Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It's June already!!

I haven't posted for a few months - where did April and May go? I can't believe we're nearly halfway through the year.

And I can't believe I didn't make anything last month - a few starts, yes, but no finishes. One of the starts  was May's bag project in Chookyblue's SAL. I really like this bag, which is designed by Anni Downs, so why haven't I finished it? No excuses.

And here's another start, which is progressing nicely. It's for my daughter Rosy, who lives in China and has been too far away for too long. She'll love the sentiment, and the pink thread too. Mentioning her name reminds me of a lovely find in Bendigo a few weeks back. The prettiness and the price of this coffee pot ( $9 - what a bargain) were both a big attraction but what really sold it was the wording on the base. And I still feel all warm and fuzzy whenever I look at it.

Last month's main attraction was Launceston blogger Cathy's visit to Ballarat. Cathy blogs as Highland Quilter; we have a shared interest in all things quilty (and kilty) and for several years were both members of  an online stitching group. We've read and commented on each other's blogs over the years but hadn't met previously - but when we met it's as if we've known each other for years. We had a wonderful day - she didn't actually get to see much of Ballarat (which is in Victoria's Central Highlands, by the way) as we spent most of our time at wonderful Mill Rose in Ballan. And we talked all the time - except when perusing fabric and enjoying our delicious lunches; such activities demand serious attention! We had a little birthday gift swap and as I forgot to take my camera, I've pinched these from Cathy's blog.
This is what I gave Cathy - a little drawstring bag in Liberty's "Catherine" print; scissor fob from Marg Low's new book, dress-shape bookmark and my favourite soap.

And Cathy gave me these  gorgeous things. "Nothing warms the heart like an old friend" - such a lovely sentiment.

Lovely Lizzie at Mill Rose took our photos; she's such a good photographer you'd think she'd know how to make me look taller and younger, wouldn't you! (Not showing you the one where it I look as short as I really am!)
I hope June is just as much fun - and that I have more finishes than starts.