Friday 9 September 2011

Craft & Quilt Fair and rugby

I woke up very excited today ... the annual Craft & Quilt Fair is on today and the Rugby World Cup 2011 starts tonight!!  Our home is very excited about the rugby, hopefully this year will be the All Black's year!
My new shelf hasn't got a chance of being hung as my husband has been busy getting his new purchase (a bigger TV) ready for kick-off tonight.

I love going to the Craft Fair each year, it feels quite luxurious to take a morning just to wander around being inspired by the amazing quilts on display.  Of course, it's not fun if I don't get to buy something so here are the goodies that came home with me ...
... stocking up on some gorgeous patterns ...
... also stocked up on some more of the Cottage Garden Threads that I love so much.  I also bought a reel of their beautifully hand-died ric rac to try out.  I will post some pictures tomorrow of some of the gorgeous quilts from the Fair.

If your computers can stand two more photos here is the stitching I have got done this week ...
It feels so good to have made a start on the Vignette blocks 5 and 9, LOTS of stitching to go but I have made a start!
And six more hexie flowers for my Hexagon quilt.  Hopefully with six weeks of rugby to watch I will get more stitching done!
Happy stitching, Wendy

Oh and one last thing ...


  1. Love your new patterns, especially the couch companion, I'll have to look for that one!
    Have fun watching the Rugby, hope hubby doesn't shout too loud...

  2. Nice purchases, I like the look of the Christmas tree one. My couch companion from Leannes House just needs the binding attached - but you'll probably still be finished yours before I am. lol RWC will look even better on your new TV! Can't wait, the excitement is building! Great chance to stitch too........

  3. Very cool the Christmas trees also!!! The stitching is looking good and neat new threads (do you have plans for these?)
    Our house is all set up for the rugby also...............GO THE ALL BLACKS !!!!!......

  4. Lovely purchases, I might have to ge the christmas one also. Happy stitching and enjoy the Rugby. The AFL finals start this weekend so there will be heaps of time for sewing here :o)

  5. great post Wendy and OMG look at the size of the TV,some unreal TV watching on that screen,have a great weekend Wendy

  6. Love all your purchases.. especially the ric-rac! And love the colors of your hexies. So cute! Happy Stitching. :)

  7. Lots of lovely stitching and great new buys. Have a wonderful weekend

  8. I love the vignette work... happy stitching and great purchases... I have our craft fair to look forward to in October..... mmm All Blacks... I'll only shout for them when the Wallabies aren't playing - since I have a Kiwi grandieboy..... Game on.... we'll be watching...

  9. Fan of Anni Downs, isn't it !!!!!! You're right !! I'm exactly like you: unable to resist ! All your purchases are beautiful ! and you sew so fast, it's amazing !

  10. lovely inspiration brought home from the show. A good start on your stitching.
    Love your hexie flowers.
    Enjoy your rugby watching!

  11. So glad you got to go to the craft show Wendy.. it's almost like Santa coming for us girls... What is it with boys and big tellies!!!lol Love your stitching and hexies..

  12. Oh boy... I love those Cottage Garden Threads. Fabulous colours. Your are racing ahead with your Vignette stitching too... not to mention more beautiful hexies. I want to know how you do it all... is there really two of you?
    Men and tellies eh! Same the world over. Horray for the All Blacks but I have to say... Go Scotland!! No offence intended.....


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