbled too quick for a pic!


... and quilts in the church


Then we went into the city where the Spinners and Weavers had lots of lovely things wool and crafty set out...


someone was starting this very artistic piece....


and in the church was some beautiful flower arrangements - the theme was Sound of Music nad you can see a wire guitar in this arrangement...


flowers and stain glass windows - very pretty....


the front looked beautiful too....


Since we were in the city we popped into the City Hall which houses this lovely big quilt which was made by a group of quilters in 2000 (I think - I should have taken a picture of the notes)

There are a number of historic buildings around the city depicted as well as plants.  Its a real work of art and took a group of quilters 4 years to make...


they had decorated the inside of the hall prettily for Carnival time...



and had some previous Carnival queen robes and crowns on display


Next stop was Fairholme college Homestead where a local quilter/embroiderer Leona Sweeney is the featured artist.

Some hand crafted cross-stitch Christmas decorations - just sooooooo beautiful and probably my most favourite things to see for the day...


also framed pieces so beautifully done - really tiny tiny stitches....


this is her Stonefields quilt....


.. and a few blocks closer...


... another beautiful quilt....


.. which I had been lucky enough to play with.....


I took a close up - you can't see much of the quilting (which is what was the plan)


Leona's mini quilts are astoundingly precise....


those logs in the cabins are only 1/4" thick....


this little quilt was about 8 x 6" I think... so sweet


more examples of her mini quilts...


this one is full size....

A lot of her work is hand quilted - so soft and beautiful


A stunning display...

We did have some very lovely sandwiches here for lunch - but they got gobbled up too quick for a pic!

We did shop too ..... found these cute little hair pins at the Spinners and Weavers but used it as a brooch.....

Got so many comments about them as we went around ....


We all got one.....


Someone thought we must be sisters (though we all look totally different) until they heard my accent - I explained that I was adopted - but they just got a blank look..... not sure why?

Righto, Gotto Go... that wasn't the end of the day but I'll do more pics of quilts from 2 other displays.... how spoilt are we here to have all this to look at...



16 comments:

Barb said...

awesome church...love the quilts

I am said...

Hi Fiona,wow what a wonderful day,love all the pics,so much to see,the flowers are so bright and pretty,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

WoolenSails said...

I enjoyed spending the day with you, so many beautiful textiles and quilts.
I was thinking wine glasses, but then you would need a slit in the front, to slide them in.

Debbie

Jennifer said...

What a lovely day......thank you for taking us along and sharing! Sorry, I can't help with the cupboard, it has me flummoxed.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I loved your post....so much gorgeousness to enjoy. You are becoming very famous ror your beautiful work my friend! How lovely was that cross stitch! What a great day you had xx

Susan said...

Very spoilt - I think I will need a few days if i ever get there...beautiful quilts and beautifully quilted.

Karen S said...

Wow, so much to see and do. I need to go back through your pictures again because I am sure to have missed something. Thanks for sharing.
That is an amazing quilt you worked on. Beautiful!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh what a great time so far..........I saw there was a quilt display but it started after I left :(

kiwikid said...

What a wonderful day I out with your "sisters"!! Sk many beautiful things to see...those mini quilts are amazing, and well done on the quilting mention. Love the little brooches.

Jeanette said...

Looks like a wonderful day out. Love the brooches, very cute. Hugs, xx

Unknown said...

I saw a cupboard similar, but without the holes - it was for shaving mugs, used in a barber shop. Maybe the holes are for the shaving cream brush for each customer.

Christine M said...

Thanks for sharing your day out, Fiona. Everything looks gorgeous. I love the little brooches (along with all the other things!).

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

What a lovely day! So many gorgeous photos... quilts... teacups and teapots... and such cute little brooches! xx

Maria said...

Such an amazing day out.. such cute little dollies.

Raewyn said...

What a fun day out - so much to see. What a great Carnival, it looks like everyone gets behind it.

Kathleen said...

You might not see this: I've been away and am now reading old posts. But I want to go to the places you go! What you shared here is gorgeous. And I loved your flower pictures from the next post. I love your blog.

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