Jo and I had an awesome time in Melbourne last week. We spent the entire day on Friday at the Quilt Show. It was so much fun catching up with other bloggers - I don't have a lot of pics of the meet up but some of the others do. Pictured here are Christine, Jo, Kez, Kathy & Me.
That is one of the joys of blogging - making new friendships and finding soul sisters. Kez, Jo & I spent the entire afternoon becoming so inspired and making lots of purchases. We encouraged one another to spend our $$ and were all weighed down with our bags at the end of the day.
Somewhere at the quilt show on Friday I found my mojo - Being around so many beautiful inspiring things helps no end. Fabric is always a huge inspirtion to me and I purchased a bundle of fat quarters from the lovely Nicole at Patchwork Online - Who I might add is a lovely gal along with her hubby who helps her out in the business.
I subscribe to my Berries and Bluebirds with her and she provides an economical and efficient service. Anyway I digress I was telling you about the fat quarters that I bought from her in totally not "Fee" colours - I chose Blacks and Whites, Reds and Lime Greens. I just picked them up and fell in love .... as you do..... so much so that I have already began a project with them which I will hopefully get finished over the weekend. But for now here is a sneak peek of a dresden made from some of the fabric..... I wonder what it will all become?
After completing the new wall hanging last weekend of Home Is Where My Heart Is I decided to utilise the other 5 house buttons that I have from the lovely Barb over at Theodora Cleave. So I reduced the pattern and have made 5 identical wall hangings to be sold later in 2012 at a show I will be attending. I would like to be able to contribute a few things to my pile of finishes each week even if they are only small ones - I will see how I go.
When I got home from Melbourne I also had the cooking bug - I bought some nice fresh strawberries and decided that meringues for dessert would be nice. I love making meringues !!
I usually put hundreds and thousands on them - the kids like them more with them on.
They even look delicious unbaked
But are mouth watering material once they come out of the oven
But are even better served with strawberries and cream - There were no left overs.
Does your family like meringues and pavlova's? They are a real aussie tradition aren't they? What are your families favourite desserts? I would love to know.
Hugs - Fee XX