Monday, 12 October 2009

Sorry for going AWOL

Geez it's been a while since I last posted. I've been babysitting the Quilted Crow's shop while they're off at Quilt Market in Houston and I've had some company too. My lovely friend Valerie
flew over from South Australia especially to keep me company and geez we stitched up a storm!

That's me on the left.
We always have to stitch the same project when we get together and after last year's mammoth quilt effort we decided small and simple was better, especially because I had to serve customers too. So this year we started with Rosalie Quinlan hearts, mine is the pink oneFollowed by Tilda Cats, you guessed it, mine is the pink oneFollowed by some Beehive pincushions and an ornament
and because we loved making cats so much we made a few Kerry Gillespie kitties. I made two blacks and Valerie made two whites and we swapped one. Now I should also mention Valerie whipped up two bags, very pretty and I did a bit of secret squirrel stuff.Next post will either be pics of the lovely pressies Valerie gave me or the shop, not sure yet, I'll see how I feel.
I also had a suprise call from Sandy from Embroideroo which was lovely, always nice to chat in real life and I also got some mail, so definitely more posts coming.
Anyway Valerie left this afternoon, very sad to see her go as she's always lots of fun but Mum's arrived so I have a new stitching partner to keep me company for the next two days.
Hugs for now!
Jo

22 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely projects, Jo! How wonderful your friend flew over and the two of you doing this together!

Robyn said...

Wooohooo Jo, you girls rock!!!
I love the pussy cats and well...ok everyhting else that you've done too!!
such inspiration.
Have fun with your Mum too!
Wooohoo!!

Fiona said...

Gosh you have been busy - Love the cats of course XXX

Christine said...

Ooh. Lots of lovely stitching going on, Jo. Love the cute cats. Sounds like your having fun in the shop.

Berrylicious Buttons said...

They are such lovely projects! The little hearts would make gorgeous christmas gifts 8-) .. you are very talented!

Isabella said...

They all look lovely Jo it was nice to meet Valerie in person after hearing of her on your blog.

DAWNIE said...

Sounds like an awesome holiday so far - ie sewing, catching up with a mate and running a shop. No wonder you havent had time to blog.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Wow Jo! So good to hear from you, I've been thinking about you!!!

You have stitched up a storm, for sure!!! And how wonderful to have had Valerie for companionship, too! You lucky girl... you won't want to go back to *work* hey?!!

Love everything you and Valerie have made - but you'd know that wouldn't ya?!!! he he..

Love and hugs! Oh - and you look so gorgeous!

Vikki xoxo

Carin said...

Great projects! It looks like your having loads of fun!

Jackie said...

Sounds like a wonderful, wonderful time! Not like work at all!

teresa said...

Hi Jo, love all the things you got to make.. must have been so much fun. Tilda's cats are really lovely... been wanting to make them for a while now.. thanks for the inspiration. xx

Shiree said...

Hi Jo,
great projects, wonderful what you can do when inspired by a friend!

Cubby House Crafts said...

You've done some lovely sewing there! I really like the hearts! Lisa

wonderwoman said...

well you two looked like you had a brilliant time - fantastic creativity!

xx

Stina said...

This is what happends to me and Louise when we meet too.. have to make the same things..lol...
Love all your things made.. all so so cute...
ANd wow.. all the fun the two of you ust have had.. and I bet it wasnt too hard baby sitting either...lol...
Lovely post!! :o)

clare's craftroom said...

All that lovely stitching , I hope you remembered to serve people in the shop , lol !

Mistea said...

Way cute Kitties - all of them! Good way to use babysitting time. Enjoy.

Susan In Texas said...

Love your pink heart and your pink Tilda cat too. I love pink. 8-)

Wow! People are going to the Houston Show all the way from Tasmania. That's amazing. And to think, my husband and I are just going to drive down there from Fort Worth on Saturday and stay the night. Is Quilted Crow going to have a booth for the general show or did they just go to purchase at market? I'll have to look for them, just in case. 8-)

All the best,
Susan
http://susanintexas.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

Sounds like the two of you had a fab time together, love all the stitching you got around to.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a great time with your friend........lovely projects.........

sewkalico said...

Gotta love our sewing buddies!! You both made some beautiful projects!!!

Solstitches said...

What lovely projects! I love them all but especially the cute cats.
I had never heard of Kerry Gillespie (I know, where have I been?) so I Googled and found a new website and blog to enjoy. Thank you :)

Margaret