Friends, new, old, and 'imaginary'!
Received a couple of emails in the past day, both from very talented girls, one an absent friend...and one our husbands would classify as 'imaginary'-a fellow blogger.
I will start with the contents of Carol's email.(Pins and Needles)
There is nothing imaginary about Carol, she is very keen on digital scrapbooking and asked permission to scrap my pic of the kids in the Canola.-I very kindly gave her permission(LOL!!!) and sent her few extras as well. She did very well even though they are not technically sized right by me, that is all too confusing for me. She actually only lives an hour from here, if we ever co-ordinate our calendars we could actually meet!
Here is the fabulous result that I just love. Thank you Carol!
I think I could get very keen on that kind of playing...so had better stay well away, I am trying to not even download photoshop.........but that is tempting me as well.
The second email was from my Australian friend, Susan who relocated to the West a few months ago, she is the one I made the Sewing machine mat for.
The new location and DH's shiftwork have meant more patchwork time...and don't we all love that. She sent me some photos of her progress and I was so impressed I asked her permission to share.
Susan is a fantastic appliqeur, she has made at least 10 of these bags, they are from Nancy Halvorsten's book, 'Peppermint and Holly Berries', they are made from her tea towel range and available from her website www.arttoheart.com apparently.
Some person who shall remain nameless also introduced Susan to the Fat Quarter shop, here is an 'in progress' quilt top.
I know Tonya always likes to see how people are using her ideas and as that same nameless identity showed Susan where to find the instructions for pieced lettering...she is now onto the houses. Here is her first attempt at tonya's wonky houses-making this for her 9 year old son.
A great job.
I thought I had better post this today as Susan may not be speaking to me when she finds out why I am going over now to clear a big space in my sewing room before tomorrow-I'm not letting you in on the secret, you will have to check in tomorrow night.
It will be a big day tomorrow, Melbourne Cup luncheon and the filling of the cleared space all in one day....can hardly wait!
Have a great day, Tracey
Gratitudes: Lovely friends.