this time last week everything was almost ready for a big weekend, just some last minute things to be done ! my home was full of interstaters who had come to celebrate the big birthday of a friend, a case of birds of a feather would gather together to have a happy time, and a very happy time we had !
we were very happy to welcome margaret george from new south wales, who i invited to come and do a weekend workshop with marlene and some friends, a birthday gift with a difference from us all
and in this picture marg looks as though she is telling us about a fish that she caught, but we were just starting to look at some of her collection of quilts she had brought with her to share with us, such inspiration and creativity, hexagons and applique, now you know why i have been showing you my hexagons recently ! and so the party begins !
fabrics were auditioned and interviewed
and the audience was paying attention
lots of stitching and chatting along the way
smiles and laughter and plotting and planning ( some preparation had been done prior to the weekend )
some of the delicious sandwiches for lunch
well at the end of day one we all stopped to light the candles on the cake and have a glass of bubbles
so much beautiful hexagon inspiration everywhere
and you know, some people even take the cut glass from the mantlepiece to display their hexagons !
this same person lives by the words in this little cross stitch sampler on her quilt top, kind and true, thankyou from all us melbourne girls for all you did to make marl's birthday a happy couple of days and for just coming down and being part of it all
just showing you all the different approaches and the fabrics and colours
the birthday girl was getting all the attention !
there were many stages taking shape, in all colours and designs, 16 different looks !
i will be back to show you more !