As promised here are some more photos from our Auntie Green class with Sue on her last visit.
This gorgeous quilt (in 3 parts) belongs to our Dali Lama, Kay. Her needleturn, fabric and colour selection is outstanding - it is always a pleasure to have her share her quilts with us.
Margaret comes in from Warwick for Auntie Green and she is taking a very different approach to her quilt then most of the other ladies who are in class. Margaret is making her quilt in much the same way as our quilting sisters did all those years ago.......we love seeing how her quilt grows each time she is in class. She is filled with the quilting courage of our quilting ancestors.
Paula has used pretty little hexagon flowers in her quilt and her choice of colours and fabrics give her quilt a softness and delicateness. It is darling.......
There are still more coverlets to share with you. Keep watch.
I am not sure what was happening in your neck of the woods the past week but here at Precious Time we were inundated with quilters all looking for a new project or something special to add to their collection. We also had lots of return visitors who were in Toowoomba on retreats and return visits – it was lovely to see their beautiful faces and reminisce about their last visit and to hear all the news of their recent adventures. A special shout out to Peggy and her friends who returned – the last time Peggy visited she tripped on the gutter and the ambulance had to be called – Peggy survived and filled us in on her adventure over the weekend. A very happy group of girls, on a weekend of fun, laughter and shop hopping – they will be in need of a rest when they return home I am sure.
We love receiving parcels, sometimes they bring work – but they always bring the best to the surface – creativity, excitement, wonder and appreciation. Beauty in a fabric can really take your breath away, which is just as well sometimes because we need the calm to think about what it is that we would love to make. This is exactly what happened early last week when these gorgeous lines arrived – lots of oohs and aahs – “what to make” were the comments to which the reply was “who cares I have to have some – we’ll figure the rest out later”. It is wonderful to see the positive effect of our choices, especially when we are offered so many choices.
Our hearts were bursting this week when we were blessed with a new arrival – Daschie. This heart breaker has won the hearts of everyone visiting the shop and as a proud new mum he even gets a little pat from me each morning as I open the shop. He is just too cute….. a huge thank you to Kyleigh for bringing him to life.
Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder ...
- Henry David Thoreau
Enjoy your week.........lisa