We are truly blessed to have a wonderful Mary Ryan’s bookshop here in town. Leanne and her staff provide us with not only the best of new fiction but also with stunning books on travel, interior design, cooking, knitting and crochet, art – the list goes on. Leanne also has a great sense of style and always has a lovely selection of gifts available in the bookstore along with great coffee – my morning pick me up stop. A few weeks ago the store had a fantastic array of knitted tea cosies in the window, which, have, since been shipped to their next destination – but here are some of them for your pleasure. I am looking forward to the next window display………
Still on the subject of gorgeous – Sheena Chapman has sent another of her quilts that is on offer for Quilting on the Downs – Fandango. The name suits is perfectly. We are so excited that Sheena will be visiting us as her style of quilting has a charming vintage feel about it. What makes it more exciting - Sheena is to be featured on the next cover of Quiltmania – an accomplishment that she is extremely proud of. So if you would like to share some time with a great Australian quilt maker than book a place in her class on Saturday/Sunday 29&30 September.
Our Dali Lama has been very busy for the past few weeks as some of her dearest stitching partners in crime have been away overseas. She has also been battling her own illness and so has put this time to the best use possible – quilting.
Kay purchased the majority of the fabrics for this quilt from our lovely friend Sue when she used to own Timeless Threads in Mittagong - so even our Dali Lama has unfinished quilts in her RC that are aging. Good to know.
Kay has finished Tokyo Flight. Kay purchased the majority of the fabrics for this quilt from our lovely friend Sue when she used to own Timeless Threads in Mittagong - so even our Dali Lama has unfinished quilts in her RC that are aging. This gives me some comfort.
Kay is now working on the borders of Wendy Williams, Growing Up, both of these stunning quilts have been totally hand stitched – not a single machine stitch, which is a credit to Kay. I hope you enjoy watching their progress as much as we do…………
The brave may not live forever, but the caustious don't live at all.....unkown.
Until next time.......lisa