I have just returned from Urban Retreat in Melbourne with the designers Leanne Beasley, Rosalie Quinlan and Melanie. Our projects that the girls designed for the weekend were exciting, all 3 very different. I just get so excited when presented a name tag and the goodies bag. I sat with Roz and Shelly from Perth and Julie from Ardrossan. We had a really nice day together laughing and talking stitch. I started on Melly's project and for the first time in history finished the hand stitching in one day (I am a 3 stitch girl and time for chatting). The project is now ready for machine stitching together. As usual at the Retreat we do lots of talking, ooohing and ahhhing, eating chocolate and yummy morning teas, lunch and afternoon teas, admiring everyone else's work, purchasing at Erica's shop, show and tell ................... I am lucky enough to do the 2 day workshop with JULIE and we were given another goodies bag (I love the fabric layer cake, one of Rosie's fabrics). The girls sitting at our table were very jealous.
Rosie has her new fabric range, its not yet in the shops. She had a few bundles of Fat 1/4’s for sale, I had to have one. Do you like cutting into your new ranges, I like mine to sit on my shelf, display them, touch them and whooo its just so hard.
I caught up with my special friend Julie Nixon whom I was great friends with in Roxby Downs. She taught me many techniques of patchwork and designed a lot of class projects. Wednesday nights are just not the same. Julie is an amasing quilter, she quilted two quilts for me and bought them over to Melbourne. I am so excited, isn't she so clever.