Last week was all about my brothers wedding, it was without doubt, apart from own, the most emotional wedding that I have ever been too..... I laughed, I cried but most of all I felt such a feeling of joy that they they had found each other......I used my favourite pattern and the blue floral from the Country Girls collection and after deciding it was a little too short added a frill in the navy polka dot by Sevenberry. For my flower brooch I used a combination of Pam Kitty Ping Pong, with the polka dot and a lovely mother of pearl vintage button from my button tin. Poppy looked gorgeous in her dress, which I made back here and she did lots of twirling, so I think it was a success!
So after a completely amazing day, most sensible people would have had a quiet day after, but no not Mum and I, we boarded a coach at 7.45am and headed off to the NEC for the Festival of Quilts. Now I would like to say that I have lots of photo's to share, but to be honest I failed on the blogging front as I forgot to take both my Ipad and camera....doh!!! It was however brilliant....there were so many beautiful quilts on show, so inspiring. If your on Instagram, pop in the hastag #foq and you'll be able to get a taste.
On the shopping front I was very restrained, I did however finally get my hands on a copy of Quilty Fun by Lori Holt, which as regular readers will no is one of my favourite bloggers.
On Sunday I couldn't resist making a little project from the book and pulled some of my favourite 30's florals, plus a little Tilda and made the bee block, which I turned in to a little mini quilt, with the addition of some pretty lace and flower wooden buttons......
So I think that's me all caught up, but just to let you know we're off on our summer holidays on Friday for two weeks, so if you're planning on purchasing a parcel full of loveliness from the website and would like it sent before you go, we'll be packing right up until mid afternoon tomorrow.
See you soon!