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.