Here's the girls, happy as can be for being together again...
We hadn't caught up for a while, so before Michelle opened my gift for her she had one of her own to give Heather. When we celebrated Heather's birthday in August Michelle had just started a course and hadn't yet finished making this gorgeous framed stitchery. Today was the day!
Look at all those French knots!
Heather loved her present, and I just couldn't figure out a way to sneak it into my bag without them noticing so I dropped a few hints to Michelle that I would "love" one of my own. Not sure she paid attention, though, because she was too excited about the gift I had made for her!
You can see the detailed photos of the wall hanging HERE in Wednesday's blog post.
After we had a couple of coffees with salad for lunch, and spent a few hours stitching up a storm, we headed off to our local Spotlight store for some quilt wadding that was on special.
All in our own cars it looked a bit like a convoy when we turned off the highway in pigeon file! I was chuckling and singing that old "Convoy" song to myself.
Once inside we headed straight to the quilting section...
...where I quickly snapped up a full bolt of cotton wadding! This will keep me going for about 2 or 3 years I think...
My only other purchase was basting spray, which then freed me up to catch the girls at play with my camera...
Michelle eyed off this fox Christmas fabric bundle, reminding her of home in Ye Olde England...
I knew it was time to put the camera away when they both stared me down over the fabric shelves...
Oh well, I tried to get more pics but...
The truth is we had a BRILLIANT day, laughed our sides out and promised we wouldn't leave it so long between the next catch-up.
The only down side of the day was that Wendy couldn't make it. I'm sure she'll be there next time, though.
I've been having a problem uploading Block 10 of the Shabby Roses Churn Dash Stitchalong, "beauty", to my Craftsy Shop, so you will have to wait until tomorrow to get it.
Good news then - I hope.
Good news then - I hope.
Don't forget this 5 day tutorial with free stitchery begins on Monday!
You'll need -
One fat quarter of 'feature' fabric (I'm using that sweet red hostess fabric in the photo)
One fat quarter of contrast fabric (like the white background daisies above)
One, 10" square of solid white fabric for the stitchery
Embroidery threads in five colours that blend with your feature fabric
One 10" square of fusible fabric stabiliser (such as Whisperweft or Weaveline)
16" x 24" piece of quilt wadding
16" x 24" piece of backing fabric
90" length of quilt binding (3 strips of 2 1/2" wide fabric)
Can't wait to stitch this with you!