It really has been a very busy time in my house for the last two months which has made me quite lackadaisical in my blogging.  My youngest son has left high school and started his Chef training down in the city.  He’s up at 5am to catch the train into Melbourne, an hour & 20minutes away and gets home about 8.30 – 9.00pm.  By the time I get his uniform washed, dried and ironed its around 12.30am and I get to bed!  Then up at 5.45pm to get him to the train.  It’s playing havoc with getting a decent sleep that’s for sure.  I’m a bit like a zombie at the moment.

My local quilting guild, Goldfield Quilters, was a group exhibitor at the Melbourne Craft Show just gone.  Both Margaret and Rachel exhibited in our group exhibition as well as the general exhibition.  Margaret exhibited her Nebraska Baskets quilt as well as another gorgeous quilt, a red Ohio Star which she whipped up and Rachel exhibited her When North meets South Lone Star quilt as well as another gorgeous quilt which she will hopefully put an image up of.

As you’ll notice there hasn’t been many photo’s of other peoples quilts lately.  Well both the major exhibitions lately have a No Photos policy I believe, so even if I do take photos I no longer post them without express permission of the quilt maker.  And we should all get into the habit of “watermarking” images of our quilts with our blog address.  End of rant!

Well back to. . .

I only bought one piece of fabric at the show, a fat quarter of Kim Diehl’s ‘Along the Fence’ in a lovely muddy browny purple.  I really need a couple of metres I’ve decided, but I’m on a budget now. 😦

So on Saturday after saying goodbye to Rachel I headed off on the 112 Tram back Northcote where I’d parked my car at a friends place.  But before I got there I stopped off in Fitzroy and soaked up the atmosphere.  I really love Fitzroy and my favourite optometrist is there and they were having a sale so I’ve put away 3 pairs of frames, two for sunnies and one for actual spectacles.  I really loved being in the northern inner city suburbs.  They are so vibrant and it really energised me.

I’ve some friends, Catherine and Ralf, who live around the corner from the Black Cat CafeRalf is a fabulous artist, so I had a lovely catch-up with them and then back out to Brunswick Street and back onto the tram and back to Northcote and my faithfully waiting little blue Barina.

In a little over a week it’s CAG time again on 13 August.  Hopefully I will remember to ask if I can post photo’s of the guest speaker, Carolyn Mellor’s, antique quilts that she is going to show us.

Next post will have, at least two quilt tops I’m trying to finish off, who knows maybe I’ll have three as they only need setting squares and triangles!

I promise photo’s in the next post.

ciao for now