Also another beautiful sampler and I love her the more I look at her now that she is framed and it is Harriet Burry. Harriet has the same frame that Sophia's sampler has and they look lovely hanging together.
I have been seeing these lovely little cases here and there on blogs and I said to myself - "self that is just what you need to keep your scissors and things in". Imagine my surprise while researching them that I found that I could buy them in Australia at a Wool Shop in Margaret River in Western Australia. It arrived this morning and I am looking forward to putting all my "what-nots" in it. I am sure that my DH will no longer rolls his eyes when I am trying to find what happened to my scissors. I am forever losing them around my chair.
In case you were wondering about the quilt underneath these photos. It is a selection of very old Laura Ashley material. I have had this quilt for a long time, even before my eldest Son was born. I used to have a "thing" for Laura Ashley things. I even have a lot of her books in my book collection. This quilt is usually on the end of my youngest Son's bed.
A few weekends ago, I had such a lovely surprise. I discovered that I had won this beautiful layer cake from BBD's new fabric range. Thank you Alma you really made my day.
I got such a surprise as I never win anything and I said to my DH "I have won something". He immediately gave me a Willis like answer (you know - "What You Talking Bout Willis") of "Don't you dare open it". I said, "huh" lol. He then replied, " Don't open it, we will get a virus". I immediately set him to rest by letting him know that I hadn't won something on one of those -Congratulations, You are our Millionth Viewer, that I had actually won something wonderful. He was quite happy when he realised what I had won, but then I saw the eyes rolling around in his head when I told him that I would have to buy more material, to make the basket quilt that went with the material. You would think after all this time, he would have worked me out lol.
On a serious note, I would just like to say that I am really sorry to hear of the passing of Lisa Roswell of The Primitive Needle. I would like to offer her family and all her many friends my sympathies her unexpected passing. Unfortunately I don't have any of her designs, but I knew of them through my friend Tawny. I know that she used to do the most wonderful Halloween designs. I also noticed before I heard this sad news one of her new designs called Mary Doidge and thought what a stunning sampler it was.
It is a beautiful Autumn day here in the Mountains. Unfortunately they don't last that long up here and you can feel the cold fingers of winter starting to creep in, in the early mornings. Hopefully we will have a lot more beautiful days before winter does strike. Summer wasn't the best. It was either too to hot, or plain miserable with rain and mist.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by.