In between all of this I have just had four quilts valued by our Quilters' Guild of SA Valuation panel as shortly they are to be donated to various charities....yes I am giving them all away!! I have a pile that just live in the dark, so at least this way they will be enjoyed by some lucky people and with funds going to needy causes. All four quilts feature in both of my books, so stay tuned for details on how you could be a lucky owner! These are the four quilts......(some will be for sale on e-bay)
William Morris & Friends
On the home front:
It is only a week and a bit before we travel to New Zealand for classes and sadly this new grandbub will probably arrive within a week of us leaving! So very quickly I need to learn how to use facetime on my new little Apple mac!
Emily and Brett finally received the baby quilt and canvas applique blocks for the nursery....they were pretty chuffed I think!
Friends came to visit and what a beast of a machine.....mmmmmm
These English friends have a giggle at my obsession with PG tips teabags. There is nothing that can compare and I am grateful to my hairdresser's English apprentice who put us on to them. So to continue this English obsession this visiting friend bought me some more 'Must have English additions' as a housewarming gift......thankyou X
My William Morris rose has a new home and it is loving it!
The other roses are doing well too.....
And why does everything come in a flat pack these days???!!! We did finally put it together with a lot of huffing and cursing....it is my new drafting table for all these drawings I seem to be accumulating!
Before I finish I must share two more stories (guess this is what happens when you don't blog for a while!). Doris sent me photos of her Dresden plate blocks that she has pieced by hand...so precise and what an amazing way of using the new fabrics - I am sure this border print would look effective in kaleidoscope blocks as well.
From this ......
And finally - Waverley Patchworkers asked me some time ago if they could use one of my designs for their raffle quilt....and WOW - Linda Steele sent me the photo below. The colours are sensational and the quilting just amazing! Well done to you all and hope it raises lots of $$$$. The quilting was done by Desley of Addicted to Quilts where you can see some close-up images of the quilt.
Have a good week wherever you are X