Clothes packed....house ready for the sitter....stitching packed....camera in....we are almost ready for our road trip! At 4am tomorrow (Friday) morning we will drag ourselves out of bed (and its freezing at that time of the morning here), bundle ourselves into our car, and head off towards Brisbane. Over the next three weeks we will drive well over 4,000 kilometres and visit all our families and many friends that we left behind nearly 6 years ago when we moved from Brisbane to Victoria. We are very excited!
I have been very busy over the past couple of weeks trying to get a quilt finished to take with me. My Fassetted Mosaic quilt is now almost finished. I only need to handstitch the binding and cut all the remaining threads.
Material Obsession...Yay, lucky me! I hope to get my mosaic quilt totally finished to show Kathy at the shop!
Talking of Material Obsession, my last Sue Ross block arrived today. I have become very behind in my blocks, but will prioritise these blocks when I return from our trip. The whole time we have never known what our finished quilt will look like....today we received the finished photo...and I'm thrilled, this quilt is gorgeous don't you think?
Also in the mail today I received a very exciting press kit from Rowan (thank you Sarah). Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett have combined forces and come up with this divine cotton....100% extra long Mercerized Egyptian Cotton nr 50.
Soul Blossoms due out in September (which I am so excited about, roll on September!!). Aren't the little boxes cute?
Mrs Schmenkman, I have not sewed with this thread yet. I had to give my baby away today....my sewing machine has been put into the shop for a service while I'm away...does anyone else get jittery when they don't have their sewing machine in the house, even if they are going to be away the whole time?!!! Anyway, I will let you know how these cottons sew up in the future.
Have you had enough of me yet? Cause I also received some Philip Jacobs fabric in the mail this week. They are divine and these colours remind me of vintage sheets.