Wednesday, 11 May 2011

May days

May is a misty, smoky, melancholy month. I love these mild days on the edge of the wintry cold.
This is good sewing weather. I am ready to start quilting the new quilt. 
It's good walking weather too. I'm walking down to Main Road tomorrow to have a second look at Maria Cook's excellent quilts.


Suzanna said...

I love seeing what's going on in your part of the world...I'm curious about the trains...are they working passenger trains, or mostly on exhibit? Hope you'll show more of your quilt...are you piecing it by hand?

Elizabeth said...

Hi Suzanna, the trains are the old made-in-Victoria (& Ballarat)steam trains now run by the various volunteer steam train societies of Victoria. They run the trains on special event days, generally setting out from Melburne, so the 3 beauties in Ballarat went Melbourne-Ballarat and then on a branch line just outside the city. They take passengers and the money goes back to the societies.
I only hand piece and quilt, it's a slow process!