I asked him where he was going to sleep and he said, "Here in your spot", so I replied, "Where am I going to sleep?" "Down the bottom with the dogs", he said happily.
Luckily I did get to sleep up the top but there was John, Henry and me and then the four little dogs down the bottom. Bit of a squeeze! but lovely. It made me think that this is how people slept together with their dogs for thousands of years and it felt just right.
Friday I took Henry home at lunchtime then had heaps of fun at my Friday afternoon stitching group at Sewn and Quilted. I started a new Rosalie Quinlan stitchery for my Best of Friends hexagon quilt. As you can see I didn't stitch much but I did have a lovely time, chatting and laughing with the others.
Saturday I was up and off to the most wonderful day of painting and stamping with Barb of Theodora Cleave. The day was organised by fabulous Karen of Mrs Martins Quilt Shop and held in Ringwood East. Not far from home but I still managed to get lost.
I was so inspired by gorgeous Barb. She is such a brilliant teacher with so much knowledge to share and she makes you feel so empowered you feel you can do anything - even paint! There were lots of my lovely blogging friends in attendance and I met a lot of wonderful new people too. Here are Lisa of Max and Louise Pattern Co, Karen and Leanne of Petals and Patches. Such talented table companions. But everyone was wonderful and this added to the joy of the day.
Barb brought along so much to inspire us. I'll share some of her samples today and some tomorrow. Later in the week I'll show you what I made.
Apparently Barb doesn't teach much these days, as she is so busy making her exquisite buttons, but if ever you do get the chance to attend one of her workshops, please do. I had the BEST time and I'm sure you would too.
Here's a pretty cute baby quilt tutorial.
I just can't resist bunting. Pop over HERE at A Pretty Cool Life for the tutorial. Enormous thanks to Cheryl for so generously sharing it with us.
Hope you are having a lovely relaxing Sunday