I've not always remembered my camera for our local walks, but did take it one day last week.
A DAY OUT.
Before we headed back into lockdown in Melbourne once again, we had a day out in our own area. We can still do that, being a regional shire, but due to our car being in for repairs, we are a little stuck for going anywhere.
This particular day we made for the coast, picnic basket & thermos in the back & looking forward to a nice walk along the beach.
Our destination was Shallow Inlet on the south coast of Victoria, about an hour's drive away.
A FAMILY VISIT.
One of the best days happened about 3 weeks ago now, when some restrictions had been lifted and DD & family could make their way across Melbourne & visit us. It was wonderful & although I don't show photos of them, DD did bring some of her crafty stuff for both a fun playing session. Crochet blocks & fabric star blocks and also a quilt for me to pop on the big machine when I can get some appropriate backing fabric. Still can't get to my favourite quilt shops.
|The crochet squares on the floor.|
|And the stars being played with. A few more are needed, then she has big ideas for some borders.|
The round plaque on the wall above the ladder was made for me by my younger brother who is intellectually disabled, at the support group he attends in Sydney. A mosaic of pebbles & colourful pieces of glass arrived in the post last Christmas & was a lovely surprise.
Occasionally over the last few weeks, we've driven 5 minutes out of town, whichever way we feel like, to give our Morris Minor a run to keep her going. Taking my camera I was able to snap a few photos on different days.
South of town we have a DAFFODIL farm & it's fun to spot where they have put the bulbs each year.
|Rows of daffs in flower last week.|
I'll try and remember to see if I can get another photo, maybe soon, to show more.
TRYING TO STAY BUSY.
Although I've always plenty to do, I'm struggling to find my mojo at the moment, with this crisis not going away and our cold and dreary weather. Over the weekend I did some baking & put a little quilt on the machine.
|Malted Mocha Slice.|
I'm not exactly happy with the quilting, but so be it. The blue stars were made many years ago & the stitcheries a little later. Not sure what I had in mind for either, so they ended up as this.
OK, enough waffling from me and I'm off to make us some lunch & wait to see if our car is ready for picking up.
Take care all, stay safe & huggles from down under.