Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Home Again

After a busy week in the city I have settled into life at home again. While away I met the newest member of the family..

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Went to retreat, had fun walking, swimming and sewing.


Enjoying the view with my friend.


On Monday I returned to my DD2’s and was surprised when my GS2 handed me this beautifully wrapped parcel.


He was so proud of the gift he had sewn for me. A gorgeous table topper/wall hanging. He had even picked the fabrics.

I LOVE it. Just perfect to sit my fruit bowl on. Thank you Alex XXX

After a coffee we all went of to see the “Sculptures by the Sea”


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I had a wonderful time spent with friends and family. All too soon it was time for the drive home. On the way there was a HUGE fire.


So had a detour along a Gravel road.


Oh!! I also managed a bit of fabric shopping …….



  1. Wow, it looks like you had such a wonderful time! Love the quilt your GS2 made you, how special! And the quilt you made at retreat is sooo cute! So many fun things in this post. :o) xo

  2. Interesting post , love the little table topper made by your GS , wow what a treasure that is . Your quilt is also adorable , fun little critters and lots of lovely new fabrics . hugs

  3. Looks like you have been having heaps of fun... the table topper is a treasure for sure! And it goes without saying that some fabric had to follow you home :O)

  4. Glad you're home safe. Tove is beautiful. Alex has done a wonderful job of your table topper. What a special gift for his Oma!

  5. O Wow- Wow-Wow!!!!!!!! What wonderful blessings ! I love your animal quilt-that is so neat - I have not seen it anywhere.

    What a special grandson you have! To take the time to work on something special just for his grandmother-it doesn't get any better than that.I love the colors that he picked-he really put his heart & soul into creating that beauty.

    The Sculptures by the Sea are so magical- looks like perfect weather to enjoy them in too.

    The fire looks scary- didn't you guys have a fire last year too?

    I love your new fabrics that came home with you.

    Golly jeepers Maria
    are you sure you did not die & go to Heaven for a weekend? :-)

  6. I forgot to say how much I LOVE your new family member! What is the story on it?

  7. Awwww ... Tove is absolutely adorable!!! And I simply love the Table topper your Grandson made for you ... how incredibly special.
    Joy :o)

  8. Welcome home, Maria. I'm sure it felt good to return.

    Your table topper is just darling! What a great job on the sewing too!!

    I loved seeing the fun sculptures.

  9. How cute is your little friend... but how special is your Grandie and great fabric choices especially the limes on lime xxx

  10. lots of lovely things to see... how cute is that table topper... yummy fabrics and fun to see the art... it is all fun... the quilt is fun... all those animals... off to Africa?

  11. Great sewing Alex, well done. I love the Sculpures by the Sea and the fire and dust pics. Glad you made it home safely.

  12. perfect travels! family, sewing, shopping, presents (nice work Alex!) I love your jungle animals!

  13. what a lovely post Maria,and i am so impressed with your GS,what a clever boy and he did such a good job of choosing fabrics,no wonder you are proud.xx

  14. What a wonderful trip I just took with you Maria! THANKS! :)

  15. Welcome home Maria,

    Love your new family member - A Chocolate Burmese? Hugs - Fee X

  16. What talent your grandson has - wonderful! Love the cute animal quilt too.

  17. Love all your photos Maria. What a clever little man your grandson is; you must be so proud! Love the quilt with the animals :-)

  18. Very cute kitten and just love the gift your grandson made for you - how precious!


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