On Monday night I was unable to sleep, my mind was going over all the things that I had seen and whirling with the ideas that I want to try. I finally dropped off sometime after 3.00, but only had a few hours.
Last night I crawled in to bed at 9.30, already 3/4 asleep, at some point in the night I was dragged to consciousness by hot breath on my neck and a weight on my shoulder. I froze, while my senses analysed the noise and then it struck me, Ben was on my pillow with his head on my left shoulder,(I sleep on my front with my head turned to my right side) snoring gently and breathing hot air on me. I was so tired that I then went straight back into a deep sleep. When I woke this morning, he was in his proper place, all innocent and curled up in a ball.
Back to quilts, a few random photos as promised.
Of course I went here, and it was a lovely set up, no freebies though. I was too excited to think about asking, DUH but I did make a purchase.
I want to try some landscape quilts in the future. There are some wonderful views in my valley and in Ceredigion that would make a fantastic quilt.
The detailed stitching is glorious.
I like sampler and block of the month quilts. This may not be in my go to colours but it is a lovely work of art.
Some of my purchases.
These scarves were £5 each or 4 for £15, Francesca and I, for the sake of economy, had 2 each. Bargain. I have a bit of an Owl thing right now.
The one thing that I wanted to find was Kate Spain,s new collection. Here it is There is a quilt in my head using this, but it is for next year. You have to plan ahead as fabric this lovely will be sold out fast.
I bought yardage of this print from the collection and will be making a pillowcase for Francesca for this year with some of it. Her quilt for, the C word, is made from Flurry and Joy, two of Kate,s other C collections and this fabric will compliment it.
This is the white on white from Jingle, it will be the background in next years quilt. The one that I saw used a solid white, but I felt that this would be more sumptuous.
I looked all over for Clover quilt clips and they were a horrendous price, £9 for 10 on one stall.
Then I found Purple Stitches and got 40 for £10, bargain. I now have enough clips to have 2 large quilts ready to hand sew the binding down at one time.
I have my second cuppa at my elbow and Ben at my feet waiting for a walk so I am off now. There will be more photos during the week.
Remember the giveaway, all followers, wherever you may be, are welcome to enter. I have 2 goody bags and a few extras have dropped in so far.
I will not show the extras, let there be a little surprise for the 2 winners. I will close this on Friday night local time, and get it drawn over the weekend. The winners will be announced on Monday, if you have email linked to your profile I will email you or if you have a blog I will post a comment there.