Saturday, September 18, 2010

Civil War Journey continued.................

The CW journey continued today at the Patchwork Apple........one more block completed with another one ready to stitch.........


I am really enjoying making these blocks.....hopefully will get the second one stitched tonight or tomorrow...........Although I don't think there will be much stitching done tonight - not when there is footy to watch!  I had to work last night at a function so only got to see the second half of the first preliminary final - which was ok since I am a Collingwood supporter - and they had a great win to put them into the Grand Final next week......(this of course will mean nothing to those of you in another country.....or to Kris!)

I decided to come home a different way from Woodside today..........we have had quite a bit of rain lately and most of the dams on farms are full.........lots of spring blossom and green grass....made for a very scenic drive home.

This stone building ....called "The Warehouse"....lovingly converted into a family home........the blue fence set off the white blossom beautifully.................


This old house - deserted and with the door boarded up looked lonely....the garden still blooming even though there is no-one to tend it anymore........I love old homes....so much character......I wonder who planted the bulbs and fruit trees?


 Another shot of the house and garden.........


These cattle were enjoying the last of the afternoon sun..........


Plenty of water everywhere...this was in a paddock next to the road....there was a family of ducks cruising around when I got out to take the pic.......but they were camera shy......

Such a great day for a drive......with a stitching class with friends thrown in.....who could ask for more?   Fabulous way to spend a Saturday......tomorrow will be spent catching up on some household chores.......then back to work on Monday.  It would be nice to have some time off but that  won't happen for a while - have a bit on at the moment..........and when you do have time off I think the days go way too fast and before you know it you are back at work......(and I love my job....must be a bummer going back when you don't !!)

'til next time.......................Lorraine

13 comments:

Maree: said...

Your Blocks are looking Great Loz..lovely pics of your drive home...it all looks lovely & peaceful...Enjoy your Sunday!
cheers

Kris said...

Nice drive home! I stuck to the freeway. It got me home. Hope you got some stitching done tonight. The basketball game was a bummer!

Amanda said...

Its lovely to see the country side so green. Your blocks are coming along nicely the quilt will be beautiful.

Lenora said...

I am enjoying your CW journey, and look forward to seeing the finished quilt at journeys end. We raced all day to be early for the big game on Friday night, but what a waste, the Cats were a disappointment, I hate to say it but your Pies where just so much better. Sorry but I cant bring myself to barrack for them, so we are on opposite sides next weekend, Go Saints!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Loz, Loving the CW blocks. They're looking really beautiful. So precise and gorgeously put together.

Your pictures of your drive home are lovely. I;d forgotten how beautiful it was up there . Now that I dont work in Mt. Barker anymore we never get up to that part of the hills.

Heading off to Mannum today though to pick something up so I may take some pictures myself.

Dont you just want to buy the neglected boarded up house and make it beautiful again. I do !

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The blocks are looking good Loz...sounds like the most perfect day, love all the photos...

Vivian said...

The "warehouse" is lovely with all the spring greenery. It's nice that a family is living in it.
On the other hand, how sad that the flowers at the abandoned house are blooming for no one but travelers driving past.
Thanks for sharing both with us.
Enjoy your lovely spring weekend.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Lorraine...I love these blocks!!! I have bought myself a Civil War Jelly Roll and really look forward to using it...Happy sewind, Dzintra♥x

Farmyard Crafts said...

Those blocks are great, Loz!! Ohhh... what a lovely house!! I want one! ;)

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

It looks as though you had a productive weekend Lorraine. There are such lovely views in the hills, we are so lucky living here aren't we?

Lynda said...

Lovely blocks Lorraine. Great photos from your drive home, especially the old farmhouse.

Doris said...

I want to move into that house---fabulous!

quiltygal said...

Loving the Civil War blocks...looks as if you are having good weather there