Saturday, May 12, 2012

Out and About and ANOTHER new pattern!!

Oh it’s been a lovely week for catching up with friends!!! On Tuesday our quilt group took a bus trip to the Gold Coast for our annual Queensland Quilters Picnic. The bus trip was super fun, Nikki and Karen (no blog) did a marvellous job of keeping us all entertained with lots of laughs and gawjus goodie bags and prizes!!
 I managed to catch up with a couple of my lovely dear bloggy friends – Teresa and Cheryl – it was so great to see you both!

 Fun, laughter and friendship was the order of the day … and the weather was simply glorious to match :o)!!!

Yesterday I ventured out to Brisbane’s inaugural “Mad Quilters’ Gathering” at the RNA showgrounds. What a great show!! Much smaller than the shows held at Southbank, and I think that made it better in some ways as it was more relaxed and friendly … I wasn’t rushing to get around to see everything before I ran out of time LOL. In fact I went around a few times to spend more time on the stands that might have been crowded on my first visit. Of course, I did spend some time at this stand with the gawjus girls from my local quilt store!!!

That’s Selena on the left, Maria in the middle and Margaret on the right in amongst some of their fabulous fare. If you go to the show please pop in and tell them I said hi :o)!!!! You’ll also find my new pattern on their stand!!! It’s called “In The Bag” …..
So handy for keeping your blocks (up to 14"!!!!) and sewing goodies in! The little needlecase can come out when you’re using it and the larger scissors are tied in with a pretty ribbon to stop them falling out. You’ve also got a pocket for your tiny scissors and two more pockets for your bits and bobs.
I just love the pretty ruffles on the front … and the covered button of course ;o).
 I’ll be releasing this pattern after the show … that’s next week!!! Hope you like it :o)!!

Well that's it from me for now. I can hear the housework calling me - oh I can think of a thousand things I'd rather do lol!!! 

11 comments:

Larissa said...

Wow Joy! That new pattern looks fantastic!! Just the thing to take on a stitching day out!!!

De said...

Fantastic new pattern Joy. I will be on the look out for that one very soon. So glad you had a great week!

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you had a great day out...........and caught up with some of the girls.......i'll get to meet you soon......

Allie said...

Geez girl your blog is full of fun today - such great outings and a gorgeous new pattern!!! That bag is AWESOME, it's got a place for everything!

Susan said...

Had a fab time at teh "Mad" shpow - adn found a lot of new shops to visit - one day! Great to catch up - and a great new pattern!

Fiona said...

OMG I totally love your new pattern you clever clever girl !!

Fee XX

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your new pattern is lovely Joy...how lucky were you catching up with the girls...Happy Mothers Day..

Chris H said...

That is so cute.
And ya for meeting up with blogger friends.

Teresa said...

It was so good to see you at the picnic Joy.. and what a great day it was. I love, love, love your new pattern. Is it out yet????????? Very clever, pretty and practical...I have the perfect fabric he he...

Lucky-1 said...

Gosh I love the whole idea of this "In The Bag" :)

HUGGLES
Lucky

Wendy B said...

I'm with you Joy...housework is a bugger!!! I just can't seem to fit it in lately, but nothing else seems to be getting done either.....where is the time going???? Love the new pattern...I'm sure it will be a hit! Love that frill.....I'm a bit of a frilly fan!!!!
xox sugary hugs sweetness
Wendy :O)