I’ve been delighted (and the teensiest bit intimidated!) to be asked to share a special few days at Millrose to celebrate a “Big 0” birthday – ain’t sayin’ which one!! – for Jan K.
GJ picked me up yesterday morning and as we didn’t need to be at Millrose until after lunch we decided on the spur of the moment to head to Ballarat. Unfortunately a trawl of the Internet and a few phone calls later, most of the places we wanted to visit were closed – well, it was Monday.
We did, however, find a great place for lunch; wen and ware
And Gail’s Patchwork Emporium was open and I found this unusual fabric which I thought would look great in this bag pattern.
These women do the most exquisite work. Let me show you……..
Wendy is making this beautiful bag
(This pattern, and a couple of others, are by Jenny Adin-Christie who worked on Catherine Middleton’s bridal gown)
Jan K is working on an oak tree, complete with acorns
Granny (yes, that’s what everyone calls her) is working on a pelargonium, again with separate pieces that will sit “out” from the work
and Lyn is working on the Sue Spargo birds.
On the way up to The Kettles last weekend, I called in to Patch n Quilt and Mary had Irene’s new pattern ready for the Block of the Month programme and I was able to pick mine up. I have never seen such a delightfully presented BOM
I may well have to jog all the way home if this is how we’re to dine!