The trip to Queensland was to spend some time with my friend Diann. Diann booked us in to the Stitchers' Dream Day Out in Toowoomba and we travelled up there on the Friday evening. The room was set up beautifully.
Libby Richardson, one of the designers for the day, is well-known for her painted bears and she gave us all lessons. This was a first for me.
The rest of the time away was spent relaxing with some knitting
and a little bit of shopping for pink fabrics to add to my stash for cot quilts.
I'm making a couple of little pink quilts at the moment for friends who are having granddaughters. One is Cluck Cluck Sew's "Kaleidoscope" design, which I have made many times
and the other is a Dresden Plate design.
The Dresden Plates are all stitched to the background and the background has been trimmed from the back of the plates ready for the blocks to be sewn together tonight.
|This same pink has been used as background for Kaleidoscope - the colour is better in daylight.|
The centres for the Dresden Plates and Kaleidoscope blocks are from the cutest fabric ever, "Old and New 30's" by Lecien.
Over the last little while I've been collecting fabrics to make another Medley Quilt (a special request from a friend). The final pack of fabrics arrived last week and I'm looking forward to starting this quilt later in the year (or perhaps early next year).
Last Friday, my cousin's daughter, Gabby, was married. Jenni came to the Hens' Night with me a couple of months ago and Elizabeth came to the wedding. So lovely to have a night out with Elizabeth.
The wedding was beautiful, the bride stunning and the groom was in tears during the vows - perfection.
The ceremony was held in a park in Watsons Bay and the reception followed in the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.
I made the Pineapple Quilt for Gabby's recent birthday and I was tickled pink to see the gold pineapples used for table decorations at the wedding.