On Sunday we drove over to Cornhill, to visit the quilt and craft show. As I paid the entrance fee, a disembodied voice from the back of the hall called out "Hello Malcolm, how are you Malcolm .... 0h hello Anne" It was the redoubtable Katy, mainstay of the quilt show. The first quilt we looked at was this wonderful one which she made for her husband Farmer Allan. It shows his beloved Highland cattle, from the Douglas Fold at The Hirsel in Coldstream
Lovely as the Highland cattle are, of course I prefer the other quilt that she made for him ........ tractors!!
You saw bits of this cushion before, when Katy was working on it at patch'n'chat
So who is Katy? She is a super fun friend, with a wicked sense of humour, and a willingness to have a go at anything ....... currently she is planning to abseil from the Forth Bridge to raise funds for charity. This was her last fund raising effort - sitting pretty as Miss April on my studio wall
When we went through to have our cuppa and cake (there are always cuppas and cakes at quilt shows) a woman came up to me and said "You're the lady who writes the blog, aren't you, you're frayed at the edge". I admitted that I was, and in turn said to her "You must be Audrey" Yes indeed, she was Audrey. So why does she know me, and why did I guess who she is. Because her daughter is my blog friend Nicola. I can't remember how Nicola and I discovered each other, but I love readiing about New Zealand, where Nicola now lives, and she loves when I write about Cornhill and the surrounding area, which she still misses.
When we were looking at the display of Christmas quilts, Malcolm pointed out this one
Although it has been done in very different colours, he recognised that it is the same pattern as ours
On the way home, we stopped for lunch at the Cream Puff, in Denholm
We had never been to the Puff - it is only four miles or so from the house, so we had never really thought of going "out" to lunch there. But someone recommended it, so we thought we would give it a try ..... and we are very glad that we did, as we had the most delicious celery, potato and stilton soup
Back in the studio, I listened to my latest cd, by The Civil Wars
To finish, I remembered this morning to take another photo of the Christmas stitcheries. As the quilt also has red and white blocks, I put some red fabrics on the design wall