I have been very fortunate to be invited to join the Toowoomba Quilters Group here, and even though I do not quilt, (but have dipped my toes in, in the past), I will be able to do my needlework, and perhaps incorporate it into smaller projects later on.
Yesterday, Saturday, was the date for their annual Xmas get together which took the form of a garden party at the magnificent home of one of the members.
|Notice part of the magificent old jacaranda tree in the front garden|
The sun was shining, there was a breeze to keep the heat away, lots of lovely company, wonderful food and friendship to make the day complete. The venue was a home that was built in the 19th century, that has become part of the history of the area.
A big thank you was extended to the hostess for her generosity in inviting the group to hold their Xmas function at her home.
There was ample room in the beautiful gardens for everyone to gather to enjoy each others company, the flowers and the views.
|Back verandahs for morning tea.|
|Enjoying the sunshine|
|The tennis court|
|I liked this bird feeder near the beautiful Hydrangea.|
View from above the tennis courts out to the mountains that went on forever.
Lunch was delicious with lots of choices. I was still not hungry when it came to dinner time. Di has added a report and more pics on the TQ Blog here with lovely photos of the garden flowers. The roses were beautiful and the sea of agapanthus framed the view.
I have warned the family that when I am "old-old" and come to live with them this is the sort of home I would like them to have for me to come to where I could while away the hours stitching and looking out onto the garden.
All there is for me at the moment is what I call the "dungeon" behind the cupboard under the stairs, but as they say, at least I would be at the Gold Coast where all the "action" is, and they have promised to put a window in for me too, and.... bring the puppies to visit.....hmmmph! Generous lot aren't they?