Tuesday, 24 September 2013
It was a lovely spring day and we had a very pleasant drive to Ballan to visit Mill Rose Cottage. We headed straight to the adjoining cafe for a very nice lunch then on to what could only be described as quilters heaven. I'm very glad my fabric addiction is mostly under control, the fabric range was huge but it wasn't just a great range of fabrics there were lots of books and wool and interesting notions as well. As you can see I came home with a variety of goodies, there's no point driving all the way there and not showing them some support is there?
I first saw the lovely crochet scarf at the shops' stand at the Quilt Convention in Melbourne 2 years ago. I couldn't resist any longer and as you can see I started crocheting it Sunday night. I am finding the instructions a tiny bit challenging, I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually. Some lovely wool fabrics, a couple of threads, needles only one piece of cotton fabric and a patchwork book completed my haul.
On the home front it was Jacks birthday last week and this week it's my Mums turn. Aleisha has gone to Thailand for 12 days with some friends to celebrate her 21st birthday that was in August. It's Aleisha's first overseas holiday I'm sure she's having a great time. Jack is housesitting for his sister so I'm in for another couple of quiet weeks at home. No excuses for not getting stuck into some projects!
Till next time Happy Stitching
Sunday, 8 September 2013
Today was very exciting, I bought myself a new laptop cause I was so fed up with my old one not working properly. Now I'll be able to get back to more regular posts I hope.
I've had another major reorganisation of my sewing room, this time I took some of my fabric storage out and bought myself a new desk to make more working space, its really great now. My biggest challenge now is which project to work on first. I'm still hand quilting my Pink Lemonade quilt, I don't think I'll ever get it finished but I'll keep working on it anyway.