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Friday, 3 August 2007

~*~Friday afternoon at the Fat Quarters~*~

Kim, Margaret, Pauline, Jenny and Isabella hard at work.Emma was doing paperwork in the office.

~*~Quilt Shop Chick Swap~*~

At 9 o'clock this morning I received a phone call from Margaret,2 of the eggs had hatched ( 1 day early ).The incubator obviously works ok !
Margaret brought the day old chicks to the Fat Quarters this afternoon, snug, safe and warm in her peg basket covered with a protective tea towel!!
Kim, of the Fat Quarters, took quite a shine to 1 little girl, Could she be the new shop mascot.
I drove them home and introduced them to my hen who already has chicks ( old post ), apparently hens can't count as she just snuggled the 2 newcomers in. Fingers crossed that she successfully adopts them.
Margaret and I are hopeful that some more may hatch , will keep you posted.
Managed to do a lot of hand quilting, bought some flannel fabric and some machine quilting gloves!!
Dawn, we all missed you !!

~*~The Wanderer Returns~*~

Alex is back!! Safe and sound. He has spent the last month travelling around Europe with a group of friends. Paris, Rome, Genoa, Barcelona and Valencia. He has had a marvellous time. One of his last emails home contained a plea for the new Harry Potter to be waiting for him when he got home, yesterday evening he was already on page 80.
I am sending this post whilst my sittingroom carpet is being cleaned, the clean-up after the flood continues and then its of to the Fat Quarters!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

~*~Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder~*~

Calum and I decided on the spur of the moment to see Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder at the Sage ,Gateshead , on Monday night.
Brilliant!!! over 2 hours of Grammy award winning bluegrass.

Sunday, 29 July 2007

~*~ Recent Work~*~

The latest wholecloth quilt is progressing well,I manage to do some quilting most evenings.But the traced on pattern seems to be fading especially on the floral patterned strips.The pen I used is supposed to be erased by water but is almost invisible now.(clammy hands???,yuk)What can I do?
I am intending to enter a quilt in Slaley show but cannot decide which one and I should at least start on the knitted baby booties!
Here are some photos of some recent dollies and quilts.The bunny is a Melly & Me design and 2 of the quilts are variations of patterns by Leanne Beasley.

~*~Nanci Griffith at the Sage~*~

Went to see Nanci Griffith at the Sage, Gateshead on Friday night. It was my first concert at the Sage ,a really beautiful venue with marvellous acoustics.
Nanci was fabulous as always, this is the 4th time I have seen her ,accompanied by her Blue Moon Orchestra.They played alot from her new cd "Ruby's Torch".no pics I'm afraid,
I enjoyed it so much I'm going back on Monday night,this time to see Ricky Skaggs a bluegrass fiddle and mandolin singer-songwriter from the USA.Have absolutely no idea what he is like!!

However, after a 'youtube' search, I've discovered he's exactly what we expected. Can't wait to see him live.