mySpy 11 February. We are bracing for yet more bad weather in the next few days- a tropical cyclone this time, apparently a once-in-a-century event with a lot of emergency preparations being made in advance. However the temps are still summer hot and we are glad to have it that way.
I took these photos last week to add to the last mySpy. These are inside the clubhouse at the village.
the bar on the left, dining area and cafe in the middle back. Looking through the door is a outdoor patio with tables and BBQ area
the lounge area with fireplace and baby grand
The lounge area looking out onto the bowling green. There is also a giant chess set and petanque court. In the background behind the black fence is where the Care Centre is being built. It includes a rest home and dementia unit.
When Ian and I walk down to the clubhouse for the mail, we often stop for a couple of games of pool. It is airconditioned and so nice to have something to do out of the heat.
The library. The middle aisle shelves also hold games, jigsaws, magazines etc. while at the end are tables and seating to read newspapers and do puzzles ... there is usually one on the go and people might just stop and do a bit for 15 or 30 minutes
Our street (6 houses each side) with the Seven Oaks park area at the end next to the road. Over the summer sometimes on a Sunday afternoon people will take a chair and some wine and just get together under the trees out of the heat
Now this is a project we did yesterday at our Quilty Girls. Gayle had got hold of some blocks and a bit of fabric at a suitcase sale, but needed more blocks to make it into a quilt. The blocks already made had two of each kind except for two designs which only had one. Fiona and I were going to do a block each, so we got it all out to work out what was needed. We had instructions for one block, but had to work out the dimensions of the other block. I'm rubbish at maths, so Fiona worked out the dimensions of the existing block (harder than you would think once it's stitched together) and I did the cutting. We all tried out the fabric selection as they had to go with the rest of the blocks. Gayle is going to make a larger centre panel of circular flying geese that these blocks will be set around.
halfway through the process; the fabric is cut.
Then we took them home to stitch.
My completed block on the left and the existing block on the right.
It will be exciting to see the progress on this quilt. I'm sure Gayle will let me show you when it is finished. It is for someone's special birthday next February. It is such fun working collaboratively (even in such a small part or a project) as a team. Gayle made us a super lunch which we had out in her courtyard under the sun umbrella with some bubbles. Yahoo!
I hope you have a good week, xx CarolG