School holidays have started and 'Spring has Sprung' in Brisbane, bringing warm, fine weather and with it loads of 6 and 8 legged friends.
My friend, Anti, has been visiting the quilt room for over a year. It just hangs around at night when I quilt but never crawls on me. Very strange. I wonder what it is there for? Does anyone else have creatures that visits them while they sew? Maybe it is the reincarnation of a quilter! Ew, I hope I don't have to kiss it like in the Princess and the Frog fairytale. I wish it was like the Elves and the Shoemaker and finish and bind all my quilts overnight.
|My friend, the Ant|
I have placed my Mantra near my computer and am happily juggling entertaining the kids with work. The thing I love about holidays is the relaxed mornings where you don't have to get uniforms and lunches ready and rush out the door by 8am.
I have so many projects I have been working on but because they are 'Secret Squirrel' projects I am not at liberty to divulge their nature. I am, although, allowed to show a few pictures of the cuts.
|Indie by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics|
|Summerville by Lucy Summers for Moda|
|Karen Lewis Fabrics|
|The dog that looks like a rug on the Karen Lewis quilt.|
My beautiful neighbour sent me a picture of the quilt and bed runner I gifted to her 11 year old daughter for her birthday. It is so rewarding to see my handiwork used and loved. This was a recent recipe from the ModaBakeShop.
More goodies from beautiful friends from the social networking cyberspace have arrived. Karen from Lintonville, aka queen of the swoon, sent me a package with gorgeous fabrics, a thread charm, 'You Sew Girl' badge and a linen tea towel displaying the English royal lineage.
Sally from Sallys Quilting Corner made this gorgeous woven basket in batiks. Perfect for my FQ bundles. I have made a bag using this technique before and I know the work involved in making these projects.
Thank you Karen and Sally for your generosity. Your gifts will always be treasured and find a happy place in my home to be displayed.
Both gifts have made it from the Northern Hemisphere to the land down under in no time at all. The postal service must be getting into gear for Christmas mail (we can only hope)
The Travelling Stashed FB group stash arrived - Sasha. This stash is made up of fabrics, haberdashery, patterns and notions. The idea is to take what you want, replace items and then pass it on.