Monday, 18 November 2013

Congratulations Tara!

At the recent Quilters Guild of South Australia's Festival of Quilts, Tara from Tazzie Quilts was awarded first place in the Open Traditional section and the very prestigious 'Retaining the Tradition' award with her quilt 'Mrs Billings meets a French General'.
Have a look here for a full photo on the Guilds webpage. Well done Tara, your quilt is stunning!

Have a close look here at Laurie's Mrs Billings, this gorgeous colour way is moving along very nicely. Laurie has posted lots of pictures of here friend Glenn's colourful quilt as well!

I would love to see photos of your Mrs Billings too!

until next time, 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


I am not a big shopper as most of my friends know, but.... when you go to Houston you have to visit the Galleria! We were staying in the Lone Star Suite, (that sounded rather special to me) and I just fancied coming back to our 'suite' with a pile of those lovely bags stuffed with tissue, all strung along my arm, so shopping we went!

First stop handbags... now thats not surprising is it! Problem is which handbag? These delightful bags were set out in a very orderly manner and ALL in my favourite colour, or variations of it! A real feast for the eyes.

Lunch... the Cheesecake Factory, we had heard lots about it but had never had the opportunity to go. 

But how do you choose from a list this long! Something did catch my eye and we had a lovely lunch followed by the compulsory piece of delicious cheesecake for dessert. Yum!

And after shopping it was time to pack... I am still not quite sure how we managed to wrangle all of those suitcases as well as hand luggage home! But we did!

Until next time,

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Look who we found!

Some time ago the Tuesday night girls hatched a plan to travel to Houston and meet up with Sue and I there. Leigh, Shirley, Sue and Anna found us! It was great to catch up with them all such a long way from home. Anyone up for another adventure next year girls?

 Until next time,

Monday, 11 November 2013

Houston Highlights...

Houston Quit Market and Festival have been and gone in a flash! There were so many things to see and so many things to do, the camera came out many times but unfortunately my internet connection wasn't as reliable as I would have liked, must work on that for next time!

It was Halloween while we were there and pumpkins were everywhere, they came in all shapes and sizes. These adorable ones were at the local supermarket and had a sign on them that called them 'fairytale' pumpkins. Very appropriate!

I found this mother piggy and all her little piglets on the 'Dude Ranch' the name given to one of the fabric distributors booth, they had a complete farm full of animals and other props all made from fabric! Every time you passed there was something else to see...

There was even a hen house full of chooks and their little chickens, spiders webs and giant cactus plants, I think you can just see the rear end of the horse here too!

And this mess.... Sue, Paul and I are dismantling from Market (trade show only) and re-jigging to present ourselves to the Festival crowd! Our neighbour had had enough for the moment and was having a little snooze... lucky him!

And a big thank you to everyone who called past to say hello, it was great to meet so many of our readers in person,

until next time,