over the last week i have been progressing with the circles, a couple more to show you, and i went down to 'AMITIE' on friday to pick the background, so it is getting to the 'end is in site' situation! but then i am a slow and steady worker, so don't hold your breath just yet waiting to see the finished quilt. here are a couple more circles, one finished and one just needing a few more stitches.
then it was the annual trip to the melbourne quilt and craft fair yesterday, this has been a tradition over many years! why do we go when are houses are bulging with things to do, we ask ourselves? well one friend, marlene, purchased a book because she has not bought any patchwork books for a long time!! another friend, sharyn, purchased black and white fabric, 16 pieces in all!! she is not allowing herself to start the particular quilt until she has finished two others!!!!! margaret, well she purchased a bag full of stuff, not sure what she got, she is secretive!! if you were a stall holder or customer, i apologise if you were terrorised by her as she moved around the exhibition centre! lyn also had plenty in her bags, i wonder what! i saw a couple of things? and now to me, i guess i will just show you, a book for a friend who was not able to join us this year, some patterns and a couple of bits not shown, but we all had a happy day! some travelled by car and we went by tram, another experience! i will show you some of what i make from my purchases later.
it has been a good week catching up with friends and enjoying time together. on wednesday marilyn and joan, dear friends i used to work with back in the medical days, on thursday three good friends went to visit another who lives in emerald and what a treat that was, paul cooked us a delicious lunch, while the four of us had a well deserved ladies day out, down to 'AMITIE' on friday, always good company there and then 'off to the fair on sunday'. now i am looking forward to my cousins, paula and barbara, arriving tomorrow from hobart for a week, they sure need some spoiling! we have lots of things planned, a little time away. and finally a welcome to new contacts looking at this blog, stay around and enjoy.