Ella Blue, I do love you. – Houston Quilt Market.

Then some wonderful young Aussie designers featured in this amazing booth. The daughters and grandies in our family would love this.

Ella Blue a combination booth of Australian designers and Artists. I loved the booth and I think its one of the best I’ve seen.

Alice Isabella is Sprung from Jail – a true story for quilters.

The Batting Babes squealed with delight and the excitement of the moment.
They made a big circle around him with their arms outstretched. In their hands they held their rotary cutters with its sharp blade just ready to pop out at the flick of a plastic click…
Now this is a very dangerous thing to do.
Children don’t have a Rotary, Gotary, Lotary license…. so remember ….No touching the rotary cutter until you are at least 40 years old and you can earn your license….

The next issue = Alice Isabella and the long arm of the law.

The Policeman looked down at his feet.
No doubt about it….. this was the pin culprit.
Alice shook in her black boots, her hair ‘winkling’ even more than before.
“Madam, do you know what damage you have done” he said in a ‘gruffly’ voice.?
Alice was too scared to answer. She just shook.

The Shipshewana Quilt Festival.

I’ve just left Shipshewana and it’s certainly with a degree of sadness. Its left me with a desire to return and explore more.

We arrived at about 8.00 pm last Sunday. It was still light and as we made our way to the hotel, we passed a number of Amish buggies on the road. They hold a fascination for me. The stark black shape of the buggy as opposed to the beauty and fluidity of the horses trotting. The red sign on the back for safety is a design element and somehow I need to work it into a project.

Alice Isabella visits the quilt show.

The Quilt Show. Alice Isabella decided to walk to the quilt show. She tucked her big bag full of quilting ‘stuff’ under her arm and began the walk down the street. There were a lot of people walking in this direction and that. Their feet made loud noises on the pavement. She passed a big line of bright yellow taxis.

Alice Isabella, prepares to go to the quilt show.

Suddenly Alice Isabella got an attack of the tummy jumbles. She realised that she was very nervous about going to the quilt show by herself.
A group of people came in and sat down talking and laughing, so Miss Alice Isabella hid behind the pot plant….

Alice Isabella goes to the quilt show – read it to your Grandies.

Alice Isabella is a tiny lady of undermined age who lives in a note book in my hand bag.
Sometimes she sleeps a lot, but she does enjoy traveling with me.
Today she was so excited because we were going to Cincinnati (sit-on-the-matty) to the quilt show.

She has been waiting a very long time to go and she was really, really excited.
She has her bags full of interesting things… her clothes, magazines in case she gets bored, and 20 cheese sandwiches wrapped in brown paper just in case she gets hungry or just in case no one feeds her or – just in case.

Wonderful stories in quilting.

After posting a less than positive  post recently, I've been thinking a lot about the wonderful environment that I find myself in, Quilting. It's an encouraging,  sharing environment to work in.l So I've decided to collect 'Quilting stories' Every Quilt has a story. This is one of mine. We had a wonderful friend, George. In…