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 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