a colourful day was held at my place over the weekend, lots of fabric strips, a gathering of friends, something to eat and lots of chatter and laughing !
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we were plaiting fabric strips and making little bags !
my bit of plaiting that i started about 5 years ago and all the strips fell out of the cupboard and i started sewing and did some more plaiting and by monday night i had this little basket made, think i will keep all my various glasses (that is another story) in it !
mine is quite chunky (like me) and not perfect but once i got started again i could not put it down, so don't leave your strips around here at the moment or they may become plaited. trish harper teaches this method in her classes at amitie if you live in melbourne !
this is just a sneak peek at a new quilt, trish is working on at the moment, for big or little girls it is very gorgeous, once again, classes at amitie and there will be a pattern, so watch this space!
and these new little scissors will add to my collection and live in my cutting implement draw. i purchased them from country stitches when i was looking at some of their cross stitch patterns! me buying cross stitch patterns!!! yes i know, but i still like to keep up with things cross stitch and get some of the patterns that really appeal to me, there was a bit of a lull for a while, but the interest is coming back! i think it is something to do with economic times, more time spent at home and the need for amusement etc., you can always get lost in a bit of cross stitch and be happy, as you can with a bit of fabric!
today, march 2nd is always special to me and my family life and the things that have happened along the way. my brother was married on this date and many years later it was also the date that my dear mum died and this year it is no different, except that it is 25years this year. it takes you on a bit of a mind journey and it has today! remembering the time and what was happening in my own life and what has happened since. 25years, a long time really, but not so long! mmmmmmh, good and bad, happy and sad, things that happened that mum was spared from and so, so many others that she would have loved to have been part of and would have enjoyed. time changes all things and now of course i am 25 years older, yes many things have happened.
i was fortunate, she was my mum and a great friend x o