One of the nicest things about working here is the rekindling of friendships – it is so lovely to welcome quilting sisters back to the shop and pick up from where we left off on their last visit. The pleasure is of course magnified when they bring in the latest project to share and this is exactly what happened when June arrived on the doorstep a few days ago. She and her delightful hubby were here to visit family and June popped into the shop to do a little shopping and show me her latest finished project. June admits to being a huge fan of Michele’s’ work and can’t wait for February’s class. Little surprise the quilt is Morning Glory designed by Michele Hill.
I have been sewing for what feels like kilometers on my latest quilt. Here is a little sneak peak of how it is coming along – all that is left is for the borders to be attached (after this post) and then I can have the unveiling. It always lifts my heart when customers come into the shop and love what I am working on – kits are often cut and wrapped before the quilt is even finished – a testament to their love of quilting – even though they try and pin the blame on me for being a temptress – at least I am not luring them to their death with my seductive charm and intelligence…....(no laughing).
I had the pleasure of welcoming Kay back to Precious Time this week as she was on a search for borders and backing for her wonderful quilt. Kay has a passion for delicious fabrics but unfortunately doesn’t sew a single stitch; she has a surrogate stitcher – Lyn, her cousin from Barcaldine. Kay has the immense pleasure of choosing her fabric and the design bundling it up and shipping it off and then all she has to do is sit and wait…….the longest part – but if this is what came back to me I think I could handle the waiting.
Designer: Kaffe Fassett
Book: Quilts en Provence
While on the subject of Kaffe I purchased his latest book Dreaming in Colour, an autobiography of his life. Whilst he was visiting us on his last teaching escapade he touched on his early childhood, which was spent in California. He told tales of growing up at Nepenthe, the family restaurant in Big Sur. The inside jacket cover tells us this is an intimate look at the fascinating life and extraordinary work of a creative visionary, told through stories, art and photographs. I can’t wait to start reading it.
I hope you can fill your day with a collection of images, friendships and new experiences.....until next time. Lisa