lots of f words that all paint a great picture if you are a 'material lover' !
recently the no vacancies sign was up here at home, three friends came to stay and play and on the first day, i had already organised one of our regular catchups, so with a few more invites, we had a sunday gathering
beautiful parrot tulips
pink with a bit of green roses
just love the flowers !
one morning of the week was taken up with me giving a tutorial, yes to the experts staying with me, of how i line and make up a bag. the bag was maree's work, brigette giblin's nundle bag pattern, available from her website
it was given the seal of approval ( thanks margaret, it's a tape measure )
we shopped each day, taking all the interstate visitors to the melbourne shops on their lists, we covered a fair bit of ground, but still had time for some sewing and having a bit of fun with friends
this was my stack to add to what i already have, so naughty i know ! we visited gail b's in bayswater, gj's and cuttingcloth in fairfield, day two it was off to amitie, day three it was back to gj's and via auburn village to collections on central and then day four to treehouse in mornington
i was resting my crown here, thanks so much dear friends for the lovely gift, they know who's queen in my home
we were all busy sewing and showing our fabrics, having some refreshment and relaxing too, it was a lovely week
i've been stitching some more margstars, love these, i'm handpiecing mine though, i find too much paper piecing is not kind to my hands these days
you will see soon how they will connect .............................................................
i am so fortunate to share my love of fabric with friends i have known for years and am able to share with you the patterns they are producing ! recently i have been doing lots of cutting and prep for my time of being a resident of hobart in tasmania for almost 2 months a little later in the year
this is 'carousel' by sandra boyle, sixteen of these circles pieced into a background form the quilt (pattern is in the etsy store)
and then there was four, i've cut lots of blades, but its hard not to stitch them up also
there is also 'flying by' from christine vlasic, cutting lots of geese, using lots of little bits of fabric i've been saving, saving for what, to put into 'flying by', taking a leaf out of christine's ideas book, because that's what she did and i love the quilt. if you too love scrappy quilts, then these patterns are well suited
there are also the quilt patterns from margaret sampson george and trish harper, go and browse the shop !
here is a little of msg
oh yes ! there's a pear in there !
and the embroidery girls have also been very busy, lots of things 'in the hoop' !
'two birds and a nest' a mrs sew & so pattern, yes it's in the shop, over there on the side bar ! lavina is nearly there, finished and it's so beautiful
oh we love a good linen teatowel
all recently started, i will show you the progress
marie's beads matched her sewing, you should have heard the noise from these 10 embroidery ladies on tuesday, not to mention the saturday girls yesterday !
and that's all there is in this post and update from me, back soon ! if you are looking for a new project, check out the shop, as i said before, over there on the side bar ....................