Friday, July 29, 2016

Into the city

Today I was up early...actually an hour early as hubby got mixed up and woke me with a cuppa at 5.45 am instead of 6.45 as requested!! Still I enjoyed the cold cuppa at a more sensible time!! I drove to Geelong and caught the train in to the city and wandered down to Jeff's Shed to the Craft and Quilt Show....you can tell the other crafters by the bags they were carrying!! And the flow of women from the train station down the road. I had a great time wandering around and seeing a few familiar faces, Karen and Donna, Jill and Jodi, who were rushing of to do their white glove duties! I have taken many photos of quilts that caught my eye...yep photo heavy again I am sorry...I could have taken lots more, just put the camera away after a while and enjoyed. A feast for the eyes....






Was very surprised to see my name on this list....

I made the orange bucket and spade block for the Quilt In block challenge last year






It was cold and drizzling when I came back out into the real world!!

on the train going in and a little on the way home, I worked on some clam shells

I found these little treasures on a stand...

they go on your finger and light up your sewing as you sew!!I think it is supposed to be on the top of my finger,I need to have  a play with it!!
Off to enjoy pizza for dinner.
Happy sewing.

12 comments:

I am said...

Lol i was wondering what those things were,what a good idea,thankyou for sharing the pics of the beautiful quilts,glad you had a lovely day

Diane-crewe said...

thanks for sharing the pictures .. makes me feel I have been to the show too x I have to say he would have been wearing that cuo of tea!.. I'm not at my best when woken early in the morning!! lol x

Julie said...

Some gorgeous quilts Sue. Hard to choose a favourite. I had a thought ... I would love to be sitting next to you on the train journey (as a stranger) & asking you all about your clamshells as you stitched away !!! The Quilt show comes to Hamilton yearly so I must try & get there this year.

Helen said...

Thanks Sue for sharing the great pics, I couldn't make it this year so it was great to see them. The finger lights look interesting :)

Willsquiltnsew said...

I made the trip in on Thursday and had a great time. The quilts were stunning and made me feel like an amateur but it was motivating to try harder and get over my fear of home machine quilting.

Fiona said...

what lovely quilts - so much detail to look at. funny little lights you discovered.... I'm looking forward to hearing how you go with them...

Hugz

Ondrea said...

Some awesome quilts there. Hmmm, not quite sure how I could sew with one of those lights on my finger. Maybe it attaches to the nose? Loving your clam shells.

Pamela said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing these beautiful quilts!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely day you had Sue, even with the early start. Such beautiful quilts

Elyte said...

We went to the Show today and saw those lovely quilts in person. Your clamshells are looking lovely.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Some lively quilts there Susan! Those little lights look interesting!

Anthea said...

Blimey there's a gadget for everything , isn't there Sue?! Have fun with those little lights.
Now I'm just going to get up & go wipe my chin, I've been drooling over all those stunning quilts... & especially the bucket & spade block !! xx