well alot of people go overseas to see beautiful scenery, but i am very happy here taking in the view and doing some sewing and discovering some new places. do you want to see too what i have been seeing? this is quite a long pictorial post.
i am used to having my big table at home, so i also have one here, but the view is slightly different, such gorgeous days we have had, the time spent here stitching has been so calming, but i feel also very snoozy sometimes ! i have started hand-piecing these squares together, very easy, but interesting. it is my version of 'persian garden quilt' by kaffe fassett from his latest book. so many talk of their design walls, i don't work that way, i just see it in my 'minds design wall' and go for it ! it works for me.
in this photo the squares near the little rose print show up as white, they are indeed aqua spot, and on it goes, all fabric i had in the cupboard, but of course the squares then go to 8 1/2 inch squares and so more fabric is needed, three rows of them and so will i have to buy some or not, hmmmmm!
yesterday we went to new norfolk, a little way out of hobart, to visit the drill hall emporium , i have been looking at their blog for sometime now and i was very happy to see this lovely shop for the first time. even though it is filled with gorgeous old bits of all kinds, it really shines and there is no dust there, everything just glows. so well done, i encourage anyone to visit the shop if you are coming to hobart, tasmania.
all the silver is polished, all the wooden items are waxed, as you can see everything just shines and the smell of beeswax is wonderful. the business is run by a family and the ones i met were so lovely, they were happy for me to take these photos to share with you
they had some beautiful old wood blocks, many different alphabet styles, hard to make a choice, but a choice i did make and purchased some.
and a closer view of those magnificent shears, loved those! i do love scissors!
and this beauty copes still in this time of such modern technology ! i really enjoyed my visit here, something for everybody. this town has many antique shops, we found also these parked near one of them.
this town was formally known for the treatment of the mentally ill in hospitals, but alot of the old buildings are now being refurbished hopefully to be used for other happier reasons.
out the windows here there is a different view wherever you look
all the new trees are getting ready to burst into leaf and blossom, an interesting time to be here as this garden matures.