Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Day Off

I took a day off from the comfort quilts yesterday and drove over to Castlemaine which is a bit over 2 hours drive from here. I went for the Castlemaine Applique Group meeting which is held very 3 months. I had been to a meeting about 18 months ago and then life got in the way and I didn't get back again until now. It's a great day with Sit and Sew, a shared lunch and lots of lovely Show and Tell to admire.
There was also a speaker who shared her family's Welsh antique quilts and it was lovely to see them up close.
I also visited Threadbear, my favourite patchwork shop which just happens to be situated in Castlemaine and as we ate lunch there I just happened to fall in love with a few reproduction fabrics that just had to come home with me.
I spent the day hand stitching the 12 piece pie blocks and more feathered stars so I'll have more progress to share with you soon.
It was a lovely day and gave me a chance to work on my own projects which may or may not be donated in the future.
In the meantime I have a crocheted blanket to finish off.
More later, Hugs, Jan Mac


kaite said...

the rose and bird fabric is pretty, i'd have to bring it home with me too.
good to see you had a play day.

Merilyn said...

Glad to read that you had a nice day away and did something nice for yourself! I love the fabric that hitched a ride home with you, beautiful!!!