I'm just back from visiting Mel in hospital and thought you'd like an update. She is feeling a lot better and hopes to be home in a day or two. Mel wants to thank everyone for all your lovely get well wishes on my post about her.
Our lovely friend, Melody, is not very well. In fact, she is in hospital. No, it's not her MS playing up. Mel has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. She wanted me to let you know so that you aren't wondering why she hasn't been blogging. Hopefully, she'll be back soon.
Yes, I'm a week late but it is now nearly finished. Silly me thought it was due at the end of October. I thought I'd get our Quilt Show over with and then really get stuck into my project. When posts started popping up about parcels in the mail and being received, I went and checked the date.
It was due on the 10th October!
These just may be some scraps from my project!
At the quilt show, Mel and I were walking around the Trader's Hall and she said to me "I have a confession to make. I'm making for you and I won't be finished in time!". I said "I have a confession too. I'm making for you" and we both burst out laughing! Little did we know we were making for each other. At one point, we had both said to each other that we didn't think our partners would be too upset if we were late. We decided we'd have extra time and when we were both finished, we'd get together to exchange our gifts.
Gail Pan's new range, Among the Flowers is so sweet and I picked up a couple of fat quarters. It was so lovely catching up with Gail. I also got some of this yummy strawberry fabric from Bonnie and Camille's Hello Darling range.
Then this Tilda bundle kept calling me! I kept going back and in the end, the Tilda fabric won and came home with me.
Of course I didn't really need these but I just
had to have them! I'm sure you all know that feeling.
This weekend I'm going to relax and do some stitching. There's a special swap gift I have to work on which is due tomorrow. I'm running late but I know my partner won't mind. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait in the end!
I'm very behind with my blog reading as I've been so busy. I've been quickly visiting without commenting,
Well, the NOTYQ Quilt Exhibition has come and gone.
It was a wonderful show. I got to catch up with so many people, including lots of blogging friends.
The Baltimore quilt won the Viewer's Choice Large Quilt.
It is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations Guat See!
These sweet Blue Wrens were Viewer's Choice Small Quilt. This is Lois' beautiful work.
The Viewer's Choice "Bling" Mystery Challenge winner was this cute elephant. How clever is Sue! I'll show you
my entry for the challenge another day.
As Convenor, after all the preparations, setting up and making sure everything went smoothly for the weekend, I have to admit I am exhausted. But it is a good exhaustion. There were so many wonderful helpers, especially my lovely friend, Melody. We worked very well as a team!
I'll share some more photos another time. I just may or may not have bought some lovely fabrics in the Traders Hall!
Well, I'm off to NOTYQ's Quilt Exhibition. After lots of planning and spending all day Thursday setting up, everything is ready for the show. I'll be there today and tomorrow, so come and say hello if you can make it.
I'm looking forward to having a proper look at all the quilts and catching up with people. I've also got my spending money all ready for the trader's hall!
For the first time ever, I have no OPAM to report (insert sad face)! I have had a couple of finishes but they are secret so I can't show you.
Tomorrow is Friday Night With Friends hosted by the lovely Cheryll. I'll be working on a secret swap project that is due next Thursday! Silly me thought I had till the end of the month to get it done. I've been so busy with the organisation of the NOTYQ Quilt Show I've only just made a start on the project. Hopefully my partner will understand
if I'm a couple of days late.
Well, I'm off to set up the quilt show with all our
wonderful helpers. Even Austin and Nelson are coming