group day out…

The quilt group had a nice day on Wednesday, for one of our friends birthday,  with a trip up the coast for the day.

First stop was a coffee half way, where we came across this lizard sunning himself and hoping for food, though we only had coffee so he missed out.


Then onto our friends place where another one lived…



Our friend lives in a wonderful location with a view across a lake…


And she loves to create little vignettes in her garden…

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And some quilts…



And then there was lunch…


…we had a wonderful day with lots of chatting!

morning out

We went for a drive to Mullumbimby, yesterday.

I bought an overlay for my sweet sixteen quilting machine, from a shop on the Gold Coast, called the Sewing Wave.  The owner was coming down to Mullum to do some work so he bought the overlay down with him…and I had to meet him to collect it.

So we had a morning in Mullum…it is such a friendly town…people in the street smile at you…the shop assistants are pleasant and helpful.

And I love going there because my Mum spent her teenage years living in Mullum…and I grew up with stories of  the town.  My grandparents had a Cafe  there…before they decided to go back to farming at Main Arm, which is just a little north.Image…my Grandparents house was in this pretty tree lined street.  The house is no longer there…a new house is built in it’s place.


And this is Mt Chincogan, an extinct volcano that is on the edge go the town.

We collected the overlay, went to the Timber Slab factory so Peter could buy some offcuts of exotic and native wood for his woodworking projects.  Then we had lunch at the Empire Cafe which has been there since he early days and had a look in the shops.

And the overlay is going to make a big difference to my sweet sixteen machine…it makes the table smooth and flat to use rulers with it.