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Stitching frenzy in Bordertown

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No serious quilting retreat is complete without some shopping.  This store has been in operation for a long long time and the ups and downs of a retail sector are repeated in the wooden floors - which are best described as like walking on a sailing ship! 
The interesting array of fabric keep us busy however and we all got our wallets out.  Mum was on a mission to make five cot quilt tops, she started with cute dinosaurs and dots.  The next one quilt top featured fish.  The third (sorry no picture) had the cutest car print.  I think three tops is a good effort, especially as she also started a fourth top, using the big twister ruler. 
Mum is in the black in the next picture, she hid behind her quilts!  Apologies as you can see I take better quilt photos then I do of people! There is no hiding behind this quilt, it is so big!  Lisa (right) wanted to get her Scrappy Trips around the World top together and she did!  She had to do some reverse sewing to make the colour coordinated lines…

I'm off to Funkytown....

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My bags are packed (well nearly), the sewing room and kitchen sink are ready to be squeezed into the back of my car and then I am off to "funky town" aka Bordertown...HERE.  I am joining my mother and two friends from Victoria  for a quilters weekend, starting tonight and I cannot wait!

My red sister is finished and packed.
As is the Blue and White Nine Patch top...still without its corner triangles....sorry but I wont be shopping for fabric on the Internet to find more of the background print, because we had MORE dodgy activity on the credit card, so it got CUT UP and put in the bin. :(
So lets hope there is enough cash in my stash to buy a fat quarter on my travels! 

Have a great quilting weekend folks and hopefully I will have some progress photos to share next week, that's all folks!  Sue SA.

Sisters in Teal

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After buying myself a new USA quilting magazine, a new cutting mat (Heather made me do it!), two teal fat quarters and this delicious hot pink for the centres and first border of my Dresden Plate quilt I figured that I had brought myself enough pressies before Mothers Day and needed to stop!  Then during the week TWO sweet parcels arrived in the mail on the SAME day.     Sue from Quilted Hugs  (thank you, thank you, thank you!) sent me this pressie- a lovely purse the right size for holding all those extra cards that don't fit in your wallet eg in my case three library cards (our library issues the kids their own), discount cards at the coffee shop/s I frequent and discount cards for the hardware store, chemist and fabric shops!  Turns out we live quite close to each other in Adelaide, we are both called Sue and are quilters...hmmm the other connection, she sent me a teal purse, after I had just brought teal fabric AND then..... My mother sent me the cutest card and pressie of a…

Urrbrae House and a New Sister

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I am running a week behind in my blogging, this is some of what we did last weekend and I meant to share Sunday.  I love visiting historical homes and now the kids are a bit older (ie less likely to break anything) I thought it was time to take advantage of the Open House program running, where heritage properties were open to the public. 
This is Urrbrae House, (Cross Road, in the suburb of Urrbrae) and the house was built by Peter Waite and then later donated to the University of Adelaide.  This is the front foyer looking up the stairs to the Minstrels Gallery.
The timber work was beautiful but the ceilings were extra special as well.

 I guess the reason I like anything "old" is that there is so much intricate detail.  This is Peter Waites monogram carved into the sideboard.  Looks like a Dresden Plate or EPP Clam shells to me! 
 Off all the rooms the Library was my favorite for its wood panelling, book lined shelves and these original chairs...which look like the perfec…