Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Queens birthday weekend

Well – that is the last official long weekend until the end of this year. What a shame we should have a lot more of them. They are good for the soul and general wellness.

As promised – some photos of the Van with nice fresh Curtains and seats... WOOT – no more yucky brown stuff. Have to admit that the green scatter cushions are just cheap ones from a $2 shop.. but the colour is good.






As close to the old photo as I could remember... even listened to the metal note to clear the table this time!




This is the reverse image – with my Hectic from Amitie some pillow cases and of course Leigh's hefalump guarding the van.

What did we do? well mostly nothing! some more nothing and then enjoyed the day out at the Alexandria Truck, Rod and Ute Show. Now for a little extra joy there was a quilt show on the side – what a combination!!! I have to look it up but there is a group that I think meets the 1st Saturday of every month, now to plan a few weekends so that this will fit into the plans.



Like this Quilt – am told it is rather traditional - this is in a bright colour way – quilt is by Corey Witlox from Alexandria Quilters group

NO need for the Husband chair (not that there is a real need for one as I am very lucky that my interests are well supported) as he could wander off looking at the big toys for a while. I was amazed just how many people were there, there were blocks and blocks of Trucks, Rods, Utes and a few cute guys to boot...



This doesn't even come close to the amount of people.



How Cute is this Yellow toy... and they say we spend heaps on our hobby!!



Love the colour – Orange is so strong

Regards

6 comments:

Bronwyn said...

Hey! Great post Simon - your curtains look like they would be lovely to wake up to and the green cushions are super cheery. The quilt that you saw at the show is called 'Dear Jane'; a very traditional American pattern of hundreds if not thousands of tiny individual blocks - that's a fantastic version of it! 'The Husband Chair' - funny!!

SadieandLance said...

Be still my beating heart, your caravan is so cool! Love the new curtains and the quilt and cushions. And hey I'm adding you to my bloglines so I can see more caravan photos (hint hint hee hee).

PS good to see Angie is feeling better. She's gorgeous, I love burmese cats.

Simon - aka Bloke said...

There are always more photos to add... Forgot to take some of the newest renovation being new cupboards under the stove... there is also a plan to do something with the floor as well...

Bernadette said...

Absolutely love that version of Dear Jane, mine is very reproduction/traditional. Thanks for the show and tell. Your Amitie quilt looks gorgeous on the bed and love the cowboys!

Serena said...

Love the Amitie quilt on the bed in the caravan.. And I love the orange truck.....

Louise said...

Love the make over on the van - much nicer. And your hectic eclectic is just fantastic! My Mum is a member of the Alexandria Quilting Group as her girlfriend lives up there. I had the opportunity to join her for their Christmas meeting. I loved the drive up there and it was extremely pleasant to sit for several hours with the quilty ladies getting a bit of handquilting done. Some of their work is amazing.