Three and half hours from home we enjoyed lunch with a special friend Jude at a bakery full of historic delights…...
Areas of Victoria are still desperate for rain and hopefully last night they got some of what we heard on the roof overnight……….
Larry's attempt to capture the rainbow while I was driving……..
I've had had two fabulous days with a group of embroiderers who I tried to convert to appliquéing by machine. One of the highlights was seeing this treasure up close and personal. Elsie rescued it from the rubbish bin where it had previously been resting on a church alter and she thinks it belonged to one of the Barr-Smith's who are responsible for many of the Art Gallery of South Australia's treasures……..possibly a Morris designed embroidery over 100 years old……….
Thankyou Elsie….I am so glad this piece of exquisite history is to now be returned to the church where it will receive the recognition it deserves…….
I took the opportunity after class to capture some of the historic buildings in town……...
Autumn is definitely here but it feels more like winter……..
Larry spent the morning touring this place……….
Part of the hospital……..
So while we celebrate Mother's Day 'down under' so does Canada and our lovely friend Penny sent me these gorgeous photos of what she was going to be doing on Mother's Day. This chapel belongs to From the Heart quilt shop and just six stitchers shared their work as a part of the Mother's Day Bethany studio tour. Such a beautiful setting and after enquiring Penny informed me they are real candelabras but candles are only lit before weddings…….
Penny also told me the church was built in 1876 and was decommissioned only ten years ago as it was so run down. The owners of the quilt shop purchased and lovingly renovated the building and the quilt shop is attached to the parish hall nearby……....
Almost all the quilts from Penny and five of her friends are stitched by hand……...
Thanks so much Penny and I hope to one day visit it all! xx
So if you are celebrating Mother's Day in your part of the world I hope it was special x