The girls sewed more BOM blocks while I started trimming the big pile of ones that I have received. I also spent a fair bit of time talking to people about what we do.
One lovely lady, and I have just realized that I didn't even get her name! - donated this great fabric that she went and bought for us as she wanted to contribute something but doesn't have time to sew.
Another lady called Adelaide, who was there the very first time we met at Penrith Patchwork, had left a present for us. She does painting on fabric and she painted a gorgeous spray of Warratahs for us to use. This is special and I am hoping to make it into a wall hanging that the guys and girls over there can enjoy on a permanent basis.
Two ladies called Jan and Diane turned up to say hello and find out more. They are now inspired and are planning a sewing day. I have spoken to Jan before and it is always lovely meet other Aussie Hero ladies. Another Aussie Hero lady, Wendy, who I have emailed in the past dropped in today with her cute little daughter, Rosie.
It is just so good to meet in person for a change!
While I was there I bought the fabric for the backing of TA's quilt (the wife of our Fallen Warrior SGT Diddams). Jeff, the ever generous owner of Penrith Patchwork gave it to me at an extra discount once he know what it was for. I also managed to buy the perfect binding for it too. I will be parceling up all the blocks and the backings and sending them off to the relevant quilters in the first weekend of the holidays. It will take me a bit to get the backs pieced and so on.
In other news....
And this is his Mum - who I have taken to calling "Bernina"
as she is a veritable sewing machine!
Till next time...............keep spreading the word and happy stitching!