Helen, Sue and I had a fun day on Friday, tootling up the freeway to Millrose to see their Liberty exhibition. As always the exhibits were beautifully displayed, the staff having turned the shop upside down and inside out to make a stunning presentation of Liberty, Liberty and a bit more Liberty. (Forgot the camera, so these are phone pics – apologies for the quality)
There were little things Liberty
As well as lots of quilts, cleverly gated off with Liberty bunting
I didn’t take pics of all the quilts (it got a bit crowded!), but here are some
And from our own GJ a beautiful hand appliquéd, hand pieced and hand quilted quilt, all in Liberty
After all that drooling, we needed sustenance so went next door for some lunch
We did take a little detour home via Gisborne to visit Patch n Quilt; Sue and Helen both had little(!) bags to bring back (please note – I was very restrained.
only because I’ve visited there twice in the last month!)
Can’t wait to see what they get up to with these goodies!
Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition, thank you to Sue and all the staff, and congratulations to everyone who put in an exhibit – amazing work!
I’m so pleased to be able to join in with Sarah for Here and Now – I’ve missed doing these posts. They’re something a bit different and make me think about my life “here and now”. Very grounding!
The magpies in our garden are getting very bold, sitting pretty while we talk to them and go about watering or hanging out the washing; there are still some flowers, despite the heat and being Autumn; the lemons are coming on a treat and the camellia buds are abundant.
Loving // The cool nights for sleeping (and I’m actually sleeping through – fingers crossed this lasts!)
Eating // I’ve had the opportunity to be at Millrose quite a lot this month and at the cafe they have the most delicious zucchini and quinoa salad
Drinking // Mineral water while the days are still quite warm
Feeling // Tentative – the cosmos has thrown so much at us already this year I’m not comfortable planning too far ahead and am taking each day as it comes
Making // Great inroads on Ma Kettle’s 2018 jumper. The back is done and the front has a lovely, easy pattern
Thinking // That I really need to spend some time in the garden; weeding needs to be done and the pots are looking past their best as Autumn settles in
Dreaming // Of at least 3 days where I can play uninterrupted in my sewing
mess room and start on (yet another) clean up!
What are your “Here and Now” thoughts for March? For more from other people clink this link to Sarah’s post.
Last weekend was the Quiltessentially Clunes retreat. The timing was not great for me and I didn’t stay the whole weekend as originally planned, but we still had a great time.
Maree and I went up together and along with Carolyn and Amanda, this cottage was our home for the next few dayswith a farmhouse style kitchen and a rather “Men’s Club” loungebut comfy beds and great views over the townshipWe were early birds to the venue, keen to get in and start our adventures. The old Town Hall played host, beautifully decked out in quilts by Judy, Rae and Christineand the fabulous Jane Fleming did a sterling job again, feeding us scrumptious morning teas delicious lunches and delectable afternoon teasThere were stalls filled with bargains on fabrics, templates and kits, along with a gorgeous array of yarns from Deb Ogilby (sorry can’t find a link for Deb but you might get her on Instagram at @fishermansrib), raffles with fabulous prizes, and short demos/tutorials on an array of subjects quilting and knitting, and so many wonderful projects on the go with the attendees. However, the camera was a bit shy at taking pics over the weekend (I’m just out of the habit!) so apologies for the lack of snaps.
We each received a show bagfilled with goodiesand to try to get my mojo working I took up a new project and spread the fabrics on the table to get the juices flowing.Maree and I slept in on the Friday morning and had a leisurely breakfast out on the deck admiring the views and watching (and being deafened by) the birds, and after about a dozen snaps, I managed to get one good one!I visited lots of people at the other tables, and caught up with friends old and new. And I did get lots of cutting done and by Friday evening had six sets ready to start stitching……sometime…..I’m using the new “Horizons” range from Cathy Doughty/Material Obsession plus lots from my Fabric Library.
Thanks to Judy, Rae and Christine for organising another fabulous retreat!