Today was the first meeting of our Wednesday Quilt Group and a new venue. This was my gift to Kate for her new sewing studio and retreat. It sums up how we feel in this group. I hope all of Kate's guests leave with the same warm feeling.
In my career as Ribbon Cutter Extraordinaire it was my great pleasure to perform the honours in the grand opening at www.come2quilt.co.uk and as you can see it was decked out in suitable pink ribbon. Do check it out. I will even come and visit and make you a cup of tea.
I declare this venue well and truly open - now can we have that champagne? I can appear at a venue near you now that I am fully fledged in ribbon cutting. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that I am showing you both sides of me.
How many quilters does it take to operate a camera?
We had a great day and I can assure anyone thinking of booking a place at Kate's Retreat you will have a truly lovely relaxing time. It is also a very comfortable and pretty home and I am proud of what Kate and David have achieved with all their hard work.
Whilst we sat there enjoying our champagne a pheasant wandered into the garden and throughout the day we sat and watched a wide variety of birds on the lawn and feeders.
Just inside the hallway is this little beauty. Those hexagons are about 3/4" and with the little splash of pink it looked so pretty. What can I say? I well and truly love those hexagons.
Kate gave me a present for doing the honours. This duck is a savings duck. Can you see the £ signs in the duck's eyes. I save my £2 coins for when we go to Malvern in May and now I have somewhere to put them. Following on from the Potteries Dialect lessons this came with a label saying "ay up duck". One of the conversations we had was how much we should put in the pot for stitching at Kate's. I suggested that she buy another duck instead of a pot and we should call it - "pay up duck"!!!!