Sunday, 15 June 2014

A finish, some breathing space & a catch-up

Hooray! I put the final stitches into Suzanne's quilt on Tuesday night. It's all wrapped up ready to give to her tomorrow. I hope she likes it.

Although I've started another project already (more on that in a future post), I've had a couple of nights down time, just reading magazines and watching telly, which has been really nice.

So, what have I been up to for the last month apart from Suzanne's quilt? Here's a quick snapshot...

Mother's Day was perfect. We went boating, the whole family together for the first time in a while which was fantastic. My wonderful children surprised me with this on arrival at the boat, and some spending money for the craft fair.

A chocoholics dream!

The Perth Craft & Quilt Fair was fantastic - 2 days of shopping, classes and inspiration. M survived the first day really well, then spent a half hour running up and down the aisles of the WAQA Quilt West exhibition with me close on her heels. Needless to say I didn't actually see much of the display.

The second day was just me & Mum. We ran ourselves ragged with classes. I spent waaaay too much money on these wonderful purchases.

My Mother's Day present - a Sew-Steady extension table

Beautiful fabrics showcasing Australian animals

Can't wait to use these products and read these books, especially the Gloria Loughman books

On the Saturday M & I popped back to the fair to catch up with some of our West Aussie blogging friends, and make a new one. L-R they are LisaTracee, Sandra, Anthea, Maria, me with Miss M, and Julia. This pic was borrowed from Anthea's blog. The girls went on to enjoy the fair while M & I headed up the coast to visit family.

West Aussie Bloggers

Since then we've had lots of visits with and from family which we've really enjoyed. M has loved having her younger cousins close by for a change.

This weekend we had the boat booked again. We've had 2 days of perfect weather, although a little cold in the evenings, and taken several friends out for the first time.

DH and I enjoying our beautiful day on the Swan River.

It's been an awesome weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well.

Happy stitching. Cheers, Tracy.


Maria said...

What a fabulous finish. The quilt looks great and I am sure your friend will love to snuggle under it...
Was sew nice to catch up with you again. We need to do it more often...
Looks like you have had some wonderful times over the past few weeks ..
Nice of you to share photos with us...

Lisa V said...

It was lovely to meet you at the Fair. You bought some lovely things and your new quilt finish is very colourful. Look forward to future get-togethers.