I was all set this morning to take some more photos of the exhibition when ....... one of the group members started putting up signs saying photos could only be taken for personal use and were not to be put on the internet (because of copyright issues). However, I can show you this bag, which I donated to one of the raffles .......
....... these cushions which were made by Kay - she's coming to give a talk to the group later in the year, and these cushions show off her exquisite longarm quilting
....... and these cushions which were made by the patch'n'chat ladies and some of the other regulars at Borderland Fabrics (it was when I was on holiday) The cushions are being sold to raise funds for Project Linus
This afternoon I was on the door with my friend Katy, taking the entrance money and selling raffle tickets. A woman came in and looked at me, and I looked at her ...... she said "I know you, how do I know you, where do I know you from?" Eventually, we realised that we knew each other from years ago - maybe ten years or more - when we were members of Stirling Castle Quilters. She was with her daughter, who recently got married and moved to Kelso, so maybe I'll see her again when she is visiting her daughter.
Then, we had a very special visitor ....... Katy's gorgeous new grandson Aaron! His Mum, Lucy, was going shopping, so she popped in to leave him with Grandma, knowing that Katy would have a wonderful time showing him off to all her friends (there was a queue to ooooh and aaaah and say what a gorgeous boy!) He is now seven weeks old ..... but he was born five weeks early! However, he has steadily put on weight and is a healthy bouncing boy (Lucy was quite happy for me to take his photo for the blog)
back home, there was another baby to admire. We have a large sparrow population in our front garden, and they are busy raising their second brood of the year (if the weather improves we might even get a third brood, as we did last year) You can see that this young male hasn't fully lost his fluffy chick feathers
Of course Friday means cake, and although I wasn't at patch'n'chat, I still had some. I had shared my lunchtime sandwich with Katy, as she had slept in and didn't have time to make her lunch, so we then had a little selection from the cakes for visitors to the exhibition (there are always cakes at quilt exhibitions!) The first is my plate, the second is Katy's - but she didn't have less, she was already eating her first one when I took the photos!
The sun is shining and there is quite a lot of blue sky ........ fingers crossed that it stays like this for the weekend! Love, Anne