Started 2008 and finished 2014…
Sometimes it takes a long time to have a finish…
but for some reason I think this quilt was meant to be finished
this year and for a special purpose
 
You see this quilt is now not in my belongings …
it now has a new owner…
 
A friend that have come to mean a great deal to me…
we have shared so much in these years we have learnt to know each other…
and to finally meet her now when going to Birmingham…
that was a special moment…and to have a quilt with me…that filled me with joy!
And of course I am talking about Shirley
 
And after having met her…
I know we will share lots more these coming years…
So nice to have good friends both near and far
and knowing distance isn’t all…and with Shirley …
she’s just an email away!! :)
 
Pattern designer of this Quilt is Rosalie Quinlan
And it was such a joy to applique
And it sure was quicker to get together than I thought…
and what was fun …
is that I discovered how much I really enjoy the hand sewing part…
I thought it was lost forever…
not being able to do this again with my aching fingers and all that have bothered me…
I still can do it…and that fills me with so much JOY!!
 
Think this quilt have given both of us joy…
my newly discoveries and for Shirley the fruit of it!!
 
Thankyou Shirley for becoming my friend …
for all the emails and all the support during my recovery …
it means the world to me…
And sure have given me the Joy of life back!!
 
 
 
 
 

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Heavy bags home is all I can say!!! ;)
Ha ha…but I’m still smiling so it must be good!!!
 
Ok… Here we go
Solids… Summer collection…
Wee Wander & Far Far Away by Heather Ross
(Wohooo)
 
Oh… Isn’t these lovely:)
Told you I got into trouble…
;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
(And Shirley was to NO help… She just said I was going to regret leaving some behind…lol… And yes she was right… )
And well bought these..just because I liked them…
No plan whatsoever… Or I should say they will go in a project someday… ;)
(Hint of a plan…) ;)
Same category here..like them…and low volume
Always in need for them!
Adding black and greys to my stash!!
( not that much black in there…so more of that)
Ohhh.. Liberty LOVE…. :)
And look at these lovely finds..
For these I have a plan:)
See I’m not that hopeless…having a plan now and then… ;)
Green Tea & Sweet Beans
(Or if it was the other way around…Sweet tea & Green Beans… Or the tea quilt…or just the drink and food quilt…) ;)
And some Kaffe Fassett candy… :)
One or two things that actually was on my shopping list… ;)
Airport shopping … A bag that after some thinking just had to be bought…
And as Lilian said… So you and you can’t leave it there!!!
Right again!! ;)
And this beauty… I didn’t even think about…
It was MINE!!
 
So… I am now enjoying my Brittish tea
(That I got as a gift from Shirley…love this tea…)
In my new Brittish Royal Albert Mug… :)
I told you this was a GOOD trip
Didn’t I… ;)
 
See you…
(I have som washing to do…lol)
 

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Sadly I was having to say goodbye to Shirley…hugs and tears…
we really enjoyed each other’s company…
And it feels good to know we will meet again:)
Have to share a picture of what she is working on right now…
Its a challenge started by Brigitte Giblin and is a hand sewn Trip around the world... They have different challenges and the red and white dotty fabrics have to be used at a certain place…and it is beautiful…lots of work fussy cutting …perfectly matched and pretty colours!
 
Breakfast ( we really had to try out the croissants and some Nutella….just because!!! And then som shopping at the Bullring and then of to The house of Fraser
 
Where we were happy to find out that they had afternoon tea… Jippiee!!
So we digged in on Pimm’s Afternoon Tea
Well looking at Lilian’s face …it says it all…how on earth are we going eat all this up!!
But we did… ;) and I enjoyed every bit of it!!!
 
And then at evening we got ourselves some Tunisian crochet lessons from Lilian and Karin…
How FUN!!
 
We were not at all hungry until late at night…so we skipped going out eating and stayed at the bar and had pizza and hamburgers….
And some (Lilian & Marica ) did order HOT & SPICEY food…and was it HOT or was it SPICEY…. BOTH…!!! The guy that served the food smiled when we said it was spicey…yes..it’s spicey… ;)
 
Almost no use going to bed…we had our alarm set to 3 am… Taxi ordered at 4 am and then we left Birmingham… Leaving a little bit of our hearts in Birmingham…but I think I can speak for us all…
WE WILL BE BACK!! :)
 
 
 

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