Monday 27 March 2023

Our trip home, shopping and silos (photo heavy)

 Next up is to show you what we did on our way home.

First was a coffee stop.

The toilet block is covered in a beautiful mosaic tile picture.

It is amazing how the artists get these so real like.

The kids painted here are so good.

The painting goes around the sides but it hard to see the design.

Next we headed to Karoonda but the quilt shop was not open. We did get to visit the craft shop next door though. Yes we did make some purchases.
I am into goats milk soap atm so this was a nice one to try.

Next I saw a little coin purse that also has a spot for a few cards. Something little for when you don’t need a whole bag of stuff.

2 sweet little girls aprons. I thought these would be wonderful for my granddaughters Xmas present. For $12.50 each it was so much easier to buy them. They are very sweet with their matching head scarves.

There was also another silo to visit across the road. These are just amazing.

Our lunch stop was Loxton and another quilt shop. Vaughn’s.
More purchases. I saw this beautiful panel which makes quite a few zippered pouches. One day I will get around to cutting in to it and make one. It is not a thin cotton fabric but a heavier weight. It will make a solid pouch.

A new pin cushion for sewing machine needles. Hopefully this might help me keeping track of the needles I have taken out of the machine. I am yet to set up a system to help me with this.

Some fat quarters I may need for a swap.

I have been watching Anorina make her Kawandi work.I find it fascinating. I saw this thimble which I thought was a good idea and I want to try Kawandi. I’m hoping this will help both with Kawandi and Sashiko pieces.

Overall we had a fantastic weekend.


liferecipes said...

Thank you for your amazing pictures! I have never seen silos painted so what a great treat for the eyes! I have been through lots of the US and have seen hundreds of silos. Your Australian silos are a work of art! I love them!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love those silo's - that is fantastic

Janice said...

Thanks for taking us along on your trip. Yes, it does sound like you had a fantastic weekend. I hope to get to see some of those silos one day. Your shopping adventures were very fruitful.

Janet O. said...

Looks like a great getaway!
I can't believe the mosaic on the toilet block. And I have been enamored with the silo art since first seeing some on another Australian quilter's blog--trying to recall whose it was when I first saw it, but have seen it on a few now, and can't sort it out. Anyway--love it. And that is cool how they have the frame for photos with the art in the background.
You found some fun goodies in the shops!

Jenny said...

Such wonderful painted silos, you seem to have so many of these beauties in Oz. I've only seem painted silos here in New Zealand at one town so far, Waimate. Didn't you do well with your purchases, the little aprons are especially nice.

Vireya said...

The Karoonda silos look great. I haven't seen those ones.

The pouch panel looks like a terrific idea. Easy way to get lots of coordinating fabrics!

Chookyblue...... said...

there's some amazing art around now days..........