Monday, 19 November 2012


Whew! What a fabulous weekend I have just had! It was my patchwork group's annual retreat, this time at Ballarat. I love Ballarat but didn't really have time to play tourist as it was mainly devoted to stitching, ofcourse.  We had so much fun and on the way up there we stopped at 3 patchwork shops, then on the return trip we visited  Mill Rose Quilting and Gallery which is absolute fabric heaven.

These were my purchases over the weekend. Lots of red and white fabrics to go in my Wish Quilt.

I also bought these 3. The spotty turquoise and brown one is to go in the Cataliscious quilt with my turquoise and brown stitcheries of Brutus, for those of you who remember them, The cat one, well I simply couldn't resist . And the other blue and brown paisley one is to go into my more traditional style quilts. 

Just as the bus was leaving to head off on our trek a little parcel was handed down the line to me from  one of our lovely ladies, Lyn.  She has recently returned from a cruise and she remembered that I collect thimbles. Isn't she an absolute angel? Aren't I spoilt? Thankyou so very very much Lyn.

So, what did I get stitched while I was away? 2 small stitcheries for  Lynette Anderson 's " In Full Bloom" quilt. I thought I would start it at the retreat for something new.

Now that I am home again I  am back to stitching the Rosie Quinlan  Christmas Garland. Look! It is nearly finished!!!!!!

Well, I am off to wash all those yummy fabrics now while the sun is still shining. Thankyou for visiting again. Angel Blessings.


  1. You obviously had a wonderful weekend! Love all those fabrics, and am looking forward to seeing some of them in use. I thought you almost had the wish quilt complete?
    Sweet thimbles!

  2. It sounds like you had a great weekend away. Love those yummy fabrics that you bought.

  3. Wish I'd known you were going to Mill Rose on Sunday as I would have driven up again to catch up with you!!
    I am soooo drooling over those red and white fabrics,tease! Cute thimbles :) Barb.

  4. Lovely fabrics. Your embroidery and stitcheries are amazing.You do beautiful work. Love the thimbles.!