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Showing posts from July, 2009

A Saturday day out

I had a lovely day out yesterday. But before I went out Flo decided to explore the climbing plant that comes over from the garden next door. It was really funny to see the rustle of the foliage and then a head pop out. The little dark lump is Flo trying to get on the roof. The lengths she'll go to to get somewhere. I then went to an exhibition at The Brewhouse, Burton on Trent for 'The Feel Good Factor Final Show'. The artists displayed a great range of paper art. Please do look at Gillian Taylor and Linda Marie Young websites - their work is great.
I then went onto The Lavender Patch where I had fantastic lunch and bought a couple of new lavender plants. The photo below doesn't really do justice to how beautiful the shop and cafe was - beautiful soft furnishings. The lavender is a bit late flowering but the photos on their site look amazing.
I then went onto Staunton Harold for a look round. Yet more great art to look at. Oh and The Fabric Guild have finally set up a …

Another sunny day

I thought I'd share a photo of some purchases I made at Dunelm the other week. Some lovely voile. I also bought zips by the metre - and thanks to Liz I can now fit the zippers.
I also wanted to share the web site of a crafts person I met at the festival. She make the most beautiful paper items - hand bound note books and stationery.
Please do look at the Bee Design site.
I think I've just about recovered from the festival last weekend and another busy week at work.

Festival 2009

Well here we are again with another Festival over and done with. Boy was it warm and boy was it busy. I thought I'd share a few photos of our exhibition to give you a flavour of what we did. I did forget to take a photo of the cakes before we sold most of them - so sorry about that (I can promise they tasted great). The photo above shows 2 quilts made from Jelly Rolls and the other is one made from batiks (a favourite of one of our members).
The brown one is one of mine and the one to the right is made by one of our members for her nephew.
Here are our entries for the Margaret Every Challenge at the Bramble Patch. All contain the fabric provided by the Bramble Patch - none of them look anything like the others.

A slightly brighter one by me (purple and yellow) it's quilt as you go.To the left here are our scrappy Irish Chain samples. You can see how different the colours we chose look. And yet more by our members.
And more - plus one (in the centre) made by children at a local sc…