I adore Rosie (Quinlan) Dekker's latest fabric line - Chirpy Lola. It is so cheerful and summery and happy. I received a fat quarter bundle for Christmas and have begun using it. Some became mittens for koalas. Some will be saved for brilliant United Stitches and I'm using the rest for my version of Patchwork of the Crosses. I'm making a big version of each block, using my 2" templates from Jane.
where Henry was working as a driver for the morning. We had enormous fun...Sam, Henry and Granny. We left Sam there, made a trip to the playground, the toy shop and then lunch together and an afternoon at my place. Fun filled indeed.
A little parcel arrived at my place - my parcel from lovely Jane at Want it, Need it, Quilt containing my order. One item is a gorgeous donut of Superior Threads. I've seen these around in Melbourne quilt shops for between $50 and $65. But from lovely Jane in Queensland it was only $38.50. A bargain indeed.
I also bought some larger size templates for my Patchwork of the Crosses...so I'm now ready to start this new project too.
This one is so pretty.
and it is shared for free HERE. Enormous thanks to Sedef who blogs at Down Grapevine Lane. It is a brilliant place to visit.
We are very lucky because Michelle is sharing a beautiful free stitchery with us each month.
This one is Number 2 but they are all equally as beautiful. Eventually they will combine together to make a small quilt. You can find them listed in the sidebar of Michelle's blog Britannia Creek Patterns. Thank you so much to Michelle for sharing these delightful stitcheries with us.
Mrs Martin's Summer School was such a brilliant experience made even better by the fabulous women who organised the day for us. And the wonderful participants too.
Karen from Mrs Martins is such a star when it comes to organising fun filled workshops. She found brilliant tutors, thanks Lisa and Lou from Max and Louise for your wonderful designs and all the tips and hints. The day was held in a lovely venue and Karen supplied us with delicious treats.
This was morning tea - a delicious plate of yumminess for each person.
And sweet treats to share.
Unfortunately I can't show you the amazing chocolate cheese cake we had for afternoon tea, as I gobbled it down before remembering to take a picture.
Knowing that Cheryl was travelling all the way from Stawell and leaving home very early, kind Maria bought this delicious plate of goodies for Cheryl's lunch.
Such a kind thing to do.
Happily Karen organised one of my favourites to be there - fabulous Barb from Theodora Cleave. Barb bought a huge range of her delightful handpainted buttons + her fabulous boards to inspire us and give our creativity a bit of a nudge.
Have you noticed the beautiful buttons on my new header. I bought these from Barb last year and I am so in love with them especially the big black dog.
I had to add these little beauties to my collection, the little dogs for me, the rest for gifts.
And speaking of gifts, Barb gave me this wonderful new design button
and I'm sharing it as a
If you would like to win this gorgeous button please leave me a happy 'hello' in the comments and you will go into the draw. I'm happy to post anywhere in the world. Draw closes next Monday and I'll announce the winner on Tuesday.
With my love of wool and wool felt, I was delighted to discover Felt on the Fly. A wonderful place to visit. If you follow this LINK you will find a great tutorial for this super cute Easter Basket and Friends, which was designed by Victoria of Little Black Duck. You can download the templates from Sew Mama Sew. Thanks to everyone involved in sharing it with us.
Don't forget to call back tomorrow because I want to introduce you to sweet Michelle from Britannia Creek Patterns. She was Karen's assistant at Summer School and is a wonderful designer in her own right.