Oh what beautiful weather we have been having the past 2 days. It feels like a gentle summer but makes me wonder whether we are in for some super hot days in February. I do remember a very hot summer 31 years ago when I was 9 months pregnant and gave birth to my first daughter. I am so happy to see the kookaburras and lorikeets back after many years of banishment since the flora was all bulldozed to make way for the marina opposite us. When I returned home from shopping the other day I found a kooka sitting on the fence, then he flew over to the clothes line where 2 others were .
I have been busy stitching the borders onto on of my little quilts, still have the borders to cut and stitch on another and then I am ready to cut the backings and sandwich them ready to hand quilt. Meanwhile, I have completed 3 blocks for my latest little Civil War quilt. I was intrigued with these blocks as they look like wheels. I am constantly amazed how shapes come together in so many ways to create wonderful illusions.
Yesterday I went on the annual Fabric Frolic with one of my patchwork groups. It is always an exhausting but fantastic day. We started at 7.30am and returned around 6-00pm after visiting 8 shops. We had morning tea at the lovely Patchwork Teahouse in Warburton , lunch at Lilydale and the rest of the time was spent hopping in and out of the bus at all the other shops. Needless to say I came home with a wonderful bag of goodies. I took the opportunity to find fat 1/4s for my Birthday Club girls and also found some lovely things for a special friend's birthday coming up in a couple of months. So pics of these shall not be shown . However, here are some pics of a gorgeous cat fabric I fell in love with. I thought I'd make a table runner with it. So, I chose 2 more fabrics for the borders.
I found some more 1800's repros. They are now washed and dried ready to iron.
Then I was drawn to these soft greys with coordinating colours and a couple of blues.
Ofcourse, with the large range of Cottage Garden Threads displayed at the Patchwork Teahouse
I couldn't resist purchasing 3 more to add to my collection and I also found a cute little applique/stitchery to do.
I went a bit dotty too.
Ah well, that's the end of show and tell. I best get back to cleaning the shower and other domestic delights. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. It is soooooooo busy down here with all the tourists and I am itching to do some stitching.