In photos, here's my day that began with a 15 minute walk to the Abbotford Wharf where I caught a Rivercat ferry into Sydney...
...and changed ferries to get to Double Bay.Then I walked past this... ...and this.....to get to Gail's house......where I saw these gorgeous, hand-pieced hexagon quilts.
Gail and Jill have finished hand-piecing and hand-quilting their quilts since I visited last October!
Jill and her quilt.
This is a quilt of native Australian flowers and plants that Jill's hand-quilting,...these hand-pieced Whirlygigs (a Sue Ross class) belong to Di...and this quilt top (another Sue Ross class) belongs to Gail.Robbie was hand-appliquing. Lyn's English paper-piecing hexagons.
I feel confident saying they all have a thing for hexies!Mid-morning, we had tea and coffee.The French pressed coffee was delicious, especially with a TimTam biscuit...on the balcony with these friends (L-R) Gail, Jill, Anne, Robbie, Lyn, me, and Di.
By 3 p.m., it was time for me to walk back to the Double Bay wharf ...and catch the ferry back to Sydney...and again be amazed by the Harbour Bridge...and wonder anew at the nerve of the people on top (below the flag)...and finally walk back home to Abbotsford and my family.
It was a perfect day.
I've invited The English Group to my house for the August get-together.