My visit to Ma Kettle was a busy, lovely time, but I came home with a liiiiittle more than I went with. One of the prizes was this vase which belonged to my Gran (Pa Kettle’s mother), and comes complete with a frog. I couldn’t leave it behind and doesn’t it look so lovely with these beautiful roses? They stand up so well with the aid of the frog.I’m a happy girl…..don’t know where it’s going to live when it’s not in use, as the vase cupboard is full, but……I’m a happy girl!Do you have prize possession that you’ve picked up from your parents/relatives, or indeed something you couldn’t resist from a market/shop?
(Hopeless Hettie is a family saying for a situation where you just can’t help yourself!)
I had arranged to meet a couple of friends at AQC on Friday and had a delightful morning wandering around with them. Well, not so much wandering; I had several stands I had to visit, as did my friends, and a special person to meet, and as we were all on a limited time frame this strategy worked very well. Women on a mission!
There are all kinds of signs up about photos, so I’m sorry I can’t share any quilts with you, but I can show you what I purchased. I’ve been saving up for this show for quite a while, and you know me – can’t resist especially gorgeous quilty-things!!
I’d seen on Cutting Cloth‘s social media pages a beautiful new quilt that Kelly has designed, and I knew she was taking kits to the show, so that was our first port of call and luckily there were 3 “Ruby May” kits left – it’s proven very popular – and I’m so pleased I was able to get my hands on one.Treehouse Textiles was the next visit where Emma had kits of the gorgeous embroideries she’s been designing and makingThen Maze and Vale to pick up some fabrics and one of Leslie’s extra special limited Drop Cloth pieces…..and I may have picked up a kit for a little “freeform” quilt too!and the last was purely impulse buying, although I did have Sackville and Lane on the list to visit, just for a peruse, I was totally taken in by this embroidery by Mrs Sew and SoDo you think there’s a theme happening here?? I seem to be traveling to The Embroidery Side! Can’t wait to get started……but which one??
And the special person I had to meet? Well, that was the absolutely delightful Rachael Daisy, who is just as sweet in person as I knew she would be. If you don’t already follow her blog and Instagram, you really should check it out. And if you’re lucky enough to live in Sydney, Rachael is now teaching at Material Obsession and I imagine her classes are fun, inspiring and very informative. Rachael is such a talented quilter, with a fabulously innovative approach to her work; individual, eclectic and charming. We’ve been exchanging comments and emails for some time now, so it was wonderful to finally meet her in person.
So that was my quick visit to AQC. It made me want to come home and sew……..
Sunday and Monday the weather looked like this
At stages the rain was horizontal and I believe it was freezing cold, so I (wisely!) stayed inside both days and stitched and relaxed.
By Wednesday it was like this
Loving //the colour of the Autumn leaves on the slowly turning trees
Eating //a high fat / low carb diet and am losing weight! (Not suitable for everyone – get a doctor’s check/ok before starting)
Drinking //cups of licorice (herbal) tea – smells divine and tastes as good (not that my friends think so!!)
Feeling //happy that the hot weather is over and cooler nights are bringing restful sleeps
Making //inroads into my next project for 17ufosin2017
Thinking //that I really should clear out my sewing room and reorganise it
Dreaming //of the result of the above! It looks so nice in my dream vision (just, where do I put all the extraneous “stuff”??!!)
Wishing you all a happy and safe Easter, dear Peeps!
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