Friday, November 13, 2009

A Day at Home!

The last two days have been long days, with lots of driving, so it is nice to have a quiet day at home!

I had a fun a day on Tuesday visiting WAGS group - hello, Pam! - a large group of quilters who welcomed us with open arms. It was a great day, thanks to all you girls and we were given a little insight by Kay into the wonderful missionary work being carried out in orphanages in Cambodia.

Yesterday was a very long bus trip with my local patchwork group. I left home at 8am returning at 6pm, having visited four quilt shops. I was a Good Girl (for a change, LOL!) and bought only two pieces of fabric - the newspaper print on the left (isn't it wonderful?) and a lovely, closely woven Quiltgate fabric, in khaki-green, that will have a multitude of uses (stems for my CWBQ, background for Blessings)!

I ordered the Blessings pattern (top pic) from The Quilted Crow girls in Tasmania - it arrived two days later Express Post, beautifully presented as above, too special to open! It is encouraging to deal with special people like Leonie and Deidre!

I'm off to prepare some sewing - happy weekend!

20 Lovely People said ...:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lurline,
Reading blogs and shopping on-line are so addictive that stash buildingis now growing faster than completed tasks - looks like we are all the same . Lovely to meet you and hope to see the blessings pattern completed soon
pam

Notjustnat said...

What lovely purchases of fabrics Lurline. I specially like the newsprint one. The Blessing patter looks like a fun project too - Have a lovely weekend - Hugs Natima

PatchworkRose said...

Love the Newsprint fabric :-) Your parcel was wrapped beautifully :-) We are all melting here in Adelaide so I think that it is a perfect excuse to stay inside and sew :-) and read blogs :-)
It was actually meant to be a sit and sew with our group but it was cancelled because of the heat I feel like I have been robbed because now I have to wait another 2 weeks!
Cheers
Lynne

Miriam said...

Sounds like you had a great 2 days!

I love Quilt Gate fabrics!


Have you found your scissors yet???

Nedra said...

Wonderful Newspaper fabric. And you did use great self control!

Kathie said...

what a great pattern, I love that tree!
oh my gosh I just love that newpaper print fabric
it is sooooo neat.
very fun. who is the manufacturer?
Kathie

Janet said...

I hope you've had a lovely day Lurline. Can you please tell me who the newsprint fabric is manufactured by or which shop you got it. The quilted Crow ladies are very accomodating, I can vouch for that.

Julia said...

That was a long day yesterday Lurline...you could have done some real plastic damage in that time...glad you had fun!
Love the newsprint fabric...a bag perhaps!
Catch up soon.
Julia ♥

clare's craftroom said...

Ooh I love the newspaper fabric . Have a great weekend Lurline .

limpingalong said...

A day at home can be a real blessing!
Love the new fabrics!

Myra said...

Great goodies there Lurline! 8-)

Have a great day at home...

Beth Karese said...

You were very restrained, Lurline! Such beautiful wrapping on your new pattern!! Have aa great weekend of sewing.

Cathy said...

What's the name of that newsprint fabric Lurline, I love it xo

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lurline! Wow! Sounds like a busy couple of days for you - no wonder you're tired! Love that newspaper fabric ... I may have to keep an eye out for it, being a former journalist! :0) Hope your weekend is restful and gives you a chance to catch up a bit! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Pokey said...

Such beauty surrounds you today. Thank you for sharing it!

Mildred said...

Sounds like you have been busy and having lots of fun. What beautiful fabric choices. Hope the new week is a good one for you.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

OH MY--I don't know whether to give you a "pat" on the back--or take you to the doctor's to see if you are ill???? Four shops and only 2 pcs of fabric--don't know--thats alot of hours spent for just those two pcs--but--they are great pieces of fabric!!!!
Take care--hugs, Di

Riet said...

That newspaperfabric is gorgeous Lurline. So very special. You must have had a lovely day with the ladies

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

I so adore that newspaper print!
How absolutely fabulous! I am glad you had a great day, and what a beautifully wrapped gift!

Bev C said...

Hello Lurline, that parcel is almost like having a Birthday or Christmas present. You were very good with your shopping on your day out. Love your rose that is blooming in your garden,is it fragrant. They would look so lovely in a vase with some Queen Annes Lace. Have a restful day.