Saturday, 22 October 2011

Birthday Present

So my birthday was last Saturday and as E was working that day and night, I decided to do a patchwork workshop at The Cottonwood Tree, in Kilcullen. The class was nice and small (3 of us) and taught by Katie.

We learned a quick strip piecing method of doing a 9-patch block. It was a fun class, especially getting to pick fabrics, ribbon and buttons from the shop. Rose had fat quarters already cut or she would cut from the bolt if there was a particular print.

The great thing was that although we were all at different levels (from complete novice to some experience) we all came out with a beautiful finished product. The other two ladies made fabulous Christmas table runners. Katie's style of teaching is so easy going and enthusiatic that I couldn't help but get excited about embellishments and buttons and ribbons, stuff that I normally don't bother about.

I have to say that I will definitely be going back.

Talk soon
Tess

Monday, 10 October 2011

Attack of the caterpillars... and the nerves

Well I finished a quilt for my friend, Chuck's first baby, Chloe.
 
I apologise for the quality of the photo's but they were taken at 6 in the morning.

Us girls all got together last week to welcome baby Chloe and give Chuck the girly night in she deserves. I suppose you could call it a baby shower. Anyway all I got all night is: "You're next!" scary.

I love the colours in the Hungry Caterpillar collection and I felt it really needed to be showcased. Also I have enough left over to do another quilt for another friend who is due in December.

On another note... I signed up to have a stall at the work Christmas Market. I think I must be mad. E thinks it's brilliant to be getting out there and drumming up some business, however at the minute this is a hobby and I really don't want to make a fool of myself.

On the other hand I have now taken the plunge and if I don't make a decent go of it, I will be throughly disappointed in myself.

Better go make a(nother) list.
Tess
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PPS: so disappointed Ireland got knocked out of the Rugby World Cup, I am now supporting NZ in their absence, but well done to Brian, Ronan and the boys!