Oh hi there! Remember Me? I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t!
Firstly – apologies for my apparent disappearing act. It’s a really long and (mostly) boring story, that I will get the gumption to write a post about one day. But basically, I’ve been super busy.
Secondly – Part of that busy period has been spent in Tasmania! I took my Mum away for a week of day tripping around our Apple Isle, to celebrate her 70th birthday. I’ve been there twice before, but it’s somewhere Mum had always wanted to conquer, and we did!
There was snow…..
And plenty of wild wind! If you ever visit Tassie, be sure to take the Bruny Island Traveller day tour – it’s a food lovers paradise, and the scenery is pretty stunning too!
We also managed to make a few fabric store stops along the way! As I’ve mentioned in the past, my Mum is a quilter too, and has one of the most enviable (and hugest!!!) stashes on the planet. She successfully managed to add to hers, as did I……
First stop was the beautiful Frangipani Fabrics in Sandy Bay. I finally got to meet Jess (Elven Garden Quilts) and Cath, who I’ve been friends with on FB for quite some time! And the lovely Briony, who owns and runs this divine little haven, welcomed us in too!
I found a bunch of gorgeous prints, which I think will make a stunning boy’s quilt!
And just as I was getting all of that cut, I mentioned to Cath that I was on the lookout for a fabulous purple print, but hadn’t found one…..oh hang on – there’s one right there! Isn’t this amazing? It’s a great indigenous fabric, and the texture it is giving my current project is just perfect! If you’re ever in Hobart, pop in and see the girls.
Next stop was Patchworks Plus in the beautiful little hamlet of Georgetown, in northern Tassie. Sarah was a great host, and we chatted for quite some time, whilst Mum and I managed to find some more fabric…..
I grabbed a metre of the low volume commas and half a metre of B&C for binding for a quilt I’m yet to even make….. I also grabbed a charm pack of Little Ruby and two mini charms of Vintage Picnic and Kate Spain’s Solstice for a future Xmas cushion. Oh, and I also grabbed that fabulous bundle of blues there! Another perfect batch for a boys quilt! These are the “Alchemy Collection” by Camelot Fabrics. Yummo!
And our final fabric stop was on our last day. Esme’s Patchwork in Launceston is owned and run by the lovely Lillian (second from left). When we walked in, she looked at me and said “Oh hi Midge!”, like we were long lost friends! It was a lovely reception, and we had more chatting and laughs on our visit (as you can see by my Mum’s expression!).
More fabric was purchased…
Some blue commas and a few Cotton + Steel fat quarters, as well as more Kate Spain. You can never have too much Kate…..
So, friends. That’s that! I have been doing a little bit of sewing here and there, but nothing to really write home about, hence my absence. I PROMISE I will be back with a full report, and will fill you in on what’s happening here at Ms Midge HQ. Thanks for sticking around xxx