Hi there – it seems ages since I have had time to write a post. A bout of pneumonia, a trip to Canberra and a starting a new job have all conspired from keeping me from blogging and stitching.
None of the above have stopped me doing some spending though, especially on my trip to the Quilt Exhibition in Canberra where I purchased quite a bit of fabric for my stash and several beautiful books.
The stash purchases included some Anna Maria Horner, some Amy Butler and various other prints in a similar colourway. I have a vague idea in my head for a future project for these.
Although I have just found out that another two of my young work colleagues are expecting babies in December and as it has become a ‘tradition’ that I make a quilt for the first baby, it looks like I will not have much time for new personal projects in the coming months. I hope to start on the baby quilts this week-end when I go to our monthly SydneyModSquad meeting.
Books included this beautiful eye candy from Kaffe Fassett. It combines needlework and quilt inspirations and the photography is stunning. It also gives some background to the design inspiration.
Another book purchase was Piecekeeping by Amy Butler which also has some beautiful photography and some interesting projects apart from quilts. i hope to make some Christmas gifts from this one.
My big news though, is that Anna Maria Horner and Carolyn Friedlander are coming to Australia in November and I was lucky enough to secure a place in a one- day workshop with each of them!
I’m really looking forward to it – I’ll be doing foundation piecing with Carolyn which will be a new technique for me and Anna Maria’s workshop is called Mod Corsage and will involve some patchwork and fussy-cutting floral fabrics.
Speaking of things floral, Spring has arrived in Sydney which is always welcome news although I read in the paper today that they are predicting an extreme pollen alert which is bad news for allergy sufferers like me. Looks like I will be sneezing my way through til summer.
Cosmo and Pepe are already shedding fur to get ready for the warmer weather and are looking very sleek. I wish I could say the same 🙂
I hope all is well in your world and you are getting some time to relax and create.