Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Catch Up !

No I haven't fell off the face of the earth just catching my breath !

First of all a big thanks to Angela. When I thanked her fot the beautiful kitty postcards I mentioned that I would have to keep my eye on them because Patrick loved them so much. A couple of days later guess what arrived....



One for his very own. The look on his face was priceless. It now has pride of place with his football trophys and medals. I wanted to get his picture with it but everytime I think about it he is at school and if I don't update my blog today not sure when I'll get time. Patrick started High School this time and he was very nervous but so far, so good. He seems to be settling in well - a few tears were shed the first morning. Not by him but by me - lol !! He just looked so grown-up in his shirt and tie..

Anyway I have done a bit of sewing. Started something new..




and a bit of knitting..


I went to the Great Northern Quilt Show on Sunday and have lots of photos to share. Will do them over a couple of posts. Although the show has shrunk in recent years there was still plenty of quilts to drool over. I also spent some cash on a few must-haves.

Hanging in all their glory were 2 quilts by a fully-fledged member of Blogland - Karol-Ann. We had hoped to arrange a little meeting this year but unfortunately it was not to be. Here are the quilts. Absolutely beautiful ! Well done Karol-Ann.



Seeing these has made me vow to try and enter one myself next year. I have never done so before and I think this show needs all the support it can get.
Here are a few more that caught my eye..


This was absolutely tiny - maybe 6 inches square ?



I almost got arrested shoving this one in my bag - lol ! I LOVED this..




This one being closely inspected by my friend Sue ( known by my family as Sunbonnet Sue - lol )
won lots of awards incuded Best of Show. Amazing hand-quilting !






These are a couple from the Fuschia Challenge. There was a whole wall of these and they were all beautiful and SO different.



This was a real stunner and so well made.
Oh how I loved this. Kept drawing my eyes back again and again. One of these is on my to-do list someday . .
more in next post..

22 comments:

Joyce said...

That star quilt at the end of your post really caught my eye. They were all beautiful but that one is so bright and colorful, just my kind of quilt.

The Calico Cat said...

I love that cat quilt too! & I have Admired Karol-Ann's quilt for a while...
Nice hexagons, BTW.

Ali Honey said...

Thanks for a peep at all those lovely quilts.

Those bright shining stars certainly twinkle.

Karol-Ann said...

Thank you for letting me see what they looked like in an unnatural enviroment LOL. I was so sad not to go and not to meet you, but these things happen... :-(
Maybe next year, I'll be blogging about your quilts!! I do hope so, because I would hate the show not to continue due to lack of participation!

What are you up to with those hexagons? They look tiny?

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh the cat quilt is great. I love your little hexagons. The fabric is fun. Love it.

I think the star quilt at the very bottom is my favorite.

And I'm very happy you received some addt'l postcards. Angela does such great work!

Love visiting with the Welsh Quilter!

Eye Candy Love, *karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

zetor said...

Hi, I've just found your blog and w3as interested to read that you were at the Quilt and Needlecraft show on Sunday. I was also there , thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven'e been for a few years and thought it had shrunk too.
The quilts were wonderful. the handquilted best in show was awesome.
Your hexagons look interesting.

corry said...

So many beautiful photos...
I love the last quilt with the many stars, so colorful! Thanks for sharing!

FabricMom said...

Those kitty postcards are too cute. That was an awesome trade. The flower garden blocks are pretty too. You have been busy.

loulee1 said...

Wow great post, thanks for sharing all the pics.

Ann said...

I love quilt shows - they're so inspirational. They leave me wanting to just sit down and quilt! quilt! quilt!

Guðrún said...

Thanks for sharing.

Angelcat said...

I'm so glad Patrick liked his card. That cat quilt is definitely worth spending a night or two in jail for and I love the stars quilt!

jovaliquilts said...

Oh, I love that last one!! Wow! Thanks for sharing the quilt show photos.

Brenda said...

Oh how marvelous, each and every photo; I think that is why quilting is so mesmerizing each quilt is unique and has a private story behind each one. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Beautiful quilts! Thank you for sharing them!
The kitty postcards are beautiful - I can't blame P for wanting one! My youngest just started HS this year - Twas a rough day for me! lol
Your little hexagon's are just too cute & love the colors/fabric!
Can't wait to see which one will be on your to-do list!

Libby said...

So many gorgeous quilts! I agree that that last one is amazing...a big undertaking!

Dionne said...

Wow! So very beautiful! Thank you for sharing so many lovely pictures! I am really motivated now!

Your patrick is wonderfully lucky. I hope his first day was grand!

Cheers,
Dionne

Rose said...

There are some amazing quilts there. I can see why u wanted to bring home the cat one, that is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

em's scrapbag said...

That star quilt is amazing!! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful eye candy. I like your little hexagons.

Floss said...

Thanks for sharing, I also would like to take the kitty quilt home.

meggie said...

Thankyou for sharing all these! Wonderful.

Mad about Craft said...

Really beautiful quilts!!! I'll never achieve standards like that.