A couple of weeks ago I did something outrageous - I joined Allyson and Nicole's Red and White Snowball Challenge. Outrageous because I am usually a bit of a lurker and here I am joining in and sending fabric all over the world (well to the States anyway - am prone to slight exaggeration). For the challenge we will be making this quilt:
I wasn't sure at first if I was going to do it in red. When Nicole asked the question "Got Reds?" on her blog, my answer would have had to have been no. But after a lovely solo shop at Hettie's Patch last Sunday I can now say "well yes ma'am I do!". In fact I think that I could become a little addicted to red fabric.
As part of the challenge we are doing a fabric swap for the light fabrics and here are the three I chose (after much agonising and hassling my friend Amy for her opinion on endless beige fabric) to send to my swapees.
I have washed and cut them and here they are ready to wing their way to the US.
Bring on the Snowball!
Fabric wasn't the only thing I brought home from Hettie's last week. Lorraine and Amy had found four little kittens abandoned by their mother just before I arrived. I brought them home with me and Greg and I have been looking after them for the week while Lorraine is away. They are about 3 weeks old and are super cute - even if they do require around the clock bottle feeding!
This weekend we are heading up to Moonta Bay with my girlfriends and their husbands and about 100 children (again slight exaggeration). I have the Grandmother's flower garden and the Anne of Green Gables packed - I wonder if they'll see the light of day? Unlikely.