Sounds like the title of a children’s story, doesn’t it?
However, the truth is that today I got to catch up with a friend I haven’t seen for over 2 years. A keenly-anticipated pleasure is that she’s made a beautiful quilt for me, using scraps of Liberty fabric, and although I didn’t get it today, once it has featured at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Show in October, it will be sent to me. I can’t begin to express how wonderful it is (I’ve seen photos), and how very grateful I am for this wonderful gift. So of course, I had to reciprocate!
Cath, who blogs at Wombat Quilts, is a fellow EPP-er, making lavishly gorgeous hexie flowers which are slowly but surely building into a quilt for her lovely husband. So I thought it would be fun to make her a hexie hand-work box, using the pattern designed by Tialys (a tutorial which can be found in her Etsy shop as well as ready made ones). I’ve made two of these already, one for me and one for the Dowager, and they are extremely useful and extremely decorative. So that was the idea sorted. After that, it was time to choose the fabric.
Well, she was visiting the tropics, she loves bright colours, and the fabric choice sort of leapt out of the fabric cupboard at me.
I think she likes it! She and her husband and I and mine all had lunch together in the Manta Ray, a lovely waterside restaurant on Hamilton Island. It was a cool, windy and rather damp day, so she’s looking a little wind-ruffled, but that’s a happy face, I reckon! (By the way, if you ever go to Hamo, the Manta Ray does amazing gluten free pizzas, a real bonus since she and I both need to eat gluten free.) Hours of talking, eating, talking, drinking, talking (well you get the idea) ensued.