We are Away on Vacation For Two Weeks
See You When We Get Back
Happy Summer Everyone!
Susie, DH & Youngest
(Eldest & Girlfriend Are Looking After The House Whilst We Are Away!!!!!)
Warning Picture Heavy Post!!!!!
Jayne and I spent the day at the NEC yesterday for the start of the Festival of Quilts. I have never been on a Thursday before and because it was opening day it was very, very busy!!!! We started the day looking at all the quilts which had been entered for the competitions and I have lots of pictures below, but one thing we both noticed was how dark in colour and view many of the quilts were! My own personal choice is traditional quilts which are colourful. I think the art quilts and picture quilts are amazing and the time and effort put in by the quilt maker is amazing but again some of them were really dark.
As you know I only take pictures of the quilts I love so here are the ones which I loved this year.
Whilst we were walking round the vendors I bumped into DH’s cousin who also does patchwork but generally hexagons. She makes some stunning items and has a lot of patience, something I don’t have. I have tried making hexies but they drove me mad!!!!!! It was lovely to see her and catch up.
We got there for 9.00am and left at 4.00pm and Jayne and I were both shattered, but really enjoyed the day. Jayne got a cutting mat and when we both get back from vacation we will be going to the local quilt shop for her to get some other bits. She also bought a pattern to make with the fabric I bought her for her Birthday, so I will show you her progress.
Must dash now as I have to pack for our vacation, can’t wait. Hope you are all having a wonderful Friday.
Hugs, Susie x
Mom’s busy today getting things ready for our vacation and everything of mine is being washed, including Teddy! I am hiding at the moment in case Mom decides to wash me!!!!! (No Treacle I don’t have time to wash you, but you could do with it!!!)
Mom has also been watching the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia whilst she has been working and tomorrow morning in the heats is one of our Swimming Club Members, Molly Renshaw, and she will be swimming in the 200m Breaststroke.
I personally don’t like getting wet, unless it is on my Spa day, but then I have two ladies doing my spa treatments and a nice warm cabinet in which to dry, now that I don’t mind!!!!
I hope you are having a happy Woofy Wednesday
I have been busy getting things ready before we go away, including the house and garden! If only I could ban the Boys, DH and Treacle from the house having done the jobs!!!!! I know its not possible but if only…….!
I was going through my camera card, deleting pictures I had transferred to my main storage and came across some old pictures
When they were six and ten we changed their rooms round and Youngest went from the smallest to the biggest and vice versa. At the moment they are arguing that they should go back and Youngest have the smallest again and Eldest have the larger one!!!!!! I cannot believe they are arguing over the smallest bedroom! Anyway here are pictures of what they looked like after we had swapped them.
We have decided to leave things as they are for the next few months until Eldest has decided what he is going to do and then when that decision is made then we may swap the rooms round again. Of course we will have to paint both of them before we do and now they are older they both can help!!!!!!!
Busy sorting out clothes tonight for packing and sorting my stash out with things I want to take away. Thursday my good friend, Jayne, and I are going to the big quilt show at the NEC in Birmingham, can’t wait.
Hope you are having a Thrilling Tuesday.
Hugs, Susie x