Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Holidays are Over.

I've been away on holiday enjoying wonderful warm weather in Queensland. First we visited our daughter and her husband and stayed a few days with them. She came with me to see the British Quilts in Brisbane. It was a great show of quilts and needlework items. I got to see the original Sundial quilt which is magnificent, along with the King George111 quilt, the Rajah quilt and the Changi quilt made by children. Many, many beautiful quilts. Unfortunately no photos were allowed inside.

 
At the back of my daughters house is this  Frangipani tree in among the plants and rocks. It looked wonderful, bare of leaves and flowers at this time of the year. She also has a grove of them around the corner.
 
 
 and her 'patchwork' of cacti in a little courtyard next to the house with different coloured plants and stones.
 
 
Then it was off first to Maloolaba
 
 
 
and then to Noosa and the Jazz Festival.


 
Sunny one day, perfect the next.




9 comments:

Susan said...

What a lovely trip Dorothy. I think Noosa is one of the best beach destinations, would have been great to be there for the jazz festival. Your daughter must have your creative genes.

Pat said...

Sounds like a wonderful get away and the beaches look lovely. Love your Aunt's Quilt - don't think I sw it before.

WoolenSails said...

That looks like a wonderful way to spend your vacation and beautiful beaches.

Debbie

Dawn said...

Looks like a great trip, Jazz and Quilts!! So glad you got to see the V&A exhibit.

Every Stitch said...

What a wonderful trip! Love the cactus patchwork too.
Hilda

Sally Bramald said...

First you take me back to the smell of frangipani, then to the places of Christmas past. Sigh.... (though I know I would never be able to take the heat these days...)

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time :) Such a pretty quilt in your blog's header.

Miriam said...

Welcome back home!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
I love the garden and beach photos.

Karen said...

I can imagine the quilt exhibit was oh so wonderful to see.