Monday, November 8, 2010

Spoilt rotten

What a glorious day Melbourne put on today ...


A sky worthy of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
"Bueller ..... Bueller ...."

And how did I spend it? Hanging out with this awesome crafty chick.



I have long admired Cathy's beautiful work and have been lucky enough to meet up with her on a few occasions. Today, I drove out to her home right near the beach and spent the day crafting, chatting and sharing a bit of show and tell.


Cathy helped me baste a quilt using clamps instead of tape which worked a treat. (Note to self: Must pop down to the hardware store this week).


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She even made me a gorgeous lunch.


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Check it out!!!

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And I even got to see all of these beauties (and more) in the flesh ...

Images used with permission
You can find more of Cathy's gorgeous creations on her blog and her flickr stream.
Enjoy ... but be careful not to damage your keyboard with all the drooling  ;-)

And on my way out, I stopped to photograph some flowers in her stunning garden


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So pretty!!!!

Thank you again Cathy for a gorgeous day.

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Next time, my place!

Andi x

22 comments:

Katy said...

I'm green with envy over here!

Lorraine said...

What a great day , wish I'd been a fly on the wall !!

Frogdancer said...

Clamps...?

Tanya said...

anyone...anyone?
I watched Ferris on Saturday (essential prep for going to Chicago!).
Sounds like an ace day and Cathy's work is amazing.

Jodie said...

Sounds like a fabulous day ... what amazing quilts !

karlyn Jackson said...

your quilt is looking great Andi, sound like a perfect day!

Mary said...

Wow! What a fun day! I want to be Cathy's friend ;) So in the picture it looks like the quilt is not fitting perfectly on the top of the table...hanging over the sides. Do you clamp beginning in the middle and then pin baste...reposition the quilt - clamp and pin? She has some amazing quilts!

Cathy said...

Ahh Andi, you are way too kind. It was fun wasn't it, looking forward to the next time (can't wait to see your gorgeous litte folks all finished!). xo

Dragonfly said...

OMG! Clamps! What a brilliant idea!

Jackie said...

Yes, total jealousy has set in here! Great day!

Tania said...

So. You came home and exclaimed around your dinner table about THE BEST DAY EVER! Right? Just like my kids do. Right?

katrina said...

Andi: is that the quilt??? It looks AMAZING! I can't wait to see it finished...

Andie said...

Oh my! We should all have friends who feed us and then inspire us. Her quilts are B.E.A. Utiful! And nice Ferris reference. Classic.

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

Beautiful photographs!! It looks like you both had a great day... wish I could have been there! ;-)

One Flew Over said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Quilts on Bastings said...

I am so jealous! Looks like you had a wonderful day.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It really looks like it was a wonderful day. The flower pictures are wonderful!

a very fine house said...

That sounds like the perfect day, and you mentioned one of my favourite movies. Those days go by all too quickly.

Love Sundays said...

What a perfect day, lucky you!! x

Marit said...

Two creative ladies together for a day - sounds fantastic! Anything can happen...
; )
Interesting tip on basting!

basil said...

wow - what fun!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like a fabulous day..thank you for sharing :o)