Fun in my fabric world....

Monday, September 1, 2014

Welcome spring!

Well, it is the last day of winter and the signs of spring are all around us...buds on the trees and daffodils in bloom. 
My little garden has tiny violets and cyclamens in the shady spots, we have had the wettest August in 16years here, if only we could blow some rain from the coast to the dry inland areas. After living away from the coast for over twenty years , it is funny getting used to so much rain again. I think having lived in drought affected areas I wish it was possible to share it around.
On the sewing front...

There are lots of stars being created here in readiness for my next workshop with Margaret Sampson-George. They are fun...
and quite addictive!
Some unintentionally clever fussy cutting has revealed some interesting secondary patterns too!
It has been fun.
Work is full time again at present, so there is not a lot of time left to create any of the projects buzzing around in my head. I really want to do a sew-together bag, and a hexie handbag...plus I am still plugging away on the clamshell quilt. There are some family events coming up that are consuming my time also, but they will be lovely days so the planning is worthwhile. Sewing will wait!
A trip to Sydney last week involved a range of activities. 
Firstly there was an appointment in an office situated in a de-commissioned insane asylum....on a wet and wintry day it was not hard to imagine the anguish of those once held there.
I was then lucky enough to catch up with the lovely girls from Material Obsession, Kathy, Cath and Wendy. Always great to see their happy faces and soak in the atmosphere.
Then it was off to see Jean, and a lovely meal before heading back up the highway. A long, but happy day!
Hope all is well in your corner of the world!
Cardygirl xxx

16 comments:

Cheryll said...

Looks like a wonderful trip...& some interesting fussy cut hexies in there too! :)

Noela said...

Love your stars, they are very pretty. Hugs....

wish2stitch said...

Mmmmm,m....love your stars!! What are you going to do with them?

Chookyblue...... said...

hey maybe you need to hook the rain onto the back of the car and head out for a visit.........

Patchwork and Play said...

Love seeing those happy, smiling faces! And your stars are great too! I need to put them on my 'to-do' list!

gracie said...

Love those quilted stars!

Shay said...

I think we must have been sharing your winter weather down South too . It was a very wet and wooly winter here too. And COLD! Really cold.

Spring popped up her head last week and gave us a taste of what it will be like if she deigns to visit again . She seems to have gone hiding again this week.

Nice to see and here what you've been up to.

shez said...

Hi Cardy,wow what a day you sure did fit alot in and i am loving watching your star garden grow and love the fussy cutting especially with the bees,well done and hope you have a lovely day my friend.xx

Lorraine said...

Yep....all is well in my little corner of the world..and all the better for seeing your post and reading what you have been up to...we had a cold but dry August here so some rain over the past couple of days was most welcome...and now Spring is here with her sunshine and blossoms! Always nice to catch up with friends - the former asylum looks a bit grim though....Must get over to visit MO one day....don't work too hard...and hope it's just ideas that are buzzing around in your head!

loulee said...

Love those fussy cut stars.

Marg said...

I absolutely adore your fussy cut stars, especially the bees.

pandchintz said...

What a nice time you've had! I love your stars, particularly the last one - how fabulous is that??!!

Anthea said...

Amazing fussy-cutting Cardy - yes it's so interesting when a surprise secondary pattern presents itself...

Sue SA said...

Love your fussy cutting! Hope you find some time to do a little bit of quiet sewing now and then to keep you going while work and life is busy.

Janice said...

Loving your fussy cut stars. You must be having great fun playing with them. I hope you continue to find snippets of time to play with fabric among your busy life.

Jen said...

Hello Cardy, Love seeing your stars and how you have fussy cut the pattern, Look foreward to seeing what you do with them in a quilt,will be pretty.