The journey from the UK was pretty horrible, whole thing took about 23 hours, but well worth it
We stayed at Bali Ecostay, on the slopes of Mount Batukaru and it was as if we had found paradise
This the view from our balcony
Anyway, we had the opportunity to try some local crafts whilst we were there
We made offerings and decorations from young coconut fronds
We had a go at wood carving, this is my lotus.....felt exhausted after hammering away for 3 hours!I think I had confused wood carving with whittling in my mind........
we made simple bamboo baskets with the Grandpa
I asked our driver to stop on the way back to the airport in the nearest town to buy some sarong, and we stopped in Tabanan and a WONDERFUL shop filled with stacks of brilliant fabrics...you know the feeling...so much and you cannot make a decision on what to buy. Our poor driver was also a bit embarassed as we were sorting through ladies stuff....
Here is what I bought
Back home now adjusting to UK time zone, and I found that I had won some patterns from quilting gallery for this block, yeah!