This blogging world that we are all part of makes the Earth a very small place but our circle of friends enormous.
You may, if you follow me regularly, remember my new infatuation with Japanese Taupe's. Deb and Darlene from over the ‘hills’ in Christchurch have both contributed to my growing stash and on Saturday, mail from Melanie in the UK added to my stash with an even greater selection of precious pieces that are just perfect for applique. Thank you so much Melanie, I’ll clear a couple of UFO’s then I think the time will be right for some hand work.
Now for something totally different…
Last Friday we here at the shop were very lucky to host Kerry Glen from Fast Patch. Kerry supplies many of us with block templates, rulers, stencils, marking tools and really high quality batik fabric which she sources personally from Indonesia twice a year.
Kerry kept a shop full of ladies, some of whom travelled over an hour to get here, in the palm of her hands for well over a couple of hours as she introduced templates and tools, block designs and layouts inspiring and motivating all in front of her. The ooohs and aaahs sure fire reasons for me to up my stock, including the batiks that all of Kerry’s quilts are made from.
With classes already requested I can see that I am going to be a tad busy creating class samples, watch out on OPAM.
Have a lovely week everyone