It is Sheila's birthday this week so of course we had to have cake, Chocolate cake with Vanilla Frosting...........yum, . Couldn't contain myself, such an important Birthday just had to be the start of todays post. Hope you enjoyed your day Sheila and that your Birthday is all that you desire.Happy Birthday Sheila
Big sign on the door when we arrived today, 'please use the back door' !? ........there were little men installing new lights in the Atrium, no they weren't small men, but 'little men' as in Penelope Keith's catch cry to her butler in the BBC show 'To the Manor Born' of "Bravenshaw, get a little man to do it!".......do you remember that show?, it was a fave of ours. - sorry, I digress, must still be on a high from all the fun and cake. It's always great to see improvements being made to our Cottage.
Lorraine H was busily finishing off the binding on this wall quilt, a gift to newlywed family members
Val was bitten by the re-cycle & tidy up bug, she dug around and found a couple of orphan blocks, some left over triangles, a Row x Row that just didn't work and a few other bits and pieces and created 2 wonderful quilts for her charity group.
This one with a few Row x Row rejects...who would have thought rejects could make such a great quilt!
I found this poor little orphan block, lying sadly by itself, with no one to claim it,
on the floor, by the muddy door...........oh the pathos.
Marcia! put that phone down!....now please!.....I'm sorry...I fib....will you forgive me????
Marcia wasn't able to be with us today, she sent this ever so easy but ever so brilliant Disappearing 4 Patch block along with Wendy ....there has been so much talk about the disappearing 9-Patch (also bought to our attention by Marcia) and now we have the disappearing 4-Patch, both make wonderfully easy quilts with a great repetitive design, easy assembly and just the ant's pant's for a quick quilt.
Our ever so talented Sue created this quilt from one piece of fabric!!...I kid you not!!....she very cunningly cut the floral component and the dark and mid blue sections and assembled this wonderful quilt that draws the eye to the center of the quilt, well I guess if you want to count the sashings and border, she technically used 2 fabrics.
Wandering up to the back room, I found Ailsa had just finishing pinning her Row x Row Quilt on the tables.
and the view from the other side of the table...
There is a rather exciting exhibition in the near future, Val gives us a sneak peek with this lovely cross stitch.
Now Lorraine H., after finishing the blue and white quilt binding had got stuck into this beauty, an open house gift for another couple of family members, Adam and Kate.
Adam and Kate are rather cleverly embroidered on the 'gate post' (should that be tree post)? of 'Happily Ever After' what a wonderful gift.
Finally, time for lots of 'Happy Birthday' singing and a wonderful Arvo tea, beautifully prepared by Fran, Janice and Lorraine I.
But first, the cake had to be cut.......then the happy singing and on to tasting and enjoying the wonderful array.