It was a glorious spring day on Saturday when I went on a Spring Shop Hop with some members of the SA Quilters Guild, there were three shops on the itinerary with morning tea and lunch included. First stop was Gawler where we had cake and coffee then dropped in to Kornacraft and spent about an hour there. Many purchases were made, so we were off to a great start.
The Patchwork Apple
We piled back onto the bus and then headed off to The Patchwork Apple for our final stop of the day. The drive through the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills was very pleasant with lovely scenery, everything was so green, it is hard to imagine that in a couple of months or so it will all be turning brown.
some of my fabric acquisitions
We arrived back in Adelaide just before 5 o'clock in the evening, tired but happy with our purchases, everyone scattered to their vehicles and went home. I was very happy to get home and have a nanna nap, very tiring, all that shopping :)
#1 - Grandmother's Choice
This morning I was up early as I wanted to make the first block in the Grandmother's Choice BOW and then do some quilting on my Farmer's Wife quilt. Fabric choices were made and it didn't take too long before I had finished the block and could start quilting. I have quilted 39 blocks so far and hope to have finished all the quilting by the end of the month.
I'm trying to be very disciplined and not start anything else (apart from the Grandmother's Choice BOW that is) I need to finish quilting a couple of other quilts which have been waiting for some time, everytime I look at them I feel that little twinge of guilt that they are unfinished.