Mr C bought me red roses this week - and it's not even Valentine's Day!
Are you ready, all you quilters, embroiderers, patchworkers and sewists out there?
It opens tomorrow: 'Quilts 1700-1945'
Brisbane is the lucky sole Australian venue for this gorgeous exhibition featuring historic patchwork and quilting work from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Many pieces are 300 years old - amazingly, they have been preserved!
The catalogue is gorgeous, and the Pop-up Shop is not to be missed.
I'll be buying stuff every time I go past...
I can't show you any of those quilts,
so I'll show this Friendship Quilt block I am currently working on...
I find random creative embroidery very relaxing...
and one shelf of the Quilt Cupboard, located in my sewing room.
As you can see, I have had a go at many different quilting fads over the years ...
From my crinoline lady phase, and as the Red Cardinal, there's always a bird or birdhouse in there somewhere..
Sections of a silk and vintage lace crazy quilt I made under the guidance of the late, great, inspirational Ruth Stoneley..
To complement the V&A exhibition, the gallery will show an exhibition of Ruth's contemporary quilts in
'Ruth Stoneley - A Stitch in Time', commencing on 13th July.
It will be very special to lots of Brisbane ladies who knew and stitched with Ruth.
Didn't Kate look great?
An unexpected and playful Dalmatian print for her final pre-baby assignment...
The sun is shining, and the temperatures are going down.
Here's to a lovely weekend in front of the fire..