I call this quilt "Blue Mountain Mystery". Many of the fabrics were bought from local quilt shops during out epic 3000km journey by train last year through the Blue Mountains and beyond. This ancient scenery with its fabulous local flora had us both enchanted. DH says that it was our best trip ever, and I am so happy that I have commemorated it with this quilt.
The pattern is a free Bonnie Hunter pattern called Scrappy Mountain Majesties.
We are planning quite a bit of redecorating on this room in the spring -new paint and some new furniture. I am thinking about a blue/grey wall behind the bed. Also I should make some pillowcases from the quilt scraps!
Apart from that excitement and sense of achievement, we did a lot of other fun things this week including:
The power of community was really apparent on Sunday when our choir joined 4 others to perform sets of music for each other at the Voice Moves WA Winter Choir bash. It was really apparent just how much fun each choir member gets from performing, and that the point to the whole thing is participation not perfection. Mind you, we did really well! Performance lifts our singing tremendously.
Our choir is a community choir so we are not auditioned: anyone is allowed to join. Our wonderful choir director helps us learn how to sing and blends us into a harmonious group. We are a place for everyone to feel that they belong, that they can contribute.
Here we are on stage!
A neighbour helped us out with vouchers for free mulch. DH also met another neighbour and asked if they had any use for a piece of 150 mm polypipe he had noticed outside their fence in the pile of junk left from their renovations. They didn't -and so he is going to set up a couple of worm pipes in a raised bed we are planning to renovate.
We had a wonderful walk in King's Park on Saturday -one of those lovely winter days which just sparkle. There were a couple of red tailed black cockatoos on the bare branches of this tree in the centre of the photo.
Now we start a new week, with a pile of mulch to deal with, and lots of plans for more projects around here.
Have a good week everyone!
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