We wish you all a Happy & Safe Easter. The shop will be open Saturday morning, and closed on Good Friday & Easter Monday. We will be open again as usual on Tuesday. If you are travelling over the Easter break we wish you a safe return.
Shirley has been in a bit of a whirl lately. She has been busy finishing samples for the shop, visiting family in Melbourne & helping her daughter shift house in Adelaide. In a hurry as usual, she rushed off to work. not noticing that she was wearing two different coloured shoes. A good excuse to pop into the shoe store next door for a new pair of matching shoes.
Our first class for the year was on Thursday night. 5 girls came along to make the bag of their choice. Later in the evening the bags were well on the way to being finished. I'm sure they will all be enjoying using their bags soon.
On Friday night our Working Girls Classes began. We all enjoyed an antipasto tea & a lovely wine. Most girls bought along a project that they had been working on for some. time. It was great to see everyone with renewed enthusiasm to finish off some WIPS.
It has been a bit quiet at the shop, so we have been busy making up new samples. We love Gail Pan's Laila's Garden quilt & decided to make a sample. We have used lovely dusty pinks & browns. This quilt is available as a kit or pattern.
We have also made the sample of Melly & Me Raspberry Ripple Bag. This is also available as a pattern or kit.
What a busy weekend we had. Shirley went off to Melbourne with a friend to see her idol TOM JONES & then finished it off with some retail therapy, as you do. We country girls love our trips to the city. I went to the CELLebration Ball which was organised to raise money for the Ballarat Cancer Research Centre. We had a great time dancing to the music of Wilbur Wilde & his band. The music bought back lots of old memories. Quilters Harvest proudly donated a quilt to be raffled. Some lucky lady can now enjoy this quilt.
It was my intention to blog more regularly, but when I went to my trusty computer, our Blog site seemed to be having a malfunction. As I am no expert with this modern technology, I had no idea what to do about it. Alas tonight when I checked, I found that it has mysteriously fixed itself. Amazing!!!!!! We have had a busy time this week unpacking more fabric. Must tidy up the shop to find room for it all.
Shirley has gone off to Melbourne today to see Tom Jones. Yes, she has taken the 4 hour trip to see the show. The things us country girls do for some entertainment. I'm sure she is having a great time.
We have finished Viv's Creations "12 Days of Christmas" Block of the Month & it is hanging proudly in the shop. We have loved making this quilt & think that it looks great. It is available as a BOM or pattern pack. You recieve 2 blocks per month & we provide fabric, threads & stabilser. If you start now it will be ready to hang for Christmas. Cost is $36.00 monthly.
Thanks to the help of a very generous & clever computer literate lady, we now have our newsletter printed on our blog site. Just cruise across to the right hand column & scroll down to the Newsletter heading. There you will see the lalest news and class list, so grab a cup of tea & enjoy the read.
You would think the weather knows the date. Today is the first day of Autumn & we have a very cool southerly wind blowing. Yesterday we were water skiing & today we need a jacket. However great weather for staying indoors stitching. Today we had our first Sit & Sew days for the year. 7 enthusiastic ladies came along with the projects of their choice to work on. It was noted that some had not been worked on since last year. But that is what it is all about, making the time to come along to sit & sew.