All around me.
Doesn't it make your heart sing?
At a local hall
the annual orchid show, where awards were proudly displayed amongst the plant exhibits! $5 entry fee. Stalls selling their wares. Painstaking effort in producing something new and original and attractive. That reminded me there are nuts everywhere...
On the way to Canberra last week, I bought 50 back copies of an old favourite magazine. Yesterday, I bought some more back copies of QNM (Quilters Newsletter magazine) for only 20c/copy. I would never have described myself as a collector, but as I settled into a comfortable corner to enjoy a good read, I realized that others may see me differently.
And this is only half of the pile. I love looking through these magazines time and again. They are full of inspiration. These days, that need is more easily fulfilled by checking out all the wonderful blogs, but I still get loads of pleasure from perusing the pages a couple of times a year. My collection goes right back to the early 80s. I am sure I can't be the only one who does this.
My finger is slowly improving. There was no quilting for me this week, but I did manage to finish an almost completed BTCT block.
To my delight, yesterday I received a parcel from my friend Lissy who lives in Oregon. She is not a quilter but last month she went into Sisters on my recommendation. She has lived in the area for 16 years and this is the first time she has ventured there during the show. Lissy told me she really enjoyed the show and she very kindly sent me a tote and a 32 page newspaper that is full of news and photos dedicated to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
Thanks Lissy! Next year in Sisters!