Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A rainy day on the hill and more blocks....

Our eldest daughter and I took her two teenage terrors and their teenage visiting cousin to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat today. Yep, it rained, again............





...you can see the pouring rain in this photo of some Troopers in training outside the bank. They were providing escort for the moving of gold!! One of the great things about the place is all the volunteers that make the 'hill' so genuine. The troopers think nothing of arresting misbehaving youth, telling them off for minor misdemeanors..





A little panning for gold is always called for, Bec thought she'd struck gold but alas, not so..!!





Samantha gave up after this, life was just too hard on the goldfields for these teens..





..a little retail therapy is good whatever era you're in though..!!





Ryan thought they might listen to him from the pulpit but his sister and cousin were still not taking him seriously....





The rain stopped every now and then but the mud was incredible, honestly, I don't know how those women managed back in 1861? The washing must have been horrendous, all those long skirts and petticoats and MUD...!!!! We had a great day despite the weather (and mud) but boy was I tired last night..!


Yesterdays mail brought lots more blocks for Sue's quilt, thanks to all of you again, I've updated the list on the side bar. Look at it, it's amazing..!!





Bec, thanks for all the tiny 2" HST blocks, they are going to come in so handy and Anne-Lise thanks for the little extra hug. :o)
Next week I'll take the blocks with me to my patchwork group and the girls will help with starting to sort out how we'll get them all together, really looking forward to that part and yes I'll take lots of photo's to show you all....

11 comments:

Margaret said...

What fun pictures of your little outing! And what great blocks you're getting for the quilt too! Wish I could find mine. :(

Fiona said...

What a lovely day with the grand kids - They look like they had fun.....

Rebecca said...

Your welcome I thought they might come in handy. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt as it looks like you have received some lovely things, quilters truly are generous people.
Big Hugs Bec

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Glad they've arrived!
Looks like a fun outing with the kids.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like a good day out...love that first picture with the rain! cool effect!

Looks like you are gathering a good amount of blocks. If you send me your address and what you are looking for I'll make you one ;o)

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Wow! It looks like you got a lot of blocks. I cannot wait to see how they all look once you put them together!
It is sew nice of you to do this for your friend.
carla louise
www.ohsewaddicted.com

BubzRugz said...

Lovely pictures at Ballarat - even in the rain! Great to see the list and blocks for Sue - all over the world - wonderful.
Hugz

baukje said...

What a good idea to take all the blocks to your club. I am looking forward to see the pictures....

Monty said...

Lovely day with kids. Congratulations, sometimes is difficult with teenagers. From spain. MOnty

Micki said...

What a wonderful day out! You have a great set of blocks there too!
Micki

Terry said...

Lizzie thanks for the trip down memory lane. It's been at least 20yrs since we visted Soverign Hill glad to see it still reflects the early days. My favorite pie dish is from the pottery at the hill.

So glad you had such a great response for Sue. Terry

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