Hello…..I hope that you have all been keeping well and are busy stitching gorgeous quilts and keepsakes. My apologies that I have been away for the past week – I had to have some time off work and there is always a list of things to be taken care of before you go, then of course you arrive back at work to a new list of things since you left. The rain has arrived by the bucket loads and the clouds are sitting so low that you can hardly see two feet in front of you today. I don’t know where the delightful Spring weather has gone but can we please have it back. Although I do have to say that this is very pleasant stitching weather.
Just before I left I was about to share the new books which had just arrived in store……so here are a few of them. I have to say in my defense that I could not photograph them all and some of the images are blurred – the reason – a wonderful customer was buying them as quickly as I was unpacking them. I will share the missing books with you when they arrive in our next order. Man you have to be quick around here……
Kyleigh fell in love with the whimsical pink and black zoo print “Bundle of Jungle” and whipped up this sweet baby quilt to have ready in her cupboard. It was so quick to sew a pack of soft aqua’s and grey’s was then purchased to make a version for a baby boy for her expectant friend, who is in the minority nowadays deciding not to find out the sex of her bub. We can’t wait to see which quilt will be gifted.
Last year Kathy Doughty joined us for Quilting on the Downs teaching her fabulous quilt – Garden Party. Our Dali Lama of quilting is of course the first to bring her finished top in for quilting – definitely putting me to shame as I feel this has been a year of unfinished projects for me. I am in the midst of planning a Victorian sitting/sewing room (blame the Renovators) at home so I am hoping that I can turn my year around by having a haven to escape to. Kay is always an inspiration with her glorious quilts - the chant begins to go round in my head…....and if you haven’t heard Kathy will be joining us next year for Quitling on the Downs so as they say – keep watching this space!
There is nothing more exciting then arriving back and having the deliveryman come to visit. So what did he bring – gorgeous of course – was there any doubt. This is the first time ever that we have brought the full range of Kaffe Fassett and friends as our collection was starting to look a little sad and in need of a lift. There are new designs from Kaffe and additional prints from Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs have been re-coloured just to further entice us. They look absolutely delicious standing in the boxes awaiting the chop…....so to celebrate their arrival we are cutting fat 1/8 packs for a limited time. You can choose to have the whole collection or just the blues…or greens…. or pinks…. or yellows……not quite sure how you just stop at one or two colourways so good luck with that. It never seems to work for us. So here is the collection so that you can enjoy the dilemma of which prints to choose…….
Parasols - Kaffe Fassett Wrinkle - Brandon Mably
I know that there have been requests for the latest class list, I will be working on that over the weekend, it should be posted on the website by Monday evening at the latest. Thanks for your patience.
Have a great weekend..........love the ones you are with. Lisa