Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A few days between posts

I haven't been online much the last week and haven't been doing much crafting either, so haven't posted much at all lately.

One thing I did do on the weekend was start putting my Bento Blocks together. I just need to find a nice border fabric now. I don't really have anything that "goes" but found one fabric that looks "not too bad" so I will probably go with that one!


On Sunday we went for a drive to Dural and Glenorie to look at some nurseries. We were going to stop at a cafe we like for lunch but were in that vicinity a little early so decided to press on to St Alban's, a quaint little place on the otherside of the river from Wisemans Ferry. It has a nice, old pub which serves great lunches.

Well, we hadn't realised there was a major 100km bike race on, ending at St Alban's, as well as a big boat race on the river. Trying to get back across the river on the ferry after lunch was a nightmare. We were in a queue of traffic about 600 metres long, but it took two and a half hours to get onto the ferry! All in all, four hours to get home! I don't think we'll be going back there for a while.

At one stage we were assessing our situation and realised we only had a bottle of stale water and three rawhide dog treats to see us through if we were stuck there overnight. (Although scarily, J has an axe and a shovel in his car - which was going to come in handy when someone decided to queue jump - but they retreated without us having to dispose of any bodies. Maybe they realised they would be lynched if they tried it!)



To make things worse, although we were in some beautifully scenic places, I forgot to take photos. I did take this one of a goat's bum out the car window, when we had to stop to let some goats meander across the road.

And I did take this one of a swamp while we were stuck in the traffic jam! But that's it I'm afraid.

6 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, what a pretty quilt top. I love the colors you've used. I hope you at least had some handwork to keep you busy while you waited in that long line LOL!

Carin said...

What a beautiful quilt that is going to be!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Vanessa your quilt top is just stunning....

Leanne said...

lovely quilt top.... no a great traffic jam though

Christine said...

That quilt top looks amazing - I love it.

PandaMan said...

What a trip, I laughed at this one.