Back in April, I went to the quilt show held every year in a local church. Through a series of coincidences, I met up for the first time with fellow blogger, Maria, who, I have since found out, is also known by a number of local bloggers I have been following for years. I had morning tea with Maria and her friends and a lovely time was had by all. Maria (through reading my blog) knew of my love for anything with a 'Willow Pattern' and very generously gave me a few embroidered pieces from her collection.
There were lots of lovely quilts on display, unfortunately they don't photograph well inside the church. A couple of favourites.
A close up of the one below.
Love those scrappy ones!
My volunteer work with the National Trust takes up a lot of my time, and as usual, I was involved with 'Great Houses of Ipswich' again in May. I spent the day at 'Notnel', built in the 1860s and very carefully restored and preserved by the family who had owned it for over 25 years.
The house has recently been sold, so it was a great opportunity for locals to see inside.
I am hoping to get back to crafting soon.. I have a project in mind for one of those embroidered pieces,