|Katy showing off her Chicopee quilt.|
Excuse the terrible photo, I wanted to show you all the ladies but only managed to get this dodgy shot of Mandy and Trudi’s hand. Lots of chatting and giggling…
|Trudi’s hand, Mandy and Lynne with Mandy’s scrappy tripalong.|
…and there was quite a lot of cake munching too…. sorry Justine, I caught you mid-munch with a brownie.
|Justine and Laura packing up the leftovers.|
It was Katy’s birthday at the weekend so we all handed over presents to keep her happy as she’s so high maintenance 😉 Just so we’re clear my tongue is firmly in my cheek here! There was much ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the pressies, you’ll probably find some of them on the other ladies blogs. My offering was unsurprisingly a cushion which you saw the beginnings of here. I spent the weekend paper piecing 40 of these…
|Shelburne Falls and Oakshotts.|
…and turned them into this Candy Coated Diamonds cushion. The pattern is from Pillow Pop in case you’re interested 🙂
I backed the cushion with a baby cord that I’d got from Katy in a destash last year.
I have to admit to having a slight problem handing this one over as I love it! I tried all the tricks I know to make Katy hand it back; second hand tissue paper wrapping paper with bits of selotape(?) still attached and a hole in it for extra panache all presented in a dodgy baby pink gift bag a size too small for the present. It was all for nothing though, she still wanted the present, better luck next time 😉 Anyway I’m shattered and rambling now but suffice to say it was a lovely day. Catch you soon x