Thursday, August 21, 2008

Quilt Show

So Rachel and I decided last Saturday to pay a visit to the impressively titled: 'Festival of Quilts' in Birmingham. I don't know how we plucked up the courage really, but suddenly we were in the car eating bacon McMuffins and on our way. It wasn't quite the squash I was expecting. I thought it would be more like The Business Design centre in Islington, but no! More than one loo per 1000 people, air con, lots of wide walkways and benches and cafes everywhere! Every bum had a seat!

There were mass classes going on with sewing machines going for England. I liked the little flags they all had. It made it seem like the Grand Prix of stitching! You go team!

There were loads of stalls to buy stuff from. Loads of quilts on display AND Amy Butler was there! Oh it's too much sewing madness to take in.

So I woke up on Sunday and it was pouring with rain. look! There is my view in front of my old desk where I used to do my homework and study for all my exams. Not a day to be doing much outside you'll agree. But there was the oldstyle Science work book Rachel had given me the day before... just sitting there.

A shaft of light fell on it and I thought 'hey! I could be like those super-quilter women who carried folders of swatches around with them!'. So I got the glue out and decided that now was a good time as any to start recording bits of what I buy so I can be thinking about stuff. well maybe I won't think about it, maybe I'll just glue away as I am a Virgo and we dig that shit.

My first page finished. Everything I bought catalogued. Ahhh... it feels goood.


Anonymous said...

Love that photo of Rachel & boys!

Anonymous said...

If only B could be still. I don't know where they get their energy from.