|How is it that I can be to busy to blog, but I am never to busy to buy a new handbag!|
I just thought that if Trudi from quilting prolifically can show off a new handbag, so can I, and isn't it lovely.....
I went to the sewing for pleasure show last week, mostly I was looking for threads, but I kept getting drawn to this lovely layer cake, don't usually buy fabric- but oooh this was sooo beautiful,the sheer flamboyance and exuberant colours kept calling out to me, and I'm not generally a big quilt person any more, but I could see myself on a cool summers evening in the garden,sitting on the swinging seat, wrapped in this big floral quilt- hopefully beautifully quilted by Trudi [not me].
|I also bought a really nice little bag of Japanese scraps, quite fancy playing with them,|
|Moving on to more interesting things......|
this Saturday, my good friend Angela from fenland textile studios is having an open studio day, I am really excited for her to have a really energising space both to work and teach in...
please do come over to spalding ,lincolnshire for a visit and a cup of tea, both Trudi and I will be there, Trudi will be machine quilting on the big frame- I will be hanging about and eating all the cake, and stitching a bit......
follow this link for directions.
|Angela's given me some of her natural dyeing samples to do something with ,I know its natural because its got tiny bits of stick caught in it........-very nice soft rose colours.....|
|whilst stitching, I decided to look for some inspiration on my book shelf, and I dug out this old favourite- an absolute cannot live without essential for all quilters, well written, well photographed, an oldie but goody.|
|that's all for now, I would love to see you on Saturday, come see the baby lambs, the tulips and the flat, flat horizons and of course, the studio.....|
bye for now---Tina