There are new hexagons being added to the quilt.
Has anyone made one of these? I’m finding that the hexagons made of lots of pieced pieces are slightly bigger than the other hexagons and so it’s making putting them together challenging. Advice on this welcome!
Recently we were invited to the ex-pat playgroup. Gorgeous Girl is usually in school when they meet, but it’s school holidays at the moment so we went along.
It was held at a very fancy hotel which has a play area for kids. You don’t need to be a guest to use the play area, just go along and pay a fee. The hotel was very swish with a water feature running though it and an armed guard on the main entrance (complete with large semi-automatic weapon).
It was nice to meet other people from ‘home’. Best of all I met someone who attends the local quilting/craft group. There is much to be said for knitting in public :) I’m going to try and get there this week. Gorgeous Man has agreed to drive me, and wrangle Gorgeous Girl for the morning. The next time I’ll go I’ll have to drive myself, but I’m a little unsure exactly how to get there and what parking is like, so Gorgeous Man will take me the first time.
This last weekend we went up to Crystal Rapids, about a 45 minute drive, and Gorgeous Man and Gorgeous Girl went for a swim.
She was so excited to be getting in to water.
They started on this side of the river where the water was nice and slow.
And swam around the curve in the river. Gorgeous Girl swam most of the way on her own.
Until they got around the bend to the rapids.
I think we’re going to be spending a lot of time at this place. It’s really lovely.
Oh, there is also a new sewing machine which I got for Christmas (thanks to Gorgeous Man and my Mum) and have finally had a chance to use. It came with me on the plane to PNG, but I had to wait for my stash and tools to arrive… I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time getting to know it better.
There is also a new quilt, which I can’t show as it is a gift. Pictures once it has been received. I’m actually taking it to Australia with me to post from there (it’s going back to South Africa to live with the not-so-new-now baby of a dear friend) as the post is more reliable from there.