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Laurel Burch bag

Laurel Burch bag

Yesterday my friend Di and I went out to Penrith to visit a couple of quilt shops. First on the list was Folklore/Penrith Patchwork which was having a stock-take sale with 20% off just about everything. I didn’t buy any fabric but did find a really lovely small Laurel Burch bag for my granddaughter. Isn’t it sweet? (I hope she doesn’t see this before I give it to her.)

Next stop was Michelle Marvig’s Patchwork Heart which I mentioned here.

I had previously purchased some of her Souzani range when she visited the Camden Country Quilters’ Guild but she didn’t have the colourway I really liked with her so this was an opportunity to get some. I think it looks lovely in this bluey turquoise.

Turquoise Souzani

Turquoise Souzani

She also had laminated fabric in this design and I almost succumbed – perhaps when I’ve completed a few of my “works-in-progress”.

Patchwork Heart was also having a sale with between 30% and 50% off fabrics so I bought a small selection of fabrics I hadn’t seen anywhere else – couple of reds and a grey and a green.

Reds

Reds

Green and grey

Green and grey

They also had the most comprehensive selection of Perle 8 threads I’ve ever seen. I bought a lovely purple one and lurid pink one for my granddaughter to use when she comes to visit.

Perle 8

Perle 8

Purple and pink are her favourite colours and I’m hoping to teach her some embroidery using this very clever kit which I bought online. It uses rulers with holes in and allows you to mark with a pen (included) where the needle needs to go in and out of the fabric.

Embroidery Success Strips

Embroidery Success Strips

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