24 April 2010

The Old and The New

Tuesday last week our dear old car


decided that


428,615 kms was enough and she wasn't moving from her warm spot in the sun outside our house.

We had an inkling that the car was on its last legs and John and I have spent the last few weekends checking out cars and going for some test drives.  What an unbelievable car the Tarago has been - 20 years old and 2 minor mechanical repairs until last week's issues.

Today we collected our new car.



I have really liked this model since I first saw one a few years ago parked outside Camden Quilt Show (must have been a sign) and never thought we would own one.  It's a dream to drive.  Looks like 2010 is our big year for upgrades - sewing machine, car - wonder if John will want an upgrade on his wife?

Block 8 Tail Feathers is finished and I stitched 1-1/2 corner blocks on the train to Sydney today.


Was hoping to finish Block 9 over the weekend then remembered I need a birthday present for Wednesday - I'm going to make Melly & Me's Matryoshka Dolls from Homespun No 64.

13 comments:

Lorraine said...

Very nice!! You have had a fantastic run with the Tarago! Hope the Merc serves you as well! It is a lovely looking car....I guess you are going touring this weekend....!

Yvette said...

When you upgrade a car, you really upgrade a car! WOW!!! It is gorgeous.

OK, I love that last Tail Feathers block too. You just love teasing me with them. LOL

Mary Ann said...

Wow, congrats on the new wheels, Lynda!!! It's sure pretty!!!
Your Tail Feather blocks are coming along nicely, too!
Way to go!

helbel19 said...

Woohoo way to go,I hope you enjoy your new car.... block looks good too.


Helen

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow....love it........how nice is it Lynda...

Chookyblue...... said...

hey you new car looks great.........

and yeh another tail feathers done.......

DAWNIE said...

Nice Car - bet you will be happy with that one. Love your Tail Feathers block - looks amazing and love that you have done it in the Patissere.

teresa said...

Love the new car Lynda..very nice! Also love your last Tail Feathers block. It's so cute!

Maree: said...

Love your New Car looks Great...Enjoy your Driving..
Gorgeous Block..
cheers

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

OMG! If it wasn't the amount of numbers on the speedo that made you look for a new car I don't know what would. It has certainly served you well.:(
The new version looks lovely, bet you don't know yourself. :)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh I love these blocks. It may have to be next on my wish list.

Julie said...

Gee you did well out of your old car. Ours is RIP after 350,000kms. As for for trading in for a new wife......I think (hope) the present one has a few more kms in her yet!

Bec said...

Very swish mew car! Congratulations! Enjoy!
and wow, hasn't your Tarago done well!

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