i know its been a while but here i am finally![thanks to melinda for the gentle nudge!]
its been fairly hectic here but mainly its work that is totally draining me mentally at the moment. However I'm not going to talk about work here as that takes up enough of my time as it is....
some of my craft girls and i went to Bacchus marsh with the quilters from Bendigo for a weekend away last weeknend. We got lost on the way with me navigating! and ended up arriving probably an hour late. luckily Ann discovered the navman in her console :)
We went into town on Sat and cruised around the op shops and the really good scrapbook paper store which had, would you believe it , Tim Holtz products. I had to be dragged out of there and haven't been game to check out my credit card balance since! got loads of things Ive been coveting!
the patchwork shop was filled with a wide variety of lovelies too and i bought some nice ribbony braids.
The room where we sewed was hot and stuffy but we all made some progress. I was absolutely stunned at the beautiful work the patchworkers did and there was one lady freemotioning a feather pattern around the edges of her quilt. Every stitch was perfect and there was no pattern. just her and the machine. unbelievable precision.
The rooms were spartan just two beds and the food was ok and plentiful so we had a great time. I didn't get my project finished but its well on the way.
Charlie has been to Rome on her school trip and had a ball. I'm dying to see photos.. hint hint
Her phone started working so i was getting texts until her phone credit ran out. 'On Sunday, i'm at the Trevi fountain, Monday night, at the Colosseum, what fun that was.'
Ive been making some birthday cards using this gorgeous tissue paper from Blue Bazaar here... The newsprint one has been getting a real workout and i love this birdie one.
The dimensional butterflies[from k&company] are just beautiful from that shop in Bacchus!
I added a little bird to the enve...