First Class Fun!

First Class Fun!

I had my first class at Material Obsession on Tuesday, 14th February - Valentines Day! Most of you know I was a florist for many years and so Valentines was the always the biggest day on the calendar. How perfect that classes should begin on such an ominous day. We had Sooo much fun!!! What a pleasure to spend time with such a lovely group of women. You know what quilters are like... friendly, happy and enthusiastic about playing with fabric. I didn't take many photos,  Time flies when you're having fun and I really kept moving around the room helping everyone with their blocks. Some chose to make their blocks by hand, others by machine, there is even one person making miniature blocks. It was fun adapting the design to accommodate the impossibly small pieces. Heather, whose instagram account is bessie_souch, finished her block at home and it's a beauty!! I love all of those rich colours with a sunny center.  I know I've said this before but

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Fan-tastic

Fan-tastic

It's the height of summer here in Australia and boy oh boy have we been having some very hot weather!! In the Blue Mountains temperatures have been reaching 40C/104F and over. Ughh!! This post was inspired when wishing for cool breezes on those hot days. As you probably know by now I'm a fan of collections, but you may not know I'm also a collector of fans - or more accurately - hand held folding fans.  I love how something so simple can be so useful and also decorative.  I only have a few fans, just enough to fit in this vase that sits in the lounge room. It's good to have them handy for those warm evenings.   You would also know by now that along with collecting I like having fun with photos so I guess it was only a matter of time before I took photos of my fans. So one super hot afternoon when it was too hot to sew I did just that. I teamed my fans up with quilts. I began with the most obvious partnership - the Zebra fan with

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