My MIL has told me that Tasmania is actually the "mainland" of Australia. It is to this mainland that Leanne and I will travel tomorrow to teach for Leonie and Deirdre at The Quilted Crow. We are quite excited to catch up with the girls again! Actually, they were both in Houston so Melly and I have seen them recently. Quilt Market just isn't the place to catch up with friends when you have a booth to attend to!
The girls from the Quilted Crow spoiled us terribly the last time we taught for them and we are so happy to be coming back. I'm sure we will meet some of you and also catch up with the women we met last time.
Since returning home, I have set my hand to some furniture "renovation". I purchased an old screen room divider, was given an antique fire screen and have an old blouse chest. These pieces have been stripped, sanded and painted. They are starting to look quite good actually.
The next step is to create the fabric panels for the screens and cover the blouse chest drawers in fabric. I bet you don't need three guesses to work out which fabric I will be using! I am making over these pieces for display at the Australian Quilt Market. Charles Parsons will have a booth featuring their fabric companies including LECIEN. As part of their booth they will display "Grandmother's Flower Garden". After seeing all the gorgeous displays at Houston I was keen to put my fabric to good use in the booth here. In Houston Melly and I are forced to put a booth together with string and pins. It is much more fun to have access to furniture and props when a show is in your home city.
I will show you photos as (if) the pieces come to life!
P.S. I think I deserve a special gardening award for letting a dandelion weed grow to 8ft tall before I found it in my garden! Not everyone is that talented!