Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day Magic

How quickly the week has gone and now the cooler weather is beginning to make itself felt. Noticeably, the afternoons are getting shorter whilst the beautiful mornings have a touch of chill in the air. We just love this time of the year and we set off for walks in jeans and t shirt and a jacket, just in case.... Thunderstorms were about today, but oddly they bypassed us whilst the rain hammered down only a few kilometers away!

Kite surfers enjoying water and waves at Caloundra

Mothers Day was glorious - definitely a day to be out and about, as we were! Firstly down to the Caloundra Markets where I sampled a long spirally deep fried potato - not too good. Then down to the beach to watch the kite surfers, waves and families enjoying good food and sunshine

It was our turn for food a little later when we wandered down to Mooloolaba for coffee and cake!

Truly, this was the largest bread and butter pudding/cake that I have ever, ever tried to consume!!!! I manfully did my duty as best as possible but I have to confess that it was next to impossible to eat it all! It was most delicious!!!!

Once again the beaches were packed and the BBQ's were operating in full swing. The yachties were flying along as I snapped away on a picture perfect day. The building on the foreshore is commonly known as 'The Loo With A View! Decking on top allows for visitors and party goers alike to sit on the benches to enjoy the view. The you know whats are located underneath and presumably don't have such a wonderful vista! When it was first built the Council came in for much disapproval for it cost a packet, but actually at the time it helped to put Mooloolaba on the map!

Another photo of the ocean at Mooloolaba.
In the background is the Spit, one of our
favourite destinations for walking. This
day was an exception as the bread and
butter pudding cake was sitting somewhat heavily within my interior! We sat and watched and enjoyed the view and eventually headed home

Very little sewing achieved this week but did manage an afternoon working on the next few inklingo blocks - am getting used to the method now that I have worked out the order of preparation. Tilly was on hand to ensure that I didn't get any fabric jams in the printer although a little confused as to where it was going!

Tilly on duty

On Wednesday, Margret arrived at patchwork with her newly quilted french braid quilt - she had chosen really bright bali fabrics and the results were stunning. We all gathered around and ooohed and ahhhed and admired the quilting also, which looked as great on the back as the front!
I should think that by now she will have the binding compelted and it will be hanging near the front door of her new home!

It's beautiful, Margret!


  1. Love Margret's quilt - so bright :) The photography is beautiful Annie - I havnt forgotten you..I have your letter ready to reply to...Yummy looking cake - never heard of one like that before .

  2. Those pics are great Annie, your camera is really capturing the beauty of the coast. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's day.......... and hang in there with the Inklingo blocks, they are going to look great. Margy's quilt is just beautiful, I loved the colours in it.

  3. It IS beautiful Margaret! Ann :)