Sunday, May 10, 2009

I am feeling very spoilt indeed - as you can see below I was given a gorgeous bundle of fat quarters from my ds and dil for Mothers Day and the card just fits in with the theme. I think I will just have to savour them for a bit before cutting into them.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Last Sunday morning I spent an enjoyable couple of hours at the Eastwood Patchwork Quilters exhibition held at Brush Farm House Ryde. As you can see from the photo below this lovely old house certainly lends itself to a quilt exhibition. There were over 100 quilts to look at and be inspired by.

The ladies on the craft forum are doing a mystery BOM and have been paired up to swap blocks for a period of 9 or 12 months depending on the size of the quilt they chose to go with. I decided to just "plod" along at my own pace and join in each month challenging myself. For my theme and fabric I decided that I needed new Christmas placemats hence the choice of Christmas fabric seen below.

This month's block is the pinwheel. Below is a photo of my block which I worked on today. I am looking forward to the announcement of next month's block.

I think I need another 24 hours in each day just to get through my reading pile that is piling up in the spare bedroom. I am currently reading "Dear Fatty" by Dawn French and I think that my next book will have to be James Herriott but then again? Underneath that pile of books lurks a pile of quilting magazines that are just waiting to be studied for inspiration!

I hope all mothers enjoy their special day tomorrow.