We left PNG on Tuesday.
Gorgeous Girl was very keen to get on the plane. Here she is waiting anxiously for our ride to the airport.
She loves pulling her own suitcase through the airport.
We had an uneventful flight to Australia. Because Gorgeous Girl wanted to sit next to Gorgeous Man, this meant that I was able to finish the final few chapters of a book for uni and do a bit of hand stitching on some of my pieces for my hand-pieced hexagon quilt. The flight from PNG to Brisbane is not long, only 2 hours and 50 minutes.
I brought my hand-pieced quilt with me. I’m hoping to get a fair bit done while I’m here.
Yesterday we stopped at a small country op-shop (thrift store). Op-shopping is something that I miss living in PNG. I scored big time. A t-shirt for Gorgeous Girl (I think it’s very average, but she loves it), a beautiful denim skirt for her and a pair of long pants so she can go bush walking with Gorgeous Man. I also found 7 back issues of Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine which I didn’t have and this.
A very large 100% high quality cotton pillowcase. It will become either a dress for Gorgeous Girl or a super cool handbag for me. I also found
a lovely vintage sheet. This will go to my SIL who makes amazing things out of vintage fabric.
The grand total for this shopping spree? $6.25 It was half price store wide. There will probably be more op-shopping while we are here 🙂
Christmas shopping is 99% complete, the stocking are hung (I brought them with me in the suitcase) and we’ve started wrapping presents. It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas.