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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Hexagon T Shirt, Rose Show, Primrose and friends."

Hello,

A quick project to use up some hexagons that have been sitting around for too long.

Hexagon T Shirt.
I joined the hexies then pinned them in the desired position at the top of the shirt, then roughly cut out some vlisofix to the underside of the hexies to help hold them down. I chose a size 20 crochet cotton to button hole stitch for around the edge to secure it all.

Guildford  Town Hall Spring Rose Show.
 On Sunday we traveled down to the Guildford Town Hall for the Spring Rose Show. What a great atmosphere in the room. No pushing or shoving, everyone just taking photo's smelling roses and admiring them.


 This display was one of my favourites. I was quite impressed with the age range of the visitors and the people who entered roses. Not just the older people, lots of young people wanting to join the society which is a good thing.


 Across from the Town Hall is Stirling Square which was hosting a Austin Car Day, plus a Holden Car Day. This little beauty caught my eye first. Imagine driving around in this.

Primrose

 Then Primrose took our breath away, she is 85 years old. The owner told us she could drive for hours at 40 km per hour which is just wonderful after all those years. The engine and parts even I could fix (I think!!!). Meaning there isn't much under the bonnet unlike today's cars.

Austin 1800 Ute.

This is a Austin 1800  Ute,  Ian used to own a white one many years ago. We both said we should have kept it. I wonder if it is still going.

Holden FX Sedan 1953.
Fell in love with this one, can just imagine cruising around in this, what style compared to today's cars.

The day was finished of with a picnic then a big walk around Guildford.

Happy days.
Bev C

15 comments:

Jeanette said...

Great use of the hexies. The t-shirt looks wonderful. Gorgeous roses. Hugs,xx

creations.1 said...

This is just the best season of the year - flower shows, car show - great pictures of beautiful subjects.

shez said...

love those flowers Bev and boy those cars are awesome,what a lovely day for you.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I can almost smell those gorgeous roses and the vintage cars are wonderful. Sounds like a great day.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great p0st Bev....I really dig the old cars....as does JOJo....and funnily enough so did my Dad....I think I got it off him LOL!

Fiona said...

love how you fixed up your Tshirt... are you going to do a Christmas one with one of your special Santa's????
How lovely to see all the roses .. the scent must have been amazing... and I like the primrose car... to look at and the name...
Hugz

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Bev. your hexie embellishment to your shirt is lovely.. The rose show looked very grand and I also LOVED those pink roses.. Good to hear the young also show and interest in gardening... Have a lovely week.. Hugs Judy

Dolores said...

Love old cars and those roses are gorgeous. It's nice that the younger crowd enjoys them too. It's always nice to find a use for those orphan blocks and bits that are hanging around.

Maria said...

What a great use of hexies... Looks great.
Loving the roses....

Lin said...

Oh I love Primrose too!!

Karen said...

Great idea for using your Hexies. The roses and the cars look stunning.

Julie said...

Hi Bev, I love how you have accessorised the t-shirt with the hexies, what a great idea. Also love the roses in bloom but Oh that Primrose ... she could come live at my house :-)

Leanne - Sunshine & Fabric said...

Great job with the hexies.
The roses are just lovely.
A day out with the cars looks like fun too.

Tania said...

Hi Bev, enjoy your FNSI tonight. I will be relaxing with a DVD and some hand quilting - a perfect way to finish the week, and knowing so many others are stitching along too!

Narelle said...

What a clever and pretty idea to jazz up a T-shirt :o)