Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy days and good fortune

The past week has been very busy, with extra time spent in the garden as well as the usual weekly activities.  
However, a highlight of the week was a day out with my friend Anne (Juliet Cherry) who is currently visiting her son and his family.  Anne lives in the UK and her son and daughter in law and two dear grandsons live quite near me.  Whenever Anne visits we manage to spend a day or two together.  We share an interest in needlework so there is always plenty to talk about.  This time I was not sure how much time I could spend having been laid low with bronchitis for some time now and not wanting to spread any illness.  As it turned out we managed to catch up for a few hours on Thursday.  I picked Anne up and we went for morning coffee/chocolate at a cafe suggested by my neighbour.  The cafe is at the end of the road in Mornington with views of the bay.  It was a glorious day and we could have just sat and chatted but we had places to go.  Anne usually buys a few needlework magazines from op shops while she is here and donates them back before going home, so we decided to visit some of my favourite spots.  There is a Vinnies (St.Vincent de Paul) Salvos (Salvation Army) and recycling shop all in one area so we had a ball looking around and finding bargains.

I picked up the partly made quilt pictured:  it is all pieced and has the batting and backing fabric (the backing is especially beautiful).  This was marked $4.99.  Can you believe it.  I am not a quilter but it was such a good buy.

After the excitement of our shopping expedition we rang my husband and he joined us for lunch at a nearby pub.  And so we had a wonderful day and look forward to another one in the coming week.

7 comments:

Jensters said...

Oh how wonderful is that Dian....i wish i could meet some of my blogger friends....one day maybe.....great bargain hope you can finish it and show us x

dosfishes said...

Glad you are feeling better and had time to spend with your friend. xox Corrine

Linda said...

Love the quilt Dian, and such a great bargain. Hope you have time to finish it one day. I am so pleased to hear you and Anne have caught up again. She is a lovely lady, and I am sure it's great to chat to her again. Say hello for me. I miss her, but am pleased she's visiting while the weather is not too unpleasant.

Judy said...

Gosh, how special to chat with women who share your interests!Sorry you have had bronchitis.it is a real "cow" of an illness.makes you feel so tired, and the coughing is horrible.My bronchitis stopped when I gave up full time teaching!All those" germy" kids!!he,he.

Karyn said...

I am glad you and Anne are having so much fun. I hope the bronchitis continue to clear up.

Anonymous said...

It is so good to have true friends we can spend time with like you & Anne are.
When ones family has disapeared from ones world in one way or another, friends are the family we never had. A well chosen friend is a famuly member for eternity
Melissa

Juliettecherry said...

Just a note from me to say I am now back home in the UK. Many thanks Dianne for spending time wih me, it's always a highlight of my visits to Australia to meet up again.

I did so enjoy my visits to the op-shops, they are so good in Australia, I just love getting the magazines and gathered some really lovely needlework ideas.

I hope you are feeling much better now.

love from Anne