Aneela and I travelled into London together, and were so busy chatting about everything under the sun, the poor sat-nav woman had a job telling us where to go, and it's fair to say we got a bit lost and were a bit late! Still, I'd gone armed, not only with Aneela, but also the best chocolate brownies in the universe, so I was sure of a warm, if belated welcome. The rest of the group didn't know Aneela was coming, and their faces were a picture!
However, my day wasn't complete yet.... the lovely Charlotte had made me a pretty little iced fairy cake for my birthday. I've also got into an expensive habit of ordering a few bits and pieces from the Village Haberdashery for Annie (our group president) to deliver at the meeting so she handed over a very, very, very exciting bag with not just one of my weekly covets, but two!
I'd also ordered a stack of Magical Lands and some lovely embroidery cottons for me to have a play with.
To say I was a happy girl would be an understatement!
We got on with the meeting, including talking about the Siblings Together project. Judith (Needles & Lemons) has offered to collate some blocks and make them up into a quilt. I handed over 6 simple log cabin blocks made with Pezzy Print (
Our challenge for March had been to make a wonky log cabin or crazy block using the scraps we 'won' in the swap at the beginning of the month. It was incredible to see how, even in a small group of 20, we all had such differing tastes as so many of us commented on how we'd found the received scraps hard to work with as they weren't our style or colours! I confessed I had shamelessly cheated, as I'd been dying to make something with the Pezzy Prints, and so I used the smallest of one of my scraps and then made up the rest with lovely Pezzy! I thought it worked really well with the geometric design.
Once the meeting part was done, the important part of fabric buying started! So Michael and I trotted through to the back of the shop where I indulged with a few stash boosters - some that will go with existing stock and some that are just too-much-fun-to-leave-on-the-shelf-and-will-come-in-handy-at-some-point!
The afternoon was rounded off back at Charlotte's lovely house, with a fashion parade of her amazing quilts, a very envious ferret through her drawers (oo-er!) in her quilting shed and a lovely cup of coffee!