Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Saturday

Today I had the pleasure to meet up with Four Wise Monkeys at the Ballarat Patchwork shop. She was doing a course there, and because Ric Rac knows just about everything that's going on, she arranged for us to meet up during a break in transmition.

Here we are: Ric Rac, Scrap Bag Four Wise Monkeys and me. Pretty scary when you see yourself on the computer screen, because I was sure I didn't really look like that - but hey, I know I was there, so it must be me!!

I love going to Emma's shop to see all the fresh, bright fabrics and all the great projects she has just lying about...

Last weekend I cut up a lot of chenille that I had hand dyed. I cut it into 6 and a half inch squares and I had some left over bits that were too good to throw out, so I cut up a little pile of 4 inch squares. My little Peter found them, and thought he might like a quilt out of them ... hmmm. I told him to dream about it a bit, and all week he kept telling me that he was dreaming about it, so I finally relented and said I would think about it on Saturday.

. . . so after a little outing to the Patchwork shop and choosing some more fabrics to go with, we started laying it out. One very excited little boy was helping me and passing me each piece to sew, so it went together very quickly.
Now just thinking about the boarders. The photos are a bit dark, so I will take some more tomorrow in the light. What a happy Saturday.

23 comments:

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Rachelmp said...

Hi Annie - it was great to meet you! I'm a four wise monkeys :) hahahaha. More great pics too. Catch up again soon Rachel

fiona said...

what a happy Saturday indeed!i love the quilt you and your little man are putting together, just lovely!Happy Mothers day to yah!

Alison Gibbs said...

What wonderful memories you are creating with him in making his quilt.
Have a great Mother's day
Alison

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Looks like you had fun! Love all those fabrics and the quilt you and Peter are making is gorgeous! Lucy x

Robyn said...

gotta love it when the kids get involved! quilt looks great.

Anne-Maree said...

I was at shop also today. Well worth the drive from Melbourne to visit. Bought heaps. Love your new quilt.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh so jealous you got to go to the shop........it looks so nice.....thanks for sharing some pics.........it is always nice to meet other bloggers........

Needled Mom said...

A quilt that he gets to help construct will provide a lifetime of memories. It sounds like you had a fabulous Saturday.

trashalou said...

How lovely to have such a helpful, willing slave. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Sonnja said...

What a beautiful fabrics and Quilt!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands
Beertje Zonn

Anonymous said...

wow master Pete must be very pleased, nothing like a project together to speed things up

a certain 21 year old has a speccy quilt of red black grey displayed proudly on the end of his bed...even his girlfriend is impressed

Leanne said...

Peter's quilt looks very snuggly.....it makes blogging more real when you can actually met other bloggers.... looks like you had fun.

Jenny said...

That shop certainly looks lovely with lots of tempting fabric and nicnacs. How great to meet some fellow bloggers-bet you had lots to talk about. The quilt that you and Peter are doing is just gorgeous and will be very snuggly indeed when it is done:)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love all the colorful fabrics and looks like you and your friends had a great time.

M.KATE said...

beautiful materials...and in person too :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your hand dyed chenille looks awesome and will make a perfect quilt for your son! You are lucky to live near such a lovely quilt shop - you could spend hours in a place like that!

picciolo said...

Hi, how great to see a picture of you all! I love all that fabric, and your quilt is going to be gorgeous. How wonderful that your little boy was so eager to do it, I'll bet doing that with you will become a treasured memory.
: )

Julia said...

What a beautiful blog and beautiful posting! I love all the color combos :)

laura said...

Love your blog,very inspiring!

regards Laura

zoesquid said...

Hi Annie - what a lovely Saturday indeed. The new quilt looks great.
Libby

M.KATE said...

come and visit angkor wat..happy weekend :)

Kate said...

What a great day - I'm a bit jealous! The quilts looking great.