Sunday, March 1, 2009

Quilts and . . . a day in the city

Yesterday was a great day.  I took my Miss Flower Garden to the big city, just she and I.  I showed her special things, like the water at the Art Gallery (above), the Library, where we saw all the old newspapers . . . Parliament House, The Entertainment Centre . . . and anything else we happened to see along the way to the "Quilt Show"

We were dropped off in St Kilda Road by Mr Flowergarden and the 2 Master Flowergarden's who were off to do "boy jobs" and the girls were "let loose" in the city.

We walked hand in hand and talked and shared and I felt warm when I heard all her OOooooh's and Ahhh's at the "first time 'round" for things she was looking at.  What a great day we had together.
This is a selection of quilts that "took our fancy".  I must give Miss Flowergarden "10 points" for her patience with her mother around all the gorgeous quilt shops.  I felt like I had died and gone to heaven, however, I'm hoping heaven will be just a little bit quieter and less crowded.






Lots of walking and lots of talking, and a little snooze on the train on the way home.  A great way to spend a Saturday.

17 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

What a lovely day you had , the quilts are beautiful.
Patsy

CurlyPops said...

Now that sounds like a perfect day out in the city. Great photos.

our shabby cottage said...

How lovely Annie! Those quilts are just amazing. Was the peacock one all embroidered? How was it done? Incredible.

Muddling Through said...

Annie, I'm glad you're spending such great alone time with your daughter. They grow up oh-so fast! Mine two are both in their twenties, and I miss those sweet innocent times!

Julie said...

Great photos. How lucky you were to stumble on to a quilt show, fancy that, lol.

2paw said...

Thank you for the lovely Quilt show tour, I don't think I'll make it to the mainland ever, so I enjoyed your pictures.

Melanie said...

What a wonderful day -just a girlie trip. I was doing the same with daughter yesterday finding a prom dress pattern. It's amazing how they really speak when there aren't brother's listening in. :-)

I love the eye one, ohhh and the blue circles, and the colours of the peacock. One day I want to reproduce Wind In the Willows illustrations by EH Shepherd in fabric. I'm still learning.

Thanks for sharing them Annie.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a gorgeous sounding day! And the quilts are stunning! Lucy x

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Annie, that sounds like a wonderful day out. I'm sure your daughter appreciated you spending the time with her. I'm happy for you both. What wonderful quilts too!

wonderwoman said...

what a great way to spend the day - such gorgeous quilts - more like works of art!

x

Lavon said...

Sounds like a great day. The quilts are great works of art.

I am so impressed with the peacock the feathers are indescribably beautiful!

Jenny said...

What a special happy day you two had and those quilts are amazing! Much deserved for you after a grueling start to the school year-what bliss!

Leanne said...

Nothing better than a day spent with a special girl.

picciolo said...

It sounds like you had a really special day together, with the quilts as an added bonus!
: )

Carrie P. said...

What a great day and way to spend alone time with your daughter. Thanks for sharing the photos. The quilts are awesome.

Julz said...

What a wonderful day to share with your daughter - the photo's of the quilts are amazing - would so love to have seen the detail in these - especially the 'reptile eyes' - very clever. Hugs Jx

ozjane said...

I love the way we are all drawn to different quilts.
I do not remember a couple of those but my vision could have been blocked by heat and weariness.
Hope you get some rain.
We are getting a dribble.