Sunday, July 13, 2008

New quilt and new BOM
I got these absolutely beautiful Japanese fabrics in a kit from the Quilted Kimono. The quilt is called Hanashi II and it is just gorgeous. I am so looking forward to making this quilt and it will give me a chance to practice my machine quilting with my new Bernina. I just love BOMs and I have started a new one "The French Collection" from the Quilters Bazaar. It has beautiful stitchery blocks depicting scenes from a French village and the hand made and hand painted buttons are just delightful. I just wish there were a few more hours in the day.
New Visitor and some old friends
As well as all the birds and possums that come for a visit we now have a new new visitor. Here is a photo of the brush turkey who sometimes passes through. We are very thankful that he hasn't started to rearrange our garden yet. Here are some old visitors, the gorgeous galahs who make me smile.
Yum Cha
I had a fabulous time last weekend going for Yum Cha at the Golden Dragon Restaurant in the Valley. This was my first experience of Yum Cha and I just loved it. I went with a friend who is from Singapore so I left everything up to her. The tea, a mixture of Chinese tea and Chrysanthemum flowers, was a pure delight and the variety of food was incredible. I loved everything but my favourite was Siu Mai (steamed pork dim sums).