Friday, September 07, 2012

A big day out ... and news ...

Saturday just gone, some wonderful friends and I from the Quilters Guild of SA went on a shop hop bus trip. It was the perfect Spring day, sunshiny and warm - there was plenty of chatter and fun, and of course, we all participated in a little retail therapy.

Here we all are at one of the stops:

A big thank you to Gay MacLeman for the great picture :-)

And here are some of the goodies I brought home with me - stash enhancement is my specialty!

The fat quarters were such a great price I couldn't leave them behind - the William Morris print is for an upcoming project. Of course I always bring home a little French General with me. Other assorted prints for another Owl Ipad cover or two, and I'm slowly building up my collection of Aurifil threads and replacing what I'm running out of. Am I becoming a thread snob? Maybe so :-)

And last night at the monthly guild meeting the funniest thing happened. Lately there has been a fat quarter lottery. You bring along however many fat quarters you like, and for each fat quarter you get a raffle ticket. The winner of the raffle wins all the fat quarters (of if there are LOTS of them there may be two winners etc). This month's theme was Under the Sea. So I donated a couple of blue fq's. Really happy to have them out of my burgeoning stash - not really fussed if I get anything back. So of course, next thing I know, my number is called out as one of two winners! Oh my goodness, did my friends tease me! Need more fat quarters like a hole in the head was mentioned by one *lol*. I think my plan is to share them among my friends that can use them, and also to make up some charity quilts. I've seen a really nice blue Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt on Pinterest. Sounds like a plan right? Too funny :-)

More news this morning: My friend Victoria called me from the show to tell me that my quilt has won the second place ribbon in the quilt competition. I'm just THRILLED! And even better news is that my sweet friend Irene Carrig placed first in the category. A wonderful result. Amy is at the show today, so she may take a picture that I can share with you - otherwise I'll be there on Sunday and I'll get a pic to show off.

What a wonderful week it has been!! Chatter soon :-)


Kleine Vingers said...

Cangratulations with the second prize in the competition! And very nice fabrics.

ruthsplace said...

Love your stash enhancement. Congratulations on your prize. I knew the quilt would do well, it's so lovely.

loulee said...

Congratulations. :-)
If you were the superstitious type you would believe that these things come in threes and you're due another win!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congratulations on your quilt taking a prize!

Karen said...

Congrats on your ribbon - which quilt won?

Missy Shay said...

Congratulations on your win!

Shay said...

Tazz that's awesome news ! Your quilt is so beautiful and Im so happy for you!

Congratulations on your fabulous win at the Show.


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