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Monday, January 11, 2010

I am so over this quilt!

Maybe I am so over being hot and sweaty?….maybe I am so over my 12 year old son being home on school holidays?… maybe I so need a new project?

Whatever it is, this ‘flimsy’ is going away until I can face basting and quilting it when the weather cools!

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It seems Georgie approves, as soon as I put the blasted thing on the floor she’s all over it!

Last week I visited my dear friend Sharon. She moved to the other side of Brisbane a few years ago and although we have kept in close contact via emails & texts, visits and face to face get together’s have been a bit sparse as work and family commitments take up so much of our spare time.

Sharon is on holidays and invited me to come for a sleep-over…..what girl doesn’t love a sleep-over? I arrived Thursday armed with a couple of BB’s and my comfy PJ’s.

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We had a cuppa and caught up on news over lunch, then we visited some of Sharon’s local quilting haunts. First stop The Birdhouse, I found two must have books and a couple of delightful single page patterns….one of which I have already made up.

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After a browse through Lincraft, we then went to Bayside Stitch Craft where I found the perfect red fabric I needed for the ‘peeper border’ and binding on the Breast of Friends quilt. I also had my first look at Oil Cloth, MEXOILRED-3a metre of this has come home with me for a play date……only 7 days into 2010 and I’m already buying for my ever growing stash…. surely a repeat offender? Is there any chance of rehabilitation? I guess not!

As you can imagine, we had an exhausting day and could only just drag ourselves out for a bike ride around her beautiful neighbourhood, before collapsing onto the deck to begin sampling the BB’s…..ah this could be the life! After dinner of BBQ T-bone steak and salad we talked and laughed into the evening.

Just reading about our exploits has exhausted me so I’ll post more about our Sleep-Over when I recover!!

Thanks for visiting,

Bye for now……..

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3 comments:

Georgia said...

Your Breast Friends quilt is beautiful...you sound like you need a new project though....or a holiday....maybe visit Tas?? I love the little profile pic of Georgie (if it is Georgie) looks like a teddy!! Find a new project, send Jordan for a sleep-over and crank up the AC...relax!!!

Lissa Jane said...

Oh Julie... I love that oil cloth and yes, you are a repeat offender, just like me (having said that I've not bought a thread so far this year - it is only early though)..
I love your quilt and my cat loves checking out anything thats on the floor, at least your puppy kept off the quilt, cosmo likes to rearrange stuffs!

take care and stay cool.. I am cause I got the a/c on!


Lissa

Cath Ü said...

Love how you quilt has turned out and good to hear you had a lovely time with Sharon...
Cath Ü