No quilting to report!
The fabrics I was awaiting were a little disappointing. :-(
The pieces I ordered for the back will do OK, but the piece I had hoped to use for sashing the top is an absolute no no. I've been on the phone to the shop and had a chat with the lovely lady, she was a great help and I have more fabric on the way, hopefully it will be here quickly.
I could make a start on the back, but I'm reluctant, I'd much rather finish the top first.
I have to say I wouldn't have come to this problem if we had a decent quilty shop here in town. There are one or two on the island, but being a non driver I find them difficult to access, much easier for me to shop online. Cheaper too, I'd spend a fortune if we had a shop in town. LOL
I've spent the last few days browsing quilty sites and shops. I've treated myself to some quilt software. 'Quilt Wizard'. I've also been reading up a few blogs, some going right back to their beginnings. There are some very prolific quilters out there, and even more very beautiful quilts.
One blog I did make a special effort to look at today was Sharon B. Typical, I finally get the time to go have a proper look only to find she has moved. LOL Go and check out her new site and blog, there is loads of wonderful info and she has a wonderful way with words which just makes you feel so welcome and comfortable while you look around.
Two blogs I visit regularly are Camilles place and Dear Jane Journey, both owned by Julia. She is one of my inspirations, I was reading her blog Camilles place for a long time before i tried either quilting or blogging for myself. Julia has a new project in the offing, I'm intrigued to see what she will do.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. It is a wonderful story and I thought very inspiring and a great ego boost to any mum who has ever been classed as 'just a mum' or 'just a housewife' or worse still a 'non worker'!! Slowly but surely we will convince bureaucracy that we play an essential role in society and as such deserve more credit than we get.
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