Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Isn't she lovely.....
...with apologies to Stevie Wonder, but she is isn't she..? I bought this book a little while ago from the Book Depository...
..I wasn't actually looking for this one but it found me, you know that happens to you too don't you..? I had to have it!! Really I did :o)
I've been gathering supplies, well, I already had most of them to be honest but I wanted to do the background in black cotton. The one in the book is dark blue wool but I don't want it that heavy. I knew that I wanted a black with depth, not just flat black and I found it here
...only not on the web, it's my local quilt shop. Sue has just finished restoring the old Masonic Lodge next door to the cottage and last weekend was the opening of Millrose Quilts and Gallery and if you get the chance come up and have a look, it's well worth it. Anyway I digress, the gorgeous cream fabric is from Eureka Patchwork in Ballarat where you can get the best range of fabulous Japanese fabrics at very reasonable prices. I already had that (stash busting right?) and I already had all these...
..gorgeous felted wools. Since I took this photo I've changed my mind about the canvas on the right, I'm just going to use wool for the applique. I still need more wool (you knew that was coming didn't you?) and I'll have a look at the Quilted Crow girls at the AQC (Australasian Quilt Convention) in two weeks time, oh yes, Sue from Millrose will be there, stand 189 I think. Go say hi and tell her Liz sent you!
Isn't it lovely? I can't wait to get into it but I have one more quilt to finish first...sigh, then I can get to it. I'm really excited about doing this and I haven't been that way for a while.
Gotta go deliver some meals to Mum and Dad today, they cancelled the Meals on Wheels last week as they said it wasn't very nice lately, so guess who the new Meals on Wheels is...? Also going to see the boy today, he arrived back from Thailand on Saturday and I'm so looking forward to catching up after school today..
C U later dudes (see the boys influence already ) :o)