I waved the New Zealand flag for a few days in Australia on the way home after my wonderful trip away. A lovely way to finish my holiday ♥ A big public thank you to all those special friends who made sure I had a great time - you know that if any of you ever get to New Zealand, I'll be at the airport waiting for you...
|A family outing and picnic in a park near Ipswich.|
|I saw Tulips galore while away - a novelty for this Northlander where they|
don't grow very well...
|...and the leaves are falling.|
First up was getting back into the Fabulous Friday Mystery project I'm doing for The Country Yard. Here are some of the blocks I prepped before I went away (or I haven't shared yet) —
|More Churn dashes to go with some made the very first week.|
And this block was the first thing I needed to get to when I arrived home.
|I've called it the Whirly bloom block - not sure if there is a real name out there for it?!|
After the large (18") block, I decided it was time to change direction a little and stitched up this wee star... isn't it fun? It's 2¼" finished and gave me a chance to play with my new Itty-Bitty Eights rulers (designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings) - awesome with all those one eighth markings.
When I travel I like to collect thimbles, if I can; the one below was a little too big to fit in my bag —
|Outside a souvenir shop on the way to Niagra Falls.|
— but these ones came home with me. A nice little add-on to my collection. Wish I'd been able to find the one above, and also I see I don't have one from Winnipeg -
|Paducah-Indiana-Canada-Toronto-Niagra on the Lake-Canada- Niagra Falls.|