Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Back to the Drawing Board

.....and do I have a pile of ideas for that drawing board!!! We have been home for nearly three weeks and I have no idea where that time has gone.
First of all a huge, huge thankyou to each and everyone of you for sharing our journey on the blog - your emails were lovely and I am glad so many of you enjoyed the trip! I still have outstanding emails to answer but thought I should also get back to blogging again! The highlight of the trip was definitely walking onto Red Square in Moscow at night - St Basil's was truly magical.

And all the quilt design inspiration on our travels - they will last me a lifetime
........the Hermitage Museum floor in St Petersburg
Since we have been back we have helped our daughter and son-in-law move their house and now we are packing and preparing to sell the family home - we are downsizing and boy do I have 25 years of clutter to shift! We are buying a brand new town house which should be finished in about 5 months. Now we have to sell our own home to pay for this new one!
We are Number 1

 There are a group of nine and the one below is ours....

Now lets get back to quilting......Kate sent me a photo of her own creation below. I think she already had the talent to design her own quilts but she told me she produced this after doing my design class. Your quilt is aabsolutely beautiful Kate and to think you designed it all yourself - such a great feeling! You should be justifiably proud.
 The other reason I have been busy is printing and packaging another 200 Block of the Month pattern packs. 240 were sent out before we went away so it is wonderful to see it has been so well received. Two very special friends worked like slaves on this project while I was away and look what they produced! Jill was not content stitching just one but thought another with a black background might be nice (and all this as she continues to fight her cancer battle). Then the talented Judy Simcock machine quilted both of them for me..........do I owe these girls big time!! Thought you might like to have a little look........(Thankyou Jill and Judy XX)

 While I was away I also received these stunning photos from Brenda in South Africa. The first is of one of my William Morris quilts and the rest her own..aren't they just exquisite? 

Till next time take care


  1. Just a quick note to let you know I have pre ordered my In The Begining Morris fabric..... pre ordered as I did not trust my usual quilt shops to have bought it ALL. Any word as to when USA will get their shipments. Granted the quilt world here has stopped while MARKET was in full swing....

  2. Lovely to have you blogging again Michele. I would just like to say that the photos of the Block of the Month quilts made by Jill and Judy are fantastic and how hard they must have worked, whilst you were away on your travels. I was also stunned by the quilts made by Kate and Brenda. It just goes to show what an inspirational teacher you are and I suppose, we have to mention something about the 'Big' man too, when we talk about inspiration.

    What a busy girl you have been since you have been home too. The new house looks fantastic but I don't envy you the sorting out of everything prior to moving. We did this 17 years ago, next month, thinking that this would be the last time. Oh no, if you saw our loft now, I just dread the day when we have to do it all over again.

    Hope you are getting some quilting time to get started on all those wonderful designs you saw in Europe.

    Lots of love,


  3. Glad to see you back.Have received my first The Adelaide Collection Floral Sampler BOM block.The fabrics are fabulous.


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