Tuesday, June 22, 2010
A weekend of Wonder and the Flowing of Tears.
Last Saturday almost all my craft group The Cackle Club went to Sydney to the Quilt and Craft Fair in the city of Sydney at Darling harbour. One of the most beautiful places you could ever wish to see,right at the city centre on the harbour not far from the Opera House. Having said all that we did not see any of that as we were star gazing at the quilts.Amazing works were shown and some more works of art than sewing as the new thing is combining paint and thread,just amazing.
We had a long day leaving the country at 6am to arrive in the city at 10am and leaving at 4pm to get back at 8pm absolutely pooped but in a happy way.
The highlight for us was to meet Ella from Ella and Skysie the lady that we do a lot of our work from her patterens. She was delightful and we were like teenagers meeting a movie star, she is so talented and we do try to do her work justice.
from left to right Wendy, myself,Ella,Gloria,Karen,Edith(in blue) and Heather.
We shopped till we dropped although I did not buy much I just wanted to look at all the lovelies.I find my stash is so big I will never finish it all in my lifetime,so I just bought what I loved,( an apron with a crinolin lady to be embroidered, some vintage lace for when I ever go into a vintage swap lol) knew I would do and I am going to have a big clean out next weekend and share my goodies around to those who will use them,I think we all end up with piles that the family will sort out one day,Iwill just keep the things I really want as I have a full container of beautiful mohair as I make bears too but lately have not done any then there is the folk art things and then the quilting,gee we could have purchased another house lol not really but you know what I mean. I did take some pics of the quilts but they were taking so long to download today I gave up and settled for these 2.I will try to put the others on after the weekend .
Then at cackle Club today one of our girls Edith gave me a lovely rose gift bag, I was thinking she was donating something to me towards our next years seniors day as I collect for it all year. When I opened it there was a scarf towards next year and another lovely wrapped package,when I opened it she had made me a wool throw all wool embroidered. I had watched her do this for weeks many times saying I knew a lovely home for it,just joking. I was reduced to tears that someone would care so much for me to give me such a gift, I am a giver I do not often receive how blessed was I, howling like a baby and so lucky that I have found such friends with such beautiful hearts to share my Tuesdays with.Thank you Edith it will be Treasured for all time.I shall write of this day in my journal with pride.