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Sunday, 17 June 2012

A Lovely Weekend

Saturday was a lovely relaxing day where I was at a workshop with Clare Kingslake   Clare's  mini quilt is called Perfect Petals. Mine of course will look nothing like hers as I have used completely  different fabrics. Never the less I hope mine will have it's own personality.

Today was another lovely day as Virginia who I meet at the Pour l'Amour du fil Show in Nantes back in April came for the day. I showed her my quilts and she bought a few of her miniatures quilts to show me.  Very tiny pieces - the one pictured is about 14ins square and NOT foundation pieced. I am in awe.
She also bought me this lovely patchwork covered book. I love it Virginia. Big big thanks.
We then  set off to the village where I used to live to see one of the gardens that has opened for the first time under the NGS . Lovely garden and we finished off with tea and cake.
Then it was back to Cheltenham to give Virginia a whistle stop tour of the town centre and a photo with a very controversial bronze statue called Minotaur and Hare before she caught the train back to London.
Virginia's 14 in Miniature
My lovely gift

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in a beautiful garden 

Minotaur and Hare bronze statue
The weather held out for us today . Thanks Virginia I had a great day and hope it won't be to long before we meet up again for  a quilty adventure.


  1. Your mini-quilt fabric choices are lovely...just know it will be dazzling when you finish! Quilt friends are the best, aren't they?!!!! :-)))))

  2. Oh Sue I m so jealous, I just love those English gardens. Catching up with fellow quilters is fab as well

  3. It looks like a lovely way to spend the day!
    What is the controversy about the statue?

  4. Hello Sue:
    What a delightful, and very varied, day you spent with your friend, Virginia, and what a wonderfully happy and relaxed photograph of the two of you together. And it does not appear to have been raining! Can this be so?!!

  5. Hi Sue,
    Glad to hear you and Virginia had a wonderfulday together. Pleased to have introduced the 2 of you . Look after her for me. We miss her back here in Aus!!!!

  6. Looks like you had a great weekend Sue and a lovely gift from Virginia. What patience she has for such small detail. Is the statue meant to represent something!! Friendship and the differences maybe?

  7. I love seeing quilts in different colourways and I like yours and am looking forward to seeing it finished. What a lovely way to spend a day and how lovely an English country garden is. Take care.

  8. Beautiful projects, and gardens.
    Nice to get together with friends and make new memories.
    I like the statue and will now need to Google around to read about the contraverial piece!
    Thank you for sharing.

  9. Nice to see Virginia looking lovely, as always. She is missed back here and hope to catch up with her soon. I also enjoy reading your blog.


  10. What a lovely time you had, Sue, and how nice you had a chance to go back and see the gardens. I love that statue, BTW!