Last week was the Exhibition of Quilts at the NECand I had a fabbie-fantastic time! The good thing about living here is that the NEC is just 20 mins away. I went with this photo of an Autumn runner with the intention of buying the fabric to make a throw for the little settee in the conservatory in this pattern.
Of course I bought more than I needed, but you know what it's like you see one that's just right and then you see some more.
I love it all and I can't wait to get started. This chart was in a quilting magazine that I bought in America when we were on our honeymoon four years ago
And this is the BOTM I have signed up for which comes all the way from Australia. I actually saw this this on saturday at the NEC displayed by another Aussie shop!! And they also had another one so beautiful I could have bought it there and then but........
But the most important thing in my life at the moment is that I am no longer leasing out my house.
So we returned to my lovely house in Billericay, we stayed there for five wonderful days.. it's such a pretty house. The garden is now just trees and shrubs all the flowers appear to have been choked by the weeds of four years. However extra-ordinarily the damson tree was absolutely loaded with fruit. Mike picked 17 pounds and there must be another 17 pounds still there!! I was amazed and delighted as that was a little tree bought one evening on my way home from work from good ol' Woolies! The apple tree hasn't done as well but with some TLC I am sure we can get it fruiting.
This is one side of the garden showing the damson tree. When I bought this house in 2001 there was just some tumpy grass, a shed that was rotten and an old concrete garage. Inside of the house was horrible but when I saw the size of the garden, I could see the potential of the house. It took three years to get it how I wanted and the best thing was my raspberry pink carpet all through the downstair rooms, hall stairs and landing. A very girlie thing!!
Then I had the huge extension built for my dream kitchen and as it was to be my home for when I retired a