You know Christmas is just around the corner when those around you start the – it is only 7 weeks till Christmas. The first time I heard this I went into denial and am sure that I misheard the sharing of this information. Once I realized it to be true the first thing that came to mind was the children will be on school holidays in 3 weeks. It almost makes my heart go into palpitations. Not only do I wonder where the year has gone but the New Year will be upon me before I blink. I love Christmas – I love buying gifts for those that I love – I gave up quite some time ago making gifts – they remain unfinished with the hope of being resurrected for next Christmas – sadly that has never been the case. Not that I don’t want to make gifts for those that I love, I just always seem to have some difficulty with time management. I know that a few of you are not surprised to hear this…I can hear you. It’s not just the shopping I love but the wrapping – choosing gorgeous papers and ribbons and most importantly the perfect gift tag. I know these may not seem important but it is always the little things that show how much you care. So to help those who are searching for that perfect gift, Precious Time now has a Christmas Wish List. All you need do is complete a wish list of your most desired treasures, let your family or friends know and we will help them choose something delicious for you.
I am so excited about the wonderful array of tutors that we have lined up to teach for us next year. I couldn’t have imagined that it would get any better but I have to share with you that we have been asked to host Sue Spargo in July/August of 2012. The details are yet to be confirmed but if you are interested in spending time with Sue then please call the shop and leave your name and contact information. Majella and I have spent 2 days with Sue (a few years ago) and we had the most wonderful time incorporating the use of wools, velvets, ribbons, threads and buttons with our fabrics. Sue was not only generous of heart but also generous with her time and knowledge and under her guidance we felt confident to use these new mediums in our work. The following photos are just a few that we took from time spent with her……
Sue's quilts radiate a sense of joy and whimsy ................
Still on the subject of tutors, while in Brisbane, Majella and I meet Michele Hill while she happily sat quilting one of her projects. What a bubbly, easygoing lady. For those of you that love her quilts, we are sad to advise that 2012 is already filled with commitments but we are talking to her about teaching for us in 2013. I am sure that it’s no surprise that is the first available teaching space – but it’s scary booking tutors for 2013 when we haven’t even spent a day in 2012 yet.
We received two lovely collections of fabrics from Lecien yesterday – the first Mrs. March’s Collection in Antique, which consists of soft greys, greens, pinks and lemons in small prints that would be a wonderful addition to any quilting stash.
The second is Cielle by Salgarollo, again the prints are soft and vintage in colour and print selections. So here they are for you to enjoy and the basket is what happens when they are all chopped up and tied in little bundles of fat eights. Scrumptious….
Sue Ross is up next weekend (5 & 6 November) to teach her last class for the year. There is still some limited space in the class - so if you have been wanting to take a class with Sue to make Circles of Fun, Whily-gigs or Pickle Dish to name just a few then come along this weekend and join us and be challenged with Sue's whimsical sense of fabric selections. With Sue's guidance you will learn to mix modern fabrics like Kaffe Fassett with more traditional prints or even pretties. This is a wonderful class if you are wanting to extend your palette and challenge your quilting style. Please call the shop if you would like more information or to book your pink chair.
Time to go and get ready for class this evening. Enjoy your weekend and remember…..
“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust “ J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan