Bon Voyage and speedy journey!
On the weekend we went to Portland, (Victoria) It is a beautiful little port town. It was the first European settlement in Victoria, settled in the early to mid 1800's.
It was used as a whaling port too. In the maritime museum they had a huge skeleton of a sperm whale that had been washed up, already dead, on the beach there. It was amazing to be up close to something so huge.
Dh and no 3 son did some of this....
|(this is for a quickie gift that I need to finish but only started on the weekend, talk about leaving things to the last minute.|
When they were fishing in the morning...
I did this...
|gosh my feet look big! .|
|there is a lighthouse on this cliff just behind the last tree to the right.|
|this is the view from the lighthouse, You can see the start of the breakwater, it extended out at least 1 1/2 times again and we were at the end of it.|
I walked around town looking at all the beautiful old bluestone cottages and old wood houses. They were just gorgeous. I made my way to the lighthouse and then back along the beach, back to town.
There were heaps of antique, bric a brac places along the way to Portland and we visited most. I bought some lovely depression glass milk jugs. My new passion it appears. There was a gorgeous Patchwork shop in town but it was shut by the time we got there and it wasn't open by the time we left on Monday. Them's the breaks.
I have decided that October will be quilting month!
I made a start on quilting my hexie flower garden by hand. Who's dumb idea was that?..... While stitching away I told DH that I want to be buried with this quilt because that's probably how long it will take me to hand quilt it!
He replied...'why don't you get it quilted by machine?'
Takes a man to reinvent the wheel doesn't it. I told him I want it quilted selectively and not just all over, willy nilly and to get that done by a quilter will cost a mint. So I will keep stitching away till my arm drops off or becomes the size of the Incredible Hulk's arm......... I have nearly finished two rows. I regret having been so enthusiastic making all those flowers, now that I have to quilt around each one! lol.
It definitely won't be a quick quilt to finish.....
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well....
Slap the 'man' who came up with that quote!
Hope you are having a great week...
ps because we went away my Christmas goodies weren't finished... Hopefully something will get completed in between all that hand quilting.