What a busy few days I've had. It began with a very lovely outing on Friday to a quilt show over the harbour bridge. I took my mother with me and No.4 was invited as well. The other three went off to school feeling rather left out. Well actually No.3 would rather have had it that way, she's not the going out sort of girl.
Now I must tell you that I met my second ever Bloggy friend at the show. We had planned to meet and managed to eventually. What a lovely lady Lisa from Lydias Treasures is, and I still have dreams of the very lovely bag she was carrying. Yes she had made it, from fabric she had won no less. It was so nice to meet up with you Lisa, we must do it again sometime.
Now I happened across a rather lovely Moda Bliss charm pack on our outing and made the appropriate purchase. I'm quite pleased with it and have used quite a few charmettes already. Might just have to get another pack or two! As you do!!
No.3 had been hinting rather bluntly lately about the lack of a sewing bag. She has a perfectly lovely basket, but as her big sisters have a bag for their sewing kit she felt left out. Well, since she loved the charmettes as much as I, I let her pinch nine of them, her own choice too I might add! There was only one I would not allow her to use.
And every new sewing bag needs a new matching pincushion does it not?? Again she chose all the bits for it. Quite nicely chosen too I think. Isn't this charmette just perfect for a circular pincushion? I love it!
Here's the leaflet of the show we attended...
Not sure about the retro theme. Didn't really notice anything much suiting that description, BUT I did happen to purchase the most fab bit of retro fabric that I've completely forgotten to photograph. Shock horror! I will show you another time though, it's worth it.
Now what do you think of these next quilts? I'll just leave you to look at them for a minute then I'll be right back to continue our session.
Lovely weren't they? The truck one was my mother's and my favourite quilt so we voted for it. No idea who made any of them. Very nice all the same. And here is a selection of fatties I purchased. There were three others that were gifted upon the girls as they came home from school. Yes I did let them have first pick! Gosh sometimes I am sooo nice.
And this morning I was going for the title 'Housewife of the Year. I'm quite sure they will be gifts and ribbons bestowed upon me as the family return home. Yes the whole lounge is sparkling clean and my sewing corner is looking proud. I've added my new fabric storage containers and ribbon boxes to the arrangement and am feeling rather pleased with myself.
And if you have a few spare mins or even hours, please have a seat in my sewing corner and we'll have a natter about upcoming projects. I do love some new ideas and I have a few to share too if you have the time. Hexie quilt made by my Gran years ago. Clearly she has much more patience than I.
Until next time, have a happy time. I'll be back with some lovely Christmas ideas next time. Bye!!