Wishing you all a lovely, safe, and happy Easter!
I had a delightful squishy parcel in the mail last week, which reminded me that I’ve missed showing you something.
For our MSG Sydney trip, we were asked if we would like to participate in a sewing bag exchange. Sounded like a great idea to me, so I got to and stitched up a bag.
In Sydney, all bags were secretly wrapped in brown paper and given a number. A number was drawn from a bucket by each participant and the corresponding bag received. It was amazing how this random system actually delivered appropriate bags! Like the one I received – lots of my favourite colours!!
My bag ended up with my Sydney friend, JenR. It was lovely to catch up with her again, and in the course of (one of several!) conversations, it transpired that she had a little bit extra of a fabric I’ve lusted after for some time. Hence my delightful squishy parcel…..
Now, what to do with my treasured donkey fabric??
On our recent trip to Sydney, I mentioned that one of the shops we visited was Material Obsession.
Since returning home, I keep thinking how I’d like to go back and explore this shop some more. It was a tad crowded with all of us vying for fabrics and notions, and it seems to me that this is a store which deserves more than a flying visit.
In the meantime, I can savour in part with Kathy’s latest book, which I bought while there
There is much to ponder in this book, fabulous quilts to admire, new techniques to try, and the sheer joy of wondering at Kathy’s use of colour and fabrics which I so admire about this quilter.
I’m enjoying this read immensely and hope to explore some of the quilts in my own way before too long!
Lots to show you today…..
Lorraine has another two Farmers Wife blocks finished
Marilyn brought in her crochet; the yarns are the “Lucy” colours. Don’t you just love it?!
Marilyn has decided it’s time to begin her Robin’s Nest
Anna is nearing the end of her Mrs B adventure
Miriam, apart from having a beautiful block, had a very pretty little bag!
and Dorothy is MSG-ing
it’s a stunning centre with Kathy’s fabric – love it!!
And Dorothy also induced some bag envy with this beauty!!
Daylight Saving Time ended a couple weekends ago, and the evenings are consequently drawing in very quickly. Last week we had days and days of, much needed, rain; yep, that wet stuff that we haven’t seen much of yet this year. This week we’re having a run of typical, beautiful Melbourne Autumn weather – cool nights and warm, sunny days.
Trees are starting to change their look,
I visited the AQC on Friday, going in by public transport. As I hopped aboard a crowded tram for the last leg of the journey, three women on the tram just looked like quilters, so I asked the obvious and received confirmation (funny how we can recognise a fellow stitcher, isn’t it?!). I was then totally blown away when one of the women recognised me as That Lady from That Blog!! Introductions made, we enjoyed a chat as we walked towards the Royal Exhibition Buildings. So a special “hello” to Shirley, Di and Di from Sydney – hope you had a nice trip to Castlemaine!
All day I met and chatted with lovely friends while browsing the stands and admiring the quilts. The question you’re all burning to ask, I know…….