Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Easter has wizzed passed and soon it School Holidays

Well that was Easter,
Done and Dusted for another year.
I know it is a time to relax and enjoy family and friends but I don't quite managed that.
Friday was a day that I started hoping for a sleep in but due to a gorgeous new puppy
I wasn't quite able to manage that and didn't really enjoy the 5 am crying session.  He is in with our older dog Buckley and I sillily thought they would keep each other company.
Meet Cosi our newest member
Mum and Dad came to visit for Easter and it is always fun having them share my family.  DH and Nbr 2 went to Melrose camping for a Landrover Show.  Nbr 1 has started working and had 2 shifts over the weekend and there was NO WAY my daughter Nbr 3 was going to a car show - I'm seriously Mum Landrovers arrgghhh...
Saturday I participated in the Waikerie Markets.  I haven't done this for a few months and it was lovely to see so many people in town. 
Waikerie was quite busy this Easter - we had BikeSA in town staying at the local Rec Centre oval, the overflow park of our local Caravan Park opening again - this is due to some long awaited upgrades soon with a new jumping pillow and toilet amenities coming soon.   Our town really needs this development - we have the nicest river frontage in the Riverland (well I think so)
Not the best shot but still beautiful - free BBQ shelters, grassed river frontage, toilets, playgrounds.
Have just wrapped up two days of my Annual Easter Sale - it was a fantastic, fun filled two days.  Meeting new people and seeing the lovely fabrics that people bought.  The new quilt projects that people are looking at doing.  The understanding husbands, kids that were happy to come and drink tea/coffee, play with the dogs, chooks and cats whilst their  better halves shopped.
I have decided to leave the End of Bolts/Older Ranges bolts at $10 per metre and still have quite a few bolts left so there will always be a bargain at Nays Place.
Am enjoying the new arrivals - this week it was Kaffe Fassett, Tanya Whelan, Tim Holtz and Panduro Fabrics (these are 140cm wide - great value)
A mixed bag - all $25 per metre

The new Panduro fabrics 140cm wide
Am still competing The Splendid Sampler
and will be spending a bit of time this week playing catch up.
This is a fantastic free sew-a-long with an array of designers, techniques and your choice of fabric.
Up to Block 13 now (well I'm up to Block 10)
 Had a few moments to do a bit of blog hopping and stumbled across a saying from
Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company
"Finished is better than Perfect"
I think this is a really good way to live - and perhaps I shouldn't worry so much about being perfect or that seams and points don't match but just to go ahead and do it.
Then my kids might finally get their Christmas Quilts from two years ago.
Keep Stitching

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