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Spring has sprung...

I just had to go for a walk this morning to take a photo of these lambs - I just love to see them jumping around on their little fat legs.

As I haven't posted for a couple of weeks (sorry!) I thought I'd post lots of photos and not say too much....

Below is my piece I entered into the exhibition at Bramble Patch called Poetic Licence - it's open until Saturday 18th April. If you do have a chance to go please do as the work there is really good and there is so much variety.

Here's my entry for the Trentham, Quilts in the Garden show. I was really pleased wit the result - but as it was hung next to a really bright quilt it looked rather dull.

I've also posted photos of the quilts entered by other members of our group. Again a really varied group of quilts.

If you don't like huge quilt shows this is a really good one to go to. It's small enough to get around and there are a good number of stalls to buy material, books and art products. Also if you take your partner with you they can have a look at the retail village - or just sit and have a coffee.

And here's what I bought...... I'm sure you'll see them pop up soon.

If you want to learn how to make this scrappy Irish Chain above, Linda is running a class at the Bramble Patch on Thursday 23rd July. The class is called Double Irish Coffee.

And this one really made me smile - I love the Santa cat......
Hope you all had a good Easter.


Oooh I'm glad I checked your blog...I'm heading down the A5 today to the Heart of the Shires and now I'll just have to go that bit further to the bramble patch....Field trip!! :o)
Kaye said…
THe lambs remind me of my three kittles skipping in the garden!

Like your buys, look forward to seeing what you do with them. Do I spy some green in there?
Shell said…
love the little lambs too,some nice inspirational quilts there.

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