Wednesday, 15 April 2009

We're Back!

Would you believe we came home on Sunday! A bit of a family drama, nothing serious and all I can tell you is you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family's partners!!

DH & DS did get in one day of gold panning while I headed off with Mum to her group's exhibition. The boys didn't find any gold but Mum and I had a lovely time. Here's a few snaps of some of the quilts

and my favourite, a gorgeous handpieced and hand quilted Red and Green Quilt

Mum gave the opening speech and also entered some of her own workshe didn't win any prizes but it's lovely to see her work on display and being admired by others.

Congratulations to all of the Break O'Day Stitchers for a wonderful exhibition!

I also got to visit Annie's and picked up some xmas fabric for the Xmas in July swap, so I'm off to start cutting out my project.

13 comments:

Deb said...

Welcome back Jo. Family times away with interlinking members always tends to be a little bit strained. As you say can't choose our relatives. Friends are so much easier to hang with aren't they? Those quilts in your pictures are gorgeous and how exciting for your Mum to have some entries on display.

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

It sounds like you had a lovely time away over Easter - family troubles aside lol! Those quilts are simply georgous.
Best wishes,
Jenelle

Amanda said...

What a shame you had to cut your holiday short, but at least you managed to fit some fun in first. I love the butterfly quilt at the exhibition, very pretty, and your mum's embroidery.

Stina said...

Welcome back...
Hope everyting is solved now...whatever it was..:o)
Hope you can make the trip some other time..
Glad you and your Mum had a lovely time together.. Grea tquilts..:o)

Kathie said...

welcome home!
OH MY gosh what a beautiful red and green applique quilt
wish I could see it up close, would love to see the fabrics, did you take any close up pictures you could share?
thanks
kathie

Kris said...

I was so disappointed that you didn't come back rich. Luckily the quilt photos you posted helped me get over it! Lovely!

wonderwoman said...

hey Jo - lovely to have you back - your mum's quilt is just gorgeous and i love the butterfly quilt. how proud you must be of your mum!

xxxx

Maree said...

Lovely Display of Quilts...Glad you had a Nice time with Your Mum at least..lol...sounds like a Typical Family to Me...
cheers

Jodie said...

and here I was thinking that you would be coming home a millionaire, giving up the day job and crafting your days away !!!!
Maybe next time....

clare's craftroom said...

What beautiful quilts .

Christine said...

Love the Red and Green quilt and the butterfly one too. Nice to see your Mum again ... her work looks great. Shame your time was cut short.

julia said...

Hi Jo,
glad to have you back {since some days now...}.
Congrats to your mum to have her beautiful work exhibited!
I'm sorry you've had some trouble...
Hugs to you, Sis,
Julia

Alby said...

Hi Jo, I'm a blogger now. thanks for my photo it is a lovely one isn't it. I was so glad to see Mum's photo - didnt she look lovely. I was with her when she bought that top - I pushed :). Anyway just letting you know we've all ooohed and aaahed at your blog and are totally envious of your beautiful work. Matt, Mum and I will visit 15th (he can have the day off) Boo won't be pleased, but what the hey!. Must go, luv a much, Alby