Monday, February 25, 2019

.... and more....


I have one daughter living nearby and she has to always be the one to visit on mothers day, and on fathers day, and on birthdays etc. since she is the one nearby...… I feel her pain!!!  She is a person who is very thoughtful about gifts and making days special, like getting balloons, and arranging lunch etc.

This year she gifted me this lovely granite serving board.... it's very heavy.  I guess could also be used for chopping.  And this lovely pot plant, which I know Hubz will care for.....


On Sunday we went on a bit of a road trip to a sweet country town called Forest Hill.  Hubz and I were meeting up with Michelle and the Mr for lunch …..


Michelle made me this mini quilt... with 1/4" hexie flowers... they are ridiculously little... and many of them are fussy cut too!


… and she also did this lovely picture of a favourite creeper/flower of mine (wisteria) ....


 … such talent and I am very blessed to have her art in my house...  

Forest Hill is a lovely country town and there are a few heritage listed buildings to see

This is the old bank (you can see bars on the windows)


Every good country town has a Pub.... I love the curved roofing


… well a couple of pubs … this other one is literally just across the road.  The cast iron edging is so beautiful


The Post Office, which still is a Post Office but is also a café and gift shop... and where we had lunch together...


On the way home Hubz and I drove by the University Campus... this lovely old building was once used for students dormitory, then as a hospital ward for Americans during the war.. it is now Student services.



I have been working on a design of Michelles and done a bit of EPP of my own... these little fat Dresdens... actually they are not that little but to me they are very fiddly.... hard part done and I enjoyed appliqueing them down.


Righto, Gotto Go..... need to sort out sewing projects for ChooseDay.....


15 comments:

Raewyn said...

It's great to see that you had such a good birthday Fiona.....there's nothing better than feeling loved and spoilt by family and friends. Beautiful gifts from your daughter and Michelle. I love your fat dresdens too :-)

Jennifer said...

Such lovely birthday gifts - nice to be loved and spoiled! That looks like an interesting town, shall look it up. I'm with you on EPP, it's not difficult but to me seems to be too many steps/

Cheryll said...

What a lovely day you had Fiona. LoVe your gifts from Michelle.
Once again Happy Birthday... xox

kiwikid said...

Great day out for your birthday Fiona. Beautiful presents you have been given, love those little hexies. Your Dresens are very nice too. That is a great town to visit, love the old oub buildings.

Maria said...

Great to have had a lovely birthday 🎉 with family and friends . You received many beautiful gifts from them ..
Cute fat dredens.. Happy Chooseday...

Chantal said...

Great gifts. Such lovely building. The bank looks to me like a prison from the far west in the 1800's or something. I love, love the pub with the "lace" on the second floor. (I presume that's the cast iron you talked about?) It's gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing. The fat dresdens look good. Can't wait to see what's next for them. enjoy! ;^)

Susan said...

Got to love extended celebrations - lovely presents - love the mini quilt with mini hexies from Michelle- it looks lovely.

White Rose said...

Hi Fiona oh wow you have received more beautiful gifts,i am sure your daughter loves coming to visit you with widget.
Gee what lovely places you got to see and i can only imagine the mischief that you and Michelle got into,lol.
Love your little dresdens and i am lucky enough to have one of those little mini quilts from Michelle too they are so pretty,hope you have a wonderful week my friend xx

Karen S said...

That is a lovely way to enjoy your birthday. And the gifts are all lovely, too.

Lin said...

What a lovely day out Fiona. Gorgeous gifts from Michelle and from your daughter. Pretty little Dresdens too. xx

Elyte said...

What a lovely celebration you have had. Family, friends, gifts and good wishes.
Glad to see that your special day didn't end after 24 hours.
Hope that there are a few more surprises in store for you.

Helen said...

What a special day you have had, family,friends and beautiful goodies.....Happy Birthday

Kathleen said...

I love her watercolor!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

The cutting board/plant stand is very pretty! Oh my!!! Michelle's gift for you!! Amazing! So glad you could have a nice day out with her and the misters :) xx

Janice said...

I’ve just been catching up on your posts for the last couple of weeks. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the other day. It sounds like you had lots of lovely celebrations and gifts. Quite a milestone. Mick reaches the same milestone in May. As usual you have been rather prolific in you stitching on lots of different projects. They are all lovely.

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