Mum and I had a lovely, busy few days in Canberra. We stopped in Goulburn on the way there for afternoon tea.
I lived in Canberra in the mid-1970's and was very happy to see this place is still operating. Mum and I had breakfast there on Sunday morning.
|Nothing like a milkshake after a big day out.|
So far I've used 60 different Fig Tree fabrics - would be fantastic to not repeat a fabric but I don't have enough to do that. The repeats will be in the little nine-patch posts in the sashings. I'm still thinking about whether to have plain sashings or Fig Tree sashings.
On Wednesday I wanted to make one of the dolls inspired by the heads from Helen - I chose "Wishes Do Come True"- she's such a sweetie.
I have a couple of doll kits ready to sew up and came across Alwyn the Elf that I bought a few years ago so thought I'd make him.
He is the companion for Twinkle Toes Tess - made her quite some time ago - she's a favourite, especially the tiny gingerbread men in her basket and the plum pudding.
Mum and I went to see "Philomena" last night - such a sad, true story based on a Magdalen Laundry inmate told with such compassion and acted beautifully (Judi Dench and Steve Coogan). I am truly astounded by how cruel people can be to each other.
Not looking forward to work on Monday - too much fun at home.