bits and pieces

Today’s blog post is a mixed bag- a few little snippets here and there.
We recently went to Brisbane and had dinner with our daughter at a Mexican restaurant- Rosa Mexicana. Apart from the fantastic meal that we had, the restaurant itself was a colourful feast to the eyes.
Lots of reds and oranges and blues, and the lights also reflected shiny patterns on all the surfaces- inspiration everywhere!
And talking about inspiration, it is colour and pattern that always attracts my eye, whether it be a colourful rag rug for my entryway
or these wares to be found in a local shop:
My local quilt group, Gatton Quilters, is in its 30th year so we recently had an anniversary dinner to celebrate. Some of the members have been in the group for that whole time, but many of us have joined at various times over the years. We are also having an ‘Airing of the Quilts’ here in Gatton in September, so if anyone is around the area at that time, stop in for a look! This photo is of one of our members, Meryl, who was presented with a life membership at the dinner: congratualtions Meryl for all your hard work and dedication to the group!
(Sorry the photo isn’t the clearest.)
I also wanted to mention about the Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop that I am taking part in. Each week there is a new group of beginner bloggers that are being featured and that we are being encouraged to visit and support. This group is up for this week:
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Amira @ Little Mushroom Cap
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling
There is also a link in the button over to the right of the page, which will take you to the host of the blog hop, Plum and June.
Have a good week!