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 PetersburgSince 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